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Field Station Program and Development Manager

Position: Program & Development Manager
Organization: Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre
Location: South Shore / flexible in Nova Scotia

The not-for-profit Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre (HLC) is seeking a Manager with interests in natural history, small-scale farming, forestry, and rural economic planning, who will develop and maintain a robust programming and funding portfolio for the organization.

The HLC is an established field station and folk school located on a 19th Century farm overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Nova Scotia’s South Shore (see

Job Title: Field Station Program and Development Manager

Job Description: The candidate will, under the direction of a designated member of the Board, develop activities, events, and public offerings, either independently or in collaboration with instructors or facilitators for the coming 2019 season; manage bookings and reservations; seek funding opportunities and write proposals; develop advertising; manage the HLC website; maintain an engaging and robust social media presence and oversee the operation of the facility, which would include but not be limited to, housekeeping and maintenance.

NOTE: Success in programming, reservations, and grant funding will have a direct impact on continued employment opportunities, salary, and the potential for transitioning to longer term employment.

Required Skills: The successful candidate will be a creative and energetic individual with a passion for natural history and sustainable living. They must have strong oral and written English communication skills, be proficient in the use of computers, and typical office software. A background in grant application and proposal writing is a must. Experience in maintaining a professional social media profile is preferred. Capacity for self-guided and independent work is required. Connection with the South Shore outdoors, farming/fishing, and artistic communities is advantageous.

Rate of Pay: To be negotiated.
Hours: Flexible, averaging 37.5 hours per week

Work Location: While a South Shore resident is preferred, significant portions of this work may be carried out remotely, at a home office.

Correspondence, including a covering letter expressing interest and a resumé, should be directed to The Harrison Lewis Centre:

Our mailing address is 357 Sandy Bay Rd., East Port L’Hebert, RR 1 Port Joli, NS B0T 1S0.

Applications must be received by March 15, 2019 by 5:00.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 4 2019    ID: 51809