Wildsight Invermere is Hiring

Climate Change Resilience Coordinator — Assistant

12 Week Contract, Part-Time
September 14 – December 3, 2021
24 hours per week x 12 weeks @ $20 per hour



The Climate Change Resilience Coordinator — Assistant will be responsible for supporting Wildsight Invermere’s ongoing and emerging climate change initiatives, in particular the Climate Pledge, through public outreach, community engagement and education, relationship building and related activities. Due to funding, this is a youth position available to those aged 15 to 30 at the start of employment.



  • Develop a youth climate engagement strategy or project working to support the local Fridays for Future group
    • Help organize the Invermere Fridays for Futures climate action event
  • Liaise with the District of Invermere and the Regional District of East Kootenay to understand and promote their sustainability goals for the region
  • Assist in the planning and execution of activities, events and resources associated with the Climate Pledge
    • Green Commute Challenge: Help promote the event online and at community events; collect and organize data received from participants
    • Video to Support an Active, Pedestrian-Oriented Downtown Revitalization: Assist with filming logistics, support key script points through research of successful case studies; coordinate filming dates and locations with the videographer and speakers
    • Home Heating Webinar: Coordinate with potential speakers, help set up event online, develop content to promote the event through social and print media
  • Help develop community engagement and education ideas for the next stages of the Climate Pledge on Building and Waste
  • Support social media content creation related to the Climate Pledge
  • Seek out opportunities for community partnerships and/or collaborations on climate change related issues and activities including specific outreach to youth and high school students
  • Coordinate with local youth, the Summit Youth Hub, ColumbiYEA
  • Assist with the planning, logistics and promotion of the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival



  • A strong environmental ethic and interest in climate change and conservation-related issues
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of computers and standard programs such as Microsoft Office suite, as well as social media (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Social media content creation and promotion, graphic design skills an asset
  • Experience with planning community events
    • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Comfortable with community outreach and education on environmental issues (able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of challenging conversations!)
  • Local knowledge and relationships with community members and organizations an asset


To Be Eligible, Youth Must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Karen Barkley, Branch Manager at Invermere@Wildsight.ca by August 30, 2021 at 4pm.