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Position: Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator
Organization: Clean Annapolis River Project
Location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Start date:  Immediately
End date: September 30, 2024 (with possibility of extension)
Remuneration: $23.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will oversee the delivery of a collaborative project to conduct the monitoring of two coastal wetlands located within the Annapolis River watershed. The “Protecting Coastal Wetlands in Nova Scotia through stewardship and collaboration” project aims to engage Nova Scotian organizations and communities in ocean conservation using coastal wetlands as indicators for ocean health.

Funding dependent, this position may also involve the delivery of CARP’s Natural Infrastructure for Stormwater management program. This program may include the implementation of Natural Infrastructure (NI) projects at multiple sites within southwest Nova Scotia, capacity building among key stakeholders to promote the broader application of NI as a tool, the integration of NI demonstration sites into educational programming, and conducting home assessments with private landowners to encourage the use of NI tool at home.

These projects involve engaging and liaising with a broad range of stakeholders, including representatives from municipal and provincial governments, private businesses, conservation practitioners, and private landowners, among others. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and an ability to adapt content to various target audiences. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project planning, delivery, tracking and reporting.

Normal work hours will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; early morning or late evening work may be required on occasion. The position will include a mix of office work based out of CARP’s office in Annapolis Royal as well as field-based activities throughout Southwest Nova Scotia. The position will require access to a personal vehicle, with compensation provided according to the prevailing provincial mileage rate.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Conducting wetland assessments and data collection at two pre-selected coastal wetlands, including, but not limited to, the deployment of various data loggers, and conducting vegetation surveys;
  • Planning, delivery, and evaluation of public engagement activities (workshops, seminars, etc.);
  • Implementation of NI at pre-selected sites (identifying contractors, sourcing materials, obtaining permits, constructing rain gardens/bioswales etc.)
  • Engaging all relevant stakeholders in NI planning and implementation processes;
  • The development and delivery of a NI Home Assessment Program;
  • Other activities as needed to accomplish project objectives/outcomes;
  • Other activities to support the CARP team as assigned.

Reporting Relationships:

The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will report to the Aquatic Program Manager on matters specific to the delivery of programs/projects and report to the Administration Manager on all HR, contractual reporting deadlines and financial matters (e.g., travel claims, sick days, and vacation). The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator works closely and in cooperation with other staff members and in accordance with all CARP policies approved by the Board of Directors. The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will have the responsibility of overseeing technical staff working on projects for which they are responsible and will work under the direct management of the Aquatic Program Manager.

Responsibilities of the Employer:

The employer will provide a safe and respectful work environment free from discrimination and harassment, meet the financial obligations to the employee in a timely manner and, within the financial capacity of the organization, provide the employee with equipment, materials and supplies to carry out his/her/their duties. In consultation with the employee, the employer will carry out a performance evaluation within three months of the start of the contract and annually thereafter at minimum.

Responsibilities of Employee:

The employee will carry out their duties described above in a timely fashion, conduct themself and ensure that those reporting to them conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow all policies of the employer and ensure that those reporting to them follow all policies of the employer.

To Apply:

E-mail resume and cover letter as a single document to Administration Manager, Susan Lane, at . Please use subject line “Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator Application”. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to identify if they are pre-qualified for any employment subsidy programs (e.g., through Eco Canada, Clean Foundation, etc.). Please indicate you saw this posting at


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 25 2024    ID: 71025