Pipeline sinkers

ForestEthics is best known as one of the world's leading forest protection organizations. But, according to a job posting, the group is "expanding its work to include energy and climate issues" - including coalbed gas development and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, a twin pipeline system running from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat. Which is why ForestEthics is looking to hire a "creative and talented individual who has a demonstrated track record as a change agent." The following is a complete copy of that posting.

Energy Campaigner

Position Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 12/19/2008

Location(s): Vancouver


Founded in 2000, ForestEthics has quickly become one of the world's leading forest protection organizations. Over the past seven years we have had unprecedented success protecting critical forests in Canada and catalyzing demand for ecologically responsible wood and paper products in North America. Our work in the Great Bear Rainforest has resulted in protection agreements covering over 2 million ha. Our Inland Rainforest Program has focused on protecting the old-growth forests endangered mountain caribou need to survive. Please see www.forestethics.ca for more information.

ForestEthics is expanding its work to include energy and climate issues. We are currently seeking a campaigner to work on energy issues in British Columbia, with an emphasis on the northwest region.


Our work in 2008 and beyond focuses on three areas:
- Coal bed methane development in the Sacred Headwaters and in B.C. in general;
- The Gateway Pipeline; and
- Developing and promoting climate-positive energy policies.

We are seeking a creative and talented individual who has a demonstrated track record as a change agent, to help us advance this work with all audiences.

* Work with North Western regional groups, communities and First Nations to inform citizens of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) issues, pipelines, and other energy issues.
* Work with provincial groups to inform citizens about CBM issues.
* Develop outreach materials and give presentations on CBM, pipelines and climate.
* Track issues and assist in the preparation of briefing materials.
* Work with communities, academics, researchers and other environmental organizations to develop climate-friendly energy policies.
* Participate in ForestEthics staff meetings, organizational planning and training sessions as necessary.

* At least three years of relevant work experience such as environmental campaigning, organizing, politics, advocacy or media, with demonstrated tangible results
* Working knowledge of biology/ecology; degree an asset
* Passion for protecting species and ecosystems
* Excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent project management, time management and interpersonal skills
* Must be extremely well organized, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and work independently and as part of a team * Proficiency in basic computer applications
* Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
* Interest in and passion for the mission of ForestEthics

Please submit a resume and cover letter, including a summary of your qualifications and successes to date and outlining why you would like to work with ForestEthics, to energycampaigner@forestethics.org.
Please include your name in the subject line and on all attachments.
Deadline: December 19, 2008.

Salary DOE. We offer a competitive benefits package. This position is located in Vancouver or Smithers, BC. We thank everyone for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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