Position: Forest Community Liaison
Organization: Sierra Club of BC
Location: Although our office is in Victoria on Lekwungen peoples territory, we are seeking and will prioritize applicants who live outside of urban centers and who are willing to work remotely from anywhere in B.C.
Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to support people stewarding abundant ecosystems and a stable climate, while building resilient, equitable communities. Our overarching goal is to uplift grassroots-led change in response to the climate emergency and ecosystem collapse. To do this, we engage with and learn from diverse communities and knowledge systems, including communities most impacted by the ecological challenges we all face. In particular, we are committed to learning from the governance systems of the Indigenous Nations on whose territories we live and work. Learn more here.
Sierra Club BC is expanding and filling a number of exciting new roles over the coming months. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growing organization that is in the early stages of implementing its new vision and strategic plan. We pay a living wage to all staff and are committed to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in both our hiring practices and work environment. We encourage women, people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQIA2SP individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for careers with our organization. We are committed to building and maintaining a work environment that is welcoming to people who bring diverse ways of seeing, knowing and communicating to our work.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As the Forest Community Liaison, you’ll develop and enact relational, community organizing strategies in support of Sierra Club BC’s strategic plan and forest campaign goals, as part of the organizing and forest teams. You will find respectful ways to uplift local leaders around the province to speak out and be involved in forest conservation initiatives in their local communities, as well as lobbying for improved forest management policies.
In this position, your work will support and strengthen networks of community groups who are concerned about the interconnected impacts of current forest management on community health and resiliency, including on water, Indigenous cultures and jurisdiction, climate, flooding, salmon, old-growth conservation and endangered species. You understand that building power for shifting policy comes from local leadership that is grounded in community networks and traditions and that re-imagines community economic futures.
As the successful candidate, you are someone who can think strategically and creatively, and you know how to translate technical details of science and policy into clear, accessible and engaging storytelling that inspires people to take action. You have the ability to communicate and build relationships with diverse communities, approach intercultural relationships with listening and humility, and are keen to learn from local perspectives. Through lived experience related to resource stewardship, you know what it is like for forest-dependent communities across the north and in the interior.
You bring a solid knowledge of and commitment to environmental and social justice issues in B.C. You have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. You are passionate about bringing positive change to the land and waters known as British Columbia, and all the living beings who call this place home.
In this position, you will collaboratively work with and be responsive to the advice and counsel of the Campaigns Director. You will work closely with the Lead Organizer as well as the Coastal Projects Lead, Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner, and Forest Relations Coordinator.
Although our office is in Victoria on Lekwungen peoples territory, we are seeking and will prioritize applicants who live outside of urban centers and who are willing to work remotely from anywhere in B.C.
Please note: these responsibilities are what we hope for and hope to build on. They can be adjusted and adapted depending on the unique strengths that you bring to the role.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
You have experience, knowledge and abilities in some of the following:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 30 2020 ID: 57164