JOB POSTING:  Official Afternoon Counter – Point Lepreau Bird Observatory

 

Description

The Point Lepreau Bird Observatory (PLBO) counts sea ducks and seabirds migrating through the Bay of Fundy each spring from March to May. Migration data are collected daily using a sampling method over four-hour observation periods with defined counting protocols. Morning and afternoon counts in spring are under the supervision of Official Counters, assisted at times by up to three volunteers.

We are seeking a qualified person to contract as an afternoon Official Counter Monday to Friday from March 27 to May 7, 2023 (six weeks), A paid training period will be offered prior to the start date of March 27. Daily four-hour observation periods should begin between noon and 1:00 PM.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting four-hour sea duck/seabird counts and manually recording birds counted by species, numbers and flight direction as well as weather and sea conditions.
  • Welcoming and mentoring volunteers recruited to assist the Official Counter.
  • Abiding by and conforming to all safety and security requirements of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Facility and its security staff.
  • Ensuring the observatory building is in clean condition, heated, and securely locked at the end of each visit and ensuring all safety barricades are securely in place.
  • Providing a brief daily written summary of the day’s observations in the Observatory Log Book and later providing a short digital overview of the day’s results to the Project Coordinator for posting on social media.


Essential Requirements:

  • Ability to work on your own.
  • Ability to identify East Coast sea ducks and seabirds at a distance, both on the water and in flight.
  • Ability to effectively engage with volunteers and provide assistance with sea duck and seabird identification.
  • A valid Driver's License and Vehicle (a per-kilometer rate will be paid for travel to the PLBO up to 150 km daily).
  • Automobile and comprehensive General Commercial Liability Insurance with limits of not less than two million dollars per occurrence for bodily injury, death, and for damage to property, including loss of use.
  • Ability to obtain a clear criminal record report satisfactory to security officials at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Facility, prior to the start of on-site duties.

Would be an asset:

  • Experience with surveys or scientific data collection.
  • Experience with resource management.
Applicant has their own binoculars and spotting scope.

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 weeks, Monday - Friday
Hours: Avg. of 25 hours per week
Salary: From $20.00 per hour

Send your resume to: info@saintjohnnaturalistsclub.org

Title: Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Location: Remote, anywhere in Canada

Details: Full-time, virtual role

Compensation: To be negotiated

Application: Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, covering letter, 2 samples of writing (various formats and outlets accepted) in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Knowledge Mobilization Officer’ in the subject line. 

Organizational overview

The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian charity dedicated to solving business and social challenges, while building deep emissions reductions into the solutions.

About the role

Do you enjoy writing in various formats and care about helping Canada reach its emissions targets? Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world? The Transition Accelerator is looking for an individual with writing and analytical skills to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s transition to a net zero world.

Values

Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive, forward-thinking attitude in an often-unstructured environment with multiple unknown technical and practical variables
  • Working collaboratively with individuals sometimes having diverse and opposing views
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based analyses and sound technical practices
  • Hard working, with attention to detail and a skill in communicating complex insights to a broad audience
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach, with the ability to quickly change direction and opinions based on new evidence
  • Focusing on innovation over status-quo
  • A can-do attitude with a commitment to help drive change

Responsibilities and Focus Areas

The Knowledge Mobilization Officer will work under the responsibility of the Director of Knowledge Mobilization, in close partnership with the Director of Communications.

The Transition Accelerator is looking for a writer and content creator who has the ability to turn complex concepts into accessible language, and to engage with various audiences. In this position, you will work to promote the Transition Accelerator’s research and expertise through several formats, including events and courses. By doing research and creating content for courses, grants, presentations, webpages, and webinars, you will support the organization’s visibility and knowledge mobilization efforts. Responsibilities of the Knowledge Mobilization Officer will also include research, stakeholder mapping, and coordination in support of the engagement activities. 

Qualifications, Expertise, and Personal Traits

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, work experience and personal traits:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Master’s degree preferred in a topic related to the transition to net zero
  • Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to summarize complex information
  • Proven skills and experience in writing for non-expert audiences and engagement activities
  • Proficient in the use of standard office applications
  • Awareness of and interest in transition to net zero challenges and solutions
  • Good ability to be independent, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment  
  • Collaborative team player, with a deep curiosity for understanding and solving complex problems
  • Excellent attention to detail, planning and project coordination skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starting qualities. Ability to work independently, establish priorities, meet deadlines and work on a number of different initiatives concurrently
  • Business-level fluency in both official languages is preferred
  • Some travel may be required

Application

Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, covering letter, 2 samples of writing (various formats and outlets accepted) in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Knowledge Mobilization Officer’ in the subject line. The position has a competitive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards. 

Atlantic Water Network (AWN) is a project on Makeway’s Shared Platform and was first formed in 2004. AWN has grown to be a hub for community-based water monitoring throughout Atlantic Canada, collaborating with over 100 organizations to advance water science and stewardship in the region. AWN has been a catalyst and support system for environmental stewardship in Atlantic Canada, directly assisting the staff and volunteers of watershed groups of all sizes and capacities. Key supports include an Environmental Monitoring Equipment Bank, standardized online training via WET-Pro certification, a secure and open access data hub (Atlantic DataStream), and workshops on data management, analysis, and science communication.

