Climate Change Officer

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK


Facilities Management UNB Fredericton
Competition #: #021-17.18 Closing Date: June 16, 2017 4:00PM
Employment Group: No Group Salary or Rate: $33,737 - $42,171 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative) As soon as possible Hours per Week: Full-time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative) Term until March 31, 2018 Funding: Externally Funded

The Climate Change Officer works closely with the Sustainability Coordinator and Energy Management group and is responsible for coordinating efforts necessary to facilitate future development of a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for UNB.

Representative Responsibilities

·    Responsible for designing, planning and executing facilitated events for stakeholder engagement and community outreach. This includes communicating directly with community stakeholders/campus stakeholders/partners, and coordinating their engagement and support with UNB Sustainability.

·    Responsible for research approaches related to planning for, mitigating effects of, and adapting to climate change at UNB. This includes literature and peer reviews, researching science journals, databases, on-line resources, practitioner interviews, case studies, etc. on a wide range of climate change issues.

·    Responsible for coordination and facilitation of meetings of the Climate Change Action Plan Committee that meet on a semi-regular basis to address issues related to climate change on campus and to consistently monitor and update the effectiveness of the CCAP as needed. In the early stages this will include discussion to support development of the CCAP such as potential impacts to the university.

·    Responsible for coordination, facilitation, and reporting on Task Force meetings that will work to establish targets and strategies for the Climate Change Action Plan. These task forces are made up of individuals with experience within: sustainable food, energy, procurement, transportation, buildings, waste management, education and programs, and grounds. They will meet on a regular basis, with the Climate Change Officer reporting findings back to the Climate Change Action Plan Committee.

·    Responsible for organizing and implementing an engagement session to present proposed targets and strategies to the university and general community to receive feedback.

·    Responsible for aiding in the creation of an implementation plan that will lead university stakeholders to the creation and successful implementation of a CCAP.


·    Degree in Environmental Management and/or area of climate change.

·    Demonstrated experience in environmental and natural sciences and climate research.

·    Knowledge of the implications of climate change.

·    Excellent written and oral communication.

·    Ability to organize and analyze information, identify and evaluate solutions.

·    Event management and coordination experience.

·    Confident and knowledgeable around the topic of climate change.  

** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full%u2011time**


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.


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