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Climate & Energy Program Assistant

Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere


  Posted: October 29, 2021

  Location: Parry Sound, Ontario

  Internship Program: Natural Resources

  Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: November 28, 2022

  End Date: February 28, 2023

Job Description

The Climate & Energy Program Assistant will support climate change and energy programming for the organization, including the Integrated Community Energy & Climate Action
Plans (ICECAP) partnership. The ICECAP partnership is a unique regional and collaborative partnership that brings together First Nations and municipalities to approach climate change and
energy planning in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the position will: support cleantech innovation and sustainable technology initiatives; analyze energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in various sectors; advance identified recommendations to reduce community-scale GHG reductions and energy consumption; help set GHG emission reduction targets and track progress; support partners with fuel-switching and energy conservation and efficiency efforts; and raise climate change and energy literacy in the organization and community through the development of communication products.

Knowledge and Skills

• Strong knowledge and experience in the areas of GHG emissions analysis, reductions,
climate change adaptation and sustainable development (e.g. cleantech).
• Experience with GHG software, data sources and analysis.
• Demonstrated understanding of climate change issues and sustainable development.
• Knowledge of energy efficiency principles and building performance; waste management
emissions reduction strategies; and sustainable transportation systems, including EVs.
• Understanding of the PCP and ICEP programs and how to implement new initiatives,
including planning, costing, and building in feedback.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including good presentation skills.
• Excellent prioritization and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and have a flexible schedule.

Education Required

Qualified candidates will possess a post-secondary degree in analytical sciences, business, environmental science, environmental planning, or education. Preference for candidates with educational experience is preferred in the areas of: GHG emissions reduction; energy and/or carbon management; as well as a demonstrated understanding of climate change issues and sustainable development within the context of First Nations, municipal government, and their communities. A Master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset.

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to climate@gbbr.ca.

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