[sust-mar] Senior Marine Campaign Coordinator, f/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Senior Marine Campaign Coordinator (1-year maternity leave position)
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Ecology Action Centre is a member-based, environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. We are grounded in community, and are a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.

The Ecology Action Centre’s marine team works locally, nationally and internationally towards protecting the marine ecosystem and maintaining sustainable fisheries, which support vibrant coastal communities. We are seeking an enthusiastic environmental campaigner with an interest in marine issues, who is looking for a dynamic and challenging job opportunity to make change in the world’s oceans.

This position is one of two project co-leads of a highly collaborative 7-person team. The job requires someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about marine conservation as well as an experienced team coordinator. The successful candidate will be a skilled campaigner with an interest in policy change work and the ability to think creatively and advocate for precautionary, science-based decision making. The Senior Campaign Coordinator is the lead on bluefin tuna, sharks and forage fish conservation campaigns and several national and international coalitions. The successful candidate will also be a skilled project manager, with demonstrated abilities in budget management, fundraising, and strategic partnership development. The position will support and be supported by the rest of project staff and will report to the EAC’s staff directors. The position with work regularly with the other Senior Marine Coordinator.

The Senior Marine Campaign Coordinator duties include: 

Campaign management, including
• Strategy development
• Developing campaign strategy, particularly relating to large and small pelagic fisheries conservation
• Pursuing outreach and collaboration opportunities
• Researching fisheries and marine policy and integrating results into strategic coordination and planning
• Communications
• Communicating and developing outreach material
• Acting as media spokesperson
• Advocacy
• Delivering on campaign goals and objectives, often in coordination with other project partners
• Engaging at regional, national and international fisheries management fora and advocating EAC’s positions
• Engaging in various national and international coalitions
• Delivering presentations and public speaking at outreach events

• Participating in and supporting the overall work of the Ecology Action Centre
• Working with the Marine Action Committee
• Other duties as required

Project management, including
• Working in co-coordination on team communication and coordination
• Workplan development
• Relationship building and networking
• Budget oversight
• Volunteer and staff management
• Workshop and event organization
• Proposal writing and fundraising
• Reports to funders and supporters

Required skills and experience:
• At least 3 years of experience working in ocean or environmental policy campaigns
• 3 + years of project management experience
• Knowledge of national Canadian and international fisheries and ocean policy
• Understanding of sustainable fisheries and sustainable seafood
• Experience attending fisheries management meetings
• Experience engaging with coalitions and working collaboratively with other ENGOs
• Flexible and adaptable, ability to work in an ever changing environment
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of partners - resource users, conservation colleagues, government decision makers, academics, community groups
• Ability to synthesize and pick up new information quickly
• Grant writing
• Effective social media communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Excellent written and oral skills
• Strong public speaking, writing skills and project management skills

Desirable skills and experience: 
• Specific experience at regional fisheries management organizations and the United Nations
• Specific knowledge of shark, bluefin tuna and forage fish conservation and management
• Experience in a non-profit environment

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.

Terms of Employment:

This position is one-year maternity leave replacement.

Start date: December 6, 2017
End Date: January 9, 2019

37.5 hours per week @ $23-26/hour based on experience. Four weeks paid vacation and a cost-shared benefits program.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Some domestic and international travel required.

Location: Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and two references as a single PDF document with the file name as follows: LastName_FirstName_SeniorCoordinator.pdf to Katie Schleit, kschleit at ecologyaction.ca.

No phone calls please.

Application Due Date: October 6, 2017

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. We anticipate that interviews for short-listed applicants will occur in October 2017.

The Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one of Nova Scotia’s most active environmental organizations. The Centre welcomes new members and volunteers: http://www.ecologyaction.ca


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