[sust-mar] Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Sustainable Transportation 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. We are proud to be a member-based organization with over 4,500 members and more than 300 volunteers. Our areas of focus include Built Environment, Coastal & Water, Energy, Food, Marine, Transportation and Wilderness.


EAC is seeking an experienced sustainable transportation advocate to advance municipal and provincial policies and strategies and to support and enhance programs. The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator will be a central part of EAC’s 5-person transportation staff team. The overarching goal of the position is to build capacity in Nova Scotia for more people to safely use active transportation (AT) as well other forms of sustainable transportation. The position reports to the EAC’s staff directors.


Policy and Advocacy
• Provide municipalities and others with resources, presentations and other supports in the implementation of AT policies, plans, infrastructure and programs
• Support the implementation of key AT policies, strategies and plans
• Work with regional and provincial AT committees
• Respond to current AT issues in traditional and social media
• Support the EAC’s and DalTRAC’s share-the-road campaigns
• Work on broader sustainable transportation policy, strategy and planning

Program Development
• Research and develop a new AT achievement program for schools and other community partners to measure their AT involvement
• Create a Measuring AT in Nova Scotia best practices resource
• Explore how our AT programs can better integrate and support our provincial and regional goals to increase the physical literacy and activity levels among citizens and promote their lifelong mental and physical well-being
• Take a leadership role in program fundraising

• Support the Sustainable Transportation Action Team volunteer group
• Support other EAC active transportation projects as required
• Participate in and support the overall work of the Ecology Action Centre


• A passion for sustainable transportation and a commitment to high-calibre program delivery and development
• Strong knowledge of sustainable mobility (primarily active transportation) options and benefits for citizens
• Knowledge of relevant Nova Scotian policies and policy development practices
• Considerable experience with program delivery, development and evaluation
• Proven track record in fundraising and grant writing
• Experience working with and providing community support
• Excellent communication skills: networking facilitation, public speaking, writing
• Proven skills as a relationship builder; able to provide leadership on complex issues, build allies, and work effectively with diverse stakeholders
• Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize
• Persistent, diplomatic, creative, optimistic, with a team-oriented approach
• Computer literate in Word, Excel, internet, email and file/data management
• Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends and willing to travel within NS (CarShare available with the position)

• Degree and/or relevant experience in any of the following fields: education, community development, planning, health and recreation
• Media savvy with strong social media acumen
• Experience working with underserved individuals and groups
• Experience working in non-profit, volunteer-driven environments
• Experience with collective impact approaches and/or development evaluation
• Relationships with Mi’kmaq and African-Nova Scotian communities


32 hours/week at $22/hour for 33 weeks (until approximately the end of May, 2017). Pending funding results the hours and duration of the contract may increase.


Halifax, Nova Scotia in EAC’s wonderful green office – one of the most energy efficient office buildings in Canada.


Email, as one document, a cover letter, resume (of no more than 2 pages) and three references to the following:

Julian West, Making Tracks Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
mt at ecologyaction.ca

Application Due Date: Noon, Friday, October 28, 2016

No calls please. We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only candidates chosen for an interview 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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