Now hiring: Indigenous Environmental Researcher in NAN Territory

We are offering the following short term position

Indigenous Environmental Researcher in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Territory

Start Date: June 21, 2021

Remuneration: $ 18 hour plus cell phone/internet reimbursement of $60 month

Hours: 23 hours / week for 9 weeks

Location: Ontario, principally working from home, with preference for those in Thunder Bay - Lake Superior area to facilitate travel within NAN territory as needed.

Candidate will be required to work from a home office if travel is required it will be compensated.

To apply: Please submit cover letter, CV and references in a single document to by June 15, 2021, Include “Indigenous Environmental Researcher in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Territory” in the subject line.

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

At Sierra Club Canada Foundation, we empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.

At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization, with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in a capacity that best suits their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Our Environmental Science Communications Specialists will be tasked with:

  • Researching and creating outreach materials to increase community
  • engagement and public education related to the Environmental BIll of Rights
  • Developing relationships with stakeholders
  • Writing for the public on their rights and responsibilities related to natural resource protection.
  • Administering communications in different media, including web posting, social media and online meetings & presentations. (Training will be provided.)

Successful candidates will have:

  • Fluency in Oji-Cree or Cree is preferred
  • Strong environmental science background
  • Understanding of regional issues
  • Understanding of Indigenous issues especially re: Treaty 9, and the Far North Act
  • Strong computer skills. Experience using Google docs, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Communications skills – must be confident in written and verbal communication
  • Self-directed ability to work independently
  • Mapping /geographic information systems skills also desirable
  • Must meet criteria for Canada Summer Jobs: a) be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; b) be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and c) be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation is committed to equity and respect for all peoples and persons in all of our work. Diverse candidates and qualifications are welcomed. We will accommodate disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes.

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