Partners in Climate Action Program Coordinator

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Job Overview

Reporting to the Territorial Planning Unit Director and with oversight provided by the Partners in Climate Action Program Mentor, the Partners in Climate Action Program Coordinator will develop and deliver a climate action curriculum that integrates climate action with the Anishinaabe worldviews. This program will intend to reduce greenhouse gas emission through educating students within Treaty #3 First Nations about various climate action initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a culturally and contextually appropriate climate action program to deliver to First Nations schools in Treaty #3.
  • Communicate with schools to coordinate appropriate time, place, and student groups to deliver the program.
  • Assist schools in developing climate action projects (composting, recycling, waste reduction, community gardens, etc.), which includes assisting in the development of a project plan and methods of evaluation.
  • Identify potential funding streams that could help schools start program(s).
  • Evaluate the behavioral change in students and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that have occurred as a result of the program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Treaty #3 schools, teachers and staff, communities, and other organizations to stimulate information sharing on climate change and related issues.
  • Develops outreach programs and educational tools to inform and build capacity within Treaty #3 communities and students related to climate change.
  • Perform other duties as necessary as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in community-led environmental sustainability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with GCT3 staff, Treaty #3 First Nations, federal or provincial ministerial staff, and the general public.
  • Understanding of Anishinaabe culture and customs, as well as the appropriate federal or provincial regulatory regimes and the policy-making processes.
  • Ability to speak and understand Anishnaabemowin is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and manage workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and adjust to constant change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that take into consideration the complexity of information and intended audience.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid Ontario drivers license (equivalent to Class G).

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:

Jeffrey Ross, TPU Director
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O Box 1720
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax: 807.548.5041
Email: tpu.director@treaty3.ca

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. However only those being considered will be contacted.

Job Features

LocationGrand Council Treaty #3 Administrative Offices, Kenora, ON
Closing DateNovember 13, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Hourly WageCommensurate with experience

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