Engagement Specialist

The Transition Accelerator

Anywhere Remote only

Full time



Mar 23

Engagement Specialist

Title: Engagement Specialist

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 info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Engagement Specialist’ in the subject line, and tell us where you found this job posting (e.g. LinkedIn, Transition Accelerator website, etc). We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, until the right candidate is found.

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

The Transition Accelerator is seeking an Engagement Specialist who will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with partners, supporters and identified stakeholder groups to ensure that they are satisfied and continue to deepen their relationship with The Transition Accelerator.

The Specialist is responsible for organizing and coordinating events to support the Accelerator’s strategic engagement objectives, as well as proactively seeking out opportunities to improve stakeholder relations. The Specialist should be highly detail-oriented and a skilled communicator, able to effectively listen to and understand the needs and concerns of a variety of stakeholders, and able to respond in a timely and professional manner.

Reporting to the Strategic Engagement Lead, the Engagement Specialist will: 

  • Execute Accelerator engagement activities including planning logistics, coordinating itineraries, and managing budgets.
  • Work with Communications staff to promote events through various marketing channels, including social media, email campaigns, and community outreach.
  • Periodically attend events to oversee and manage all aspects of the event, including registration, setup, and cleanup.
  • Develop relationships at the working level with external stakeholders, individually and as a group.
  • Discover and understand stakeholder needs, motivators, and obstacles.
  • Coordinate stakeholder meetings, including agenda development, guest list and breakout sessions.
  • Maintain a stakeholder relations management system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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:  

  • Excellent attention to detail, planning and project coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starting qualities. Ability to work independently, establish priorities, meet deadlines and work on several different initiatives concurrently.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience or a combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Demonstrated event management experience and the ability to make progress with diverse stakeholders with unique needs.
  • Demonstrated experience relating to and engaging a wide range of stakeholders and managing stakeholder/client relationships.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality proposals, memos, and information briefings.
  • A well-organized individual, comfortable with multiple work streams, and following up on details.
  • Ability to operate and thrive in an environment where information may be incomplete and ambiguous, and there is not full alignment among stakeholders.
  • Ability to take a strategic plan to a tactical timeline and implement it.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and communicate a broad suite of concepts, including technical/scientific concepts.
  • Proficiency with the Office suite of computer software.
  • Proficiency in either English or French, with an ability to work comfortably in English. Bilingualism is a plus.
  • Comfortable with working remotely.


Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive, forward-thinking attitude in an often-unstructured environment with multiple unknown technical and practical variables
  • Working collaboratively with individuals who sometimes have diverse and opposing views
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based analyses and sound technical practices
  • Hard-working, with attention to detail and skill in communicating complex insights to a broad audience
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach, with the ability to quickly change direction and opinions based on new evidence
  • Focusing on innovation over status-quo
  • A can-do attitude with a commitment to help drive change.

Location and Travel

Work will be conducted in a virtual environment. The successful candidate is expected to be available for work during normal business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET.


The Transition Accelerator is an equal-opportunity employer.

Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resumes and a short cover letter to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Engagement Specialist’ in the subject line and tell us where you found this job posting (e.g. LinkedIn). The competition will remain open until the position is filled, with the first round of applicants to be reviewed by April 21, 2023. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The position has a compensation package benchmarked to sector standards. Come join our team!

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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