[Sust-mar] Job posting: CPAWS-NS Marine Conservation Coordinator: Maternity Leave Position

Cheyenne Dickinson cclawrie at yahoo.ca
Sun Nov 15 17:50:49 EST 2009

Job Posting
CPAWS-NS Marine Conservation Coordinator: Maternity Leave Position

The Marine Conservation Coordinator will lead CPAWS-NS’ campaign to create additional marine protected areas in Nova Scotia, while promoting the conservation mandate of the organization. 
The coordinator will develop and maintain relationships with key partners by engaging stakeholders and communities in local and provincial conservation issues. 
Key Responsibilities
·        Promote the creation of additional marine protected areas in the region, with a particular focus on near-shore protection
·        Fundraise to support CPAWS-NS’s marine conservation programs, including seeking out funding opportunities, writing funding proposals, and managing grants
·        Prepare press releases and other communication material, and liaise with media to raise awareness of CPAWS’s key conservation messages and successes
·        Collaborate with fishermen, community groups, governments, and other stakeholders to identify ecologically and biologically significant areas in coastal Nova Scotia 
·        Plan and lead public workshops and information sessions to reach stakeholder consensus on conservation planning
·        Represent CPAWS at meetings and on working committees
·        Ensure the collection of scientific data to support the protection of sites of high conservation value
·        Supervise marine staff and volunteers, and work collaboratively with other CPAWS staff
·        Continue ongoing marine projects, such as working to protect the rare Bay of Fundy horse mussel reefs and supporting the development of Nova Scotia’s Sustainable Coastal Development Strategy
·        Post-secondary degree, ideally in Marine Biology,  Environmental Science/Studies, or related discipline 
·         Strong project management and leadership skills
·         Experience writing grant proposals and fundraising
·         Familiarity with Canadian marine protected area designations types, legislation, and regulations; protected areas planning and management; sustainable development; and marine conservation
·         Knowledge of Nova Scotia’s marine and coastal environments and issues
·         Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills, including excellent presentation skills
·         High level of initiative, flexibility, and problem-solving skills
·         Willingness to travel as well as work evenings and weekends on occasion, as required
·         SCUBA certification an asset 
·         A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license is required
Terms and Remuneration

This is a one year maternity leave position with the possibility of extension into a permanent position.
Start date: Monday December 14th.
Remuneration commensurate with experience.

Organizational Background
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s leading voice for wilderness conservation. We are a charitable, non-governmental organization working to protect at least half of Canada’s natural environment. For over 45 years, CPAWS has played a leading role in securing millions of hectares of Canada’s spectacular wilderness.

CPAWS-Nova Scotia is a local voice for conservation in Nova Scotia.  We work to protect the rich natural diversity of our province, on land and in the ocean.   As part of a national conservation organization with over 20,000 committed members, CPAWS-NS has helped to conserve over 600,000 hectares of Nova Scotia's forests in parks and protected areas, and important marine ecosystems, including The Gully and deep-sea coral reefs.  We are a grassroots organization that works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and uses science, education, and advocacy to approach conservation issues.
To Apply
Email a cover letter and resume merged into one document, in PDF format, to Cheyenne Dickinson at cheyennecpaws at yahoo.ca. 
Applications due by Wednesday November 25th.
While CPAWS NS appreciates all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. 

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