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 organization’s 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 organization’s 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 Bachelor’s degree with exceptional practical experience
- Valid driver’s 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 ECW’s Executive Director Donald Killorn: info (at) ecwinc.org
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