RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Outreach & Education Coordinator – 12 Month Contract

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: August 5, 2021

Outreach & Education Coordinator – 12 Month Contract
Halifax, Nova Scotia

At OERA (the Offshore Energy Research Association), we are helping Atlantic Canada move toward a more sustainable energy future by producing credible and objective data to inform sound energy policies and decisions. Our focus is on coordinating research and projects that will help to decarbonize our region’s economy, mitigating climate change impacts and moving Atlantic Canada toward net-zero emissions by 2050.

We are seeking an Outreach & Education Coordinator – Energy System Modelling. This is a 12-monthcontract position for a recent university or community college graduate.

Our Opportunity:

The energy system in the Atlantic Provinces is undergoing a significant transition towards a low-carbon future. To effectively support this transition while enabling sustainable economic growth, OERA is developing an open-source energy system model for Atlantic Canada. Energy system modelling enables the user to assess alternative scenarios to get to net-zero. This is useful for policymakers, researchers, and industry and NGO representatives to better understand and contribute to possible next steps on the path to net-zero GHG emissions. Our open-source model will promote data-sharing and facilitate more discussion among energy-system stakeholders about how to best achieve the goal of a sustainable and inclusive economy.

This position will lead OERA’s training, outreach and education services to energy system model users in Atlantic Canada. You will contribute directly to the adoption of the model across Atlantic Canada by helping to build a community of users. You will train users within academia, government, industry and NGO’s, and you will provide insight for improvements to the modelling team. If you want to put your enthusiasm and experience in teaching and training towards a low-carbon future, we would like to hear from you.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the design, production, publication, and dissemination of training modules to end users;
  • Planning and providing in-person and online training to model users;
  • Translating and converting relevant content from the energy system model into useable products to reach and share knowledge with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Providing technical support to model users;
  • Supporting the larger project team in day-to-day activities; and
  • Occasional travel throughout Atlantic Canada

Your qualifications should include:

  • Having completed a relevant university or community college program within the last 12 months.
  • Experience in education, training and outreach activities.
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in the transition to a low-carbon future.
  • Valid driver’s license.

The following qualifications would be considered assets but are not mandatory:

  • Degree in education, engineering or environmental science.
  • Experience in energy system analysis and modelling.•Experience with data processing and analysis concepts.
  • Experience with visualization of data.

If interested in this opportunity, please respond with a resume and cover letter in one PDF document.

The OERA values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply to:

Ms. Nalani Perry, Operations