The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is the leading national industry organization dedicated to advancing the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada. We are striving to make Every Building Greener.

Coalition Manager
Green Building Workforce Coalition Project

(contract to December 2020 with possible extension)
Toronto, ON

The Project

CaGBC recognizes that to meet Ontario’s long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, Ontario needs an expanded workforce that is capable of delivering low-carbon new buildings and retrofits. To address this market gap, CaGBC is organizing a coalition of labour associations, training providers (e.g., colleges and universities), large employers, professional associations (e.g., unions), developers, manufacturers, municipalities and industry associations. committed to change for Ontario’s workforce, industry, and education system.

The Role

Reporting to the Regional Director – GTA, The Coalition Manager is responsible for building and managing a coalition of industry stakeholders working to advance the development of a low-carbon building workforce in Ontario. The Coalition Manager is an exciting role for an individual that is committed to leveraging their deep knowledge of cross-organizational collaborations to address complex, multi-faceted challenges that will accelerate the transformation of Ontario’s real-estate and construction workforce towards a low-carbon future.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a plan to deliver on the Green Building Workforce Coalition project, including management of day-to-day deliverables
  • Identify and secure coalition partners that include labour associations & unions, industry and developers, education providers, government and relevant non-profit organizations
  • Support the development of the governance structure and framework for the coalition that is informed by collective impact model
  • Convene coalition members and facilitate the identification and commitment towards common goals and activities for workforce development that address systemic barriers in the market (policy change, curriculum development, market demand)
  • Provide support and coordination to coalition members for identified workforce development activities that may include advocacy, policy analysis, curriculum development and communications
  • Work with the communications team to develop and execute a public communication strategy that builds broad awareness of the issue of workforce development, and profiles the work of coalition partners
  • Support market research teams in the analysis of data on the green building workforce in Ontario
  • Contribute towards product development and delivery of low carbon education and training
  • Plan and coordinate events and meetings that convene coalition members
  • Track and report on green building workforce development activities and program progress to all stakeholders and funders
  • Support fundraising efforts to enhance the impact of the workforce coalition

Essential Qualifications

  • 5+ years professional experience in a stakeholder engagement capacity for industry, government or NGOs
  • Proven track record of running campaigns or coalition building focused on socio-economic market transformation issues (i.e. collective impact projects, economic development initiatives, conservation programs)
  • Experience managing funded projects including workplans, budgeting and reporting
  • Knowledge of the building industry (stakeholders, roles, practices)
  • Knowledge of skills training and curriculum development best practices
  • Knowledge of green building concepts is an asset
  • Knowledge of Collective Impact frameworks for market transformation an asset
  • Must be flexible and available for occasional travel within GTA/Ontario

Additional Required Skills

  • Demonstrated coalition building and campaign management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (presenting, facilitating, report writing)
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize and manage a multi-task workload
  • Strong aptitude for quality assurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams
  • Demonstrated project management capability
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain complex issues in manner that is easily understood
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite


This is a contract position ending in December 2020 with potential for further extension contingent on ongoing funding.


To Apply

Please forward a résumé and cover letter to on or before September 27, 2019..

CaGBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.