[Sust-mar] Job Posting - Marine Campaign Coordinator

Julia McRae info at ecologyaction.ca
Fri Nov 16 08:46:21 EST 2012


Marine Campaign Coordinator

Marine Issues Committee

Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Applications due December 6th, 2012




The Ecology Action Centre, established in 1971, is Nova Scotia's largest
and most active

environmental organization. We work on sustainable transportation,
marine and coastal issues,

wilderness issues, urban issues, sustainable food production and
alternative energy.

The EAC's Marine Issues Committee was founded in 1995 following the
collapse of the east

coast cod fishery. We pride ourselves in being able to use a variety of
tools to achieve our

marine conservation goals and objectives which have and will continue to
result in change on

the water. We advocate, conduct research engage in public education as
well as use market

based approaches and legal tools to achieve our campaign goals.
Collaborative efforts with

Canadian and international NGOs, scientists, fishing organizations and
government agencies

are integral to our approach. We work locally, nationally and
internationally towards conserving

and protecting the marine ecosystem and maintaining sustainable
fisheries and vibrant coastal



General Job Description


The Marine Campaign Coordinator will be an integral part of the marine
staff and will work with

the EAC's Marine Issues Committee. We are seeking an experience campaign
who will lead

and collaborate in campaigns under our five focus areas: Coastal
Livelihoods, Sustainable

Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fisheries Policy, Marine Spatial Planning,
and Sustainable Seafood.

The Marine Campaign Coordinator, in the short term, will specifically be
responsible for small

scale fisheries, outreach to coastal communities as well as
collaborating with ongoing programs

on sustainable seafood and sustainable fisheries. The ideal candidate is
interested in using

creativity and collaboration to make change, has experience working in
coastal communities, an

understanding of marine conservation issues and policy in Canada.


General Responsibilities


* Project management including

o Team communication and coordination

o Workplan development

o Relationship building and networking

o Budget oversight

o Volunteer and staff management

o Workshop and event organization

o Proposal writing and fundraising

o Reports to funders and supporters

* Campaign management including

o Strategy development

o Communication and outreach material development

o Media spokesperson

o Pursuing outreach and collaboration opportunities

* On the ground work in coastal communities on sustainable fisheries

* Represent the EAC at science and policy meetings, both academic and

* Research fisheries and marine policy and integrate into strategic
coordination and


* Delivery of presentations and public speaking at outreach events

* Participating in and supporting the overall work of the Ecology Action

* Report to and work with the Marine Issues Committee

* Other duties as required


Qualifications and required skills


* Knowledge of environmental issues, particularly relating to the marine

* Experience working in non-profit, volunteer-driven organizations an

* Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email

* Effective social media communication skills

* Demonstrated leadership skills

* Excellent written and oral skills

* Strong public speaking, writing skills and project management skills

* Available some evenings and weekends


Desired Skills and Experience:


* Knowledge of Canadian and international fisheries policy

* Flexible and adaptable, ability to work in an ever changing

* Ability to synthesize and pick up new information quickly

* Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of
partners - resource users,

conservation colleagues, government decision makers, academics,
community groups

* Understanding of sustainable fisheries and sustainable seafood / food
security issues

* Experience in social enterprise development and social marketing

* Grant writing

* Self motivation

* Ability to work effectively in a team

* Experience working in non-profit, volunteer-driven organizations


Terms of Employment


Full-time: 37.5 hours per week; salary commensurate with experience
$38,000-$43,000.00 /

year, based on an hourly wage of 21-22.00 / hr. Initial contract is for
six months, with option to

renew pending funding availability. Health benefits and 4 weeks vacation
included. Start date:

January 3, 2012 with a possible earlier start in December depending on
candidate availability.


To Apply


Email cover letter and resume (including 3 references) as one document
with the following file

name format Last Name_First Name_EAC_Marine_Application to:


Susanna Fuller

Marine Coordinator

Ecology Action Centre

2705 Fern Lane,

Halifax NS

BK2 4L3

marine at ecologyaction.ca


While all applications will be acknowledged, only candidates chosen for
an interview will be



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. Diversity is a stated value of the EAC, and
is a strength that we seek to

cultivate within our community. It is the responsibility of every
employee of the EAC to foster a

culture that embraces and promotes diversity.


DUE BY: December 6th, 2012



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