Position: Climate Action Coordinator
Reports to: Band Administrator
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: September 1, 2025
About Lax Klan (Kitkatla)
Gitxaała, also known as Git Lax M’oon, people of the saltwater are one of the most ancient societies on the coast. The village of Lax Klan (Kitkatla, BC) has been continuously inhabited since time immemorial. Gitxaała hereditary leaders from the four clans, Gisputwada, Ganhada, Lax’sgiik and Laxgibuu, manage and protect their territories and resources according to their ayaawx, traditional laws.
About the Position
Reporting to April Lamon, Band Administrator, the Climate Action Coordinator work involves planning and implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, and climate change resilience projects to reduce diesel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepare for climate change, and meet other related community objectives. The Climate Action Coordinator will join a peer network of similar positions in remote Indigenous communities throughout BC, and be offered training and mentorship support.
- Develop and execute a workplan that includes planning and coordination of energy and climate action projects related to community priorities. These projects include capacity building, clean energy, energy efficiency, adapting to climate change, and community engagement. Specific tasks may include:
- Managing contractors to perform home energy efficiency upgrades
- Supporting the development of infrastructure to generate additional clean energy (for example, hydroelectric and solar installations)
- Engaging community members on the impacts of climate change, and begin planning for community resiliency
- Managing and executing projects, including:
- Exploring adaptation measures
- Updating the community energy plan
- Others, to be determined in work planning
- Developing communication materials, and sharing information with the broader community
- Conducting community engagement, including surveys
- Presenting information to leadership for decision-making
- Participate in training and capacity building opportunities aimed at items such as office skills, project management, leadership, energy efficiency, and community engagement
- Attend peer network sessions, in person and online, to share and transfer knowledge with other remote Indigenous communities
- Participate in regular coaching to continuously build capacity to meet the job responsibilities of a Climate Action Coordinator.
Skills Sets and Competencies
- Grade 12 minimum
- Diploma, undergraduate degree, or experience related to clean energy, climate change, lands and resources, or any relevant experience that can be applied (preferred, but not necessary)
- Experience with and knowledge of working with Indigenous Organizations and/or remote communities (preferred, but not necessary)
- Ability or interest to learn how to manage small and medium sized community projects
- Interest in clean energy, climate change, and community empowerment
- Ability and willingness to learn on the job, through mentorship, and organized training courses
- Ability to use Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power point, OR willingness to learn
- Good sense of organization
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Open to learning, making mistakes, working with a peer network, and mentors
- Satisfactory criminal records check.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following to Norman Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A letter of interest outlining how your previous experience and education would support this position.
- An up-to-date CV
The successful candidate will be asked to provide references. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gitxaala Nation hires based on skills, ability, and qualifications; however, in support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Indigenous Peoples, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.
Persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference. s16(1) CHRA.