[Sust-mar] Program Assistant, f/t, CURA H2O, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Program Assistant
Organization: CURA H2O
Website: http://curah2o.com/
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Start Date: May 2014

Duration: 10 month contract, 35 hrs/week, $30,000 salary with 2 month probationary period and possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding; position renewal is dependent on grant funding.

Project Overview: 

CURA H2O is a major research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is housed in the Department of Geography at Saint Mary’s University. It is run in collaboration with the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network (CBEMN), and its focus is on capacity-building in community-based water monitoring and management organizations. CURA H2O works with stewardship partners in the Atlantic provinces and internationally in West Africa and Nepal, and also works closely with government and academic partners on issues of governance and knowledge generation in the field of community-based monitoring. A complete project overview is available from http://curah2o.com/ .

Job Summary:

This position will support CURA H2O core staff by assisting with various duties involved in running all project components as listed in the following section.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Organization of training workshops and conferences
• Fundraising
• Administration of online water quality monitoring training course
• Assisting stewardship partners in entering water quality data into the project database; reviewing data for outliers
• Ordering, shipping, and basic maintenance of monitoring equipment
• Preparation of resource documents (user manuals, fact sheets, etc.)
• Coordination of team meetings
• Site visits to partners
• Website administration and updating of social networking sites/tools
• Attend CURA/CBEMN events (training workshops, conferences etc.) Infrequent but may fall on evenings or weekends
• Administrative paperwork

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Previous experience in a professional and/or non-profit work environment required
• Previous experience and success in non-profit fundraising considered an asset
• Post-secondary education in related field or equivalent work experience required (ex: environmental studies, environmental science, environmental education, related studies in natural and social sciences, project coordination and management)
• Basic presentation skills suitable for small conferences and workshops
• Personable and able to maintain positive working relationships with project partners
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to learn new skills
• Excellent organizational, time-management, and practical problem-solving skills
• Self-driven, dedicated work ethic, ability to work well with others as well as unsupervised
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Enthusiasm and vested interest in environmental and social issues
• Basic research skills
• Valid driver’s license required and personal vehicle considered an asset

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Sarah Weston at: 
sarah.weston at smu.ca by April 14th.

We appreciate all interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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