Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted a Notice of Opportunity for 14 Sustainable Development Advisory Council members. The positions will be for representatives of the following:

Provinces and Territories
  • Northwest Territories (1)
  • Saskatchewan (1)
  • New Brunswick (1)
  • Prince Edward Island (1)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1)

Other Representation Categories
  • Environmental Non-Government Organization (1)
  • Business Organizations (2)
  • Labour Organizations (3)
  • Indigenous Peoples (3)

Council members are appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and will meet at the Minister's request to discuss sustainable development in Canada. During public consultations on the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, Council members will review and provide advice on the draft strategy to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. In carrying out their duties, Council members will represent their respective constituencies' interests, points of view and concerns.

Consistent with the Government of Canada's approach to Governor in Council appointments, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change is seeking candidates through an open and transparent merit-based process. If you are interested in applying or for more information, please consult the Notice of Opportunity.

Deadline for application: October 9th, 2020

Please click here for more information on this opportunity and for details on how to apply.

Position: Executive Director
Organization: Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Join the province’s most trusted environmental organization and be a force for change.

Do you have a passion for the natural world and protecting our environment? Are you interested in advancing your career and learning from one of Canada’s leading environmental campaigners, our current Executive Director, Lois Corbett? Do you have a strong background managing teams and working on diverse projects, preferably in an environmental organization? Do you have a proven track record raising funds for environmental or similar organizations? Are you known for your strong human resource management skills? If so, this position will be of interest to you.

The Conservation Council is growing and as part of our succession planning process, we have split the Executive Director role into two positions. Lois will stay on in a Senior Policy Director role and will continue using her tremendous skills in policy direction, campaign strategy, government and funder relations, and media communications. Our new Executive Director will take on overall responsibility and accountability for the day-to-day operations of the organization, with a strong focus on fundraising.


The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a charitable, non-profit, membership-based organization directed by a volunteer, community-based Board of Directors. The Conservation Council has been at the forefront of environmental organizations in New Brunswick for over 50 years. Our goal is to create awareness of environmental problems and support solutions through research, education and interventions.


As Executive Director, you will make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of the Conservation Council. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has responsibility for the overall operations and ongoing financial sustainability of the organization.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Collaborating closely with the Board of Directors to develop comprehensive annual strategic and operational plans to ensure the organization’s key goals and objectives are met.
  • Overseeing the overall financial management of the organization, and effectively managing the annual budget to ensure revenue and expense targets are met.
  • Developing and implementing innovative and effective fundraising initiatives and campaigns that meet and exceed annual fundraising targets.
  • Actively fostering a productive, team-based work environment to ensure campaign and project work goals and objectives are met.

The Conservation Council provides a strong work/life balance with a generous vacation policy. This is a four day a week position.


Our ideal candidate is fluent in both English and French. You are passionate about the environment and climate change and are committed to making a difference. You have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a proven track record in a leadership role, preferably with an environmental organization. You are known for your strong team building and human resource management skills, having successfully created empowering work environments where your employees are able to meet their objectives and reach their full potential. At least three years of management experience is required. You have been recognized for your creative and effective fundraising abilities, and have experience with fundraising and/or membership development plans that bring in over $100K per year. You have effectively managed budgets of $500K+, ensuring revenue and expense targets are met. Previous experience working with a Board of Directors is preferred.


The position is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Our office is located downtown at Conserver House close to the riverfront walking trails and the local Farmer’s Market.


Please e-mail your resume and covering letter in confidence to Stephanie Coburn at: scoburn@nb.sympatico.ca

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