Job Posting 78583

Business Development Officer
Iron & Earth
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 16 Jan)
part time


If you are excited about making a difference in the lives of fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers and helping transform the Canadian energy industry, don’t miss this exciting opportunity at Iron & Earth!

Iron & Earth is hiring a Business Development Officer who will identify opportunities that further Iron & Earth’s mission and pillars and fulfill both short-term and long-term objectives, including establishing a social enterprise arm within our current non-profit model. 

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


Iron & Earth 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 trade skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies. Beyond the financial benefits, we were excited about the opportunity to help build a more sustainable energy future. So, in Spring 2016 we launched Iron & Earth to create a better future for ourselves, our coworkers, and the planet. Since then we have built a membership of over 800 fossil fuel industry workers passionate about our vision. 

Iron & Earth is a worker-led not-for-profit with a mission to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050.

Our vision is that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers will play a leading role in building the energy infrastructure required to reach global climate targets. Our vision of Iron & Earth’s role in creating this future is that by 2050 we will have empowered hundreds of thousands of worker members to establish chapters, develop climate mitigation projects, deliver climate career-related training programs (e.g solar, energy efficiency, nature-based solutions), run advocacy campaigns, and host and participate in climate solution-related events around the world.


As our Business Development Officer, you will report to the Executive Director and execute Iron & Earth’s strategy through establishing new relationships and strengthening existing relationships with stakeholders, communities, and business partners.  

This role is ideal for an outgoing, highly self-motivated person who enjoys being personally involved in all developmental aspects of a growing organization. 


  • Identify opportunities within the market, and grow and develop a network of stakeholders and collaborators for our social enterprise
  • Work collaboratively and independently to achieve strategic organizational objectives
  • Network, communicate and develop relationships with constituency members, industry, stakeholders, funders, Indigenous communities, and government agencies to determine which avenues would be most beneficial to scale our training programs and initiatives
  • Develop business and strategic plans to establish, develop and grow the social enterprise arm of Iron & Earth 
  • Implement plans, modify and adjust as plans are implemented
  • Identify and bring forward new business ideas/opportunities
  • Draft business proposals and maintain strong relationships with funders and clients
  • Ensures risk controls and accountability systems are in place and followed


  • Personal vision and philosophy that is aligned with our organization’s vision and philosophy
  • Minimum of 2+ years relevant experience in a business development role
  • Proven relationship-building and networking skills
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of opportunities with Indigenous communities, government and private sector,  and post-secondary institutions 
  • Positive attitude and empathy for others
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Experience in a startup or entrepreneurial setting

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



This is a part time employee or independent contractor position.


Anywhere in Canada as we are a completely remote organization.


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