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Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Administrative Coordinator

Canadian Rivers Institute UNB Fredericton


Competition #: #124-17.18 Closing Date: January 19, 2018 4:30PM
Employment Group: P.T.S.U. Salary or Rate: $35,858 - $44,824 Per Hour
Employment Date:(tentative) As soon as possible Hours per Week: Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative) 2 Year Term Funding: External Funding

Function

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), founded in 2001 and hosted at the University of New Brunswick, is a network of 24 Science Director located at 16 institutes across Canada and internationally. CRI Science Directors and their networks of research associates, graduate student, and staff support governments, businesses and communities in making smart, evidence-based decisions through high-impact research.

 The CRI requires services of an Administrative Coordinator that will oversee the coordination of its 8 committees, over 50 agreements with service providers and funders, annual events and activities and the day to day operations of the institute.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Oversee the scheduling, organizing, and recording of over 8 committees. This includes preparing meeting agenda and all documents, ensure decisions are coordinated amongst committees, track and follow-up with decision and action items, develop work plans/budgets/policies, and address membership and external stakeholders requests.·    Develop partnership and service provider agreements. Ensure the appropriate service provider addresses requests from membership and external stakeholders, oversee the financial and administrative process for contracts, and gathering information required for the development of reports.·    Oversee the coordination of annual CRI events/activities. Coordinate the communications of the events/activities and communicate with appropriate administrative staff of the host institute where the event/activity is held.·    Assist with the production of the annual report.·    Respond to general inquiries via email, social media and telephone, and refer specific requests to the appropriate CRI member.·    Oversee the upkeep of the contact management database.·    Responsible for purchase order and invoicing.·    Update and maintain the CRI Standard Operating Procedures manual.·    Assist with preparation and submission of funding proposals and associated reports.·    Coordinate hiring process, ensure the training and supervision of co-op students and interns.·    Oversee the filing of CRI personal files.·    Oversee CRI’s office and merchandise inventory.
Requirements
·    Degree in Business Administration. A combination of training and experience may be considered.·    5 years of experience coordinating and overseeing multiple boards and/or committees. 3 years of experience with database management and overseeing staff and/or contracts/MoUs and partnership agreements.·    Experience in coordinating research institutes or departments of academic institutions is an asset.·    Demonstrated attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills.·    Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.·    Exceptional people and telephone skills demonstrating discretion, tact and judgement.·    Proven ability to meet deadlines and provide quick reaction to requests.·    Experience in general bookkeeping, and in budget and financial report development is a significant asset.·    General experience in annual events organizing and in annual report production ·    Significant experience with Microsoft software (word, excel, mail) in Apple environment, scheduling software, virtual meeting software, contacts management software.·    Experience in social media and website management is an asset. 

** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full-time**

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For more information, please contact:UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

Action Alerts

Conserve Our NB

Friday, 09 February 2018
by Nature Trust of New Brunswick

For countless generations, people in New Brunswick have cherished the wildlife and beauty of their natural surroundings. We have adopted many deeply rooted outdoor traditions that take us to the rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, and coastlines of our beautiful province in all seasons of the year. Help protect the wild places that you love so that your family, children, and grandchildren will be able to enjoy them forever.

Over 95% of New Brunswick is currently unprotected and open to exploitation that could harm wildlife and damage the natural beauty of our province, and we need to act now to change that.

Through the Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada has signed on to conserve 17% of land and freshwater by 2020.  As Canadians, it is our shared responsibility to hold the government accountable to achieving this target. The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is urging you to speak out to your provincial representatives to declare your support for increased land conservation in the province, and encourage them to set set their own conservation goals for the province and develop an action plan to achieve these goalsThrough Pathway to Canada Target 1, an Indigenous Circle of Experts (ICE) has been identified to ensure all elements of the initiative are guided by Indigenous experts across Canada, which should be reflected in New Brunswick’s efforts as well.

