BCCIC Climate Change Volunteer Positions (5)

Volunteer Positions to Support BCCIC’s Climate Change Programme

BCCIC has an interest in supporting action on global climate change, and as such has leveraged the organization’s resources for a growing Climate Change Programme. Past policy and engagement work is the foundation of this programme, including the organizing of Youth Delegations to the UNFCCC COP conferences. Current climate change projects integrate the Sustainable Development Goals framework, as well as continued work on climate change policy, locally and globally. 5 Volunteer positions are on offer below:

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***Deadline Extended to December 5 at 12pm (noon)***

1. Policy Assistant, Domestic Climate Action

Description & Context

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer to play a key role in supporting BCCIC’s Climate Change Programme, with the intent of advancing public policies that promote more ambitious climate action and connecting with the members of the provincial council. The volunteer will assist with the Programme’s CSO engagement strategy, working on climate action advocacy and supporting the development of domestic climate policy briefings. The volunteer will work as part of the BCCIC Climate Change Programme team.

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conducting research process like reviewing reports, legislations, literature and conducting interviews;
  • Analyze the research inputs to develop policy recommendations through policy briefs on domestic climate policies;
  • Connecting with the members of the Council and seek alignment of their works with domestic climate policies advancement positions;
  • Develop presentations and other materials on relevant SDG themes and provincial issues;
  • Complete any necessary reporting as required by project manager(s);
  • Supporting the work of the Climate Change Programme in general.

The BCCIC Domestic Climate Action Policy Assistant will report directly to the coordinators of the Climate Change Programme and the BCCIC staff member supervising the Programme.

What makes a good fit?

  • Passionate about climate action and Canadian climate policies
  • Experience doing written policy work or has strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of Canadian political affairs is required
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals an asset
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Creative, motivated to volunteer in a highly productive organization

Volunteer Benefit

Volunteering with BCCIC is unpaid; no monetary compensation is provided. However, we understand and appreciate that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute towards building a better world, and therefore, BCCIC staff work hard to ensure that the tenures of each of our volunteers is a positive and meaningful experience. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with BCCIC staff  to determine which tasks they take on.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
  • Exposure to and participation in high-level, nationwide conversations on global issues;
  • Opportunity to liaise with member organizations; and
  • Upon positive completion of the volunteer internship, reflective references from direct supervisor.

Duration

The Domestic Climate Action Policy Assistant will begin volunteering with BCCIC from January 5th onward. Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers of this position to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months. Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. Please note that we require volunteers to volunteer in-person during regular office hours at least half of the committed volunteering time. The location will be either BCCIC’s downtown office or UBC Point Grey Campus. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 8-15 hours a week.

Any  questions regarding this position may be directed to jeffrey@bccic.ca.

 

2. Policy Assistant, International Climate Action

Description & Context

BCCIC is seeking a volunteer to assist with its international climate change policy projects. The volunteer will support the Programme’s efforts in advancing ambitious climate policies through various platforms, and facilitate outreach to the Programme’s partners involved in the United Nations Climate Change processes. The volunteer will work as part of the BCCIC Climate Change Programme team.

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conducting research and analysing the latest development in global climate politics to develop policy recommendations through policy briefs for the Council’s members and the broader public;
  • Connecting domestic sustainable development issues, particularly those facing BC, with global climate action to seek alignment and potential policy improvements;
  • Connecting with the members of the Council and seeking alignment of their work with contemporary international climate policy;
  • Develop presentations and other materials for public capacity-building initiatives;
  • Complete any necessary reporting as required by the project manager(s);
  • Supporting the work of the Climate Change Programme in general.

The BCCIC Climate Change International Policy Advancement Assistant report directly to the coordinators of the Climate Change Programme and the BCCIC staff member supervising the Programme.

What makes a good fit?

