[Sust-mar] Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, f/t, EAC, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Position: Coastal Adaptation Coordinator
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
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 Scotias 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 Teams ultimate impact is that Nova Scotias 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.
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
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 EACs 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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