[sust-mar] Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, f/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Position: Coastal Adaptation Coordinator
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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.
This position is part of the Coastal and Water Team, whose ultimate goal is for Nova Scotias coasts and freshwater to be healthy, valued, and protected.
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 a campaigner at heart. They are knowledgeable and passionate about Nova Scotias coasts and coastal communities, deeply committed to promoting and supporting climate change adaptation efforts, and a clear and confident communicator. A key aspect of this position will be educating decision-makers at the municipal, provincial, and community level about green infrastructure, policy, and technical tools to increase communities abilities to adapt to sea level rise. Fundraising to secure continued support for the position is a central part of the role.
The Coastal Adaptation Coordinator reports to the EACs staff directors.
Advocate for legislative and regulatory support for Living Shorelines, a Nova Scotia Coastal Act, and other legislative and regulatory measures for coastal protection in Nova Scotia
Educate decision-makers at multiple levels of government and outside of government about tools and opportunities to adapt to climate change
Promote Nova Scotias need for coastal preparedness for climate change, with a focus on green infrastructure and Living Shorelines approaches
Develop new projects and campaigns and secure ongoing funding for the position
Maintain and build relationships with diverse coastal and climate leaders across the province to strategically strengthen our collective ability to create change
Increase media and social media profile around coastal issues, and climate change adaptation (specifically ecological restoration and green infrastructure approaches) in Nova Scotia
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
Engage with volunteers and outside experts to amplify the efforts of the team
Participate in and support the overall work of the Ecology Action Centre
Other tasks, as required
Proven skills as a relationship builder and change maker; able to provide facilitation and leadership on complex environmental issues, build coalitions, and work effectively with diverse stakeholders and community organizations
Strong knowledge of coastal ecology, coastal issues, ecological restoration approaches, in particular living shorelines or coastal geomorphology, geology, biology, or planning
Well versed in climate change impacts and adaptation as they relate to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes
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
Proven ability to work with multiple levels of government
Demonstrated ability to develop outreach and education materials and presentations
Media savvy with superlative social media acumen
Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize, while maintaining a functional and narrative connection to EACs Water Coordinator and EAC as a whole
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 the Maritimes
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
Hands on fieldwork or restoration experience
Experience with contact management databases
Start Date: September 2016
Terms of Employment: 30-37.5 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 one of the most energy efficient office buildings in Canada!
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. As your email subject: Coastal Adaptation Coordinator Position
Attention: Cormekia Clayton, Administrative Assistant,
info at ecologyaction.ca
Application Deadline: 9am, Monday August 22nd, 2016
Interviews: Week of August 29th
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 individuals in traditionally marginalized groups such as: racialized people, Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community. Diversity is a stated value of the Ecology Action Centre. Moreover, diversity in the EAC community is a strength that we seek to cultivate. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
The Centre welcomes new members and volunteers: http://www.ecologyaction.ca
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