Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is seeking applications to fill the role of Community Organizer for our Municipal Climate Accountability campaign.
A growing number of B.C. municipalities are asking that the largest global fossil fuel companies share the climate change costs they’re downloading to our communities. As it stands today, taxpayers are on the hook to rectify and mitigate climate-related damages to our communities. Meanwhile, these giant corporations are profiting in their winner-take-all business model.
Georgia Strait Alliance is looking to hire the right person to build support for climate accountability across the Georgia Strait region. This outgoing and committed person will work to maintain and grow a network of engaged individuals and community groups to get fossil fuel companies to pay their fair share. 25 BC municipalities have taken action, and many more are considering steps they can take. Your work will help grow the number of municipalities engaging with the campaign, strengthen public understanding of the campaign, and build support for further action on climate accountability. You will support our outreach, advocacy and grassroots development work to build political will and community support for a climate-resilient Salish Sea.
This is a full time staff position (with a 3 month probationary period) with a salary of $42,750 per year, plus benefits and paid holidays. The Community Organizer will report to the Energy Campaigner.
Start date: Position to begin as soon as successful candidate found
Location: Vancouver (from our downtown office) or Southern Vancouver Island/Southern Gulf Islands (working from home office)
What you’ll be doing:
- Taking the lead on GSA’s climate accountability community engagement efforts, identifying meaningful opportunities for GSA and our supporters to engage with municipal governments on climate accountability
- Organizing and supporting campaign-specific volunteer teams, including identifying and developing potential volunteer leaders, and organizing grassroots skills trainings and workshops
- Seeking out partnership opportunities with grassroots community groups to share resources with and support their work on climate accountability
- Coordinating event logistics and promotion of climate accountability outreach and community events
- Working with the GSA team to develop plain language communications around climate science and solutions to the climate crisis
- Writing and publishing campaign blogs, communications to supporters, and social media posts
What skills and experience you should have:
- You have a love of the Salish Sea, a passion for a better world, and a desire to make change
- You understand the outlines of climate science and the urgent need for climate resiliency in our region and beyond
- You have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with people both remotely and in-person
- You’ve been part of a group of dedicated people working together to achieve a goal, as a volunteer or staffer at a non-profit or in another dynamic work environment
- You have coordinated and/or trained volunteers
- You have a demonstrated ability to write and edit on tight timelines
- You are highly organized and just as on top of details as you are broad strokes
- You have pulled together public events and look forward to more
- You enjoy giving public presentations and can tell a story with clarity and passion
- Computers are your friend and you’re comfortable with the latest technology
- You’re self-motivated and are comfortable working on your own, but also enjoy working with colleagues within your organization and other groups
- You’re comfortable working evenings and weekends, and you love to travel on ferries
It would be great – but not a dealbreaker – if you have experience with the Salesforce database, have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle, have some experience in government relations, strategic planning, species at risk protection and knowledge of the local marine environment.
Georgia Strait Alliance is strongly committed to equality and diversity and to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities
We are accepting applications until January 31st 5 pm. Please email your cover letter, resume and references as one file to email@example.com. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Please – no phone calls.
Please use this filename standard for application as one file CO[your last name]_[your first initial]. For example: Jane Smith will attach their application with the filename: CO_smith_j.pdf.