[sust-mar] Water Hub Coordinator, full-time, Atlantic Water Network, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Water Hub Coordinator
Organization: Atlantic Water Network
Location: Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension
Hours: Full-time (37.5 per week)
Wage: $19.50-22.00/hour depending upon experience

Start date: 1 May 2019 (Flexible)

About the Atlantic Water Network

Atlantic Water Network provides equipment and resources for water monitoring organisations and communities throughout Atlantic Canada. AWN is part of the longstanding Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network and is home to all of its water related resources. We are the regional lead on Atlantic DataStream, an open access data hub for water quality data. We work with organisations on both a national and regional scale to improve data collection at the community level.

AWN’s mission is to build capacity among stewardship and watershed organisations by providing access to water monitoring and conservation resources such as standardised training via WET-Pro YSI water monitoring kits, a secure and open access data hub (Atlantic DataStream), and the free use of our Environmental Monitoring Equipment Bank.

Job Description & Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing Atlantic Canadian initiative. The successful candidate will gain valuable hands-on experience, including training community water monitoring partners, staff management, grant writing and communications. This a 1 year contract with possibility of renewal based on the project evolution. The hired Coordinator will report to AWN’s Director.

Key responsibilities:
• Facilitate training to community partners throughout Atlantic Canada, including traveling to partner offices and monitoring sites to offer hands-on training to staff and volunteers on calibration techniques and monitoring protocols;
• Manage AWN’s Equipment Bank program through coordinating loans throughout the field season, building relationships with partners, calibrating equipment, and organising pick-up and drop-offs throughout the season;
• Hire and manage 2 part-time summer students responsible for coordinating Equipment Bank hubs located in NB and PEI;
• Facilitate the onboarding of new Network partners;
• Occasionally representing AWN at water events across the Atlantic region;
• Participate in organisational development by writing and editing grant applications;
• Provide data management support to Network Partners
• Work with the Gordon Foundation Data Specialist to support Network partners in managing and uploading data to Atlantic DataStream
• Assist in the organisation of and help facilitate data related events such as AWN’s upcoming summer data management workshops;
• Assist in administrative tasks, including partner outreach and correspondence, website maintenance, and communications (mostly via social media and newsletters).

Required Qualifications
• Passion for the environment and water quality coupled with the desire to work for a non-profit;
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• Post secondary degree in related field
• Experience with water quality monitoring or research;
• Excellent organisation, communication and problem-solving skills;
• Strong writing and editing skills;
• Curious, self-motivated, and capable of building lasting relationships;
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
• Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada;
• Available to work for at least 8 months;
• Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations;
• Full driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications
• Basic knowledge of water monitoring techniques, methodologies, and protocols is preferable but all required training will be provided;
• Experience with project implementation and management;
• Experience with planning and managing events, data management, and grant writing;
• Proficient with MS Officer, Google Drive, and WordPress.

Additional Details

This is a full-time position based at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. If you wish to apply, please email your resume and cover letter as a single document to Emma Wattie at environmental.network at smu.ca with “Water Hub Coordinator” as the subject line before 11:59pm on April 17.

AWN is committed to Employment Equity and aims to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Indigenous people, visible minority groups, differently abled people, and women in occupations where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.


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