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Hiring: Health Impacts of Fossil Fuel Extraction Campaign Manager
Organization: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Location: Flexible within Canada
Eligibility: Indigenous peoples
Version française: Responsable de la campagne

  • Salary: $58,575 - $62,000
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Contract Term: Three years with the possibility of extension
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis

About Us: The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is a charitable organization that works to better human health by protecting the planet. We seek to better understand how the environment affects human health and communicate this information to our members and supporters, the public, and policymakers in order to effect change. We support and guide physicians and other healthcare professionals to advocate for healthier environments and ecosystems.

Campaign Manager

This employment opportunity is limited to Indigenous peoples and candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Priority may be given to candidates with connections to Fort McKay First Nation, Fort Chipewyan First Nation, signatories of Treaty 8 territory (Northern BC, Northern Alberta, and/or Northwest Territories communities) due to the local specificity of this project.

The Health Impacts of Fossil Fuel Extraction Campaign Manager will work alongside the Toxics Program Director to implement the “Place-based Power Project”, focused on the health and social justice impacts of fossil fuel extraction within the wider context of the climate crisis. This project engages in two areas of fossil fuel extraction impacting local health: fracking in Northern BC, and tar sands tailings deposits in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. It will explore research and regulatory needs to assess harm and illness experienced by communities and co-develop materials for education in the communities, among policy-makers, and amongst the broader public to inform about these issues. The project will employ a shared leadership approach and recognizes the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island, colonially known as Canada. Decisions regarding how to work within colonial governance systems will be informed by Indigenous leadership in alignment with the Principles of Environmental Justice.

The Manager will also provide operational and organizational support for the Toxics Program in the following areas including but not limited to: drafting communications, reports, documents and submissions; reviewing research; participating in advocacy, engagement, and education, and other related duties. The Manager will also contribute to and support the CAPE Team and organizational operations in general as needed, as well as support CAPE’s community of physicians and other healthcare providers to leverage their power as trusted messengers. This may include participation in staff meetings and planning sessions, preparing internal and external reports, and contributing to the development of communications and messaging.

Reports to: Toxics Program Director

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage in research on
    • 1. The health and environmental justice impacts of extraction activities;
    • 2. Policy, regulatory and advocacy needs related to Indigenous and non-Indigenous/settler impacted communities
  • Connect, collaborate and liaise with community members and partners in the identified communities
  • Collaborate on the planning and execution of community gatherings, including management of logistics and agenda (1 gathering per project site at the beginning of the project, and 1 gathering per project site at the end of the project)
  • Contribute to collaborative policy advocacy to address health harms of extraction
  • Develop tools to increase awareness of the local health harms of fossil fuel extraction among the public and decision-makers
  • Collaborate in the creation of 1-2 reports on the findings and recommendations of community needs and solutions, including research, writing, revision, and launch
  • Policy and regulatory engagement with key decision-makers
  • Mobilization with partners and networks of the calls to action

Preferred skills:

  • Ability to help coordinate large events, including location and transportation logistics, and time management skills
  • Proven experience in a campaigning, research, community partnership or advocacy role
  • Strong research, writing and oral communication skills and experience targeting a variety of audiences
  • Experience and/or knowledge of environmental issues, environmental health and environmental justice principles, decolonization, and/or the intersection of health and equity
  • Awareness of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and histories in so-called Canada
  • Readiness to take initiative, ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable in a virtual, digital work environment
  • Commitment to CAPE’s mission and environmental justice

As an organization working at the intersection of health and environment, CAPE understands the importance of diverse perspectives to ensure a healthy future for all. We understand that Indigenous and racialized peoples, as well as people with disabilities, are among those most impacted by climate change and environmental hazards. We encourage applications from individuals who may not always see themselves as part of the environmental movement and we are committed to learning from and with the successful candidate. We also recognize that as a predominately settler organization, we may not yet be an ideal choice for all Indigenous candidates. We plan to have a thoughtful and detailed conversation with potential candidates and would like to receive input and feedback on how to create a positive, collaborative work environment for this staff member.

Working conditions: CAPE’s standard work week is 30 hours per week with flexible scheduling provided the Manager is sufficiently available during regular business hours to meet with colleagues and external stakeholders as needed. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Some travel will be required. CAPE employees are entitled to a generous paid time off and benefits package. CAPE’s employees work from their homes or co-working spaces across Canada, using their own computers and equipment and are entitled to partial reimbursements for work-from-home costs such as cell phone and internet and home office equipment.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 12 2023    ID: 69096