EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IRON & EARTH
Date posted: January 20, 2021
Closing date: February 14, 2021. Applicant intake is ongoing until position is filled.
Job type: Permanent full-time staff position
Start date: April/May or earlier if possible. A later start date could also be negotiated.
Base salary: $90,000 - $100,000 annually
Benefits: Benefits package available after three months
Location: Remote with some travel expectations post-Covid
Iron & Earth formed around the lunchroom tables of the Canadian oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our trade skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies. So, in Spring 2016 we launched Iron & Earth to create a better future for ourselves, our coworkers, and the planet. Since then, we have built a base of nearly 1000 fossil fuel industry worker members and have carried out a wide range of innovative initiatives.
Our overarching intention is to help create an environmentally and socially prosperous planet. Our vision is that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers will play a leading role in building the policy and infrastructure required to reach global climate targets. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050. Our mission is to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions.
We carry out our unique purpose through our regional chapters, national advocacy campaigns, upskilling programs, climate mitigation projects, technology platforms and community-building events. Learn more about our work at ironandearth.org.
We are hiring a new Executive Director to take our organization to new heights. Iron & Earth is poised for growth and we require an exceptional leader who can effectively scale our organization’s initiatives.
The Executive Director’s core mission is to maximize Iron & Earth’s positive impact towards our purpose, pillars and values.
The Executive Director provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth’s initiatives. Key activity areas include strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, team building, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, governance and project management. The Executive Director employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability.
In 2021, the Executive Director will provide leadership for multiple exciting initiatives:
Additional ongoing Executive Director responsibilities:
Iron & Earth is also currently hiring a CEO to launch a social enterprise (Iron & Earth Industries) to deliver our climate career training programs and renewable energy projects. The relationship between the CEO and Executive Director positions will be horizontal, as they will each be responsible for unique organizational entities.
Demonstrated ability to:
Vision and values
You have a deep understanding of:
If you meet the requirements, please:
Email your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to email@example.com
In your cover letter, please tell us about how your experience in the fossil fuel industry inspires you to support workers to build and implement climate solutions. Please also describe the skills and experience you would bring to the mission, objectives, and activities of this position.
We will consider applications on a rolling basis, and therefore early applications are encouraged.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in our organization and for taking the time to apply; however, only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
We recognize that the new economy must be grounded in a recognition of Indigenous peoples’ right to be self-determining over their lands and resources, in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and strive to contribute to building a new economy that reflects this principle. We especially encourage and welcome Indigenous candidates to apply for this role.
Thank you for your interest!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Jan 20 2021 Numéro : 57679