[Sust-mar] Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, f/t, EAC, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Coastal Adaptation Coordinator
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Website: http://www.ecologyaction.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ecology Action Centre – Full-time Job Posting

Coastal Adaptation Coordinator


Since 1971, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working to build a healthier and more sustainable world. While all of our work is connected to Nova Scotia, we draw inspiration from many places. We work closely with communities as well as social and natural scientists and ensure our messages and policy solutions are scientifically defensible. Our current areas of focus include Built Environment, Marine, Coastal and Water, Wilderness, Food, Transportation and Energy.


The Ecology Action Centre is seeking a Coastal Adaptation Coordinator for a leadership role within our dynamic Coastal and Water Team. Our ideal candidate is knowledgeable and passionate about Nova Scotia’s coasts and coastal communities, and is deeply committed to promoting and supporting climate change adaptation efforts. A key aspect of this position will be coordinating the implementation of a living shorelines restoration project to engage and mobilize key stakeholders around ecological restoration and coastal zone management.

The Coastal and Water Team’s ultimate impact is that Nova Scotia’s coasts and freshwater are healthy, valued, and protected. The position is funded for one year. The successful candidate will be supported in securing ongoing funding.

Specific Responsibilities 
• Increase media and social media profile around coastal issues, and climate change adaptation (specifically ecological restoration and green infrastructure approaches) in Nova Scotia
• Support the advancement of Living Shorelines as a climate change adaptation solution in Nova Scotia through:
• implementing demonstration projects
• cultivating a community of practice
• Advocating for legislative and regulatory support for Living Shorelines tech, a a Nova Scotia Coastal Act, and other legislative and regulatory measures for coastal protection in Nova Scotia
• Maintain relations, and create coalitions with diverse coastal and climate change adaptation stakeholders
• Develop new projects and campaigns, and seek ongoing funding for the position
• Complete reports to funders and other stakeholders

General Responsibilities 
• Support the general work of the Coastal and Water team, particularly communications, engagement organizing, and promoting our overall ultimate impact
• Participating in and supporting the overall work of the Ecology Action Centre
• Other tasks, as required


• Strong knowledge of coastal ecology, coastal issues, and ecological restoration approaches, in particular living shorelines or coastal geomorphology, geology, biology, or planning
• Well versed in climate change impacts and adaptation
• A passion for coastal and climate change issues and a determination to make change
• Excellent communication skills: working with the public, speaking, writing, delivering presentations to various audiences
• Media savvy with superlative social media acumen
• Proven skills as a relationship builder able to provide facilitation and leadership on complex environmental issues, build coalitions, and work effectively with diverse stakeholders and community organizations
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize
• Experience with fundraising, proposal writing, and project management
• Persistent, diplomatic, creative, optimistic, with a team-oriented approach
• Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends and willing to travel within NS

• Hands on fieldwork or restoration experience.
• Familiarity with climate change adaptation initiatives in the region
• Experience working with NGOs and community organizations
• Experience with engagement organizing, storytelling and/or development evaluation
• Skills in the developing outreach and education materials and presentations

Start Date: mid-late September, 2014. Approximate date for interviews around, September 11th or 12th

Terms of Employment: 37.5 hours per week at between $21-23/hour; 4 weeks of paid vacation; cost shared benefits plan; initial contract for one year, with option to renew based on funding availability.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia in EAC’s wonderful green office

Application: Cover letter, resume and two references. Please submit your application in the form of a pdf document with required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume, references.

Deadline: Thursday, September 4th, 5:00 pm

Attention: Cormekia Clayton, Office Manager, 
info at ecologyaction.ca

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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 EAC, and is a strength that we seek to cultivate within our community. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.

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