A vast majority of Canadians agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues currently facing our country. In a recent national conservation survey, 87% of Canadians support increasing the amount of natural areas protected from development, including at national parks. Join the growing movement of people who are speaking out in support of land conservation.

We’ve made it easy for you to take action! It takes less than a minute with our online template to send a letter to your local MLA. To learn more about what you can do to support land conservation, download the Conserve Our NB toolkit.  

Printable pledge link: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Conserve-Our-NB-Pledge.pdf  Please help by joining the movement and collecting signatures from your corner of the province to show support for increased land and freshwater protection in NB. 

Please return pledge sheets with original signatures to the Nature Trust of New Brunswick office.
Next Deadline: March 13, 2018

By mail:
P.O. Box 603 Station A,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A6 

In person: 404 Queen St. 3rd floor,
Fredericton, NB

Have your say on Draft Water Strategy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Conservation Council of New Brunswick
A Water Strategy for New Brunswick

On October 6, 2017, the department of Environment and Local Government released a draft water strategy for comments. The draft strategy is available on the government website. Comments can be submitted by email to: waterstrategy-strategiedeleau@gnb.ca or by mail to: Department of Environment and Local Government, Policy and Planning Division, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017.

In order to help groups with their submissions, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in cooperation with watershed groups, has put together key elements of a watershed strategy and a sample letter to send to the Department.

Summary​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Key​ ​Elements​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Strong​ ​Water​ ​Protection​ ​Strategy

New​ ​Brunswick​ ​deserves​ ​a​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy​ ​that:
    1. is​​ ​​science-based;​ ​(involving​ ​baseline​ ​data,​ ​tracking​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​into​ ​consideration cumulative​ ​impacts,​ ​environmental​ ​flows)
    2. sets​ ​water​ ​quality​ ​standards​ ​within​ ​a​ ​working,​ ​legal​ ​mechanism;
    3. conserves​ ​all​ ​water​ ​within​ ​​watersheds​ ​including​ ​surface​ ​waters​ ​(lakes,​ ​streams,​ ​rivers) and​ ​groundwater,​ ​by​ ​developing​ ​good​ ​conservation​ ​plans,​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​and uses​ ​the​ ​precautionary​ ​principle​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guiding,​ ​legally​ ​enforceable​ ​tool;
    4. protects​ ​our​ ​marine​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​law;
    5. has​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​form​ ​of​ ​​co-governance​ ​with​ ​First​ ​Nations;
    6. includes​ ​the​ ​development,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​watershed​ ​protection plans,​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​transparent​ ​manner,​ ​involving​ ​government,​ ​businesses,​ ​watershed organizations,​ ​farmers,​ ​municipal​ ​officials,​ ​and​ ​citizens;
    7. is​ ​accountable,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​ongoing​ ​monitoring​ ​and​ ​annual​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on the​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy;​ ​and,
    8. is​​ ​enforceable​ ​through​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​legal​ ​framework
Sample Letter
 My name is ______, and I am writing to express my support for a strong Water Strategy in New Brunswick.

I live near ______ OR I live in ___________ watershed

Describe your favourite spot to fish/swim/paddle etc.

Share your favourite water memory.

Clean, healthy water is important to me because _____________.

Have you recently experienced a boil water order? Blue-green algae? Extreme weather? Describe what is of concern to you.

I applaud the provincial government for moving forward on its commitment to protecting our water; however I believe the draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure healthy water for my watershed.

We need a water protection strategy that (Insert one or multiple key elements).

I am afraid that if left unattended, my watershed will face ongoing and increasing treats from (pollution, wetland and coastal estuary loss, loss of adequate environmental flow to sustain aquatic life, and increasing climate change impacts such as floods, droughts, and high temperatures.)

Please protect my watershed by implementing a strong water protection strategy with modern legislation that (note key element(s)) to ensure the health of our water and people.

Thank you,
Your name.

For more information, visit the CCNB's website.