[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

Sustainable Forestry;

-- 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

similar disciplines.

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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