Job Description 

The Director is an exciting role,and is responsible for leading and managing Atlantic Water Network in accordance with the vision and strategic direction set by the Steering Committee. This position requires a keen, innovative, and visionary individual to ensure that programming meets the needs of the Network’s community partners, while also directing programming to expand across the region. Reporting to the Steering Committee, the Director is responsible for implementing strategic priorities as well as developing and carrying out plans to achieve them, including applying for and reporting on funding. The incoming Director will work closely with the outgoing Director in a transition of responsibilities and relationships in 2023. 

In spring of 2022, AWN underwent a strategic directions exercise and identified the following strategic pillars for the following 3-years: 

  • Establishing our sustainable governance operating model

  • Harnessing diverse scientific expertise

  • Strengthening reciprocal relationships with community partners

  • Securing multi-year funding from diverse sources
     

Requirements

  • Educational background in water resource management, environmental studies, geography, ecology or a similar field 

  • 4-6 years experience in the environmental or non-profit sector

  • 2-3 years experience in a management or senior leadership role  

  • Knowledge of community-based monitoring planning and development 

  • Experience in leading a team of diverse individuals and relationships 

  • Experience managing grant applications and funder relationships including government, environmental foundations and corporate 

  • Strong analytical skills related to budgeting and financial management 

  • Experience in government relations & engaging in academic research 

  • Innovative and big picture mindset for organizational thinking 

  • Excellent writing and communication skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Experience in data collection, management, analysis, and communications considered an asset

  • French Language skills considered an asset 

  • Experience in business development considered an asset 

Specific Responsibilities 

Internal Organization & Management 

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Atlantic Water Network and overall management of affairs and implementation of its annual work plan.

  • Be responsible for effective financial management, including creating and managing the yearly budget processes.

  • Defining and evaluating the project’s long-term mission and short-term goals

  • Planning and execution for the successful achievement of project goals

  • Implement actions as set out in AWN’s 3-year Strategic Plan and Action Plan

  • Ensuring that the project’s activities comply with the project’s description and all policies and procedures of MakeWay

  • Day-to-day operations and program delivery for the project

  • Preparing and reporting regular activity report

  • Ensure that the organization’s services and activities are of high quality, including electronic communication, and other communication products.

External Relations & Engagement

  • Establish and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with multiple partners, such as local experts, governments,academics, leaders and funders relevant to Atlantic Water Network’s mission.

  • Ensure the organization is connecting with diverse stakeholders across the Atlantic region to help assess that Atlantic Water Network is inclusive and meets the needs of the region as a whole.

  • Increase awareness of the organization through acknowledgement of contributions from Atlantic Water Network and through participation at conferences, events, seminars and workshops, including at various provincial, regional, and local meetings and events.

Sustainable Revenues & Fundraising

  • Establish a long-term funding strategy to develop ongoing sustainable revenues with the Steering Committee.

  • Actively seek out fundraising and fund development opportunities (e.g. through grants, fee-for-service work, donations, partnerships).

  • Oversee the required reporting to funders and annual reports.

  • Preparing grant agreements

  • Ensuring the financial health of the project 

  • Preparing an annual budget to submit to MakeWay

  • Monitoring budgetary expenditures and limits

  • Reviewing all invoices and expense reports and ensuring all the appropriate supporting documents arrive at MakeWay accounting per the agreed schedule

  • Reviewing the monthly financial statements with the steering committee

  • Along with MakeWay, monitor compliance with the three-month reserve policy

Human Resources

  • Communicate and inform project employees and volunteers about the goals, policies and principles of the project 

  • Gain familiarity with MakeWay human resources guidelines, policies and practices, and advise MakeWay Human Resources of any personnel issues that arise.

  • Supervising all project staff and volunteers (unless a designated supervisor has been assigned)

  • Approving vacation requests as per MakeWay guidelines

  • Ensuring performance evaluations are carried out on a regular basis

  • Contracting and supervising the work of contractors 

  • Determine staffing and capacity needs, hire and manage employees and/or contractors to support effective operations. 

  • Create a positive culture of performance, respect and accountability among staff and partners.

  • Ensure policies, plans and initiatives are understood by team members, and monitor progress and milestones.

Steering Committee 

  • Support the Steering Committee in ensuring that the vision, mission, values, and desired results for Atlantic Water Network foster the long-term success of the organization; and support strategic planning for the organization.

  • Provide leadership and coordination for implementing AWN’s strategic priorities, and develop and carry out operational and financial plans and policies, which work towards the strategic direction and organizational development of Atlantic Water Network.

  • Report to the Steering Committee with accurate and timely information regarding the activities of Atlantic Water Network including finances, human resources, and the implementation of the organization’s work plans.

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people, finances, reputation and image, and inform the Steering Committee of appropriate measures to control risks, staffing and capacity needs.
     

