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32-hours per week
10-month contract position: May 01, 2021 to February 28, 2022
Salary: $43,200.

Posting closes: April 20, 2021

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada. It is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions and Basic Income Canada Network in collaboration with Basic Income Canada Youth Network, Coalition Canada: basic Income - revenu de base, national experts and local partners.

Project Description

As Canada transitions to a low-carbon economy, we are undertaking a dialogue with 25 to 35 communities across Canada to explore and demonstrate the extent to which the low-carbon transition and reimagined income security can complement each other to create a foundation for community resilience and stability.

The local dialogues will seek to create a “brave space” for people whose jobs may be directly affected by the transition, but also for people who are often left out of the discussion on climate change, such as those who emerged as essential workers during the pandemic (for example, in care facilities and groceries) and others who are currently unemployed, marginally or precariously employed. The dialogues will be focused on developing a broader understanding of how the shift away from today’s carbon-intensive economy can also create new opportunities, new jobs and local self-reliance, which income security is meant to support.

Job Description

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Assistant is responsible for supporting the implementation and administration of the project.

Key project deliverables include:

  • A concept paper on the links and synergies between community resilience, income security, and the low-carbon transition.
  • Identification of 15 to 25 community partners drawn from the climate and energy, income security, and worker communities. Local partners are responsible for organizing, facilitating, notetaking and reporting the results from each local dialogue.
  • Overall management, logistical advice and technical support for 25 to 35 local dialogues provided to local partners, including: a virtual kick-off for community partners; a train-the-trainers module and discussion guide; arolling, online calendar and summary of local sessions as they occur; moderated online discussion forum and a twice-monthly news update for local partners; check-ins with partners to encourage follow-up action from each local session; and a wrap-up session for community partners to close out the project, synthesize lessons learned, and act as a catalyst for continuing dialogue, collaboration, and next steps.
  • Ongoing communications, including asteady stream of results and updates through partner organizations and their publications, social media channels, and through the wider climate and energy, income security, and trade union communities. A Special Report on community resilience, income security, and the transition to net-zero will be published to The Energy Mix.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supporting project planning sessions
  • Implementing document management system, including data collection and input, recordkeeping, bookkeeping and expense documentation
  • Supporting stakeholder relations and communications
  • Supporting preparation and closure of documents.

Job qualifications and requirements

  • Two years of assistant experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience supporting public engagement processes
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Is self-motivated and detail-minded
  • Proactively identifies and reports problems and issues and supports their resolution
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

We are committed to developing a diverse and talented project team. Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, people with disabilities and people of diverse gender expression are encouraged to apply.

SOURCE: GoodWork

20 Apr 2021
Energy Mix Productions and Basic Income Canada Network
Virtual/anywhere  --
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Organizational Development