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The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is hiring a Director of Adaptation and Community Engagement.

This position offers an exceptional opportunity for engaging local BC communities in climate adaptation planning.

PICS is a multi-university institute encompassing the four major research-intensive universities in British Columbia: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Northern British Columbia. Our mandate is to produce leading climate solutions research that is actively used by decision-makers to develop effective mitigation and adaptation policies and actions.

This position will directly support PICS’ effort to mobilize climate knowledge into action and will contribute to an exciting renewal of our organization under our new Executive Director.

The Director of Adaptation and Community Engagement is responsible for understanding the climate adaptation landscape across British Columbia, Canada, and the world and how it directly applies and supports community-level responses. The position entails: advanced understanding of risk assessment and adaptation strategies; building and maintaining community relationships, including First Nation communities; and supporting PICS-funded researchers and PICS staff with community-based research and engagement processes.

The candidate must have a track record of successful community engagement, especially with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in British Columbia.

Please apply by Friday, Jan. 6, 2023; the position will remain open until an appropriate candidate has been selected.

Read the full job posting and application instructions here.


PICS is also hiring a Director of Strategic Policy and Analysis.You can find that job posting here.