Alternative Climate Action Plan Researcher – Road to Resilience
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba office (CCPA – MB) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice.
Draw on existing research and engagement, this position will create a community-based climate action plan for Winnipeg and Manitoba to significantly reduce Green House Gas emissions and make Winnipeg and Manitoba more resilient.
This position is thanks to a collaborative grant from the Winnipeg Foundation overseen by the Climate Action Team – Manitoba, a partnership between Climate Change Connection, Green Action Centre, Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, The Wilderness Committee Manitoba and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba. This position is supervised by CCPA Manitoba and will receive guidance from the Climate Action Team Manitoba core team members.
Alternative Climate Action Plan Researchers: Steps & Outputs for Research and Engagement
- Create basic fact sheets on climate crisis in Winnipeg & Manitoba
- Scan of existing groups and research, develop list of stakeholders with input from project partners. In partnership with the Climate Action Team, engage with key stakeholders.
- Analysis of existing Manitoba and Winnipeg government plans
- Refine value framework and goals with the Climate Action Team & create project plan
- Targeted Alternative Climate Plan based on existing research and engagement. Focus on resilience in following key areas:
- Natural spaces / wilderness
- Green jobs
More areas to be identified depending on time and resources
- Draft circulated for feedback to stakeholders
- Feedback incorporated
- Final plan circulated for endorsement
- Community Climate Action Plan launch
Qualifications and Skills
- University degree, preferably at the master’s level, environmental studies or a related field
- Dedication, experience and expertise in research toward social, environmental and economic justice with experience in research related to climate action
- Experience with project management, budget and time management
- Experience and expertise public policy oriented, actionable research
- Experience with stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution and building strong long-term relationships with community organizations and individuals
- Strategic thinker, ability to be function within a changing policy landscape
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly when it comes to the emerging field of climate action
The successful candidate should share a commitment to CCPA’s social justice mandate. The person hired for the position will be self-directed and feel comfortable working in a small office team environment.
Anticipated start date: August 12th, 2019.
This is a part time, 2.5 days/ week researcher position for 32 weeks. Wage is commensurate with the CCPA Manitoba pay scale for a researcher position.
CCPA seeks to achieve employment equity. If you identify as First Nations, Métis, Indigenous, racialized, and/ or a person with a disability, you are encouraged to indicate this in your cover letter.
How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/ resume and writing sample with the subject heading “Climate Action Researcher” by Monday July 15, 2019 at 5 pm to:
Molly McCracken, Director, CCPA – MB firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who apply, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.