[Sust-mar] Job posting - Education Coordinator with CPAWS-NS

Cheyenne Dickinson cclawrie at yahoo.ca
Tue Sep 15 09:04:53 EDT 2009

CPAWS Nova Scotia is seeking a dynamic,
innovative and independent person to develop, facilitate and advance its
conservation education programs. 

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.

Position: Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator will be responsible for leading CPAWS’ education program
across Nova Scotia
and working closely with Marine and Terrestrial campaigns to advance 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. 


CPAWS-NS education program is one of the leading environmental education
programs focusing on nature conservation in the province. Our efforts work to
increase the level of awareness of conservation issues across the province, encourage
communities to envision solutions, and engage individuals in local projects. Through
public engagement, and educational programming, and the development of
strategic partnerships, the CPAWS-NS education program offers the tools and
resources all Nova Scotians need to get involved in the political process and have
their voices heard as we conserve Nova Scotia’s wild lands and waters


Develop and enhance conservation education programming
based on CPAWS's campaign priorities in Nova

Develop, lead and promote CPAWS’s campaigns
by identifying and building positive relationships with key partners across the

Develop and implement youth and
community-based projects to engage Nova Scotians in public consultations for
new provincial legislation and public policies that affect conservation in NS

Develop a budget to support the Education

Secure funding for the Education Program
through governmental and private foundation grant-making

Track budget and results, and prepare reports
for funders

Hire, train, supervise and evaluate education
assistants and interns

Communicate results (i.e. newsletter
articles, web content, etc.)

Work with Chapter staff to integrate
education in core conservation programs

Lead the design and development of the Chapter’s
bi-annual newsletter as well as manage content on the Chapter’s website

Qualifications and Skills

Solid understanding of Nova Scotia’s natural
environment (terrestrial and marine), and knowledge of provincial conservation
priorities, targets, legislation and policies and all relevant organizations
and government departments

Post-secondary degree, ideally in Environmental
Science/Studies, or related discipline 

Teaching or instructional experience an asset



Candidate must have demonstrated experience

Ability to develop and manage successful
projects from start to finish

Development and delivery of educational programs
for diverse audiences

Experience working with youth, developing
youth programming

Strong written and oral communication skills,
including excellent presentation skills

High level of initiative, flexibility, and problem-solving

Experience working independently with minimal
supervision, and as part of a team. Interpersonal skills are essential

Strong time- and project-management skills

Computer proficiency is essential (word
processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software)  Familiarity with graphic design/illustration
(i.e. Adobe Creative Suite), and/or new media/web 2.0 considered an asset

Must be comfortable both in the office and in
the field and possess basic outdoor skills (i.e. use of GPS/compass,
hiking, camping experience)

Occasional weekend and/or evening work

A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license is required
Term and Remuneration

This is a funding-dependant
     contract position. Start-up funds exist for a period of 4 - 6 months but the successful candidate will have to
     immediately begin seeking additional financial support. This position
     can be staffed as either part time (3 days per week) or full time to start,
     but is expected to become full
     time within 6 months.Remuneration
     commensurate with experience.


Please email CV and Cover Letter detailing
experience and interest to Cheyenne Dickinson
by October 2nd, 2009 at: cheyennecpaws at yahoo.ca.

While CPAWS NS appreciates all applications,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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