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Lead, Outreach and Partnerships

The CEC Secretariat, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Lead, Outreach and Partnerships. This is a full-time position with a renewable contract through March 2025, open to nationals of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The position, which reports directly to the Head of the Outreach and Partnerships Unit, is responsible for helping develop, plan, and implement innovative and effective stakeholder engagement strategies and outreach efforts, maintain the engagement of collaborators and help establish and support partnerships, always promoting and encouraging a diverse and inclusive engagement. The Lead, Outreach and Partnerships will lead youth-related efforts and will work closely with the team’s members from all CEC’s Units and with consultants, stakeholders, collaborators, and partners to increase visibility and awareness of CEC activities.

Applicants with robust and diverse experience in inter/governmental public relations, community and stakeholder and relationship management and network building, and those with interest in an international organization that supports governments in addressing environmental and sustainable development issues in North America, are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Work on the development and/or implementation of stakeholder engagement, outreach, and partnerships’ strategies for the CEC.
  • Lead the development and coordination of outreach plans and strategies for projects and initiatives, in collaboration with the Communications Unit and the program units.
  • Lead youth engagement efforts and Identify opportunities to increase youth engagement in CEC activities.
  • Identify, assess, and pursue opportunities for collaboration and partnerships to increase CEC’s visibility.
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement, outreach, and partnership activities (e.g., webinars, meetings, campaigns, announcements) and develop workplans and workflows.
  • Advise on stakeholder engagement, outreach, and partnership efforts with key stakeholder sectors (e.g., youth, Indigenous communities).
  • Provide guidance on digital content and other materials produced for dissemination related to the Unit’s work.
  • Monitor and report on performance metrics and analytics.
  • Identify and maintain relationships with stakeholders, collaborators, and partners.
  • Advise and/or manage stakeholder and project management platforms, consultants, and staff, as directed by the Head of Outreach and Partnerships. 

Attributes and qualifications: 

  • University degree in Public Relations, Communications Management, Public Policy, International Relations, or related field.
  • At least five years of experience working in an international or intergovernmental organization, or direct work experience with current international environmental policies and issues.
  • Interest in environmental issues, stakeholder engagement, governmental and public relations, network building and outreach.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment.
  • Be adaptable, flexible, and able to work on several tasks and prioritize work, ability to work under pressure.
  • Be proactive in developing innovative ideas and in communicating them effectively.
  • Technical/ editorial approaches to informing, educating, or raising awareness of evidence-based decisions.
  • Research, survey, and report development skills.
  • Remains current on technology tools for collaboration, management, and communications: e.g., word processing, videoconferencing, databases, project and stakeholder management software and social media platforms.
  • Excellent written, editing, and oral communications skills in English, and good working knowledge of one of the other two official languages of the CEC (Spanish and French)

Salary and benefits: 

The annual base salary for this position ranges from CA$80,300 to CA$118,300 (US$61,130 to US$90,100) gross. This salary is supplemented by a 25% (of net offer) health and savings benefits package. Relocation expenses are paid for by the CEC. Quebec residents must contribute RRQ, QPIP and IE. 

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by e-mail at lead-outreachpartnerships@cec.org by 24 April 2023.

The CEC promotes equity, inclusion, and diversity in our employment and human resources practices.

No phone calls or email message inquiries will be accepted.





April 24, 2023 5:00pm


The annual base salary for this position ranges from CA$80,300 to CA$118,300 (US$61,130 to US$90,100) gross.


Montreal, Quebec

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.