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Climate Change Program Coordinator

Closing Date: 
September 27, 2019

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) invites applications for the position of Climate Change Program Coordinator based in Inuvik, NT. 

Under the guidance of the Research Manager, the Climate Change Program Coordinator is responsible for addressing short and long-term climate policy needs by supporting regional/community climate change priorities and establishing a climate change program within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). The successful candidate will work closely with local communities, and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group to ensure a coordinated approach to climate change adaptation/migration efforts in the ISR.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the integration of Inuvialuit knowledge with Western science to support all future Arctic climate policies and research
  • Liaise with regional, community groups and IRC to coordinate climate change education and outreach programs and community climate change research initiatives
  • Lead the approach to acquire long-term funding for Inuvialuit-led climate change research
  • Strengthen Inuit food systems through supports and adaptations that recognize climate changes
  • Support the investment of climate-resilient northern infrastructure, technologies and energy independence within the ISR and stay abreast of climate change research within the ISR
  • Develop and disseminate ISR Climate change research action plan
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change within the ISR
  • Represent Inuvialuit interests on Regional, Territorial and National Committees and support the implementation of the 2018-2022 National Inuit Climate Change Strategy and development of the Northern Adaptation Strategy


The ideal candidate will have the following combination of education, experience and knowledge:

  • BA or Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field
    • Master’s Degree in Environmental sciences or related fields is preferred
  • 2 years experience in climate change adaptation/migration acquired through cooperative program work placements, course work, volunteer placements and/or professional experience
  • Experience facilitating public and community engagement sessions on complex issues and developing long and short-term plans and community programs
  • Knowledge and interest in Federal and Territorial climate change policies/programs
  • Knowledge of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and the Inuvialuit Final Agreement initiatives
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communicate effectively both orally and written, with diverse audiences
  • Proven ability to plan, schedule, supervise, conduct, evaluate and report on projects and programs
  • Willingness to travel within and outside the ISR

Priority consideration will be given to beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

Deadline to apply is September 27, 2019.  Should this opportunity interest you, please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to:

              Inuvialuit Regional Corporation - Human Resources Division    Fax: 888-872-7142