Job description Ecology Ottawa Clean Energy Organizer Full time starting October 20, 2015
Ecology Ottawa is looking for a Clean Energy Organizer to join a dynamic team. The Clean Energy Organizer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline and promote action on climate change, while strengthening Ecology Ottawa’s volunteer and supporter network. This position involves immersion in the tools and techniques of grassroots organizing, canvassing, volunteer management, data management and communications.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the overall goal of the Clean Energy Organizer is to support the development of a movement of people in the City of Ottawa that are working together to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline and promote action on climate change. This goal is pursued by: (i) developing and supporting a volunteer leadership team; (ii) cultivating a core group of like-minded organizations and associations; (iii) conducting outreach to expand and deepen the Ecology Ottawa climate change and tar sands support base; (iv) mobilizing the above-mentioned team, core and base to carry out local initiatives and engage decision-makers; and (v) tracking interactions with our supporters for the purpose of facilitating the above-mentioned objectives.
The Clean Energy Organizer will also participate in strategic planning discussions, assist with institutional fundraising (grant writing and reporting), and assist with key Ecology Ottawa events as necessary.
This position requires 40 hours per week with about 16 to 20 hours per week falling outside of regular (9 to 5) working hours.
Successful candidates will have some combination of the following:
- Experience with grassroots organizing and direct outreach;
- A passion for environmental and political advocacy;
- Policy knowledge of the proposed Energy East pipeline as well as broader tar sands policy issues at the local, provincial and national levels;
- Policy knowledge of climate change and clean energy, especially at the local level;
- A strong commitment to social and environmental justice;
- A relevant educational, work and/or volunteer background (familiarity with database and contact management systems is a major asset);
- Attention to detail;
- Strong oral and writing skills (French language skills are a major asset);
- Strong interpersonal skills; and
- A good sense of humour.
Period: Full time. Starts October 19, 2015. This is initially a four month contract, but subject to funding we expect the position to continue for the foreseeable future.
To apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resumé to [email protected]. Only complete applications sent by email will be considered. No phone calls please.
Closing date: October 9, 2015.
We thank all those who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, walk-ins or other enquiries please. Ecology Ottawa is committed to employment equity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
For further information about Ecology Ottawa, please visit our website at www.ecologyottawa.ca.