Senior analyst, climate initiative

(nine-month term position)

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a senior analyst to support Universities Canada’s climate initiative to build a coordinated, effective and joined-up approach for Canada’s universities to play a more visible and catalytic leadership role in the country’s efforts to address climate change. Responsibilities will include:

  • mapping and tracking current university initiatives and monitoring and reporting on impacts;
  • collaborating, coordinating and consulting with partners;
  • increasing awareness of the urgency and impact of universities’ climate efforts;
  • advocating for increased investments and resources in climate; and
  • addressing Universities Canada’s own impact. 

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree in the public policy or in one of the social sciences
  • Four to five years of relevant experience


  • Knowledge of greenhouse gas protocol
  • Knowledge of government programs, policies and parliamentary procedures relating to climate change
  • Understanding of higher education issues and trends


  • Strong ability to collect and analyse data
  • Ability to conduct research and write cogently and succinctly
  • Ability to organize events
  • Bilingualism preferred
  • Strong management/administration/organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • Judgement, tact and diplomacy

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of three (3) out of ten (10) days and four (4) days out of ten as of September 4, 2023. 

The hiring salary range for this position is from $82,559 to $98,039 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter and samples of your work to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by August 13, 2023. Email address: [email protected].

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While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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