[Sust-mar] Energy & Climate Change Coordinator, f/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax NS

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Position: Energy and Climate Change Coordinator

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

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Ecology Action Centre is seeking a permanent and

full-time energy and climate change coordinator.

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is a leading voice within

the province of Nova Scotia on climate change and energy

policy. The EAC promotes sustainable energy to meet

environmental goals, while enhancing the economic

development of Nova Scotian communities.

The Energy and Climate Change Coordinator will principally

focus on energy and climate change policy in the

electricity, industrial and building sectors.

Responsibilities also include project development, coalition

building, coordination and fundraising in cooperation with

Atlantic Canadian partners, the EAC's Energy Issues

Committee and energy project staff.

The coordinator reports to the Ecology Action Centre Energy

Issues Committee (EIC).


* Work in the beautiful city of Halifax in the EAC's

eco-renovated office with 25 other dedicated staff

* EAC's decentralized organizational structure provides

opportunities for flexibility, autonomy, and creativity

* Work with other energy and climate change coordinators in

New England and Eastern Canada through the Atlantic Canada

Sustainable Energy Coalition

* Work with Climate Action Network Canada and environmental

organizations nationally and internationally

* Generous vacation and benefits package

Responsibilities Include

* Monitoring, researching and shaping climate change and

energy policy in Nova Scotia

* Communications through media, website and publications

* Participation in stakeholder consultations and advisory

boards, including utility board interventions

* Coalition building

* Liaising with national, international and regional 

environmental organizations

* Identifying strategic opportunities to reduce GHG emissions

* Managing project finances, volunteer activities and fundraising

* Project oversight and development

* Identifying fundraising opportunities for the position

* Participating in and supporting the overall work of the

Ecology Action Centre.

Skills and Experience

* Previous experience in climate change and energy policy

* Knowledge of provincial politics

* Knowledge of climate change, demand side management,

energy efficiency, and renewable energy issues

* Proven ability to write media releases and liaise with the media

* Proven campaigning and strategic thinking skills

* Effective at networking and coalition-building

* Ability to work under deadlines and self-motivated

* Fundraising and grant-writing experience

* Strong time management skills and an ability to

effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks

* Excellent written and oral communications skills

* Masters degree or equivalent work related experience

Start: late March 2010

Wage: $40,000 per annum

Four weeks paid vacation

Benefits package

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application: Cover letter, resume and three references

Deadline: 9 March 2010, 4pm

Attention: Jamie Thomson, EIC Board Representative,

jthomson at eastlink.ca, with subject line: Energy Coordinator

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity

and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented 

groups such as women, visible minorities, First Nations, and 

persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however

only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews

will take place the week of March 15th.

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:


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