Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity: Alberta Beyond Coal Part-Time Organizer (Independent Contractor)


Position Description

Hours and Wages: Three days per week (21 hours/week), $40/hour
Location: Calgary or Southern Alberta preferred

Primary Relationships
Reports to: Director of Campaigns and Organizing
Day-to-day reporting: Regional Organizer – Prairies, NWT
Works closely with: Council chapters, campaign partners and volunteers

Date: Begins as soon as possible and continues through June 2021.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the posting will close as soon as the right candidate is confirmed.


The Council of Canadians and Alberta Environmental Network are together running a short-term campaign focused on protecting Alberta waterways from open-pit coal mining. Reporting to the Director of Campaigns and Organizing and the Regional Organizer – Prairies, NWT, the Alberta Beyond Coal organizer will work on a team with the RO and local partners to plan and implement the campaign through June 2021. While initial phases of the campaign are focused on lawn sign distribution, the Organizer will also support planning and implementing following campaign work throughout the contract.

This position will require some evening and weekend work, and travel within public health guidelines.

Major Responsibilities

  • Organizing and leading calling and texting campaigns
  • Coordinating lawn sign distribution in southern Alberta
  • Recruiting, coordinating, and training local volunteer teams
  • Plan, lead, and follow-up for actions and events
  • Support engagement with decision-makers
  • Coordinate media requests
  • Participate in campaign planning and coordination meetings as needed
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making informed by organizing
  • Close collaboration with the Regional Organizer – PNWT
  • Build relationships with local communities
  • Administrative work as needed

Position Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals and strategies of the campaign
  • Demonstrated experience working in with some aspects of local campaigning, including a relevant campaign tactics like on-the-ground mobilizations and escalation, grassroots communications, and digital campaigning
  • Ability to relate well and collaboratively with diverse groups in a fast-paced campaigning environment
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with a detail-oriented approach from start to finish
  • Ability to travel (within public health guidelines), and work some evenings and weekends
  • Capacity to complete self-directed work in a distributed but collaborative team
  • Strong familiarity with online and phone-based communications tools (e.g., CallHub calling and texting; social media platforms; Zoom, etc.)
  • Experience in Provincial and federal advocacy

The Council of Canadians is committed to employment equity. We seek to build a diverse and welcoming team. We encourage individuals from communities facing systemic barriers to apply, including people of colour, Indigenous people, the Black community, women, LGBTQIA2S and people with disabilities. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for employment equity. Any such disclosure is voluntary, and you may identify with more than one community or group.

The Council further welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and will make every effort to fulfill requests for accommodation. If you require accommodation to complete and submit your application and/or during the interview process, please advise the recruitment contact person, so arrangements can be made.

APPLICATIONS: Send your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 to