The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Climate Change Officer with Capital Planning & Operations. This is a 1-year term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $36,523 - $45,655 per annum.

The Climate Change Officer works closely with the Sustainability Coordinator and Energy Management group and is responsible for coordinating efforts necessary to facilitate future development and implementation of a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for UNB.

Position summary:

  • Responsible for designing, planning and executing facilitated events for stakeholder engagement and community outreach. This includes communicating directly with community stakeholders/campus stakeholders/partners, and coordinating their engagement and support with UNB Sustainability.
  • Responsible for research approaches related to planning for, mitigating effects of, and adapting to climate change at UNB. This includes literature and peer reviews, researching science journals, databases, on-line resources, practitioner interviews, case studies, etc. on a wide range of climate change issues.
  • Responsible for coordination and facilitation of meetings of the Climate Change Advisory Committee that meet on a semi-regular basis to address issues related to climate change on campus and to consistently monitor and update the effectiveness of the CCAP as needed.
  • Responsible for coordination, facilitation, and reporting on programs which aim to meet our established targets and strategies from the Climate Change Action Plan.
  • Responsible for writing and editing program materials, fundraising proposals, grant applications, informational documents and press materials.
  • Responsible for aiding in the creation of an implementation of various programs related to the overall mission of UNB Sustainability.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Degree in Environmental Management and/or area of climate change.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental and natural sciences and climate research.
  • Knowledge of the implications of climate change upon the private sector, universities and government agencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Ability to organize and analyze information, identify and evaluate solutions.
  • Event management and coordination experience.
  • Project management experience and/or a demonstrated ability to use independent judgment required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.
  • Strong background in qualitative methodology and research design.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in responding to challenges and opportunities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with individuals and colleagues at all levels.

Closing date for applications is November 25, 2020 4:30PM.

This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.

The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

Overview:
Tír na nÓg Forest School is a play-based, all-outdoors, all-weather outdoor preschool and Elementary program. We are seeking adventurous and enthusiastic educators to join our team. Our program’s philosophy is inspired by the belief that all young children have the innate capacity to wonder, create, and develop their gifts through self-directed play and time in nature. We offer full-day preschool programs Mondays through Thursdays, and full-day Elementary programs Mondays through Fridays.

Please visit our website at http://www.tirnanogforestschool.com to review our practises, programs and policies.

Required qualifications:
  • Early Childhood Education diploma, or Bachelor of Education degree (elementary)
  • Current First Aid with CPR-C (or able to complete prior to start date)
  • Clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector check and social development check
  • Experience working with young children and experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Physically capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (rain, sleet, snow, heat) including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies
  • Interest in the Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, or Waldkindergarten approaches to early childhood education, and an appreciation for emergent learning philosophies
  • Understanding of the benefits of risk taking, movement, and physical development in the early years
  • Familiarity with the local flora and fauna, to include poisonous plants and their location, or be willing to seek outside training or self-study
  • Interest in learning about and improving upon your outdoor skills including knots, shelter building, self-care/appropriate clothing, leave-no-trace practices and interacting with local wildlife

Description/Responsibilities:
  • Researching, planning and implementing a dynamic Forest School program
  • Ensure the safety of all children including, but not limited to, forest play, hiking, climbing trees or while in close proximity to such things as standing water, streams and other terrain
  • Daily preparation of learning areas and materials
  • Responsible for the maintenance of program tools and equipment
  • Working closely with co-teacher to plan, prepare, and co-create seasonal activities and projects utilizing natural materials, locally foraged or sourced
  • Implement mentorship strategies that are individually focused and age appropriate, with an emphasis on compassion and respect
  • Willingness to attend staff trainings, educator meetings, parent meetings and Forest School related events
  • Communicate with parents effectively, in person, by phone, or e-mail regarding the program and the progress of their child or children

To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
saintjohn@tirnanogforestschool.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
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