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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


Director of Strategic Partnerships (Toronto (preferred), Calgary or Vancouver)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a Director of Strategic Partnerships to join our senior management team and fill two key roles:

  • Lead a team of regional fund developers and their operational and administrative support team.
  • Lead fundraiser for the Ontario region and for the Institute’s annual unGALA event on an interim basis, with a view to hiring an additional person into this role no later than early 2018.

The Pembina Institute’s recent accomplishments in translating advocacy and compelling ideas into progressive climate and energy policy have put the organization on a growth trajectory. Funders are investing in larger, longer-term partnerships with us. This is an ideal time to seek a natural leader with the vision, experience, creativity and discipline to take us to the next level.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the other senior managers and regional Strategic Partnership leads, this experienced and well-connected individual will drive partnership strategy, ensure consistency of approach, maintain accountability, and offer innovative flair to the Institute’s fund development efforts across the country and internationally, as well as across donor types, meticulously stewarding and growing our funder portfolio. Demonstrating a willingness to support the Pembina Institute’s mission, the successful candidate will be high performing, goal oriented, and excited by big fundraising opportunities and targets. Understanding the relationship between strategy and revenue development, this individual will insightfully leverage the interplay among strategy, communication and donor engagement.

The full-time position will require some travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships of the Pembina Institute, you will lead the fundraising efforts of the Institute in support of its strategic priorities, to strengthen and further diversify the organization’s sources of revenue. This includes:

  • Overseeing all of the Institute’s Strategic Partnerships activities and continuing to build internal fundraising infrastructure including strategies, analytics, systems and processes in support of fundraising activities.
  • Leading or supporting the acquisition of revenue from a combination of Canadian and international foundations, major donors, annual and monthly donors (direct mail and online appeals), legacy donations/bequests, special events, corporate sponsors, federal and provincial grants and fee-for-service projects, and other sources.
  • Effectively identifying, acquiring and stewarding donors, using rigorous analytics and consistent processes to systematically strengthen our donor base and levels of individual donor commitment over time.
  • Building, managing and growing the Strategic Partnerships team, currently made up of four full-time professionals based in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
  • Engaging in internal processes to define organizational strategic direction.
  • Serving as a member of the senior management team.

An initial focus will be to shore-up existing donor relationships and ensure the success of the unGALA event in Toronto in early 2018, while developing — in consultation with the senior management team — a strategy for improving the financial resilience of the Institute and delivering a step change in its efficacy, leveraging its recent policy successes, growing international profile and shifting from transactional to multi-year funding.

Find the full job description and information on how to apply here.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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.


Program Director — Climate Policy (B.C.)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a Program Director to join our B.C. team and lead our work on creating a climate legacy that British Columbians can all be proud of. We are seeking someone with strong relationships in Victoria and a record of influencing policy change with all levels of government. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing the current strategic direction for our climate legacy program with a focus on carbon pricing, and for setting our approach to achieve policy change that results in a thriving clean economy and reduced carbon pollution in B.C.

We are looking for a strategic thinker who understands the power of engaging and mobilizing, and who brings fresh ideas about how to create change. We are looking for someone who wants to drive to solutions and values rigour and solid research. We are looking for a relationship builder and someone who is equally comfortable talking to a clean tech entrepreneur in Vancouver, meeting with a cabinet minister in Victoria, or speaking to a room of 100 people in Prince George.

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic planning and implementation

  • Lead development and refinement of the strategic objectives for the program, working with the B.C. Director and other staff
  • Oversee the execution of work designed to achieve specific goals
  • In conjunction with the B.C. Communications Lead, design a communications strategy to support the strategic objectives for the program
  • Collaborate with staff in B.C. and across the organization to design and execute an engagement strategy for the program
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure coordination across the organization when necessary

Project management

  • Lead and execute on workplanning for project teams
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Provide oversight and guidance on technical analysis

Team coordination

  • Unite and motivate teams to execute strategic plans and projects
  • Supervise and/or provide mentorship and guidance to one or more staff members

Budget management and fundraising

  • Responsible for managing the budget for the program, and ensuring projects and initiatives are completed within budgeted amounts
  • Work with the B.C. Director and the Associate Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships to meet the program’s fundraising target (e.g. by identifying new and stewarding current partnerships, submitting grant applications, securing event sponsorships)

External spokesperson and relationship building

  • Be lead spokesperson for media related to the program with support from team members as necessary
  • Lead government relations for the program, with support from team members
  • Be lead relationship builder/holder with external influencers for the program area, and delegate as necessary to team members

This position is located in our Vancouver office and reports to the B.C. Director. It is full time and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings. The successful applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have a valid work permit.

Find the full job description and information on how to apply here.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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.


Recent Competitions

Executive Director

This competition is closed and applications are being reviewed.

Technical and Policy Analyst – Clean Economy

This position has been filled.


Volunteer Opportunities

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

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