Compensation 

Based on the successful candidate’s work experience and education, the full-time (37.5 hours per week) salary will range from $60,000-$68,000 annually. Currently, Atlantic Water Network’s funding is dependent on successful grant applications. Salary increases are dependent on available funds, and as such will be determined by the Director and the Steering Committee should those funds become available through business and funding development.  

AWN’s main office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, however applicants from across Atlantic Canada are welcome to apply. Options for remote, hybrid, and flexible working hours. The Director position is for 1.0 FTE with the option to work 0.8 FTE.  
 

How to Apply 

Please send ONE document with a combined cover letter and CV to info@altwaternetwork.ca by December 09, 2022 at 5pm Atlantic.

Title: Communications Specialist

Location: Remote, anywhere in Canada

Details: Full-time, virtual role

Compensation: To be negotiated

Application: Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, cover letter, and three samples of writing in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Communications Specialist Application’ in the subject line. 

Organizational overview

The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian charity dedicated to solving business and social challenges, while building deep emissions reductions into the solutions.

About the role

Are you a talented and adept communications professional who cares about helping Canada reach its emissions targets? Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world? The Transition Accelerator is looking for an experienced communications specialist to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s transition to a net zero world.

Values

Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive, forward-thinking attitude in an often-unstructured environment with multiple unknown technical and practical variables
  • Working collaboratively with individuals sometimes having diverse and opposing views
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based analyses and sound technical practices
  • Hard working, with attention to detail and a skill in communicating complex insights to a broad audience
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach, with the ability to quickly change direction and opinions based on new evidence
  • Focusing on innovation over status-quo
  • A can-do attitude with a commitment to help drive change

Responsibilities and Focus Areas

Working closely with the Director of Communications and Director of Knowledge Mobilization, your duties will include the following:

Website

  • Updating the Transition Accelerator and partner websites, including adding articles, news, events, reports and course materials

Event and course support

  • Promoting our events to stakeholders through social media and newsletters
  • Handling all correspondence with course participants of private courses, including managing payments and sales, coordinating schedules and timing, answering questions, troubleshooting any issues, and providing course materials
  • Using Zoom (or similar platform), MailChimp, Stripe and Eventbrite to set up and manage online courses and events, and host and manage online courses and events delivery behind the scenes as needed
  • Undertaking event coordination and logistics (including venue search and bookings, managing catering details, supporting the preparation of venue contracts) for virtual and in-person events
  • Post-event reporting

Writing

  • Supporting with basic copy-editing of written communications outputs including blogs, newsletters, web copy and reports
  • Translating into French of social media posts and new web content (such as event descriptions and report summaries)
  • Drafting the Transition Accelerator’s newsletter updates for events and reports

Social Media & Design

  • Assisting in driving social media engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Creating visual assets for our reports, events, social media and other communications outputs in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator using Transition Accelerator’s visual identity and design templates
  • Basic video editing
  • Basic report formatting

Other tasks as needed. Some travel may be required. 

Qualifications, Expertise, and Personal Traits

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, work experience and personal traits:

  • Bilingual: excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and French
  • An eye for design
  • Broad experience writing for informed audiences in various formats (e.g., briefs, reports, web copy, social media), along with editing and proofreading skills
  • Interest in and experience or exposure to environmental, social or economic issues in Canada, whether through education or work experience
  • Working knowledge of web, content management and social media applications
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with SEO strategies, WordPress, Google Analytics and MailChimp would be an asset
  • Experience in academia, research, ENGO, or think tank environment an asset
  • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and PremierPro
  • Experience with WordPress

Application

Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, cover letter, and three samples of writing in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Communications Specialist Application’ in the subject line. The position has a competitive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards. 

BACKGROUND

CLIMAtlantic Inc. is a new non-profit organization that is part of a national network of climate services centres (see the Canadian Centre for Climate Services). CLIMAtlantic will focus on creating a strong Atlantic Canada network generating a wealth of information sharing in this space, in addition to supporting specific unique place-based work. CLIMAtlantic will work with regional and local actors to ensure that this will become a strong network where collaboration is supported, data and tools are easily accessible, and services will be provided by local and regional partners as much as possible.

DUTIES

The Labrador Climate Services Specialist will engage with rightsholders and stakeholders within Labrador to identify and explore relevant opportunities to address climate change specific to their circumstances, conduct an environmental scan and synthesis of Labrador climate change research, and work collaboratively to develop training and resource materials.

The Labrador Climate Services Specialist will join the CLIMAtlantic Inc. Team and work to be a link between CLIMAtlantic and key organizations and rightsholders in Labrador. The Specialist will report to CLIMAtlantic Inc., and be hosted at the Labrador Campus of Memorial University.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Have a connection to Labrador (lives in Labrador, has lived in Labrador, or any other connection);
  • Strong interest in and experience in building and maintaining relationships and networks;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the physical and human dimensions of climate change;
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, both written and spoken;
  • Undergraduate degree; Master’s level coursework is an asset.
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