Climate Organizer - We're Hiring
The Calgary Alliance and the Calgary Climate Hub are seeking a dynamic community organizer. This organizer will bring together diverse perspectives from civil society, indigenous communities, and industry to develop a shared plan for a just transition in Alberta that addresses climate change and a just transition to a zero-emissions economy. They will then work with these communities to advocate for this plan to be enacted.
The Calgary Alliance is made up of over 30 faith, labour, community and educational institutions that have come together to organize the power of our communities so that together we can shape a just and compassionate city.
The Calgary Climate Hub is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that unites a diverse group of Calgarians committed to working together to support meaningful local action on climate change. We represent a variety of communities, industries, cultures and causes. We believe that a broad and diverse range of Calgarians and organizations need to be engaged on the climate crisis to develop impactful solutions that fit our unique political and economic circumstances.
This is a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. This position will bring together a broad cross-section of Calgarians, develop a shared platform of policies and strategies to address climate change, and advocate for the platform to be adopted by decision-makers. The first phase of the project will focus on identifying and bringing together a diverse coalition of partners representing civil society, Indigenous communities, and industries. Using the techniques of community organizing and the Alberta Narratives Project, the Community Organizer will conduct one-on-one and small group conversations to identify issues and shared values that can be turned into workable solutions. The Organizer will train participants in how to lead conversations with their organizations and peer groups. The result of this phase will be a shared platform of policies and actions to address climate change and a just transition in the Calgary context. The second phase of the project will be to develop participants' skills in public action and advocacy to get the platform adopted by decision-makers.
Time: 0.7 FTE (with the possibility of expansion)
Wage: $42,000/year plus 10% in lieu of benefits (Based on a rate of $60,000/year) Vacation: 4 Weeks vacation, 1 week sick leave per year.
Overtime: Taken as time in lieu.
Term: 1-year with the possibility of extension.
Accountability: This position will be supervised by the Lead Organizer of the Calgary Alliance. The work plan, and accountability for this position will be developed jointly by the Calgary Climate Hub and the Calgary Alliance’s lead organizer and Environment Team.
- As a community organizer, the primary responsibility of this role is to identify, gather, and develop leaders.
- To build relationships and gather a variety of community, organizational and business leaders who are interested in working together to address climate change and enact a just transition. 3. To develop, facilitate and teach methods of discourse that will enable people from different perspectives to discover common interests and solutions to addressing climate change and enacting a just economic transition.
- To host workshops, led by experts, that will help people understand the range of issues related to addressing climate change and a just transition.
- To be a co-instructor for workshops on community organizing, public leadership and public campaigns.
- To synthesize and assist participants with creating a platform or plan and coach participants on how to advocate with decision-makers for the adoption of the platform. 7. To assist in fundraising through grant applications and individual donors to ensure the sustainability of this work.
- To develop their own skill as a community organizer.
- Post-secondary degree or five years of related work experience
- At least three years of experience working with diverse communities and facilitating discourse across differences.
- A desire to work with leaders and develop their leadership abilities
- A strong understanding of climate-related policy and related economic issues - Strong relational and communication skills
- Evidence of working effectively with teams
- The ability to take creative initiative, act strategically and manage one’s time and work - Evidence of success in training, facilitation or teaching adult learners - Experience developing and implementing campaigns
- Familiarity with relational community organizing approach
- Interest in building capacity to create long-term impact
- Fundraising experience is an asset
- Ability to work remotely, and use online systems
- A valid Class 5 driver’s license (post-pandemic) is an asset
- Available for some weekend and evening meetings
Application: Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. If you have any questions, please use the same email address or call (403)993-7123
Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022. Approximate Start Date: March 1, 2022