Position: National Campaign Manager
Organization: SeaBlue Initiative
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Ecology Action Centre, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation and West Coast Environmental Law have come together to form the SeaBlue Initiative and are working collaboratively to deliver on effective marine conservation in Canada. The SeaBlue Initiative will work together with federal, provincial and First Nation governments, other conservation and sectoral organizations as needed with the aim of enhancing stakeholder and public understanding of, and engagement in, marine conservation issues in Canada
We are seeking an experienced campaign manager to work with us to achieve our goals, which are to help the government of Canada to meet and exceed protection of at least 10% of Canada’s ocean coastal and marine waters by 2020 and set ambitious goals for the future.
The ideal candidate has past experience in the conservation field and in the not for profit environment. The candidate must be able to work in close collaboration with the campaign steering committee.
Skills & Experience
Education & Experience
Position Details: For practical reasons, the Project Manager is ideally located in or willing to locate to Ottawa, Ontario. The position will report to the campaign steering committee with a responsibility to the fiscal agent and contracting organization. The position is an independent contractor and not an employee of the Ecology Action Centre and is therefore responsible for all payments to the Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and any liability costs incurred for the duration of the contract.
Remuneration: Compensation is commensurate with the levels of skill, experience and education. Remuneration range between $60,000-$70,000 / year including HST, with a contractual commitment of 2 years, subject to continued funding.
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Applications due January 22, 2018.
Background of 4 groups:
Ecology Action Centre
The Ecology Action Centre is an environmental charity based in Nova Scotia taking leadership on critical issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. Founded in 1971, the EAC works across seven major action areas to achieve conservation at the local, provincial, national and international level. The EAC’s Marine Program has worked together with international coalitions, including the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and the High Seas Alliance towards effective protection of high seas biodiversity. The EAC is one of the few Canadian organizations that is involved in marine conservation on the high seas and has a track record of achieving conservation successes, working effectively in coalitions and collaborations across all of its program areas. The EAC will serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed project.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, oceans and water, and ensuring our parks and protected areas are managed to protect the nature within them. In the past 50+ years, we’ve played a leading role in protecting over half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is to protect at least half of our public land, oceans and water so that future generations can experience Canada’s irreplaceable wilderness.
West Coast Environmental Law
West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. Since 1974 our staff lawyers have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.
David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation has built a strong knowledge base, constituency database, communications skillset, and working relationship with other marine oriented ENGOs, First Nations, and stakeholders. The DSF is well suited to continue engaging strategic communications and outreach to key audiences needed to support our proposed marine conservation project goals. Our project team, which includes science and policy experts along with communications specialists, holds a wealth of experience and knowledge and understands how Pacific coast issues relate to national initiatives, public concerns, policies and politics. During the last several years, we have built the systems and skills to execute a national organizing model focused on a long-term change, while also being able to build on-the-ground momentum through smaller, local successes. This strong team enables DSF to maintain strategic activities in support of our goals and the collective work of our allies in moving the agenda forward on ocean issues in Canada.
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GoodWork ID: 43582 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 10 2018