Director of Net-Zero Fuels

Title: Director of Net-Zero Fuels

Location: Remote, anywhere in Canada

Details: Full-time, virtual role

Compensation: To be negotiated

Application: Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume and short cover letter to by March 10, 2023. Please put ‘Director of Net-Zero Fuels’ in the subject line, and tell us how you found our job ad (LinkedIn, Twitter, or other websites).

Organizational overview

The Transition Accelerator is a charity dedicated to solving Canada’s business and social challenges while moving Canada down viable pathways to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Accelerator is seeking a motivated individual who wants to help drive the advancement of the organization’s mandate.  

We work with partners ranging from Indigenous groups, governments, industry, and civil society to co-create practical visions of what we think the future could look like, then build pathways to these new futures. For us, the future is economically strong, with healthy people and communities. The future is fair, with net zero emissions. Moreover, the Accelerator understands that only by working together will we be successful in attaining these ambitious objectives. 

About the role

Reporting to the Vice President, the Director of Net Zero Fuels will:  

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Accelerator’s net zero fuels strategy.  
  • Direct and deepen the work of the Accelerator’s ongoing net zero fuels initiatives, including the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB. This may include coordinating strategic frameworks alongside the work of governments and industry.  
  • Engage experts in key sectors to develop policy recommendation and benchmarking structures that will track the progress of policy adoption.  
  • Develop and deliver presentations, reports, and other materials to communicate the Accelerator’s net zero fuels work to a variety of audiences.  
  • Collaborate with teams across the Accelerator to identify and advance opportunities for net zero fuel adoption in select regions and sectors. 
  • Ensure the Transition Accelerator develops strategic relationships with, and solicits ongoing feedback from key stakeholders including government, industry, Indigenous groups, academia and civil society.  
  • Stay informed about developments in the net zero fuels field and identify potential areas for the Accelerator to engage in.  
  • Undertake other responsibilities that may arise using the selected applicant’s expertise. 

Required Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and personal traits. Please note that The Transition Accelerator values diverse perspectives and will consider relevant life experience alongside professional qualifications when reviewing applications:  

  • At least 8 years of proven experience in low-carbon fuels policy, project management, decarbonization research and collaborative, stakeholder-facing roles.  
  • A university degree preferably in engineering, public policy, political science, climate science or a related field.  
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English, bilingualism is an asset.  
  • An interest in advancing Canada’s transition to net zero.  
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with a diversity of stakeholders, including government, industry, academia, and Indigenous groups.  
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  
  • Out-of-the box thinker with strong empathy, professionalism, and a drive to make things happen.  
  • Responsible, takes initiative, and likes to be held accountable for results.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to synthesize and transform knowledge into compelling messages and materials to support collaborative work.  
  • Ability to work in a quickly changing, sometimes uncertain environment.  
  • Experience and comfort in managing remote processes.  
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in using the Microsoft Suite of applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  

Additional information

  • This is a full-time role, with duties that may adapt as the organization grows.  
  • This is a fully remote position, but the selected applicant should be able to participate in in-person meetings across Canada.  
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time. 


Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume and short cover letter to by March 10, 2023; although the position will remain open until the candidate with the right fit for the organization is hired. This position has an attractive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards.   

The Accelerator recruits employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, age, sex, national origin, disability, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  

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The Transition Accelerator

The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian organization that works to identify and advance viable pathways to Canada's 2050 climate targets