City of Thunder Bay

  • Climate Adaptation Coordinator

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Competition Number
    Infrastructure & Operations
    Posting Category
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $58,759.95/Yr.
    CAD $69,129.35/Yr.
    Pay Band
    7 (interim)
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    Job Description

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the General Manager Infrastructure & Operations, is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and updating the City of Thunder Bay Climate Adaptation Strategy, an integral component supporting the ongoing implementation of the EarthCare Sustainability Plan, and promoting the City’s climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.



    1. Leads and coordinates the implementation, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation of the City of Thunder Bay Climate Adaptation Strategy.
    2. Coordinates input from and liaise with stakeholders including other levels of government, City Council, City administration and staff, as well as members of related agencies and the public to establish and promote the City of Thunder Bay as leader in climate adaptation.
    3. Conducts best practice reviews, researching existing policies as well as those in other municipalities, and provides strategic climate adaptation advice to City Management.
    4. Researches and provides expertise and advice to all City departments on how to increase resilience across the Corporation to better integrate climate change and sustainability considerations into decision-making about infrastructure assets and services, such as roads, buildings and water and sanitation systems.
    5. Leads the implementation of corporate climate change adaptation actions identified in the City of Thunder Bay Climate Adaptation Strategy for EarthCare Thunder Bay.
    6. Documents and maintains the Departmental Emergency Response Plan, carries out risk assessments and facilitates emergency testing and training exercises.
    7. Develops public education and outreach programs to build awareness of initiatives and to disseminate information regarding evidence-based practices in addressing climate change.
    8. Reports on progress indicators and data, and communicates implementation progress to the Infrastructure & Operations General Manager, EarthCare Advisory Committee, City Council, and the community.
    9. Builds and facilitates cross-departmental collaboration and stakeholder involvement with the implementation of the City of Thunder Bay Climate Adaptation Strategy.
    10. Investigates and pursues opportunities to increase the resiliency of the Corporation through networks, strategic collaboration, and funding opportunities.
    11. Develops new communication materials including the use of social media, and promotes existing materials.
    12. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.




    • Degree in science, engineering, environmental studies, or a related discipline; and,
    • At least four (4) years of demonstrable experience in the area of climate change, asset and natural resource management, hazard identification and risk assessment and community based development programs; and
    • Experience working with the public, community agencies, public organizations, and industry focusing on environmental programs and climate adaptation planning
    • Experience working at a high level with Senior Administration and Council
    • Experience working with researchers; analyzing policies; and with developing and designing communication and outreach materials including visual identities, blogs, websites, and delivering high-level presentations


    • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely orally, in writing, and through visual information
    • Demonstrated organizational and analytical ability
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, and customers
    • Knowledge of applying for federal and provincial government and non-government funding sources
    • Self-starter with proven organizational and analytical skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Working knowledge of applicable legislation, related regulations and best practices
    • Proven abilities to build consensus, to inspire confidence and to lead
    • Proven facilitation, report writing, presentation and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective professional and working relationships with a variety of people including funding agencies, staff, community partners and the public
    • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated enthusiasm for climate change initiatives and strategies
    • Must be at an intermediate skill level in word processing and spreadsheet software
    • Must be proficient in the use of presentation software, the internet, and social media tools


    • Experience with graphic design, social media, and website design


    • Must undergo a successful Police Information Check (PIC)
    • May be required to travel to various work locations from time to time and provide own transportation
    • Must be able to work and conduct research outside regular working hours



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