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Clean Energy and Climate Change - Métis Community Engagement Officer

ABOUT IRON & EARTH

Who we are & where we come from: Iron & Earth is a non-profit organization with roots in the fossil fuel industry.

What we do: We create pathways to opportunities in the net-zero economy for fossil fuel workers, Indigenous Peoples, and their communities.

How we do it: Our programs lower barriers to building community-led climate solutions for a sustainable future through engagement, training programs, infrastructure projects, and career platforms.

Where Iron & Earth meet: We have not forgotten who we are, and our new vision sets our sights on who we want to be.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons, people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. We truly value every individual and are constantly taking steps to accommodate all individuals in our workplace.  

ABOUT THE JOB

Iron and Earth is currently hiring two Community Engagement Officers to assist in facilitating dialogue amongst the Métis community in Alberta. The selected candidates will work together to develop local community engagement strategies and participate in relevant community events. 

This is a remote position, but will require travel to in-person events throughout the province.

Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people is an asset.

Métis citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in community and stakeholder mapping for community events including community outreach efforts such as email, phone calls and in persons/virtual meetings;
  • Attend and act as a in-person event coordinator during I&E community sessions including leadership and facilitation of breakout groups;
  • Facilitate in-person and virtual events;
  • Provide context for the local community and act as a community representative;
  • Support event logistics in the community;
  • Collaborate with the Communities Pathways team including assisting the Community Sustainability Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator in the development of local community engagement.

APPLICANT QUALITIES

Requirements:

  • Passionate about talking with community members and fossil fuel workers;
  • Interested in building relationships with communities;
  • Comfortable on the topics of extreme weather events and income insecurity;
  • Access to a stable internet connection.

Assets:

  • Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people; 
  • Métis citizens are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Previous experience working within communities;
  • High school diploma;
  • Knowledge of fossil fuel workers and industry;
  • Previous supervision and event coordinating experience;
  • First Aid and CPR.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS    

Compensation and Hours

This is a contract position. 30 hours/per week until March 2024. Compensation $31 CAD/hour with the possibility of further contracting & training available.

Location

Iron & Earth is a completely remote organization, however this position requires travel. The ideal candidate is located in central Alberta, but any location in the province will be considered. 

How to apply

If you want to make a change in the world we live in, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include in your email how you heard about this opportunity. We want to thank you in advance for your interest, however, due to the high number of applicants, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2024 

We believe in everyone. We see the strength in your unique history.  

You've read all this way,  you may as well apply!

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.