International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 200 people, plus over 100 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
The position is based within the IISD Energy Program (www.iisd.org/energy), a diverse and dynamic team of more than 30 experts based in IISD’s Geneva, Winnipeg, and Ottawa offices as well as remotely in India, Indonesia, South Africa, and other countries.
About the Position
The Senior Communications Officer, Canada Energy Transitions, will lead communications for the Re-Energizing Canada project, which aims to shine a light on practical strategies for Canada to mitigate the risk of stranded assets, maintain economic stability, and protect Canadian workers and communities while facilitating the transition away from oil and gas production and toward secure, affordable, and reliable clean energy. They will also communicate about related topics, including fossil fuel subsidy reform, sustainable finance, just transition, and the oil and gas emissions cap in Canada.
As a member of the wider Energy Program communications team, they will work closely with the Communications Assistant, Canada Energy Transitions, Communications Manager as well as the program’s Canada-focused policy experts.
The Senior Communications Officer will be responsible for implementing and updating the Re-Energizing Canada project’s communications strategy and communications-related elements of the broader Canada Energy Transitions strategy, advising the team on communications best practices, as well as coordinating work with internal and external partners and agencies. They will write and edit editorial content related to the work of the program and strategically use digital channels and tools to reach and engage target audiences, working closely with the Communications Assistant.
Their key areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to:
Public Engagement and Social Media
About the Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will be a highly skilled communicator experienced in media relations and working with external partners and opinion leaders. They will have a proven track record of generating media impact. They will be confident in shaping communication strategies to reach and engage niche and highly targeted audiences. Experience in climate or energy-related communications will be considered a strong asset.
The successful applicant will also have the following qualifications:
Location: Winnipeg or remote, Canada
Starting Salary: $53,918 - $64,659
**Employment Type: Full Time (**Would consider part time, if desired); 2-year contract, with potential to become indefinite.
Application deadline: May 14, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST or until filled.
Start date: Immediate opportunity.
Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR. Please only apply to one posting, as this job is posted in multiple cities.
Please include the following:
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.
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IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants' advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.
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