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The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (“CEC”) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and the United States of America (United States) through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a side agreement concluded in connection with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The CEC is comprised of a Council, a Secretariat and Joint Public Advisory Committee. The Council is comprised of the highest cabinet-level environmental officials from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and receives administrative, operational, and technical support from a Secretariat located in Montreal, Canada.
As of 2020, the CEC operates in accordance with the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force at the same time as the new trade agreement known as CUSMA, T-MEC and USMCA in each of these three countries, respectively. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Tribes, 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 Secretariat not only supports the CEC Council, but also committees and working groups established by the Council. It comprises 41 staff and manages an approximate annual budget of $8 million dollars, including Parties’ contributions and any additional resources.
The CEC Secretariat is located in Montreal, Canada and the Executive Director role will require relocation to Montreal, Canada.
The Executive Director is the principal officer of the Secretariat and reports directly to the CEC Council via its Alternate Representatives and General Standing Committee members. The Executive Director will be employed under a three-year appointment commencing July 17, 2022.
The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing the Secretariat in support of the CEC Council, as well as the committees and working groups established by the Council. The Executive Director is a manager, consensus-builder, and skilled facilitator who can build relationships and strengthen a collaborative approach to deliver on the CEC’s strategic priorities and activities. This is an outstanding career opportunity in a highly visible role for an executive to lead the only trinational environmental organization in the region and contribute to the improvement of the common North American environment.
Below are the ongoing duties and responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate shall support the mission, vision, and values of CEC. The candidate should demonstrate a drive for breaking new ground to lead environmental initiatives across the US, Mexico, and Canada. The ideal candidate will also have experience with and a passion for addressing multinational and multicultural environmental issues. The required qualifications for the Executive Director are:
This is an outstanding opportunity to help lead a highly effective international organization. The candidate will be employed under a three-year, non-renewable contract. CEC offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. The position is based in Montreal, Canada and will require the successful candidate to relocate to that area.
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La Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental (CCA) es una organización intergubernamental establecida en 1994 por los gobiernos de Canadá, los Estados Unidos de América (Estados Unidos) y los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (México) en virtud del Acuerdo de Cooperación Ambiental de América del Norte (ACAAN), convenio paralelo celebrado en el contexto del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN). A partir de 2020, la CCA se rige conforme al Acuerdo de Cooperación Ambiental (ACA), instrumento que entró en vigor en forma simultánea al nuevo Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC, USMCA o CUSMA, según sus siglas en cada uno de los tres países). La CCA reúne a una amplia diversidad de interesados —incluidos el público en general, comunidades indígenas, jóvenes, organizaciones no gubernamentales, académicos y empresarios— en busca de soluciones para proteger el medio ambiente compartido de América del Norte y, al mismo tiempo, fomentar un desarrollo sustentable en la región en beneficio de las generaciones presentes y futuras.
La CCA está regida y financiada a partes iguales por los gobiernos de: Canadá, a través del ministerio federal de Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático (Environment and Climate Change Canada, ECCC); los Estados Unidos de América, por medio de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (Environmental Protection Agency, EPA), y los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, mediante la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat).
Agradecemos su interés en la CCA y le informamos que nos pondremos en contacto únicamente con los candidatos que resulten preseleccionados. Todos los currículos recibidos se conservarán en nuestros expedientes durante seis meses y se tendrán en consideración si en ese periodo surgiera alguna vacante relacionada.