Fields: climate change, social justice, youth, outreach, progressive
Location: Remote, Canada
About the Organization: In early Winter, 2019 in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Anishinabek, RISE 2019 will bring together hundreds of young people from across this land to build a powerful youth climate movement. We will prepare to mobilize the places where we live and work to take meaningful action on climate change, Indigenous rights, protecting the environment, and addressing social & economic inequality. It will be a multi-day convergence comprised of workshops, symposiums, presentations, skill building, inspirational keynotes, and uplifting entertainment. By bringing together tenacious young people, galvanizing our passion, and building our knowledge, together we can strategize to shape and catalyze the climate revolution.
About the Position: Convergence Coordinator will sit on the convergence steering committee and work with the core organizing team to ensure that the convergence reaches its goals. This person will will handle overall project and budget management, and support a multi-stakeholder organizing initiative that includes individuals, organizations, and grassroots groups. The exact roles and responsibilities will be dynamic and growing, constantly changing dependent on the development of of the convergence. 25 hrs/week, for 16-24 weeks, starting immediately. Location: Anywhere in Canada (preferably Ottawa, Ontario). There will be an in-person planning retreat in the Ottawa area from November 2nd-4th 2018 that ideally all core team members and steering committee members will be able to attend.
- Strong leadership skills;
- A demonstrated commitment to climate justice
- Strong organizational, strategic planning, and time management skills;
- Strong team facilitation skills;
- Strong communications skills, ideally in both verbal and written in French and English;
- Experience recruiting, engaging and organizing volunteers;
- Experience working with young people;
- Experience in public speaking;
- Ability to be an informed and motivational representative of the team;
- Proven judgement, analytical and time management skills;
- Proven fundraising skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation and networking abilities;
- Ability to work on a team as well as independently;
- Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time in a fast-paced work environment;
- Word processing and computer skills;
- Good knowledge of social media and new media;
- The ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Estimated Salary: $20/hour, 25 hrs/week
Deadline: September 24, 2018
RISE 2019, Canada