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JOIN OUR TEAM: WECAN Seeking Project Researcher

January 08, 2018

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) is seeking a volunteer Project Researcher to join a dynamic team of women working for climate justice, systemic change and women’s leadership in climate change solutions. The Project Researcher will work remotely, under the guidance of the WECAN International Executive Director, to carry out pointed research in various topic areas, with a focus on the ‘WECAN Rising For Fossil Fuel Divestment & A Just Transition’ program. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Confident and thorough research skills
  • Strong note taking and analytical skills
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Great organization and attention to detail
  • Developed background and active interest in several key areas such as climate change, climate justice, women’s rights, social justice
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expanding understanding of critical climate justice themes and WECAN frameworks and focus areas
  • Bachelors degree, current university enrollment OR equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in human rights or Indigenous rights
  • Previous experience working with an environmental or social justice focused non-profit organization
  • Diverse backgrounds and life experiences

Position Details:

  • This is a remote, volunteer position which may be carried out independently from any location
  • 6-10 hour per week commitment
  • Researchers are expected to commit a minimum of 5 months, though all researchers involved will be invited to continue to contribute for as long as they wish after the close of their initial research period
  • This is an unpaid position - WECAN is willing to work with institutions/schools to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc.
  • Researchers are expected to have their own reliable computer and internet access
  • The start date is flexible, but as soon as possible in February.

**Applications will be accepted through January 30th, 2018.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: emily@wecaninternational.org**