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Executive Director Opportunity at OCTIA
Published on: February 5, 2024

Executive Director Opportunity at the Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA) – Leading the Charge in Clean Technology

Are you ready to be at the vanguard of environmental change? OCTIA, a leading champion in the Ontario clean technology sector, is on the lookout for an Executive Director who is not just seeking a job, but a calling. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to spearhead initiatives that truly make a difference in the cleantech sector in Canada. Canada is a leader in cleantech innovation in the world. Ontario is the heart of Canada’s cleantech sector. At OCTIA, you’ll not only lead; you’ll inspire, innovate, and ignite change in an industry at the heart of our planet’s future.


At OCTIA, we don’t just talk about making a difference – we’re on the frontline of doing it. As a pivotal figure in the clean technology arena, you will have the unique opportunity to lead a movement, shape policies, and help accelerate innovations that will echo through generations. Here, your work transcends the boundaries of the office – it’s about creating a sustainable future and empowering a community committed to change.

Your Role in Our Journey:

As OCTIA’s Executive Director, you will be the torchbearer of our mission. Your strategic vision will not only guide the organization but also mould the future of clean technology. By fostering a community of dedicated professionals and industry leaders and advocating for them provincially and federally, you will be at the epicentre of pioneering a sustainable future.

About OCTIA:

OCTIA is a leader in promoting and supporting clean technology initiatives. We are dedicated to advancing the sector through advocacy, networking, and collaboration. Our members range from industry giants to emerging start-ups, all united by a common goal of driving sustainable innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Executive Director, you will:

  • Oversee membership renewals and recruitment of new members, ensuring a vibrant and engaged community.
  • Work with and leverage the strengths and skills of a vibrant board of cleantech leaders.
  • Maintain active committee work, coordinating with members and chairpersons to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop and implement policy initiatives in consultation with experts and stakeholders.
  • Organize and promote key events, including the Cleantech Forum, University of Toronto events, partner events with Cleantech North, Export Development Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service and others, and organize our annual holiday party and Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Manage event logistics, from planning to execution, including securing sponsorships and managing budgets.
  • Maintain regular communication with members through newsletters and social media, ensuring a strong and consistent brand presence.
  • Lead advocacy efforts, including writing policy briefings, engaging with government officials, and organizing lobby days.
  • Manage financial aspects, including budgeting for the organization and specific events.
  • Conduct annual board retreats and strategy sessions, shaping the future direction of OCTIA.
  • Utilize tools like HubSpot for effective membership management and engagement.
  • Regularly update the website to reflect current activities and achievements.


  • Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably within a non-profit or association environment.
  • A self starter with the ability to work independently and cooperatively, knowing when and how to draw on appropriate resources when needed
  • Strong understanding and passion for clean technology and its market.
  • Excellent organizational and event management skills.
  • Ability to engage effectively with government officials, industry leaders, and members.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budget management.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in digital tools for communication, membership management, and website maintenance.

Working at OCTIA:

This is a part time, contract role based in Toronto. We offer a contracted hourly rate, commensurate with experience, and the opportunity to be a key player in a growing and vital industry. OCTIA is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Application Process:

If you are ready to lead OCTIA into a new era of clean technology advancement, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your vision for the role to

Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2024.