Communications and Community Affairs Specialist in Squamish, British Columbia

Carbon Engineering Ltd.

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Grow your career.  Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions.  Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies.

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.  

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

The Communications and Community Affairs Specialist (CCAS) reports to the Manager, Human Resources and supports the Manager, Marketing and Communications across public relations, stakeholder engagement, and local media activities with the aim of strengthening the positioning of the Carbon Engineering (CE) brand. As a technical storytelling enthusiast, the CCAS will act as a bridge that drives awareness and understanding around CE’s technology and mission within the communities where we work and live. Within this, responsibilities include communicating with key local stakeholders, organizing events and site visits, evaluating partnership opportunities, and creating programs that benefit the community.

Recognizing there will be a suite of ongoing activities on site in Squamish, British Columbia – from supporting visits to the CE Innovation Centre (CEIC), to supporting community engagement requests – the CCAS will be based in Squamish, BC, working onsite at least three days a week and traveling to site as needed.

Core Responsibilities

With input from the Manager, Marketing and Communications, this position supports the development and implementation of comprehensive communications and community engagement strategies, including coordinating Squamish-based Innovation Centre activities, researching and drafting a variety of communications materials, and establishing both internal and external relationships to support stakeholder engagement efforts.

The CCAS is responsible for:

  • Researching, anticipating and evaluating emerging trends within the Squamish community and surrounding areas, recommending and coordinating public consultation and engagement efforts to support the local public.

  • Liaising with stakeholders (ex. First Nations, Municipal Council, etc.) in the Squamish and Greater Vancouver communities, including those within local municipalities, partner organizations and sponsorship initiatives. 

  • Supporting the Manager, Marketing and Communications in generating compelling coverage of Carbon Engineering’s initiatives and achievements and maintaining key support materials, like media kits and educational resources for the community.

  • Supporting the coordination and tracking of local media inquiries, interview requests, media outreach efforts, events, and speaking opportunities.

  • Supporting the coordination of press events, conferences, site tours, and other on-site activities as needed.

    Technical

  • Develop a working knowledge of Direct Air Capture and CE’s technology, as well as and understanding of the surrounding carbon dioxide removal, sequestration and carbon markets across various key industries.

  • Draft compelling materials to communicate key messages to the public, industry partners, and stakeholders, as well as coordinating the graphic design components where appropriate.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key media contacts, stakeholders and industry influencers both locally in the Squamish/Vancouver areas as well as within the wider climate and energy space.

  • Assist in crisis communication activities as it relates to community engagement, including participating in regular training and supporting rapid, effective responses to any PR challenges.

  • Working with external agencies and resources to develop and implement a range of PR and communications activities to support international work.

    Education and Experience

    Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field.

    Experience :

  • Proven experience (8-15 years) working in Community Relations and Communications in the cleantech, climate, energy or related industries.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to craft compelling narratives and press materials.

  • Established relationships with relevant media outlets and industry contacts.

  • Experience in crisis management and proactive issue resolution.

    Key Competencies

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment, with the flexibility to pivot as needs arise

  • Excellent relationship building skills, with experience advising and collaborating with senior executives and across cultures

  • Excellent communicator, with impeccable grammar and spelling, and strong attention to detail

  • A passion and strong understanding of the clean energy transition and our business’ mission

  • Willingness to sometimes work early mornings or late evenings as needed to collaborate with CE’s global team.

    Compensation

  • $67,320 to $102,000 Base Salary

    Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action.  We provide hope.   

    Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. 

     

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