Resilient Rurals is a partnership between the towns of Bruderheim, Gibbons and Lamont for a regional climate change adaptation and resilience project within Alberta's Industrial Heartland. It's a new approach ---- created by small towns, for small towns.
Resilient Rurals recognizes the power and potential of small and rural communities in Alberta and across the country. Join us to define shared risks and opportunities, and to work together to serve as a model for rural resilience. We welcome any community interested to join us on this journey. We have much to share and learn!
NEW! FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY POSITION
Project Assistant - Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Municipalities
The Project Assistant will assist in implementing the priorities within Resilient Rurals' Regional Resilience Plan. The project spans a broad range of topics that will affect the partner municipalities' ability to deliver on climate change adaptation, including regional collaboration, public education, community planning, communications, agriculture, mental health, water conservation, infrastructure asset management, public preparedness, and more.
The Project Assistant will:
Develop educational communication toolkit materials
Complete research and write summary reports related to climate change adaptation best practices and community case studies
Develop preliminary plans and program strategies, such as a Community Water Plan, Flooding Task Force Strategy, Cooling Centre Plan, and Vulnerable Populations Program
Conduct interviews and community surveys related to community needs and strengths
Facilitate intermunicipal collaboration and agreements (potential for networking with municipalities across Canada and/or with Indigenous communities)
Complete project management for priority implementation
Applicants must be recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates from an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution and have a convocation date between May 2019 and December 2021. The work can take place from the Town of Bruderheim or remotely (virtually).
We are so excited to be part of the Adaptation Resilience Training (ART) Program, a new program for recent grads (2019, 2020 or 2021) to work full-time helping Albertans prepare for the impacts of climate change. We extend huge thanks to the program sponsors: the program is a cost-shared initiative supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program and Alberta Environment and Parks. The program is administered by the University of Alberta's Sustainability Council and Associated Engineering.
Resilient Rurals and its partners recognize that our communities are located within Treaty Six territory and acknowledge the contributions of Treaty Six First Nations and the Metis Nation in the region's history and growth.
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