Community Forests International leads climate change adaptation and mitigation by empowering rural communities to thrive with nature. Since 2011, we have protected over 1,200 acres of endangered forest in the Canadian Maritimes and, internationally, improved livelihood and ecological outcomes for 40,000 beneficiaries in the vulnerable region of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The organization has worked alongside dozens of communities to plant over 3 million trees; innovate climate-smart farming and green building technologies; construct renewable energy and rainwater harvesting infrastructure; and set in motion much needed carbon storage ventures that leverage the vitality of natural forests.
The Project Coordinator will work with a deeply collaborative team to grow the impact of Community Forests International’s forest conservation and restoration projects. We are currently expanding our Acadian Forest Program—including our carbon offsets initiative—as a way to both mitigate climate change and support forest-dependent communities; the Project Coordinator will assist with these scale-up efforts, working closely with other staff to secure funding, steward project partnerships, and deliver key projects and activities. This position will involve a high degree of on-the-job training in the emerging field of ecosystem service valuation. We are looking for someone who is curious, eager, and adaptable. This is a 1-year full-time position with opportunity for extension; due to funding requirements, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (see below for additional employment conditions).
This position can be tailored to the successful candidate’s unique skillset and interests; however, we are looking for someone with some of the following skills or experience:
Desired Skills & Experience
Community Forests International is committed to diversity in our workplace and encourages applications from traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.
Conditions of Employment
This position is supported through a youth employment program; as such the following conditions of employment apply:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 6 2019 ID: 55125