[Sust-mar] Job Oportunity at CPAWS-NS

Graham Smith sage at eastlink.ca
Sun Jan 27 15:37:46 EST 2008

Job Title: Marine Conservation Coordinator

Employer: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Nova Scotia Chapter

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is  
seeking a

qualified individual to fill the role of Marine Conservation Coordinator.  
CPAWS is a

National not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to the  
protection of

Canadian Wilderness.

Key Responsibilities

- Work to further CPAWS-NS marine conservation campaigns, which include:

- Promoting the creation of additional marine protected areas in our  
region, with

a particular focus on Parks Canada National Marine Conservation Area

(NMCA) program.

- Continue ongoing work to raise awareness and work with stakeholders to  

the rare Bay of Fundy horse mussel reefs

- Identification and protection of special marine elements in our region  
such as

cold water corals, and species at risk.

- Promoting responsible use and stewardship of Nova Scotia coastal and  


- Project management, including fulfilling obligations to funders and  
securing progress

toward CPAWS conservation goals.

- Work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders, including all levels  
of government,

communities, industry, and other ENGOs, to advance CPAWS conservation  

- Prepare press releases and other communications, liaise with media to  

awareness of CPAWS key conservation messages and successes.

- Attend meetings and participating in the activities of CPAWS volunteer  

Ocean Committee.

- Represent CPAWS at professional meetings and on working committees, such  
as the

Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management (ESSIM) Initiative Stakeholder  

Council (SAC), and the Gully Advisory Committee (GAC).

- Fundraise to support CPAWS-NS marine conservation programs, including  

out funding opportunities, writing funding proposals, and managing grants.

- Represent CPAWS-NS on CPAWS National committees, including CPAWS National

Oceans and Great Freshwater Lakes program committee.

- Take an active role in the daily management of the CPAWS-NS office  
including daily

administrative tasks such as answering emails and phone inquiries, website

management etc.

- Other tasks to support the activities of CPAWS-NS, as required.


- It is anticipated that qualified candidates for this position will hold  
at least an

undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, or will have comparable  

experience in a related field. Preference may be given to individuals with  


- Familiarity with various types of marine protected area designations  
that are used in

Canada, and with principles of protected areas planning and management,

sustainable development and marine conservation in general.

- Knowledge of Nova Scotia marine and coastal environments and an

understanding of some of the issues facing them.

- Familiarity with legislation and regulations associated with marine  
protected areas

and marine conservation (e.g. Oceans Act, Canada National Marine  

Areas Act, Fisheries Act, etc).

- Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

- Ability to work independently and to be largely self-directed.

- Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion, as required.

Terms of Employment

Length of contract: This is a one year contract position to begin  

Remuneration: To be negotiated.

Location: CPAWS-NS office, 1099 Marginal Rd, Suite 201, Halifax.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format via email to:

cksmith at eastlink.ca

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is  
filled. While we

value all applications, only those selected for interview will be  
contacted. Interviews will

be conducted as suitable candidates apply.

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