[Sust-mar] Green Mobility Grants Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax NS

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Position: Green Mobility Grants Coordinator

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

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The TRAX project of the Ecology Action Centre is seeking a

part-time coordinator to develop and administer the Green

Mobility Capital Grants 2008/2009 Program. The coordinator

will publicize, award and monitor five to ten small-scale

sustainable transportation infrastructure grants. The grants

will be issued to community groups and municipalities

throughout Nova Scotia for initiatives such as purchasing 

an accessible van, constructing a trail that connects a

neighbourhood to a transit terminal, installing bike racks,

implementing an online carpool matching service, and

creating a pedestrian zone or car-free area. The coordinator

will work closely with, and report to, the TRAX Project

Coordinators. The Green Mobility Capital Grants Program is

made possible with funding from Conserve Nova Scotia.

Coordinator's Responsibilities:


* Developing and issuing a Request for Proposals

* Recruiting program applicants

* Forming a Green Mobility Grant selection committee

* Responding to applicant inquiries


* Coordinating the evaluation and selection of submissions

* Monitoring project implementation, evaluation and

promotion, anticipating and providing support where needed

* Visiting each grant recipient

* Collaborating with Conserve Nova Scotia and community

recipients to organize media events to celebrate the

completed projects


* Conducting an evaluation of the overall program

* Completing evaluation of individual grant projects,

including final report


* Coordinating all aspects of program development,

implementation and delivery

* Providing monthly status reports detailing project progress

* Continuing evaluation of the 2007/08 grant recipient projects

* Responding to media inquiries

* Maintaining project website

* Liaising with TRAX Advisory Committee

* Participating in, and supporting, the overall work of the

Ecology Action Centre

Desired Skills and Experience:

* Knowledge of environmental, health and economic benefits

of sustainable transportation and community planning

* Familiarity with urban and rural Nova Scotia

* Experience developing and reviewing funding proposals

* Experience working with NGOs and municipal governments

* Experience with financial management

* Strong interest in promoting sustainable transportation

* Strong organizational and administrative skills

* Strong communication skills

* Strong time management skills

* Experience working with the media

* Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

* Willingness to travel

* Computer literacy in MS Office, including Word, Excel,


* Persistent, diplomatic, optimistic, team-oriented approach

Duration: October 15, 2008 -- October 15, 2009 (with

possibility for one-year extension)

Wage: $21.04/hour; 20 hours/week

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Telecommuting is an option

for Ecology Action Centre employees.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008, 11:59pm.

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


Attention: Laena Garrison, TRAX Coordinator,

trax at ecologyaction.ca

Subject Line: Green Mobility Grants Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their time and interest,

however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Interviews will take place Thursday, October 9th and Friday,

October 10th, 2008.

TRAX has actively promoted sustainable transportation in

Nova Scotia since 1999.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: 


Depending on the experience and interest of the successful

candidate, there may be an opportunity to combine this position 

with the position of Atlantic Sustainable Energy Coalition Facilitator.

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