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.

Are you interested in learning, connecting, and engaging with diverse groups, individuals, agencies and
organizations working on biodiversity in New Brunswick? Do you like working with people, organizing
meetings and events, and have experience in teamwork?

The NBEN is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick
environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working
on environmental issues in the province. We are currently looking for a motivated individual to fill the
position of Biodiversity Programs Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized and independent, but also a good team player. They will have
experience in leading groups or collaborative projects through consensus-based processes, and will be able
to work in a multi-faceted environment where the digital interface is an integral part of the work. We will
work with the right candidate to build their experience through on-the-job training – if you are currently
lacking in experience in one of the responsibilities or assets below, please include this in your cover letter
with strategies or ideas of how to address those gaps.

Job responsibilities will include:

● Coordination of the New Brunswick Biodiversity Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder effort to
address biodiversity by working together to enhance stewardship activities on the ground and
provide a comprehensive approach to the protection of biodiversity in the province.
● Coordination of the Watershed caucus, a forum for watershed conservation organizations across
New Brunswick to share experiences, information, and techniques.
● Coordination of a capacity-building project on tree planting for watershed groups in New
Brunswick.
● Participation in weekly staff meetings, helping other staff members with their work as needed, and
other duties as assigned

Requirements:

● 2-3 years of experience in program management resulting in strong organizational,
planning, and management skills
● Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills
● Experience in networks and partnerships
● Commitment to a career in the non-profit sector
● Excellent computer skills (including websites)
● Functionally bilingual in English and French, with strong oral and written
communications skills in either English or French
● Driver’s license


Assets:
  • Facilitation skills
  • Experience in event organization
  • Experience in the non-profit, environmental, and/or conservation sector
  • Interest in or passion for biodiversity and watersheds
  • Knowledge of tree planting or shoreline restoration experience

Application deadline: October 31 st , 2022

Salary: $19 to $23 per hour depending on experience at 30 hours per week. The NBEN is a highly
supportive and collaborative workplace offering higher-than-industry-standard rates of paid time off,
training opportunities, and a flexible work schedule. After a probationary period of 6 months, the NBEN
offers a generous health benefits package.

Term of employment: This is a contract position lasting until March 31, 2024 with possibility of
extension into a permanent position (funding dependent). You will work in a physically-distanced, dog-
friendly Moncton office, or from a home office with a plan for remote connection and integration with the
team. Work hours are Monday to Friday during flexible office hours, with occasional evening and
weekend work for special events.

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, or from home office. The office space is located on the second floor
of a building only accessible at this time by a flight of stairs, with two gender-neutral washrooms and a
kitchen on site. Please contact us about our masking policies or office accessibility if you have questions
or concerns regarding COVID-19 safety or other health or physical accommodations you may require.

The NBEN values diversity in its workplace. We recognize that people who experience structural
oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer our community, and are therefore strongly encouraged
to apply and may self-identify in their cover letters.
While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume and cover letter to nben@nben.ca.

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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