[sust-mar] Making Tracks Coord. (active transportation), full-time, EAC, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Making Tracks Coordinator
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Ecology Action Centre is an 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 Sustainable Transportation team works to increase the use of transportation modes, like walking, cycling, and transit use, in Nova Scotia that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy communities, and ensure equitable access for all.


The Making Tracks Coordinator oversees the Making Tracks program, which helps participants develop active transportation (cycling and walking) skill competency, confidence and safety, encouraging them to choose active transportation as a means to travel within their communities. The position oversees the implementation, evaluation and expansion of the program. The Making Tracks Coordinator works within the Sustainable Transportation Team. The Making Tracks Coordinator reports to the staff directors.

Duties include:
• Coordinate and work to expand the Making Tracks (MT) program in Nova Scotia.
• Maintain a pool of qualified “expert” trainers throughout the province.
• Recruit schools and organizations to deliver MT modules, and provide support to schools, groups and trainers in implementing MT.
• Coordinate MT train-the-trainer sessions and direct delivery programs for schools and organizations.
• Deliver MT train-the-trainer and direct delivery programs when needed.
• Produce/revise MT communication materials.
• Conduct MT project evaluation and final reporting.
• Take the lead on ongoing grant writing to ensure program sustainability.
• Work with Youth Active Transportation Coordinator on MT coordination and evaluation.
• Assist in promoting and implementing EAC active transportation projects.
• Support the overall work of the Ecology Action Centre.
• Other duties as required.


Required skills and experience:
• Knowledge of or experience with safe cycling/walking education, such as Making Tracks
• Experience in active transportation work
• Experience teaching children and youth
• Trustworthy and reliable
• High level of attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
• Initiative, self-motivation, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
• Positive problem-solving attitude
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Solid working knowledge of Windows and MS Office, including strong Excel skills
• Commitment to social and environmental justice

Desired skills and experience
• Experience recruiting, training and managing staff or contract employees
• Experience writing funding proposals


Start: mid-April 2019

35 hours per week at $22/hr, pending confirmation of funding. (Opportunity to begin at part-time hours prior to final confirmation.)

Cost-shared benefits plan and 4 weeks paid vacation per year.

Regular schedule is Monday to Friday, with some evening and weekend work required.

Location: This position will be based at our Halifax office at 2705 Fern Lane, with the option to work from another location in the province if desired.


Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to: 
employment at ecologyaction.ca

Please submit your application in the form of a pdf document with required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume, references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 1, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will begin the week of April 8, 2019.

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: African Nova Scotian and other 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 Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one of Nova Scotia’s largest environmental organizations. The Centre always welcomes new members and volunteers: http://www.ecologyaction.ca


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