[Sust-mar] Job Opportunity - Ecology Action Centre - Atlantic Canada SeaChoice Coordinator / Marine Outreach Coordinator

susanna fuller susannadfuller at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 09:57:52 EDT 2007

Job Opportunity

Atlantic Canada SeaChoice Campaign Coordinator

Sustainable Seafood Canada

  * Please Note: Deadline extended until 5:00pm June 20th, 2007

Sustainable Seafood Canada is a coalition of leading Canadian
conservation organizations working together via the SeaChoice program
to raise public awareness of the threats to oceans and the solutions
that sustainable fisheries offer. Sustainable Seafood Canada brings
together broad national expertise from the: Canadian Parks and
Wilderness Society – BC Chapter, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology
Action Centre, Living Oceans Society, and the Sierra Club of Canada –
BC Chapter. These member organizations have a demonstrated history of
engagement in market-based campaigning and policy reform for
fisheries.  The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is the major east coast
member of Sustainable Seafood Canada, and is Nova Scotia's oldest
environmental organization. The position is part time, and will be
housed at the EAC's newly eco-renovated office on Fern Lane in

 The Atlantic SeaChoice Campaign Coordinator will report to and take
direction from the Sustainable Seafood Canada Steering Committee
(which includes representatives from the Canadian  Parks and
Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre,
Living Oceans Society and Sierra Club of Canada – BC Chapter) and
specifically from the Marine Conservation Coordinator at the Ecology
Action Centre. Working with and reporting to the Steering Committee,
the Atlantic coordinator will take a lead role in coordinating
SeaChoice program activities, outreach and public relations on
Canada's east coast,

 The SeaChoice program includes research on the status of Canadian
fisheries, public education, industry outreach, strategic media and
website based communications, the development of fisheries policy
reform initiatives, as well as cooperation with other sustainable
seafood initiatives and organizations that are working on sustainable
fisheries policy reform.

-Coordinate all logistics related to implementation of the Atlantic
Seachoice program.
Liaise with the      SeaChoice coordinator on the west coast.
Serve as lead      contact for the program on the east coast of Canada
and respond to      inquiries from the media and public.
Provide oversight of      research projects undertaken by Seachoice member
      organization staff and/or contractors on fisheries, chain of custody
      research and stock assessments.
Maintain active,      functional working relationships with all steering
      committee representatives and their organization's staff that
are assigned
      to work on specific Seachoice projects and activities,
particularly the      Marine Issues Committee of the Ecology Action
Centre, CPAWS NS      and CPAWS NL.
Regularly provide      reports on emerging issues and news to the steering

Program Development:
Work with SeaChoice      coordinator to facilitate the creation of
outreach products for the      SeaChoice program (e.g. promotional
materials, novel outreach tools,      website content etc.)
Work with outside      contractors for necessary projects: e.g.
website, species assessments
Develop      relationships and liaise with partners, including seafood
retailers,      suppliers, restaurants and fisherman across Canada
Develop funding      opportunities for SeaChoice and participate in
writing grant applications.
Conduct any research      work as directed by the steering committee.
Build an enhanced      level of outreach and education to the public
and seafood industry.
Organize outreach      and education initiatives and events, including
event coordination and      volunteer participation.
Increase public      awareness of SeaChoice and sustainable seafood by
seeking out media      opportunities to promote the program.
Work with the      SeaChoice coordinator to maintain, update and
continue the development of      the Seachoice Website and the online
Loaves and Fishes discussion forum on      local, sustainable food in
Nova        Scotia (www.ecologyaction.ca/loavesfishes).
Liase with the Food      Security Network, EAC's Food Action
Committee, SlowFood NS      and other relevant groups in Atlantic
Canada to ensure that sustainable      fisheries are included in local
food discussions.

To work with five of      the major marine non-governmental organizations in
To develop      coordination skills across a national range of stakeholders in
      NGO's, government, industry and the public sector
To develop a broad      understanding of fisheries issues and policy in Canada
To play a pivotal      role in the implementation and growth of the first
      national sustainable seafood program

Interest and      understanding of environmental and marine conservation
      issues (an undergraduate degree is mandatory and a graduate degree is
Proficient with MS      Office Suite: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Flexible and adaptable      - willing to be open to an evolving work plan.
Strong attention to      detail
Strong writing      skills
Strong interpersonal      and campaign skills
Excellent time      management skills
Experience in:
outreach, education       and communications
coordinating events       and groups
marketing – an       asset, but not required

Knowledge of      fisheries issues in Canada      (particularly east
coast, Atlantic)
      and internationally, knowledge of scientific fisheries literature
Knowledge of      environmental certification (e.g. FSC, MSC etc.).
Some familiarity with      systems that assess the status of natural
populations or their suitability      for harvest (e.g.
      COSEWIC, IUCN Red listing, SARA, CITES, MSC)
Some experience      conducting and critiquing scientific and social
Ability to      synthesize and distill large amounts of detailed information
      over a broad range of species
Willingness to      travel as necessary

Cover letter and resume can be sent to Susanna Fuller at
marine at ecologyaction.ca

Website: www.seachoice.org

Wage/Salary:  $17.00/hr

Hours per week: 20 hrs/week

Closing date:   June 15th, 2007

Term: July 1, 2008 – December 30, 2007 with possibility for extension

Susanna Fuller
5685 Bloomfield St.
Halifax, N.S B3K 1T1

Biology Department
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Rm 4026 LSC

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