Project Officer – Coastal & Ocean Management, full-time, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: COINAtlantic Project Officer
Organization: COINAtlantic
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

(Term appointment for 14 months)

About us

COINAtlantic (Coastal and Ocean Information Network Atlantic) is a non-governmental organization that promotes, facilitates and influences information management as well as policies and programs that enhance Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management (ICOM) in Atlantic Canada. For over 25 years, the Board, Steering Committee and staff of COINAtlantic have promoted the sustainable use of oceans and coasts by convening workshops with key stakeholders, developing open access, web-based Geospatial Tools to facilitate the discovery and sharing of data, and undertaking strategic projects with partner organizations. One such project is a recently launched initiative called the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) that is developing a national approach to ocean data management; COINAtlantic is providing engagement and communications support for the Atlantic region of CIOOS.

What we need

We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic individual who thrives in a dynamic and diverse work environment. The Project Officer is responsible for supporting the Executive Director of COINAtlantic in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and projects; managing the COINAtlantic website and social media; preparing and distributing the Coastal Update newsletter; and supporting the development of relationships with data providers and end users to promote the use of CIOOS. This is a full-time, term position (14 months, 35 hours/week at $35,000 - $40,000/year depending on experience). For a more detailed job description and qualifications, please visit

The ideal candidate will have:
• Knowledge of the Atlantic coastal and ocean sector, its stakeholders, and the roles and mandates of agencies, government departments and organizations.
• Relevant educational background or equivalent experience.
• Communication skills: writing, editing, presentation, social media and website management.
• Knowledge of the principles and technologies for the open and online sharing of data and information (see ‘Geospatial Tools’ at
• Fluency with computers (MS Office and Google Suites) and comfort with or ability to learn website content management.
• The ability to work effectively within a small team

How to apply

Candidates should email a resume and a cover letter (as one PDF or Word document) to coinatlantic at by 5 PM (ADT), 2 July 2019.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who can make themselves available part-time for training starting 6 August 2019, with full time employment to commence 19 August 2019.

While we greatly appreciate your interest in working with us, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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