Manager, Electric Vehicle Charging Program

The Atmospheric Fund

  • Team: Grants
  • Salary: $73,000 - $78,000*
  • Location: Toronto - hybrid work with flexible in-office days and some travel within the GTHA required
  • Closing: 3:02pm, 21st Mar 2023 EDT

Job Description

What we're looking for

TAF is seeking an Electric Vehicle (EV) Program Manager to lead the implementation of our EV charging program.  The primary goal of this program is to distribute funding to stakeholders throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to incentivize and support installation of EV charging stations. The program supports TAF’s strategic priority to accelerate the adoption of EVs and EV infrastructure in the GTHA. If you're a program manager extraordinaire with a passion for urban climate solutions, we want to talk to you!

This is a full-time, two-year contract reporting to the Director of Strategy and Grants. TAF is a hybrid workplace, and staff work an average of two days a week in our downtown Toronto office (and the balance of the week remote-working), although alternative arrangements can be discussed. Estimated start date is mid-April.

What you'll do:

  • Program Design and Development

    • Monitor developments and trends in the EV charging field, participate in relevant fora, and synthesize lessons to support continuous program improvement and relevance.

    • Ensure that the EV charging program remains in compliance with the requirements of the primary program funder as well as TAF’s funders.

    • Support additional fundraising efforts to amplify the impact of the program.

  •  Program Management and Reporting

    • Manage the funding application, intake and approval process

    • Maintain detailed and up-to-date files on the status of all applications and funded projects, with relevant documentation

    • Prepare contribution agreements for approved projects which set out expectations with respect to project activities, reporting and disbursements, and other contractual rights and responsibilities.

    • Review project reports to assess progress towards project deliverables; approve the release of disbursements or, as necessary, liaise with project proponents to ensure contractual requirements are met.

    • Implement strong processes and procedures to promote effective administration of the EV charging program.

    • Manage the EV charging program budget to ensure that expenses remain within budget

    • Lead the reporting on program progress and outcomes to senior staff, TAF’s Grants & Programs Committee, TAF’s Board of Directors, and external program funder(s).

  • Community Liaison and Advisory

    • Promote TAF’s EV charging program to relevant stakeholders across the GTHA.

    • Work with colleagues to leverage TAF’s network and cultivate partners who can refer high-quality applications to the EV charging program.

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for projects funded under the EV charging program, both in the project development and project implementation phases, as required.

    • Work collaboratively with TAF’s technical advisors to ensure that EV chargers are installed successfully and that project proponents receive a seamless and satisfying client experience.

    • Facilitate knowledge transfer by drawing out program learnings and sharing them with the TAF team and community partners to maximize impact, in collaboration with TAF’s Communications team.

  • Other

    • Represent TAF publicly in a manner consistent with TAF’s professional standards.

    • Participate actively as a TAF team member at staff meetings, retreats and through ad hoc staff working groups.

The type of candidate we're looking for:

  • Strong working knowledge of (and lots of passion for) urban climate solutions in general and electric mobility solutions in particular.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • At least three years’ experience managing a complex, multi-year program or project, including planning, implementation, troubleshooting, continuous improvement, and post-hoc evaluation.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the determination to identify and deliver creative solutions, adapt to quickly changing circumstances, solve problems, and pursue new directions as needed.

  • Proven stakeholder relations expertise, including managing relationships with a wide variety of community stakeholders with diplomacy and tact.

  • An existing understanding of, or ability to quickly learn, the technical elements involved in managing electric charging installation projects.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing program/product marketing and communications activities.

  • Excellent budgeting, organizational and administrative skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Advanced working knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools.

  • Experience working with Salesforce is an asset.

  • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the GTHA as needed. Drivers license is an asset.

About The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

TAF is a regional climate agency with a $90 million endowment fund to invest in innovative low-carbon solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and scale them up for broad implementation. We are experienced leaders and we collaborate with stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We advance the most promising concepts by investing, providing grants, influencing policies and running programs. We’re particularly interested in ideas that offer benefits in addition to carbon reduction such as improving people’s health, creating local jobs, boosting urban resiliency, and contributing to a fair society.

We are a registered non-profit, with a Board of Directors appointed by the City of Toronto, made up of City councillors and citizens. Learn more at

Working at TAF

Talk to our staff and they will tell you that working at TAF comes with amazing advantages. We’re on the leading edge of urban climate change solutions and our work makes a tangible difference. We build meaningful relationships with all kinds of stakeholders – from thought leaders advancing new concepts and approaches to the people who implement change on the ground. Join our dedicated and collaborative team to contribute to the value and impact of our work.

Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose is critical to our work and mandate. We are Equalx30 signatories and believe that teams work best when the people within them are diverse in background and approach, including diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.


TAF is currently phasing in updates to our salary ranges. The starting salary for this role in 2023 will be $73,000-$78,000 (previous experience and education will determine placement in the range), and will be increased in 2024. Ask us about it!

In addition to your salary, you'll benefit from:

  • Paid time off:

    • 15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated for partial years of employment.

    • A generous and compassionate personal leave policy.

    • TAF-wide office closures on 13 City designated and statutory holidays, as well as the three business days between Boxing Day and New Years’ Day.

  • Comprehensive extended health, vision, dental, life insurance and long term disability benefits package after successful completion of your probationary period.

  • Contribution to your retirement savings plan after one full year of employment.

  • Supplies for your virtual office setup, including hardware and stipend for internet and other expenses.

  • Access to financial support and time off to pursue relevant professional development.

The Intangible Stuff:

  • In consultation with your supervisor, flexible work hours and work-from-home options.

  • Work that directly helps to reduce carbon emissions and improve people’s health, create new green jobs, boost urban resiliency, and contribute to a more fair and just GTHA.

  • Staff socials and lunches, picnics, and many other activities.

  • Team-wide trainings and learning.

  • Input to and participation in TAF’s strategic planning.

  • A work environment that’s seeking to be open and inclusive, supported by a staff-led Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group

Next steps

To get started, click on the yellow button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymized, randomized and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes resume review and an interview conducted over Microsoft Teams. A few top candidates will be invited to participate in a second interview, which will include a technical assessment. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process, we'll share how well you performed through a personalized feedback link.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 21st Mar 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 21st Mar 2023