If you are excited to help forge a prosperous energy transition for our country and you have experience in the fossil fuel industry, don't miss this exciting opportunity to work with Iron & Earth!
We are hiring a new Executive Director to take our organization to new heights. Our organization is poised for growth and recently emerged from our startup phase. With a solid foundation now in place, we require an exceptional leader who can begin to scale our organization's initiatives.
The Executive Director will have a lot of flexibility to design their own strategies and work schedule. We’re seeking candidates with an inspiring vision for Canada's energy future and a passion for building community and empowering fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions.
The Executive Director provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth’s work including strategy, finance, resource development, human resources, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, and board development. The Executive Director employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability for the organization’s work.
Iron & Earth formed around the lunchroom tables of the 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. Beyond the financial benefits, we were excited about the opportunity to help build a more sustainable energy future. 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 membership of over 900 fossil fuel industry workers passionate about our vision and have carried out a wide range of initiatives.
Iron & Earth is a worker-led not-for-profit whose mission is to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050.
Our vision is that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers will play a leading role in building the infrastructure and nature-based solutions required to reach global climate targets. Our vision of Iron & Earth’s role in realizing this future is that by 2050 we will have empowered thousands of worker members to establish chapters, develop projects, deliver training programs, shape policies, and host and participate in climate solution-related events around the world.
We recognize that the new economy must be grounded in a recognition of Indigenous peoples’ right to be self-determining over their own lands and resources, in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and strive to work toward a new economy that reflects this principle.
This opportunity is perfect for a current or former fossil fuel industry worker who has an inspiring vision of how Canada’s traditional energy sector workforce and businesses can be mobilized to build a prosperous net-zero future. The core mission of the Executive Director is to maximize the positive impact of Iron & Earth and the extent to which Iron & Earth fulfills its vision, mission, pillars and values. The top-level-goal for the Executive Director is to provide effective leadership while deepening the organization’s impact through its four key pillars.
Executive Director responsibilities:
Mandatory skills & experience
Additional skills and experience preferred
We especially encourage and welcome Indigenous candidates to apply.
Salary and hours
Compensation: $35/hr at 40 hr/week.
Remotely based with some opportunities to meet with members and team members in-person, pending COVID-19 restrictions throughout the period of the contract.
How to apply
If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements, please:
We will consider applications continuously until the posting closes on December 2, 2020.
We thank all applicants for your interest in our organization and the time spent on your application; however, only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.