[Sust-mar] Ecology Action Centre Job Posting: Community Supported Fishery Coordinator

Shannon Arnold sharnold at ecologyaction.ca
Tue Apr 12 15:25:28 EDT 2011

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*Job Posting*

*Community Supported Fishery Coordinator*

The Marine Issues Committee is seeking a full-time Community Supported
Fishery Coordinator for one year. This position is currently guaranteed for
three month with continued employment dependant on funding and performance.

Entering its second year of operation, Off the Hook Cooperative is an
enterprising group of fishermen located on the Digby Neck and Islands who
are working in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre to develop a
successful Community Supported Fishery (CSF) direct marketing venture. CSFs
are a fairly new form of direct marketing seafood enterprise modeled after
similar local food ventures in agriculture. Customers pre-subscribe for a
season of weekly deliveries of fresh, high quality fish caught sustainably
with hook and line gear including. This model offers the opportunity for
people to get to know their local fishermen and learn skills such as

The Community Supported Fishery Coordinator will be responsible for the
daily operations of business ensuring it runs smoothly, is profitable and is
organized according to its ‘triple bottom line’ stated values. The CSF
Coordinator will also be responsible more broadly in education and advocacy
around seafood in the local food movement, coastal community issues, and
sustainable fishing policy. They will work closely with the EAC financial
director, the Coop board members, the Marine Issues Coordinators and other
EAC staff. The position reports to the Marine Issues Committee and the Off
the Hook Cooperative board of directors.

*Duties and Responsibilities*

·       Managing the day to day operations of Off the Hook’s CSF including:

·        marketing

·       delivery logistics

·       customer service

·       coordinating volunteers

·       reporting to board members

·       maintenance of email list, website

·       public presentations

·       government and media relations

·       developing new markets

·       proposal writing and fundraising;

·       reports to funders and supporters

·       financial management

·       participating in, and supporting, the overall work of the Ecology
Action Centre; and

·       other duties as required.

*Required Skills and Experience: *

·       entrepreneurial skills - strategic thinking, flexibility,
creativity, persistence

·       marketing experience

·       excellent project management skills, including budget management

·       proven media communication skills including social media

·       ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of
partners including fishermen, government, rural and urban customers, and

·       proven proposal and reporting skills

·       experience supervising staff and coordinating volunteers

·       experience planning and promoting events

·       highly organized

   - Flexible hours; occasional evening and weekend hours will be required

*Desired qualities:*

●      Familiarity with local food movement

●      Familiarity with small-scale fisheries issues

●      Ability to quickly grasp / understand provincial policy structure

●      Understanding of cooperative governance and experience working with a
Board is an asset.

Start Date: early May 2011

Salary: 21.00/hr; 30hours/wk

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 4:00pm

Application:  Please e-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for
three references in the form of a pdf document with name of applicant
indicated in the file name

Attention: Shannon Arnold, Marine Issues Coordinator,
sharnold at ecologyaction.ca

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: www.ecologyaction.ca <http://www.ecolofyaction.ca/>

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. **

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Shannon Arnold
Marine Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada  B3K 4L3
sharnold at ecologyaction.ca

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