Job Title:  Research Coordinator

Reports to: Clean Initiatives Manager

Hourly Rate: $25 – $27/hour

Hours: 35 per week (temporary, six-month contract)

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Clean Foundation helps the communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges. We bring specialized teams together to work on complex problems, delivering clean projects and programming for communities. We’re here to make the biggest impact for a cleaner world.

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 Summary of the Project/Position:

 Nova Scotia has clear goals to decarbonize electricity production, electrify the economy and transition inclusively and equitably to a sustainable future. To achieve sustainable prosperity, there is a need to encourage the growth of the clean economy and work to support all Nova Scotians in benefiting from this growth. Investments are needed to allow for a shift in industrial activity to opportunities aligned with Net Zero targets, mitigating impact of job losses in more traditional sectors that will otherwise occur.

The Clean Investment Plan is a strategic plan that will focus on the economic opportunities associated with Nova Scotia’s 2030 and 2050 climate change targets, as well as opportunities beyond our boarders, to achieve our environmental and climate change goals. Applying investment strategies will create economic development opportunities both for the Province of Nova Scotia as well as local businesses and the workforce.

The objective of this project is to develop a clean investment plan that furthers the understanding of the economic impacts of the transition to a low carbon economy in Nova Scotia and guide investment by the Province into strategic clean initiatives across key themes of the Clean Investment Plan – clean resources development, clean technology development and capacity building. Clean Foundation will be hiring a Research Coordinator to conduct the research and analysis required to develop this Clean Investment Plan.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection, including primary and secondary research.
  • Conducting stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Conduct jurisdictional analyses of climate investment strategies, policies, programs, etc.
  • Researching current industry standards, practices and other relevant materials.
  • Managing logistics, such as scheduling, communicating with stakeholders and other general tasks for the program.
  • Creating quarterly reports and updates for the internal working group and advisory committee.
  • Creating research summaries and supporting the creation of a final report based on research findings.
  • Working with the Clean Initiatives Manager to identify research focus areas and complete research reports.
  • Following proper occupational health and safety procedures.
  • Completing other duties as required.

 Education and Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • University degree or diploma in environmental science, management, engineering, economics, community development or similar, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Must possess excellent, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have superior organizational, research and analytical skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable and able to work independently.
  • Must be proficient with common office software, such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Must have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment.
  • Work experience in the clean economy is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization is an asset.
  • Valid First Aid and WHIMIS are be considered assets.
  • Possession of a valid Canadian driver’s license and a clean Driver’s Abstract from the Registry of Motor Vehicles is an asset.

 Equity Hiring:

Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. Qualified self-identifying First Nations, Metis and Inuit, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ2+ applicants will be strongly considered for this position. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.

If you are interested apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to on or before May 24, 2022, will be contacted.

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