Since the early 2000’s, local observers have documented that weather patterns in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region have becoming increasingly unpredictable, annual temperatures are increasing, freeze up/break up dates have shifted, multi-year ice is diminishing, species migration patterns are shifting, and inland lakes are draining due to permafrost melting.
These regional changes have been linked to increased dependence on local energy supplies, decreased reliability of primary power and increased need for a diversified power source. The complication of extreme climate variation and over dependence on dated diesel energy infrastructure has produced a compromised energy placemat in the western arctic. Additionally, high energy costs, low energy reliability and the oncoming introduction of carbon pricing legislation, have created an increased need to clean energy coordination and capacity with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Inuvialuit communities.
Under the direction of the Research Manager, the Clean Energy Coordinator shall be responsible for supporting community energy priorities and establishing an inclusive approach to clean growth implementation efforts within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation’s Clean Energy Coordinator will be situated within the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs and Research and work closely with local communities, the Inuvialuit Corporate Group to ensure a coordinated approach to energy in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
With input through community visits, the Clean Energy Coordinator will help develop the Inuvialuit Settlement Regions clean growth strategy and provide recommendations toward implementation.
CORE DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
· Facilitate community energy infrastructure/research initiatives
· Promote community energy education and outreach programs
· Coordinate and facilitate community meetings related to reducing dependency on diesel and promoting cleaner growth
· Support the development of community driven cleaner energy proposals
· Stay abreast of carbon pricing, clean growth, alternative energy and infrastructure initiatives to medicate impacts from climate change.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS
· Facilitate clean energy infrastructure initiatives
· Provide a coordinated approach to cleaner energy policies in the ISR
· Develop and disseminate an ISR clean energy strategy
· Support Canada’s “Whole of Government Approach” to addressing climate change & clean energy and delivery of the Shared Arctic Leadership Model recommendations related to adaptation
· Liaise with territorial and national departments to ensure coordination and facilitate information sharing
· Provide support to the Inuit-Canada Joint Clean Growth and Climate Change Table
Other duties as required
· The ideal candidate for this position will have successfully obtained a Bachelor of Arts or Environmental Science with a minimum of 2 years related experience, or
· College diploma in a related field and a minimum of 7 years related work experience
· A Master’s degree in physical, social or environmental sciences or related fields is preferred
· 2 years experience in project planning, proposal writing and budget management
· Experience in analysis and communicating statistical information with a focus on non-technical audiences.
· Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations.
· Experience in developing community projects with the ability to create both long and short-term plans based on community input.
· Knowledge and interest in energy policy, Canadian funding initiatives and carbon pricing legislation
· Knowledge in government energy programs, strategy and opportunities
· Knowledge of the lnuvialuit Settlement Region, the lnuvialuit Final Agreement, and the cooperative management structures established pursuant to the IFA.
SKILLS & ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
· Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of organizations, other staff, and client groups
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written, with diverse audiences
· Ability to plan, schedule, supervise, conduct, evaluate, and report on projects and programs
· Tact, judgment, cultural sensitivity, and behavioral flexibility are required attributes.
Priority given to beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.
All new hires are required to follow the Inuvialuit Mandatory Vaccination Policy
Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation – Human Resources Division
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 1 (888)872-7142
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