Nature Canada

Nature-based Climate Solutions Researcher

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: $20
  • Hours:37.5

Website Nature Canada

Eligibility

Nature Canada is committed to a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation where everyone can participate safely, freely and confidently. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Colour) and/or members of equity-seeking groups. This position is funded as part of the Work to Grow program and all eligible applications will be required to comply with the requirements of that program. For more information, check out your eligibility at: https://naturecanada.ca/work-to-grow/register/

The Opportunity

Nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) are actions that work with or enhance natural systems in order to make progress on the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. They can include protection, restoration or management of natural systems. These solutions are emerging as cost effective solutions for municipalities across the country to take action on climate change and positively affect species in their community. We want to know what NBCS cities in Canada are implementing and how. And that’s where you come in!

This short term contract will focus on researching and reviewing municipal Climate Action Plans. This work will allow us to showcase real world examples of NBCS and encourage them to be replicated across the country. This position could be part-time or full-time depending on the candidate.

The Organization

Nature Canada connects the dots between local action and systemic change. A charitable organization, for more than 80 years, we have been Canada’s voice for nature. We work to ensure solutions to the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change is a government priority. We facilitate mobilization among our extensive network of partners and support these partners in advancing work on the ground.

Nature Canada is committed to equity and anti-racism and acknowledges that achieving racial justice and gender equality is an ethical imperative. Our goal is to take an intersectional approach which considers how power is exercised across issues of gender, age, class, ability, and culture, as well as race.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong research skills and the ability to clearly synthesize what you’ve learned from research conducted
  • Competent computer skills, database experience is an asset
  • Good understanding of the Google Drive suite of tools
  • Outgoing – not afraid to pick up the phone and call someone as needed
  • Have a keen interest in work to address the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss and and want to learn how local organizations are taking actions on both
  • Experience working with municipalities or at the municipal level is desired but not a strict qualification for the position
  • Bilingualism in French is an asset

Job Duties

  • Research municipal Climate Action Plans
  • Present findings and make recommendations of the NBCS actions that are the most impactful
  • Synthesize research in a way that could be widely distributed to a general audience
  • Outreach to municipalities to gather information on their Climate Action Plans as needed

Salary

The hourly wage for this position is $20.00. This position is a short term contract (until March 31, 2022) being delivered through our Work to Grow program, with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume and a one-page cover letter describing your motivations for applying for this job to info@naturecanada.ca with “Nature-based Climate Solutions Researcher” in the subject line.

Deadline: January 22, 2022. Position to start as soon as Jan 15th.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

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