Pembina Institute

Come change Canada with us

Help us lead Canada's clean energy transition

We deliver clean energy solutions — backed by rigorous research and analysis — into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on Canada's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Just some of the benefits

Beyond the personal benefits that come from working in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with smart, strategic and values-driven people, Pembina Institute staff enjoy the following:

  • extended health and dental coverage
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and professional development opportunities
  • competitive non-profit salaries  

Current Openings

Strategic Communications Lead, B.C. (Vancouver)

Position Overview

The Pembina Institute is seeking a strategic communications lead to join our team based in Vancouver. This is a full-time role and open immediately.

The communications lead reports to the B.C. regional director and will be integrated into the cross-organizational communications team. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape the communications strategy and providing communications support for our work on a variety of climate and energy issues currently facing B.C.

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to apply a wide range of communications skills and approaches to help staff engage effectively and strategically with Pembina’s core audiences, which include government and business decision makers, policy influencers and journalists.

Depending on the day, you will be asked to help design the communications strategy for a key project, quarterback the release of complex research, provide a strategic frame for an op-ed or provide an update on key media events from the past week. You’ll mentor technical writers to help them hone their style, messaging and focus for their target audience. You’ll do a lot of reading, writing and editing for our publications, blogs and other materials. You’ll monitor media coverage, coordinate interviews, and develop relationships with journalists following energy and environmental policy issues. You’ll coach spokespeople on their performance skills and provide support on message development and media outreach. Ultimately, you’ll have a variety of tools at your disposal — including mainstream and digital media, webinars, publications, popular writing, multimedia projects and commentary pieces — to help Pembina shape the debate around Canada’s transition to a clean energy future. 

To Apply

For a complete job description, view PDF.

Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

    • Subject line includes Communications Lead and your last name
    • Cover letter (maximum two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position.
    • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
      • example: smithm-application-Comms-Lead-Vancouver-2015.pdf

Application deadline: Midnight on Friday, September 18.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer positions currently open at the Pembina Institute.


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