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Partnership 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.

We are looking for a Partnership Coordinator to join our team, and help us build and maintain strong relationships with our donors, sponsors and partners while managing all aspects of our fundraising efforts. 

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


As a Partnership Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing and executing fundraising strategies that align with our mission and goals. Additionally, you will work closely with the project leads and Finance team to manage grant deliverables, and be responsible for all aspects of grant writing, reporting, and tracking deadlines. The ideal candidate for this role will be extremely organized, possess excellent time management skills, and be able to collaborate effectively with other departments. Exceptional writing skills are a plus. This is a new role and the Partnership Coordinator will report directly to the Fund Development Manager.


  • Responsible for all aspects of grant writing, reporting, and tracking deadlines;
  • Manage administrative tasks related to fundraising efforts, such as tracking expenses and donor acknowledgments;
  • Collaborate with Fund Development Manager, Finance department, and team leads to develop grant proposals and agreements;
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to support Iron & Earth's mission and goals;
  • Monitor and report on fundraising performance, including key metrics and impact on Iron & Earth's mission;
  • Identify and research potential donors, sponsors and partners serving the renewable energy industry, government, and other relevant sectors;
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure coordination and communication on fundraising efforts;
  • Attend conferences, events, and other networking opportunities to promote Iron & Earth and build relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners, as the opportunity arises.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field;
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently;
  • Assets:
    • Experience with developing and executing fundraising strategies;
    • 2+ years of experience in fundraising, grant management or a related field;
    • Knowledge of the renewable energy industry and/or the fossil fuel industry.


Compensation and Hours

This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization.  Work hours should overlap with the Eastern 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.