[sust-mar] Climate Change Project Manager, f/t, Eastern Charlotte Waterways, Blacks Harbour NB
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Position: Climate Change Project Manager
Organization: Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc.
Location: Blacks Harbour, near Saint John, New Brunswick
Eastern Charlotte Waterways (ECW) is hiring a Climate Change Program Manager. This position is an opportunity to create a comprehensive, long-term, regional strategy to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions along the Bay of Fundy in southwestern New Brunswick.
The successful candidate will be both a capable project manager and skilled facilitator. They will oversee the organizations Climate Change Program, delivering climate adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation services, supported by grant funding from federal, provincial, and private sources.
In 2018-2019, ECW has secured funding to complete adaptation planning for both regional and municipal jurisdictions, as well as greenhouse gas mitigation planning for five area municipalities. A Program Manager is being hired to lead these projects, ensure their outcomes are complementary and cohesive, and that the Climate Change Program continues to grow following their completion. It is expected that the Program Manager will:
Identify, pursue, and secure commitments from potential participants in the projects technical and stakeholder working groups
Organize and facilitate meetings with working group members for both adaptation and mitigation planning
Oversee the contracted production of quantitative data products for climate planning, including, but not limited to, LiDAR data, sea level rise contours, depth to water table mapping, emissions sources, and socioeconomic data
Document, organize, and analyze qualitative data produced by project working groups including but not limited to: vulnerable infrastructure, socioeconomic vulnerabilities, current impacts, future impacts, and potential adaptive actions
Work with knowledge holders to identify drivers and constraints to climate change adaptation and mitigation action
Coordinate and execute a public engagement strategy in partnership with contracted marketing agency, including social media content, website content, and public events (farmers markets, industry events, etc.)
Draft adaptation and mitigation planning documents in consultation with the elected officials and hired staff of participating governments
Identify and pursue clients for the organizations GHG quantification service
Satisfy reporting requirements for project funders
Experience conducting both climate change adaptation planning and greenhouse gas reduction planning according to commonly used five-step frameworks
Prior experience in stakeholder engagement including all levels of Canadian and First Nations governments, industry, academia, and residents
Knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change including:
a strong understanding of greenhouse gases, types of usage data, emissions factors, and global warming potential
experience identifying and evaluating climate impacts and appropriate adaptive actions, preferably in a coastal, temperate region with an economic dependence on marine fisheries
Experience organizing and executing meetings, public events, and outreach strategies
Experience analyzing climate change policy and regulations
Exceptional communication skills with a proven ability to present technical concepts to large and small groups; and to document, organize, and analyze qualitative feedback.
Experience applying for and managing environmental funding from Environment & Climate Change Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and other funders
Graduate degree in a relevant topic, or Bachelors degree with exceptional practical experience
Valid drivers license
Willing and able to work in southwestern New Brunswick
GIS, graphic design, photography, or social media skills will each be considered beneficial
The deadline to apply is 4:00PM ADT on July 31st, 2018.
The position will begin with a probationary period, and will last for a minimum of 18 months
The salary is commensurate with experience
To apply, please submit a current CV and cover letter to ECWs Executive Director Donald Killorn: info (at) ecwinc.org
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