[Sust-mar] Program Assistant, f/t, CURA H2O, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Position: Program Assistant
Organization: CURA H2O
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.
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 Marys 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/ .
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
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
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 drivers 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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