  • Passionate about climate action and international climate politics
  • Experience doing written policy work or has strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Climate Change processes an asset
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals an asset
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Creative, motivated to volunteer in a highly productive organization

Volunteer Benefit

Volunteering with BCCIC is unpaid; no monetary compensation is provided. However, we understand and appreciate that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute towards building a better world, and therefore, BCCIC staff work hard to ensure that the tenures of each of our volunteers is a positive and meaningful experience. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with BCCIC staff  to determine which tasks they take on.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
  • Exposure to and participation in high-level, nationwide conversations on global issues;
  • Opportunity to liaise with member organizations; and
  • Upon positive completion of the volunteer internship, reflective references from direct supervisor.

Duration

The International Climate Action Policy Assistant will begin volunteering with BCCIC from January 5th onward. Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers of this position to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months. Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. Please note that we require volunteers to volunteer in-person during regular office hours at least half of the committed volunteering time. The location will be either BCCIC’s downtown office or UBC Point Grey Campus. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 8-15 hours a week.

Any questions regarding this position may be directed to jeffrey@bccic.ca.

 

3. Project Assistant, UN Climate Change Youth Delegation

Description & Context

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer to play a key role in supporting BCCIC’s UN Climate Change Youth Delegation project. The volunteer will assist the delegation project coordinator in the administrative and logistical aspects of the project. The volunteer will work as part of the BCCIC Climate Change Programme team.

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conduct research on existing climate strategies and policies across BC, particularly as they relate to the United Nations Climate Change processes
  • Collect data from municipal, provincial and federal sources to assess community performance on the SDGs and Paris Agreement-aligned emissions targets
  • Interview civil society and provincial officials across BC to ground the truth in quantitative findings and gain an  understanding of existing gaps
  • Analyze these inputs to develop policy recommendations, guided by the delegation lead
  • Develop presentations and other materials on relevant SDG themes and provincial issues
  • Complete any necessary reporting as required by project manager(s)
  • Contribute, as necessary, additional research on the SDGs and both federal and international climate policy issues

The BCCIC UN Climate Change Youth Delegation Project Assistant report directly to the coordinators of the Youth Delegation project and the BCCIC staff member supervising the Programme.

Accepting this position would forfeit your eligibility to apply to the upcoming UN Climate Change Youth Delegations.

What makes a good fit?

  • Passionate about climate action and international climate policies
  • Strong creative writing and project coordination skills
  • Knowledge of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Climate Change processes an asset
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals an asset
  • Ideally comfortable with graphic design and Google apps.
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Creative, motivated to volunteer in a highly productive organization

Volunteer Benefit

Volunteering with BCCIC is unpaid; no monetary compensation is provided. However, we understand and appreciate that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute towards building a better world, and therefore, BCCIC staff work hard to ensure that the tenures of each of our volunteers is a positive and meaningful experience. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with BCCIC staff  to determine which tasks they take on.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
  • Exposure to and participation in high-level, nationwide conversations on global issues;
  • Opportunity to liaise with member organizations; and
  • Upon positive completion of the volunteer internship, reflective references from direct supervisor.

Duration

The UN Climate Change Youth Delegation Project Assistant will begin volunteering with BCCIC from February 5th onward. Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers of this position to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months (when the May Youth Delegation project ends). Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. Please note that we require volunteers to volunteer in-person during regular office hours at least half of the committed volunteering time. The location will be either BCCIC’s downtown office or UBC Point Grey Campus. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 8-15 hours a week.

Any questions regarding this position may be directed to colton@bccic.ca.   

 

4. Policy Assistant, Local Governance

Description & Context

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer to play a key role in our BC 2030 policy engagement initiative: an effort to demonstrate British Columbia’s leadership role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Local Governance Policy Assistant will support the work of the City and Climate Change working group of the Climate Change Programme. The volunteer will help the Working Group to continue the momentum built during the climate mitigation and adaptation policy research project and maintain the relationships between the Council and various researchers, government agencies, and local governments. The volunteer will also support the City Working Group with its BC2030 projects. The volunteer will work as part of the BCCIC Climate Change Programme team.

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support the work of the City Working Group with its continued engagement with local governments in BC to implement the SDGs;
  • Continue the research on policy recommendations for local government mitigation and adaptation under the direction of the City Working Group;
  • Complete any necessary reporting as required by project;
  • Supporting the work of the Climate Change Programme in general.

