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Summer Position for Mi’kmaw/Maliseet and Black Students at Dalhousie's Office of Sustainability

Posted by GHO Admin on March 14, 2016 in Events

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016
Position Title: Climate Change and Energy Officer
Position Reporting to: Director of the Office of Sustainability
Position Start and End Dates: First week of May 2016 and ends last week of August 2016
Hourly Rate: $16.50 an hour
Hours per week: 40 hours

Position: The purpose of this position is to:

  • provide paid job experience for Dalhousie Mi’kmaw/Maliseet and Black students (undergrad and graduate);
  • work on campus climate change and energy issue; and
  • share related climate change and energy issues ideas with local communities.

At least one Office of Sustainability position will be offered annually to Mi’kmaw/Maliseet and Black Students.

Submit resume and cover letter to the Director: by March 31, 2016.  Interviews may not be given to all candidates. Decision will be made by mid-April.  Candidates must be registered as a Dalhousie student.

Location - on campus at Office of Sustainability in Halifax with some meetings in Truro (transportation to Truro for work purposes will be provided by the Office)

Job Description – Summer 2016 :

Dalhousie University has a Climate Change plan and reports annually on Greenhouse gases. In September 2012, the NS agricultural college (AC) merged with Dalhousie University, forming the Faculty of Agriculture.

The focus of this job will be to:

  • Research, analyze, and summarize climate change academic and gray literature with a particular focus on the Truro Bible Hill area.
  • Assist the Director of the Office of Sustainability to engage AC campus and Truro-Bible Hill community members in climate change workshops, sessions and meetings.  This will include some logistics support.
  • Assist in the writing the 2nd version of the University Climate Change plan, including the incorporation of background data from the literature review, surveys, workshops, and meetings
  • Enter in energy project information into tracking software for performance reporting.
  • Support energy manager with energy related projects as needed.
  • Share findings from energy and climate change work with local Mi’kmaq/Maliseet and African Nova Scotians organizations through presentation/meetings.


  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Work well in teams
  • Familiarity with Excel and Word
  • Interest in sustainability issues