About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic community organizer to engage our growing community of energy efficiency advocates. As an organization, we integrate the identification/creation and mobilization of grassroots energy efficiency advocates into our work. If you have an interest in energy policy nerdiness and political change campaigns, this position is for you!
Reporting to the Director of Engagement, and working alongside the engagement team, the Manager, Community Engagement will use their knowledge of facilitating and mobilizing to support Efficiency Canada’s policy advocacy. The Manager, Community Engagement will be responsible for working with the Efficiency Canada team on advancing policy issues with multiple levels of supporters. This work will include engagement with policy research, community outreach, and campaign organizing including events and actions.
Developing and implementing sound organizing and advocacy strategies in collaboration with the team to support:
Efficiency Canada’s major campaigns, including the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, low-income energy efficiency policy, net-zero energy and emissions building codes and standards, and other energy efficiency policy work
Recruitment and organization of the Regional Champions, including running meetings, organizing networking events, and facilitating training.
Networking with similar advocacy groups that are organizing related campaigns.
Facilitating meetings, workshops, and conference calls to provide opportunities for the sector to discuss issues, learn about the political process, discuss current events impacting the sector, and identify upcoming local advocacy opportunities.
Conducting regular outreach to build awareness and increase participation in new organizing initiatives.
Identifying and developing local leaders, across Canada, through meetings, events, and other forms of local engagement.
Writing to support organizing and advocacy strategies for a diversity of audiences, in a variety of mediums, including presentations, blogs, social media posts, agendas, and reports.
Identification and outreach to key policymakers and other government relations strategies.
Growing and maintaining well-organized lists and updated statistics to facilitate increasing member involvement using Engaging Networks and other digital tools.
Managing interns/students to help implement mobilizing strategies.
Ongoing activities to maintain an engaged audience.
Efficiency Canada is housed within Carleton University; however, our team works in a remote, online environment. Access to a reliable computer and internet connection is required. Device access accommodations can be made available.
Flexible and remote work arrangement.
Four weeks’ vacation.
Additional day off around statutory long weekends during the months of April to September, an annual winter holiday shutdown, and your birthday off.
Training and development budget to support your professional goals.
Volunteer time off to support causes that are most important to you.
2-3 years’ previous experience working as a community organizer or related public-facing or organizing role.
Experience in developing and implementing approaches to community organizing, volunteer recruitment and management, mobilizing, and engagement.
Ability to strategize and work with groups to develop advocacy campaigns and tactics.
Experience working with coalitions.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage projects simultaneously.
Ability to work independently, with the comfort to ask for help, when needed.
Experience with virtual and in-person event planning, including facilitation, logistics, and sponsorship.
Strong writing and communications capabilities, including experience in digital outreach.
Comfort with social media, digital communication, and presenting.
Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups in both public and private sectors.
Comfort and ability to work with richly diverse communities.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent lived or related experiences.
Must have the ability to travel occasionally within Canada.
Nice to have
Knowledge of federal and provincial energy efficiency policies and programs.
Conflict resolution skills.
A developed network of energy efficiency stakeholders across Canada.
Experience with Engaging Networks or similar CRM systems.
Bilingual in English and French.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume through the application form. Include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file following the file naming convention ‘Last Name, First Name’. Please outline your pronouns and availability in your cover letter. If you require accommodations during the application and interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Erica Chan Glueck, Operations Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org