The BCCIC Local Governance Policy Assistant report directly to the coordinators of the Climate Change Programme and the BCCIC staff member supervising the Programme.

What makes a good fit?

  • Passionate about global change through local action
  • Interested in learning about and working with the agenda-setting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Passionate about climate action and Canadian climate policies
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Confident talking to people on the phone and in person
  • Ideally comfortable with graphic design and Google apps
  • Creative, motivated to volunteer in a highly productive organization

Volunteer Benefit

Volunteering with BCCIC is unpaid; no monetary compensation is provided. However, we understand and appreciate that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute towards building a better world, and therefore, BCCIC staff work hard to ensure that the tenures of each of our volunteers is a positive and meaningful experience. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with BCCIC staff  to determine which tasks they take on.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
  • Exposure to and participation in high-level, nationwide conversations on global issues;
  • Opportunity to liaise with member organizations; and
  • Upon positive completion of the volunteer internship, reflective references from direct supervisor.

Duration

The Local Governance Policy Assistant will begin volunteering with BCCIC from January 5th onward. Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers of this position to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months. Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. Please note that we require volunteers to volunteer in-person during regular office hours at least half of the committed volunteering time. The location will be either BCCIC’s downtown office or UBC Point Grey Campus. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 8-15 hours a week.

Any questions regarding this position may be directed to jeffrey@bccic.ca.

 

5. Analytical Assistant, SDG Localisation

Description & Context

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer to play a key role in our BC 2030 policy engagement initiative: an effort to demonstrate British Columbia’s leadership role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Localisation Analytical Assistant will support the work of the City and Climate Change working group of the Climate Change Programme. The volunteer will help the Working Group to align international standards with the SDGs to develop localised sustainable development indicators for local governments in BC. The volunteer will also support the City Working Group with policy research projects. The volunteer will work as part of the BCCIC Climate Change Programme team.

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Analyse existing indicators and standards for local government sustainable development;
  • Align International Organisation for Standards (ISO) indicators with the SDG indicators and localise to accommodate BC circumstances;
  • Support the Local Government SDG Scorecard initiative in collaboration with project partners from UBC;
  • Gather data from municipalities in BC and analyse progress on sustainable development;
  • Complete any necessary reporting as required by project;
  • Supporting the work of the Climate Change Programme in general.

The BCCIC SDG Localisation Analytical Assistant report directly to the coordinators of the Climate Change Programme and the BCCIC staff member supervising the Programme. The working station is half-split between BCCIC office in Downtown and UBC Point Grey campus.

What makes a good fit?

  • Passionate about global change through local action
  • Interested in learning about and working with the agenda-setting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Passionate about climate action and the implementation of the SDGs
  • Analytical and statistical skills are assets
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Confident talking to people on the phone and in person
  • Ideally comfortable with graphic design and Google apps
  • Creative, motivated to volunteer in a highly productive organization

Volunteer Benefit

Volunteering with BCCIC is unpaid; no monetary compensation is provided. However, we understand and appreciate that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute towards building a better world, and therefore, BCCIC staff work hard to ensure that the tenures of each of our volunteers is a positive and meaningful experience. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with BCCIC staff  to determine which tasks they take on.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
  • Exposure to and participation in high-level, nationwide conversations on global issues;
  • Opportunity to liaise with member organizations; and
  • Upon positive completion of the volunteer internship, reflective references from direct supervisor.

Duration

The SDG Localisation Analytical Assistant will begin volunteering with BCCIC from January 5th onward. Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers of this position to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months. Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. Please note that we require volunteers to volunteer in-person during regular office hours at least half of the committed volunteering time. The location will be either BCCIC’s downtown office or UBC Point Grey Campus. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 8-15 hours a week.

Any questions regarding this position may be directed to jeffrey@bccic.ca.

Orientation

All BCCIC volunteers will undergo an orientation session to better understand the organization and what it means to be a volunteer with us.

To Express Interest

Please email your CV, and a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest to jeffrey@bccic.ca

Deadline

Deadline to express interest is November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Successful individuals will be contacted on December 7th to organize a brief interview at the BCCIC office or via video conference.

***Deadline Extended to December 5 at 12pm (noon)***

 

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