Job Posting 99283

Maskwacis Community Engagement Officer
Iron & Earth
Central Alberta
Maskwacis, Alberta
closed 10 days ago (Mon, 19 Feb)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $31 CAD/hour

ABOUT IRON & EARTH

Who we are & where we come from: Iron & Earth is a non-profit organization with roots in the fossil fuel industry.

What we do: We create pathways to opportunities in the net-zero economy for fossil fuel workers, Indigenous Peoples, and their communities.

How we do it: Our programs lower barriers to building community-led climate solutions for a sustainable future through engagement, training programs, infrastructure projects, and career platforms.

Where Iron & Earth meet: We have not forgotten who we are, and our new vision sets our sights on who we want to be.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons, people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. We truly value every individual and are constantly taking steps to accommodate all individuals in our workplace.  

ABOUT THE JOB

Iron & Earth is seeking a Community Engagement Officer to represent the interests of their community, collaborate in the development of local community engagement, and attend relevant community events. While the position is fully remote, the Community Engagement Officer must be based locally, as they are the first point of contact in developing local relationships with relevant stakeholders, conducting on-the-ground outreach, and identifying emergent issues and opportunities in the community. This position involves working as an in-person event coordinator during I&E community sessions. They  will be responsible for leading facilitators and participants, ensuring that the event runs smoothly, and being the main I&E representative during the event.

We are seeking to hire 3 individuals, with one position available from Louis-Bull, Montana, and Samson First Nations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in community and stakeholder mapping for community events including community outreach efforts such as email, phone calls and in persons/virtual meetings;
  • Attend and act as a in-person event coordinator during I&E community sessions including leadership and facilitation of breakout groups;
  • Provide context for your local community and act as a community representative for the work Iron and Earth completes in the community;
  • Represent the interests of Iron & Earth on behalf of workers, communities and indigenous people in interactions with local policymakers and municipal governments;
  • Support event logistics in their communities;
  • Collaborate with the Communities Pathways team including assisting the Community Sustainability Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator in the development of local community engagement.

APPLICANT QUALITIES

Requirements:

  • Passionate about talking with community members and fossil fuel workers;
  • Interested in building relationships within the community;
  • Comfortable on the topics of extreme weather events and income insecurity;
  • Access to stable internet;
  • Located in the designated community.

Assets:

  • Previous experience working with the community is an asset;
  • High school diploma is an asset;
  • Knowledge of fossil fuel workers and industry is an asset;
  • Previous supervision and event coordinating experience is an asset;
  • First Aid and CPR an asset

ADDITIONAL DETAILS    

Compensation and Hours

This is a contract position. 5-10 hours/per week until March 2024. Compensation $31 CAD/hour with the possibility of further contracting & training available.

Location

Iron & Earth is a completely remote organization, however this position includes both remote and in-person work. Work hours should overlap with Mountain and Pacific time zones. 

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