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Position: Science and Communications Coordinator
Organization: Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board
Location: position is remote/ work-from-home (anywhere in Nova Scotia), but will require travel within Eastern Canada for Fisheries meetings. Preference for applicants living along the Gulf of Nova Scotia.

Description: The Science and Communications Coordinator will adhere to the mandate of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board and serve the interests of the Board membership. Specifically, the Science and Communications Coordinator will carry out various tasks related to annual scientific sampling that is carried out by the Board and will be available to manage internal communications and events.

Start Date: December 20th, 2021 (full-time)

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate with the managing director regularly to get direction on tasks.
  2. Coordinate annual scientific sampling for the GNSFPB, which includes (but is not limited to): coordinating with the Board and with DFO Science, obtaining scientific permits, applying for summer students, hiring and providing daily supervision to students, designing scientific protocol (with collaboration from DFO and the Fleet Planning Board), arranging schedules for sampling days, contacting participating harvesters when needed, assisting with sampling when needed, collecting datasheets, entering data, analyzing data, and producing scientific reports for the Fleet Planning Board.
  3. Provide general communication services for the GNSFPB. This involves working from a home office and being available for contact by phone or email throughout regular business hours. The Science and Communications Coordinator will forward relevant information to the supervisor and other Board members and will provide reports on communications and events regularly.
  4. Attend relevant meetings and conferences on behalf of the GNSFPB. This will include recording minutes/taking notes at meetings, producing summaries of meetings for the membership, participating at the meetings and conferences, and sitting on working groups as needed.
  5. Attend the GNSFPB meetings and performs tasks such as keeping minutes and giving presentations on the work that the Science and Communications Coordinator has completed.
  6. Organize meetings and events on behalf of the GNSFPB when needed.
  7. Liaise between colleagues from industry, academia, and Provincial and Federal government departments.
  8. Maintain the website for the GNSFPB, putting up new information and editing as needed.
  9. The successful candidate will be supplied with the necessary tools to perform job duties, including a mobile phone and laptop.
  10. The Science and Communications Coordinator will sign an annual employment contract with the GNSFPB.

Desired Skills:

  1. Ability to self-motivate and work independently from a work-from-home environment.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Ability to synthesize complex information into clear language for diverse audiences.
  4. Competency with professional letter writing, scientific reports, grant proposals.
  5. Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines for multiple files.
  6. Excellent Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word skills.

Qualifications: The Science and Communications Coordinator should have a bachelor’s degree in the sciences, or a related discipline, with a focus on fisheries or marine issues. Experience with the fisheries in the Gulf of St. Lawrence would be an asset.

To Apply:

Please send cover letters and resumes to Leonard LeBlanc, Managing Director:

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Application Deadline: December 16th,2021


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 22 2021    ID: 61949