SmartICE is a community-oriented organization offering climate change adaption tools, designed to incorporate sea-ice monitoring data with local Indigenous knowledge of sea ice conditions. These tools can contribute to more informed decisions regarding safe land, water, and sea ice use. SmartICE’s remote environmental monitoring systems provide communities invaluable, data-driven insights into sea ice thickness and local ice conditions in near real-time. To learn more about what we do visit www.smartice.org.
SmartICE in Nain
SmartICE opened its Northern Production Centre in Nain in 2019. Through the paid, five-week Employment Readiness and Technology Development Program, SmartICE trains young Inuit living in Nain (between the ages of 18-30 years old) to assemble and test the SmartBUOY, a stationary sea ice thickness sensor. SmartICE trains and employs SmartICE Operators in communities across Inuit Nunangat, including in Nain. SmartICE Operators are responsible for using SmartICE technology to gather and share data about the sea ice in their local communities. SmartICE is currently developing a new, formal training program for Operators.
The Community Engagement Coordinator
SmartICE is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator in Nain. This person will be responsible for fostering on-going communication and engagement between SmartICE and the local community, including rights holders, stakeholders, partners, supporters, and funders. The Community Engagement Coordinator will play an important part in making sure SmartICE’s work is driven by community needs and wants and is culturally and contextually relevant.
The responsibilities of the Community Engagement Coordinator will be to:
You are a lover of community and people. You are well-connected in your local community of Nain. You know the best ways to get the word out to others. You are savvy with or willing to learn social media. You are collaborative and enjoy working alongside others. You care about northern communities and the people that live there. You enjoy being part of a small but powerful team that believes in giving back to the community.
Skills & Qualifications
Compensation: $20.00 – $25.00 an hour (based on experience)
Expected Employment Start Date: As soon as possible
Position Type: Part-time (15-20 hours per week) or full time
To apply, please contact Rex Holwell, Manager of Nunatsiavut Operations, by calling 709-922-2074 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmartICE is an equal opportunity employer; as such, we encourage all interested students to apply to this opportunity. Preference will be given to beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.
Rex Holwell Manager of Nunatsiavut Operations