Community Engagement Coordinator


Iron & Earth is a worker-led, non-profit organization that was formed around the lunchroom tables of the oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies.


Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. 

Since 2021, under our current Executive Director, Iron & Earth has undergone cultural safety and anti-racist training in the fall of 2021 and 2022, and the organization has diversified to have Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and racialized staff. The Board of Directors consist of 40% Indigenous and 40% women. Staff numbers increased from a core team of 6 to over 30 persons. Our mandate now centers the most vulnerable to build relationships with those who tend to be left out of mainstream narratives. We now see local initiatives as a gathering of individuals seeking their own social transformation, moving beyond our previous Chapter model. We understand that this work is ongoing, which is why we are developing our internal policies and procedures, and our hiring practices with a decolonial and anti-racist lens, as well as make the cultural safety and anti-racist training a yearly event. We are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between our workers and the community.


Our Communities team is working across Canada, supporting communities towards energy diversification through community-level conversations. We listen and use a ground-up approach built around consent and experiential knowledge .  As part of the Communities team, you will be coordinating the Community Engagement Officers within each community we work with. This role involves travel to the communities as part of stewardship and relationship building.  


Main responsibilities and daily activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the outreach with communities across so-called Canada
    • Must be able to travel to communities to present our vision and approach and attend community events when needed;
  • Coordinate the work of the Community Engagement Officers;
  • Lead the stakeholder outreach and relationship-building process for our community conversations;
  • Support the work of the Community Sustainability Manager in the development of programming.


The ideal candidate:

  • At least 3 years of direct frontline experience working with diverse communities;
  • Track record to reflect experience coordinating teams;
  • Understand grassroots (bottom-up) methods for outreach and engagement;
  • Campaign organizing experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Decolonization and Intersectionality is an asset;
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices is an asset.


Compensation and hours

This can be a full-time or part-time position, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging between 52,000 CAD and 65,000 CAD annually.


Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization.  Work hours should overlap with Pacific Time Zone

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.

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Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.