[Sust-mar] Standing Tall Forestry Campaign Coordinator, f/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax NS
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Position: Standing Tall Forestry Campaign Coordinator
Organization: Ecology Action Centre http://www.ecologyaction.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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. We are seeking a full-time coordinator to
direct this campaign. The campaign is presently actively
engaged in fostering participation in the upcoming Natural
Resources Strategy consultations led by Voluntary Planning.
The goal of the campaign is to save and restore the Acadian
Forest of NS through:
* improvements in forestry practises;
* encouragement of a diversified forestry sector;
* promoting uptake of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification;
* increased public participation in forestry decision-making;
* preventing the loss of forests to development;
* science-based management planning; and
* the designation of more protected areas.
The Campaign Coordinator will work closely with our Public
Lands campaign and with volunteers and other staff at the
Ecology Action Centre. The position reports to the Ecology
Action Centre's Wilderness Committee.
Specifically s/he will be responsible for:
-- development and implementation of overall campaign
strategy, in association with volunteers and other staff;
-- research and recommendation of science-based policy
-- coordinating a broad alliance of dozens of 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;
-- representing the campaign, Ecology Action Centre, and
the environmental sector in a variety of multi-stakeholder
fora, e.g., the Board of Directors of the Association for
-- managing volunteer and contractor involvement, including
regional outreach, policy task groups, web site development,
writing of fact sheets and others;
-- coordinating Ecology Action Centre's technical presentation
during the development of a Natural Resources Strategy
for Nova Scotia;
-- public presentations;
-- government and media relations;
-- 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, etc.;
-- proposal writing and fundraising;
-- reports to funders and supporters;
-- participating in, and supporting, the overall work
of the Ecology Action Centre; and
-- other duties as required.
The successful applicant will demonstrate:
-- a comprehensive knowledge of forests and forestry
in Nova Scotia;
-- a track record in consensus building, teamwork,
and engagement of volunteers;
-- an understanding of policy development processes;
-- an ability to develop and implement a campaign
-- excellent project management skills, including budget
-- superior communications skills;
-- an ability to work effectively with government, media,
and community and industry groups;
-- an ability to effectively represent the Centre's
interests in a wide variety of venues;
-- flexibility, creativity and persistence.
The ideal candidate will also have academic qualifications
in forestry, ecology, biology, environmental planning, or
The Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one
of Nova Scotia's most active environmental organizations.
The Centre welcomes new members and volunteers:
Start Date: early May 2008
Salary: $39,000 annually; includes four weeks paid vacation
and benefits. This salary is subject to increase based on
performance and funding levels and in keeping with the
EAC's pay equity policy.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 4:00pm
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.
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