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National Climate Change Coordinator – Environment

National Climate Change Coordinator

Refer to competition number 2021-ELW-05

Internal/External Competition


Description: The Assembly of First Nations is seeking a highly skilled and motivated National Climate Change Coordinator to support the National Office in its engagement with First Nations regionally on issues related to climate change. The National Coordinator will organize outreach, coordinate, and facilitate meetings, initiate communication, and prepare documentation based on engagement at the regional level. The incumbent will also gather and research information, provide recommendations on policy, research and advocacy related First Nations issues on climate change.

Who Can Apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s. 16(1) CHRA).

Abilities & Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a domain related to climate change / environmental research and/or advocacy, ideally in a First Nation setting;
  • Post-secondary degree in the social or natural sciences, resource / project management, environment or a related field of study, or an equivalent combination of education &
    experience in a specific policy area;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with good ability to plan, organize and set priorities, while also taking direction;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others in an open, constructive and respectful manner;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships, while working collaboratively and professionally as a member of a broader team;
  • Ability to work independently and expeditiously with tight timelines and competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, professionalism, judgement, and initiative; and
  • Moderate to high level of computer literacy.
  • Diplomacy, tact and sound decision-making ability;
  • English is the working language; however, the ability to work in both official languages (English/French) is an asset, as is knowledge of an Indigenous language(s).

Salary Range: AFN offers competitive salaries, strong benefits, and a pension plan.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario Please note that AFN is currently working remotely to ensure the health, safety, and the well-being of our employees.

Employment Status: Permanent, Full-time position

Closing Date:  June 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the criteria (quoting the above reference number) along with a current resume, and three (3) work related references:

Assembly of First Nations, Human Resources

55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5

Website: BambooHR


Interviews will be held virtually through Zoom.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.

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