Website Ecotrust Canada

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About Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit that works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based, and relentlessly practical. Learn more at

About our Climate Innovation Initiative

Ecotrust Canada’s Climate Innovation Initiative is dedicated to demonstrating how forest carbon management is a powerful tool for mitigating climate change, while at the same time, protecting ecosystems and providing for community prosperity. A core pillar of our work involves engaging with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and helping explore and develop forest carbon financing opportunities, including carbon offset projects. Our principles are well defined – projects must create clear, lasting, climate benefits; they must conserve or regenerate natural systems; and they must be supported and led by the communities they affect, and in turn, project benefits must flow back to those communities. As we look across Canada’s incredible wealth of carbon rich landscapes and the communities that call these places home, we see the unparalleled potential to make demonstrable progress in the battle against climate change.

Position Summary

The Community Program Manager will coordinate and drive deep community engagement in support of Natural Climate Solutions and carbon project development with our rural, remote and Indigenous community partners. The Community Program Manager will report directly to Ecotrust Canada’s Director of Climate Innovation.

Community Engagement Responsibilities:

Collaborate and coordinate with the team’s rural, remote, and Indigenous community partners, including,
leading community outreach and communications,
coordinating and undertaking community visits and gatherings
leading educational and other engagement events for community partners and broader climate solutions stakeholders.
Support engagement between communities and the broader Canadian climate community, including natural climate solutions, carbon markets, and carbon offset stakeholders.
Program Management Responsibilities:

Working with other staff, plan and implement program needs, project scopes, goals, and deliverables.
Manage project timelines and track deliverables to achieve project goals.
Monitor and report to foundation and government funders on project progress.
Lead grant writing and reporting activities.
Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Biology, Economics, Indigenous Studies, Business, or other related fields, with preference for a Master’s Degree.
At least three years of experience working with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities on issues related to climate, stewardship, and natural resource management.
At least three years’ experience demonstrating excellent program management skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and develop community engagement projects.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Understanding of the role of Provincial, Federal, and international climate regulations and carbon pricing policy.
Excellent oral and written communication and ability to distill technical matters in plain language.
Understanding of Canada’s colonial history, its ongoing impacts on Indigenous communities, and commitment to Decolonization, Reconciliation and justice-seeking endeavours.
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences.

To Apply

Please create one PDF combining cover letter and resume, and title it in the following format: “Last Name, First Name_ProgramManager.” Submit applications to our website at  Applications due by 9pm PST, May 16, 2022 but will be reviewed as they are received.

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