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Project Assistant - Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Municipalities

Resilient Rurals is looking for a focused and enthusiastic individual to join our team and help develop projects for our Regional Adaptation Plan. Recent graduates, or those with experience in communications and the environmental sector are encouraged to apply!

Position dates: May 16th, 2022 - February 18th, 2023

Wage: $25.25/hour, 35 hours/week

Competition Closes: May 6th, 2022

Please email your resume and cover letter addressing your strengths as a candidate and interest in the project to connect@resilientrurals.com

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Responsibilities include:

 

  • Developing preliminary plans and program strategies such as a Flooding Task Force Strategy, Infrastructure Resilience Program and Mock Preparedness Scenarios Subscription Service

  • Implementing program plans and strategies among the communities, including the Community Cooling Centre Plan, Community Water Plan, and Vulnerable Populations Program

  • Developing and executing the partnership’s communications tools and strategies; includes social media posting, website management, design of communication materials and emergency alerts, and a Rural Showcase campaign featuring climate and resilience organizations across Alberta

  • Assisting in the launch, delivery, and evaluation of a pilot program for vulnerable populations in Bruderheim

  • Completing research and writing summary reports related to climate change adaptation best practices and community case studies

  • Conducting interviews and community surveys related to community needs and strengths

  • Facilitating intermunicipal collaboration and agreements (potential for networking with municipalities across Alberta and/or with Indigenous communities)

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in environmental sciences, community planning, social sciences, or related experience

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team within a small organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with various stakeholders

  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into communication materials and/or useful options and recommendations

  • Ability to drive and occasionally travel to partner communities and other cities/towns in the region

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Experience in research and data collection and analysis is preferred

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Zoom, and graphic design programs, such as Canva

  • Knowledge of community planning and municipal government is an asset

  • Experience with video editing is an asset

  • Experience with website management and content creation is an asset

Competition Closes May 6th, 2022

Please email your resume and cover letter addressing your strengths as a candidate and interest in the project to connect@resilientrurals.com

 

Be prepared to provide references if you are selected for an interview.