[Sust-mar] Thai Banquet Fundraiser for GPI Youth and Job Opportunity: Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative Project Coordinator

Clare Levin clevin at gpiatlantic.org
Fri Jun 29 07:45:59 EDT 2007

Dear Sust-Marians,
Please see the two announcements from GPI Atlantic below. Please circulate
far and wide!
1. Thai Banquet Fundraiser for the GPI Youth, Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 pm
2. Job Opportunity: Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative Project
Apologies for cross-postings.

1. Thai Banquet Fundraiser for the GPI Youth, Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 pm

Great Food, Comedy, and Music!

Master Chef Norris Eddy and the GPI Youth Team
Tyler Messick and Virgil Muir (of Museum Pieces and Heavy Meadows)
Comedy by John Beale (Peggy of the Cove) for our Youth Auction

Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 pm
St. Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Street
$30 - Proceeds to benefit GPI Youth
Buy a table of 8 for you and your friends!

Call Rebecca at 489-7127 or email rebecca at gpiatlantic.org 
Or go to the www.gpiatlantic.org/youth and pay online
MasterCard and Visa accepted

Help send 20 youth to Thailand for GNH3!
The 3rd International Conference on Gross National Happiness!

2. Job Opportunity: Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative Project

Reports to: GPI Atlantic Managing Director
Start date: July 30, 2007
End date: May 1, 2008
This is a full-time (35 hours/week), contract position.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Summary
GPI Atlantic is seeking a dynamic, organized and motivated individual to
fill the position of Project Coordinator for the Atlantic Canada
Sustainability Initiative (ACSI). The Project Coordinator will oversee and
coordinate all aspects of the ACSI. Duties include building and maintaining
an electronic network and resource centre for sustainability partners,
collaborating on the design and delivery of programming, providing
logistical support for the initiative, and coordinating and facilitating
communications. The ACSI Coordinator will work directly with GPI Atlantic's
Managing Director and with the project management team.

While we welcome applicants from all parts of Canada, given two candidates
with similar skills and experience, our preference is to hire a candidate
living in Halifax.

About GPI Atlantic
Founded in 1997, GPI Atlantic is an independent, non-profit research and
education organization committed to the development of the Genuine Progress
Index (GPI) - a new measure of sustainability, wellbeing and quality of
life. GPI Atlantic is the local coordinator of the Atlantic Canada
Sustainability Initiative. Please see www.gpiatlantic.org for more

About the Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative
The purpose of the Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative is to build
capacity amongst a diverse group of organizations who will advance
sustainable development both within their own organizations and the Atlantic
Region as a whole. Participating organizations (sustainability partners)
include municipalities, small and large businesses, non-governmental
organizations, academic institutions, and government partners. 

.	Collaborate with The Natural Step Canada (www.naturalstep.ca) and
project partners on the design and delivery of this initiative.
.	Co-develop and implement a funding plan for the initiative.
.	Provide fundraising support and financial oversight for the project.
.	Secure venues and provide logistical support for project events.
.	Coordinate the development of a communications plan for the regional
initiative and insure plan is implemented.
.	Provide internal communications - between and among sustainability
partners and with The Natural Step Canada.
.	Facilitate peer to peer networking among project partners.
.	Assemble and maintain a resource centre (books, papers, PowerPoint
presentations, etc.) for project participants.
.	Complete project evaluation, including the development of case

Skills and Qualifications
.	Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination;
post-secondary education an asset
.	Familiarity with The Natural Step and other sustainability tools and
models an asset
.	Familiarity with community sustainability planning an asset
.	Familiarity and experience working in Atlantic Canada an asset
.	Excellent verbal and written communication skills
.	Solid financial management and fundraising experience
.	Highly organized, yet flexible and adaptable to working on
concurrent tasks
.	A team player with the ability to build commitment within a diverse
.	Able to work well independently with minimal supervision
.	Experienced in managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, and
setting a work schedule
.	Experience working with electronic resources, networks, and
.	Provides own working environment and computer 

Application Deadline: 5 pm EST, Friday, July 20, 2007

Electronic applications strongly preferred. Please send applications to:
Clare Levin
Managing Director
GPI Atlantic
clevin at gpiatlantic.org 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Clare Levin
Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic
(902) 489-2524
clevin at gpiatlantic.org
Check out our website! www.gpiatlantic.org
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