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, 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 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 22 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.
We truly believe that a Just Transition is one led be Indigenous Peoples and their Teachings. With this in mind, we want to develop a research project that will result in a report that presents a pathway to Just Transition that is built from the ground up, rooted Indigenous Knowledge, local voices, barriers to access, and social justice. YOU will lead the development of this project and build your own team while having the freedom to envision and develop this process utilizing Indigenous Ways of Knowing and methods, and western methods if desired.
The ideal candidate will:
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. A full time position can range between $60,000CAD - $70,000CAD/year depending on experience. Iron & Earth also offers to its full time employees extended benefits and paid time off.
Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization. Work hours should overlap with 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 . Please include in the subject of your email the role that you are applying for and make sure you 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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