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Lead, Communications

Deadline: May 16, 2022 5:00pm

The CEC Secretariat, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Lead, Communications. This full-time, two-year position, with possibility of renewal, is open to nationals of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The position, which reports directly to the Head of the Communications Unit, is responsible for helping develop and implement the CEC strategic action plan, as well as leading the design of communications plans for projects and initiatives. In addition, the Lead -in collaboration with other staff and consultants-will draft and edit material for public consumption, including website content.

You should apply if you have experience in public relations or communications, and if you want a unique experience in an international organization that supports governments in addressing environmental and sustainable development issues in North America.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working on the design and delivery of the CEC Communications Action Plan, including creating and following related workplans and workflows
  • Advising on communications approaches, tactics, tools, and products for the CEC generally or for specific activities
  • Leading the development and coordination of communication plans and strategies for projects and initiatives, in collaboration with program units
  • Identifying, assessing, and pursuing opportunities for increased CEC’s visibility
  • Developing and updating website content and other materials for dissemination
  • Conducting media relations and handling media requests
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance metrics
  • Advising and/or managing platforms, consultants, and staff, as needed

Attributes and qualifications:

  • University degree, preferably in a field related to communications, public relations, marketing, and/or management
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, especially regarding client services, communications, and science-related organizations
  • Broad understanding of environmental trends and issues, as well as of public awareness and concerns
  • In-depth knowledge of media relations and digital media landscape
  • Broad understanding of environmental issues and technical/editorial approaches to informing, educating, or raising awareness of evidence-based decisions
  • Excellent written, editing, and oral communications skills in English, and good knowledge of one of the other two official languages of the CEC (Spanish and/or French)
  • Superior interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and multicultural environment
  • Adaptability, good judgment, and the ability to work under pressure
  • Previous experience working in an international organization will be an asset

The annual base salary for this position ranges from a net minimum income of US$ 40,000.00 to a maximum of US$ 50,000.00, representing a range (gross income) of C$ 70,000.00 to C$ 90,000.00, based on a weekly schedule of 37.5 hours. This income is paid in Canadian currency.

In addition to the salary, the CEC provides benefits representing 25% of your annual salary (US net income), as provided in our benefits package, which also includes healthcare coverage.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail at by 16MAY 2022.

The CEC promotes employment equity and encourages diversity.
No phone calls or email message inquiries will be accepted.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.