Scout Environmental is seeking an extremely dynamic, action-oriented leader interested in spending summer 2019 facilitating Tundra Take-Back, a vehicle and appliance recycling program in remote and northern Indigenous communities. This is a great role for an individual who is comfortable in remote and challenging environments, is interested in contributing to sustainable development, and wants to gain valuable program management experience with an award-winning organization.
Overview of the Tundra Take-Back Field Facilitator Position
This role is hands-on! The ideal candidate has experience guiding adult groups in remote, resource-poor environments, thrives on impromptu problem-solving, and will have a strong drive to ensure that the Tundra Take-Back training program is delivered effectively regardless of distractions and in-community challenges. The candidate will understand the critical importance of cultural sensitivity, will have extremely strong inter-personal skills, and will be comfortable working long days (up to 10 hours) outdoors, regardless of weather conditions.
The Field Facilitator will split their time between our Toronto office and traveling to remote Canadian Indigenous communities. While in Toronto, work will involve preparation activities, program planning, and collaborating closely with the Tundra Take-Back Program Manager. While in the field, work will involve set-up and facilitation of the depollution training program and support for the automotive recyclers.
Accountability and Reporting
This role will work closely with, and report to, the Tundra Take-Back Program Manager and the organization’s President.
Tundra Take-Back Responsibilities
While in Toronto, the Field Facilitator will work with the Program Manager to prepare for on-location activities. This includes organizing conference calls, shopping for and creating toolkits, shipping and logistics, general organization, coordination, and preparation. It will also mean planning for trips and booking travel arrangements (such as flights and hotel accommodations). The Facilitator will accompany our Program Manager on community Scoping Trips (involving travel up to seven days) to assess stockpiles and meet with community contacts. The Facilitator will also track all spending and program costs according to our organizational standards.
While in-field, the Facilitator will lead groups composed of local Indigenous community members (usually between six to eight participants) and professional automotive recyclers for five-day training sessions. These will kick-off with introductory meetings with the Chief and Council, involve daily communication with the Scout Program Manager via available communication channels (such as phone and email), require reporting of daily activities according to provided templates, and necessitate that all training stays on track and is conducted safely. The Facilitator will also be called on to take quality photographs of the activities.
Reporting and Tundra Take-Back Program Completion
The Field Facilitator will write program wrap-up emails indicating deliverables achieved while in the field.
- Travel independently to remote locations.
- Work in rugged and demanding conditions (including outdoors regardless of weather);
- Communicate respectfully and clearly with Chief and Council members.
- Ensure all Indigenous program participants are learning the program content and can execute end-of-life vehicle depollution and appliance decommissioning activates independently by the program’s end.
- Travel by small-sized air planes, trucks, and boats.
- Track all spending and provide documentation for every dollar spent.
- Maximize resources available.
- Prepare food in the field independently (a grocery store and cooking supplies will be available).
- Possess exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Exhibit resilience and persistence.
- Showcase strong oral and written communication skills in English.
- Troubleshoot and revise approaches on the fly.
- Have excellent time management, prioritization, and organization skills and the ability to effectively support multiple projects.
- Enjoy picking up the phone and striking up conversations.
- Have access to a vehicle (preferred).
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Tundra Take-Back: Field Facilitator Position.”
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Who We Are
Scout Environmental is an award-winning organization that engages the public, guides industry, and equips communities to make better choices—for their health, and the environment. For nearly two decades, Scout has designed and delivered national campaigns, guided leading corporations, and helped public and private partners see beyond sustainability.