The Pembina Institute is seeking a strategic thinker with strong outreach and community engagement skills to join our communications team. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, positive energy, a high degree of organization, and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment. The successful candidate would work primarily with the Renewables in Remote Communities program team while also providing support for other Pembina communications initiatives.
The ideal candidate excels at big picture thinking while also being detail oriented. The senior communications lead is the point of contact for journalists and external partners, as well as a key instigator of mainstream, social and digital media efforts on priority issues. Reporting to a communications manager, and working closely with policy directors and analysts, the senior communications lead possesses strong project management skills, familiarity with emerging communications trends particularly in digital outreach/e-communications, and experience in digital publishing.
The ideal candidate has a strong interest in issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada, including northern and remote communities. This person should be available to work from one of the Pembina Institute’s offices (in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, or Toronto). Pembina’s workplace is a hybrid system that does not require employees to be in an office fulltime. In addition, consideration will be given to candidates who live in northern or remote communities, or who identify as Indigenous and require a flexible work location.
The communications lead for the Renewables in Remote Communities program will be passionate about Canadian energy and climate issues, and Indigenous reconciliation, have a good understanding of federal and provincial politics, and possess a deep interest in the Pembina Institute’s programs focusing on decarbonizing energy production.
The Pembina Institute is a national, donor-supported, think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting, and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible, fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative, and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working with Canada’s decision-makers and key influencers to deliver clean energy solutions.
In this role, the senior communications lead will be primarily focused on our Renewables in Remote Communities program. The communications lead will work with the program director to devise and implement an evolving communications plan that is underscored by the program's strategic objectives. This may include a mixture of outreach and engagement activities with other groups operating in the Indigenous energy policy space, as well as media monitoring and relations, producing content for social media, editing research reports and deploying strategies and tactics to leverage research in ways that influence policy decisions. In particular, the senior communications lead will devise ways to improve understanding of the full scope of the program’s policy and research work amongst its core audiences – Indigenous community stakeholders – as well as government and business decision-makers, policy influencers, journalists, and the general public.
This position requires collaboration with our strategic partnerships team on fundraising efforts, proposal development and cases for support. Additional areas of responsibility include communications support for other Institute programs as needed and providing strategic input into how the work of the Renewables in Remote Communities team correlates with the Pembina Institute’s broader objectives around Indigenous reconciliation.
Some travel and occasional work during evenings and weekends is required.
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:
Compensation is competitive and based on the skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 11, 2022.
The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities and women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity seeking groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application form, covering letter or resume. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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