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Position: Climate Action Programming Assistant
Organization: AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment
Location: Whistler, BC
Term: 6.5 month contract, 30hrs/week (see below)
Eligibility: age 30 or younger (see below)

About AWARE:

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) has been Whistler’s environmental charity for over 30 years. We work to progress community-scale solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. Climate Change. Habitat Loss. Wildlife. Waste. Water. Biodiversity. Wilderness. We work independently and with others to connect people with nature and build more sustainable communities.
Every member of our small but dedicated team has the opportunity to create change from within the programs they work on – whether inspiring future generations to care about the environment, helping people grow local organic food in our community gardens, or supporting businesses to reduce waste. We find ways to connect with the things people care about and focus on finding shared values as a route to changing behaviours and shifting unsustainable cultural norms.

The Position:

The Climate Action Programming Assistant will work to support a variety of climate-related programming intended to accelerate action on local climate change priorities. Collaborating with partners, stakeholder organizations and community members as we seek to advance local climate actions in line with community policies such as Whistler’s Community Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP), Big Moves Strategy and best practice and leadership actions emerging in other communities.

The role and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support design and delivery of initiatives that advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies already identified for the community and maintain an understanding of best practice in other communities that could be applied in Whistler
  • Engage and activate a diverse mix of stakeholders and audiences around specific climate actions – including businesses, property managers, residents, visitors and youth
  • Support community members, businesses, properties and organizations to pursue climate actions by identifying barriers to change and developing strategies to overcome these
  • Support education and business engagement programs to reduce emissions
  • Compile data, trends and best practice solutions into communications materials that can be delivered in a variety of formats, from formal reports and presentations to social media outreach
  • Track and report on climate program outputs and support the design of future climate-related initiatives
  • Gather stories and examples of best practices to communicate impact and engage others
  • Stay informed on climate change related best practices, progressions and infrastructure within the Sea to Sky region and beyond

This position will be community-facing as we seek to build capacity, knowledge and action within the community. This position is offered as 30 hrs/week for a period of 6.5 months from June 6th 2022 to December 16th 2022 at a rate of $23-$26/hr (dependent on experience) and has the the potential to transition to a permanent role based on performance and funding.

About You:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A university degree in business, environmental science, environmental planning or other relevant field experience
  • Eligible to work in Canada and located in the Sea to Sky corridor
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the areas of climate change and sustainable development
  • Ability to prioritize across multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Facilitation skills and experience an asset
  • Valid BC driver’s license and/or vehicle an asset
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends (advance notice provided)

Our Values Guide The Way We Work:
Collaboration | Communication | Education | Research | Participation
As a foundation to our work, we pledge to value all people, to seek new perspectives and maintain focus on building belonging, dignity and justice into everything we do.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible work schedule. Condensed work week. Hybrid work environment
  • We’re part of the Whistler Experience Program.
  • This means you get:
    • Access to training and professional development
    • Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass
    • Spirit Transit Pass
    • Activity benefits
  • Opportunity to work with a tight knit, friendly team driven to make change
  • A role with real purpose!

Please note: This is role is possible thanks to Federal funding support and as such is subject to conditions: that applicants are entitled to work in Canada, are currently in or have completed post-secondary education and are 30 years of age or younger.


Interested candidates are invited to fill out our application form. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Application deadline is May 29, 2022. An RCMP criminal record clearance is mandatory for this position.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 13 2022    ID: 64435