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Job Title Sustainability Coordinator
Posting Id 263
Department Planning and Regulatory Services
Division Policy Planning
Section Sustainability 
Job Grade SEA35 Grade 07
Rate of Pay $81,825.00 - $95,039.00 Annual
Job Type Full Time
Employee Group SEA 
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 09/06/2019 
Application Deadline 09/23/2019 

Position Summary

The City of Richmond Hill is looking for a dynamic, personable and action-oriented individual to coordinate the development, implementation, tracking and progress reporting of the City of Richmond Hill's Council-approved Environment Strategy, "Greening the Hill: Our Community, Our Future", the City's Environmental Scorecard, and other sustainability initiatives. This position would directly support ongoing implementation of Richmond Hill's Environment Strategy and, in particular, coordinate the development and publication of the Environmental Scorecard and Five-Year Update. This position would also play a role in facilitating opportunities for pilot/demonstration projects, information sharing, and best practices related to sustainable design, technologies and techniques.


Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Leading the establishment of the Environmental Scorecard framework, annual tracking and consolidation of monitoring data, and publication;
  • Leading the creation and five-year review/update of the Environment Strategy (including inter-departmental feedback and coordination, public consultation, report and document writing, and publication); 
  • Coordinating ongoing implementation and annual tracking of Environment Strategy actions across departments through the steering committee governance structure, providing project planning assistance and support tools to help working groups initiate environmental actions, and preparing annual progress reports and highlight sheets to Council;
  • Working with other departments, agencies and/or stakeholders to facilitate the implementation and monitoring of pilot studies/demonstration projects that incorporate sustainable design, technology or techniques;
  • Working with other departments to establish and maintain an inventory and information sharing system that tracks sustainable design projects in Richmond Hill including best practices and lessons learned; 
  • Assisting with supervision of staff, ensuring alignment with other section priorities and corporate initiatives (e.g. education and outreach, climate change framework, Official Plan, etc.), and preparing work plans, budgets, presentations and reports.


Education and Experience

  • A university degree or post-graduate studies in Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Public Administration or related combination or discipline is required. Minimum of 5 years directly related experience with progressive responsibility, preferably in a municipal setting. Environmental professional training or designation is considered an asset. Required skills and knowledge include:
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the areas of environmental policy, environmental management and sustainability;
  • Demonstrated understanding of local environmental issues and pressures within the context of municipal government;
  • Proven research and analysis skills and ability to synthesize and relay complex issues and information;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead the coordination of studies, plans and strategies involving multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated good judgement and strategic thinking skills;
  • Ability to work well independently but also foster teamwork and collaboration;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and other computer tools;
  • Possess CSA certified steel toe safety boots for occasional fieldwork;
  • Possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License.


Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.