[Sust-mar] Natural Resource Consultations Coord., f/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax NS

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Position: Natural Resource Consultations Coordinator

Organization: Ecology Action Centre http://www.ecologyaction.ca

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) was founded in 1971 

and is one of Nova Scotia's most active environmental

organizations. We are seeking a full-time staff person to

coordinate our participation in the upcoming Natural

Resources Strategy consultations led by Voluntary Planning

(addressing forestry, parks, mining and biodiversity). The

Standing Tall: Forests for Life Campaign is a major

initiative of the Ecology Action Centre and has been

speaking out for improvements to forestry practices in Nova

Scotia since 2004. Addressing the forestry component of

these consultations will be the main priority of this

position. A secondary priority will be to ensure that EAC's

responses in the other three topic areas are cohesive. The

Coordinator will work closely with our Wilderness Committee,

with our Public Lands campaign and with volunteers and staff

at the Ecology Action Centre. This position reports to our

Policy Director.

As part of the Standing Tall campaign the successful

candidate will be responsible for:

-- coordinating an alliance of over 40 groups from a

variety of sectors, and a core steering committee consisting

of staff and volunteers from the Ecology Action Centre and

other stakeholder organizations;

-- facilitating agreement on core messages and group


-- managing volunteer and contractor involvement, including

regional outreach, policy task groups, web site development,

writing of fact sheets and others;

-- coordinating the development of a comprehensive

presentation to Voluntary Planning;

-- public presentations and media relations;

-- with Sierra Club-Atlantic, coordinating a public

relations and awareness-raising campaign involving web-based

marketing and the leveraging of professional pro-bono


-- ensuring that all communications are technically

accurate and appropriately nuanced for their target


-- routine administrative tasks, e.g., maintenance of

contact and email lists, website updates, reports to

funders, etc.;

-- other duties as required.

Under the overall coordination of EAC's response the

successful candidate will be responsible for:

-- convening EAC-wide strategy sessions on our submissions

to the Voluntary Planning process;

-- developing and implementing mechanisms to ensure that

EAC projects have a mutual understanding of their

submissions to the process;

-- connecting with outside stakeholders;

-- participating in, and supporting, the overall work of

the Ecology Action Centre.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

-- a track record in consensus building, teamwork, and

engagement of volunteers;

-- a knowledge of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia;

-- superior communications skills;

-- an understanding of policy development processes;

-- ability to effectively represent the Centre's interests

in a wide variety of venues;

-- flexibility; and

-- creativity.

The ideal candidate will also have academic qualifications

in forestry, ecology, biology, environmental planning,

public administration, or similar disciplines.

Start Date: as soon as possible

Duration: 3 months

Salary: $39,000 per annum pro rated

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline: we are accepting applications on an

ongoing basis

Application: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and contact

information for three references to Maggy Burns, EAC

Internal Director at centre at ecologyaction.ca

We thank all applicants for their time and interest,

however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The Centre welcomes new members and volunteers:


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