[Sust-mar] Marine Conservation Coordinator

Mark Butler ar427 at chebucto.ns.ca
Mon Dec 5 09:10:43 EST 2005

Marine Conservation Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
Marine Issues Committee

Application Deadline: December 20, 2005

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC), established in 1971, is a membership-based
organization working on a range of conservation issues. The Centre has achieved
or been involved with many significant environmental gains over the years
including the establishment of recycling programs, reduction in the use of
pesticides, protection of terrestrial and marine areas, and the advancement of
sustainable transportation policy and practices. The Centre engages in
research, education, demonstration projects and advocacy to achieve its goals. 
Our emphasis has been on collaboration and engagement with a wide array of
resource users, in particular fishing organizations. 

The EAC’s Marine Issues Committee (MIC) promotes marine conservation and
sustainable ocean-based livelihoods. The Committee works on fisheries, in
particular the impacts of dragging, consumer awareness of sustainable seafood,
impacts of petroleum exploration and drilling, and marine biological invasions.
The Committee hosted the First International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals,
launched a legal challenge against dragging, initiated the first saltmarsh
restoration project in Atlantic Canada, hastened the regulation of ballast
water and generally raised awareness amongst Nova Scotians about fisheries and
ocean issues. 

MIC is seeking an individual with the skills and motivation to identify
opportunities and pursue them. The focus would be on advancing sustainable
fisheries policy and practices. The successful candidate would play the lead
role in advancing fisheries management measures that encourage environmental
protection and sustainable and equitable use of ocean resources. 

The Marine Conservation Coordinator will build upon past work of MIC, including
the Oceans Zoning Workshop held in 2004 and research and advocacy on the
impacts of dragging on the sea floor. The Coordinator would participate in
fisheries and integrated management initiatives as well as work with ocean
users across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada who are keen to implement ocean
conservation measures. The Coordinator would work closely with the Marine
Coordinator and the Marine Issues Committee and assume responsibility for
building the marine team at EAC.
Scope of Work
•	Identify and build on existing opportunities to advance protection and
sustainable use of the oceans
•	Work with fishing organizations and other ocean users to encourage zoning and
other conservation measures through integrated management meetings and other
for a


•	Attend and participate in fisheries and ocean science and management meetings
•	Work with volunteers to develop projects and build capacity of the Marine
Issues Committee
•	Work with the Marine Coordinator on national and international sustainable
fisheries campaigns

Desired Skills
•	Enjoy working with a wide range of people to identify, promote and implement
win-win solutions
•	Have a background in marine science or policy, particularly with respect to
Atlantic Canada fisheries
•	Great people skills including ability to work with industry and government
•	Experience and competence in negotiation around natural resource management 
•	Familiarity or experience with marine mapping an asset
•	Experience on the water an asset
•	Experience with a non-governmental or community based  organizations
•	Writing for public and government audiences
•	Experience in public speaking and campaign coordination an asset. 

The individual would work with the Marine Coordinator and the Marine Issues
Committee of EAC.

Salary: 	$36,000 plus benefits 
Start date:  	January 2006
Job Term: 	18 months with options for continuation

Please send your curriculum vitae and covering letter to Mark Butler, Ecology
Action Centre, 1568 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2B3 or fax:
902-422-6410 or action at ecologyaction.ca Only successful candidates will be
contacted. For more information call 902-429-5287 or www.ecologyaction.ca

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