EOS is an award-winning not-for-profit organization focused on helping communities address climate change in the Memramcook-Tantramar region and beyond. We are partnering with the Town of Sackville on a Climate Change Coordinator position. We’re looking for an outgoing, engaging, dynamic individual to coordinate municipal climate change projects for the Town of Sackville, NB. The Climate Change Coordinator will work out of the EOS office in beautiful Sackville, New Brunswick (following COVID-19 safety procedures). Tasks include implementing the Town of Sackville's adaptation and emissions reduction action plans, educating Town staff and Council, and raising public awareness about climate change impacts and actions at the local level.

Responsibilities:

The Climate Change Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the municipality’s climate change priorities. The Coordinator will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational changes at the municipality that will lead to operational savings and the reduction of GHG emissions. The Coordinator will also be responsible for responding to projects identified by Council as they may arise. Other duties and responsibilities may include:

• Research and development of relevant policies and regulations to support mitigation and adaptation work.
• Implement a municipal climate lens and assist with an emissions inventory.
• Coordinate projects such as the installation of a downtown EV charging station, solar energy, etc. and related public engagement.
• Preparation and presentation of regular updates to the Town (including Town Council) and EOS Eco-Energy.
• Lead and support community education and awareness programs and collaborate with environmental organizations in Sackville.
• Establish and maintain partnerships with other organizations.
• Preparation and submission of project reports and funding proposals.
• Attend meetings of the Climate Change Advisory Committee of Council, Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative, etc.
• General help with office tasks, public inquiries, attend EOS meetings, project budgeting, report writing, liaise with funders and partners, communicate with EOS members and volunteers, etc.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

• Strong knowledge and/or experience in the areas of GHG emissions reduction, climate change adaption and mitigation, and/or sustainable development especially within the context of municipal government.
• Understanding and appreciation of the municipal government process is an asset.
• Strong research and analytical skills and a good ability to conceptualize.
• Excellent presentation, and facilitation skills. Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
• Community outreach experience, ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with community stakeholders.
• Experience working with the public.
• Experience writing funding applications is an asset.
• Strong multi-tasking, organizational skills.

• Eagerness to learn new skills and participate in training opportunities.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting on a variety of assigned tasks.
• Strong computer skills with knowledge of various computer software packages including Apple, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite of programs, and effective social media skills.

Qualifications:

• At least a Bachelor’s degree and some work experience in municipal government, community development, environmental planning, sustainable development or related field is required. A master’s degree would be an asset.
• Fluency in English (French an asset).
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle would be helpful.
• The successful applicant enjoys small town living and municipal politics, is outgoing, engaging, creative, confident, responsible, energetic, has excellent time management and interpersonal skills, good judgement, and is self-motivated.
• Being 30 or under; unemployed, underemployed, or a recent grad; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status is not mandatory but could allow for additional internship funding.

Position Details:

Late September 2022 to at least March 2023. The position is 40 hours a week with a flexible schedule. Become part of our energetic EOS team and enjoy a fun, relaxed atmosphere in our beautiful Main Street office overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Potential for extension, depending on further funding or municipal budget approval. Salary range of around $19-22 per hour dependent on experience.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

Please forward a cover letter and resume to eos@nb.aibn.com by 5pm AST Monday, September 5, 2022. EOS thanks everyone who applies, but only those granted an interview will be contacted.

Position: Climate Change Science & Adaptation Specialist
Organization: CLIMAtlantic
Location: Atlantic Canada

As the Science and Adaptation Specialist with CLIMAtlantic, you will be part of a team that works across Atlantic Canada to support Atlantic Canadian in incorporating data and projections into decision-making. You will be responsible for working with a variety of stakeholders to help them access, understand, and use context-appropriate climate data and projections. You will support the CLIMAtlantic team, which includes climate adaptation specialists located in the four provinces, in advancing the use of climate data and projections in decision-making, lead projects that provide broad data and projection services to Atlantic Canadians, and liaise and work with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services to ensure Atlantic Canadians have access to appropriate data and projections. CLIMAtlantic was established with the support of the four Atlantic Provinces and the Government of Canada to better deliver climate change adaptation services in the region.

Type of employment: starting as soon as possible, term until March 2024, with possibility of extension

Conditions of employment:

  • must be bilingual (English & French);
  • must be already residing in Atlantic Canada, or be located in Atlantic Canada at the beginning of employment;
  • valid driver’s license.

Closing date: August 26th, 2022

Responsibilities

  • Improving the ability for the team, stakeholders and partners to understand and communicate climate projections, data, scenarios and risks both internally and to the broader public;
  • Connecting stakeholders to climate projections, databases, and resources;
  • Actively engaging and listening to the needs of partners and building and maintaining strong sustainable relationships;
  • Working with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services in identifying data and projections, tools, and products needed for Atlantic Canada;
  • Leading projects related to climate projections, data, and resources that support adaptation decision-making;
  • Evaluate and identify climate data sources and information;
  • Maintain database of climate-related data.

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