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|Region Climate Leadership Coordinator - Deadline - May 28/18|
Region Climate Leadership Coordinator
Location: Métis Nation of Alberta Region Offices in Lac La Biche, Bonnyville, Calgary, Edmonton, Slave Lake, & Peace River
Closing Date: May 28, 2018
Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-management. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for 6 MNA Region Climate Leadership Coordinators based out of the Regional Office in AB. Reporting to the Region President and the Manager of Climate Leadership at the MNA Provincial Office, the successful candidate will ensure that the Region has a dedicated point of contact for climate change and environment related activities, initiatives, and programs. Work will include providing support to the Region Office and other MNA Provincial & Regional Climate Leadership Coordinators on education, awareness, engagement and strategic planning activities, and initiatives related to climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the environment, including environmental monitoring.
The successful candidate will support the continuous development and implementation of the Métis Nation of Alberta Climate Change Action Plan. Work will include assisting in preparing, delivering, and presenting at events aimed at educating and increasing the awareness of multiple stakeholders on climate change. Additionally, the candidates will support the Region Offices, in the development of other policies and initiatives.
The Region Climate Leadership Coordinators will be responsible for the development of local & regional initiatives, including community engagement sessions, and assist Métis communities in benefiting from climate change and environment programs (including grant proposal writing and application processes). In addition, the successful candidate will advise and support broader activities under the MNA Climate Change Action Plan. Duties include:
•Identifying knowledge gaps and community needs related to climate change and environment in Métis communities, and develop & implement effective plans to address them,
•Presenting on climate change and environmental related topics and initiatives in front of community members, including youth (including preparation of materials, confirming venues & similar duties),
•Coordinating climate change and environment-related activities and initiatives with the MNA Provincial Climate Change Office and MNA Region Climate Leadership Coordinators,
•Assisting Region and Locals with grant application process through information sessions, researching vendors, training providers, and other opportunities,
•Reporting and analyzing feedback and recommendations gathered from community engagement to the MNA and other government organizations,
•Partnering with climate change program delivery and educational organizations to increase awareness on climate change and currently available energy efficiency and renewable programs,
•Developing and maintain a “resource center” in their Regional Office to provide information to members on available climate change programs and funding,
•Supporting applicable parties in proposal or grant writing, and
•Assisting in the preparation of print and digital materials, including social media posts for the Region.
Skills & Competencies
The Region Climate Leadership Coordinators must be self-starter with excellent communication skills, and be able to effectively engage with a variety of stakeholders. The successful candidates will keep up-to-date, and inform community members on climate change policy developments. Furthermore, the successful candidates will have a passion and demonstrated experience in effective community engagement. Other required knowledge, skills, and qualifications include:
•Experience in outreach and/or educational efforts that benefit the community, an asset,
•Excellent written, oral, presentation, and report writing skills,
•Ability and availability to travel (vehicle and appropriate driver’s license required),
•Experience in proposal writing, completing applications an asset,
•Knowledge of and experience in energy efficiency assessments and renewable energy an asset,
•Knowledge of Métis history, culture and people a definite asset.
•A minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Education, Alternative Energy, Environmental Science or Engineering, or related, or a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience, and
•A minimum of 1 year of proactive community engagement experience, including gathering feedback on communities’ needs, advising on plans to address them, and presenting to multiple audiences.
•Travel within Alberta is a requirement. Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with notice.
•Political sensitivity and ability to deal with confidential information.
•Must have a driver’s license as well as an operational vehicle.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit cover letter and resumé quoting “MNA Region # Climate Leadership Coordinator Application” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Métis Nation of Alberta
#100, 11738 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5
Attn: Human Resources
The Métis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.