[Sust-mar] Job Oportunity at CPAWS-NS
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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
qualified individual to fill the role of Marine Conservation Coordinator.
CPAWS is a
National not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to the
- Work to further CPAWS-NS marine conservation campaigns, which include:
- Promoting the creation of additional marine protected areas in our
a particular focus on Parks Canada National Marine Conservation Area
- 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
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
toward CPAWS conservation goals.
- Work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders, including all levels
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
- Represent CPAWS at professional meetings and on working committees, such
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
administrative tasks such as answering emails and phone inquiries, website
- 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
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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