Who We Are
ACT – Action on Climate Team is a state-of-the-art hub for the mobilization of low carbon resilience and nature-based solutions research-to-practice. We work across sectors and scales to co-create and mobilize relevant climate action, ensuring that government and organizational partners have the information they need to urgently address climate change and its global impacts. Our team is small, strategic, and nimble enough to work with partners to find higher-order climate action solutions that transition communities and organizations toward sustainability. We mentor the next generation of researchers in high-impact co-creation research-to-practice to continually move the dial on best practice.
More information: www.sfu.ca/act
About the Role
The Associate Director, ACT – Action on Climate Team, SFU will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development, implementation, and continuous advancement of low carbon resilience (LCR) and nature-based solutions (NbS) with the aim of continually advancing climate innovation and best practice in Canada. The AD will manage, build and nurture community co-creation partnerships, and have excellent communication and knowledge mobilization skills and experience. The role will require someone with a deep climate research-policy background, who is well-versed in the theory and practice of equity, justice, and/or decolonization, or with a willingness to learn and implement. In addition to working with the Executive Director, Community-Centered Climate Innovation (C3I) on strategic direction, the AD will lead the daily management, operations, and resource needs of the unit in alignment with University policies across functional areas relating to planning, information management, administrative services, communication, financial services, and personnel.