Position type: One-year, full time. Hourly rate to be negotiated, hours per week are dependent on experience and negotiable.
Salary: $41,250 – $50,000 (includes isolation allowance) based upon experience; comprehensive benefit package
Start date: As Soon as Possible.
CPAWS is seeking a Conservation Coordinator to support our ongoing engagement on various conservation initiatives within Labrador with a particular focus on marine conservation and protection in Nunatsiavut. This role will report to the Executive Director, CPAWS Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter and work with the National Director, Ocean Program on specific projects.
Primary responsibilities will include community outreach and liaison with the goal of building community support for and engagement in conservation planning processes. Activities will include building support and partner networks through direct outreach, developing communications materials, and planning and hosting workshops and community meetings. Other duties may include government relations, research and analysis, writing reports and funding proposals and project coordination.
The ideal candidate is based in Labrador with strong ties to the region, existing connections to Indigenous communities, and an understanding of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (TK).
Experience working with Indigenous communities — especially Inuit communities — is essential, along with a working knowledge of local environmental and cultural values. Previous experience in communications or advocacy, experience working with governments, and an understanding of environmental policy and resource management issues are considered assets.
- Develop a strategy and campaign/communications plan for land and ocean conservation planning in Nunatsiavut and Labrador.
- Leading community liaison and outreach to build strong relationships and organizational presence with Indigenous and coastal communities, local governments, and organizations.
- Gather information from local communities on human uses and cultural values, conservation priorities, and opportunities to enhance conservation initiatives when applicable.
- Drafting recommendations, feedback and advice for government agencies that incorporates local and traditional knowledge and reflects community priorities.
- Creating communication materials, and planning and hosting community outreach events and workshops to explore the benefits of conservation enhancement and protection.
- Act as local liaison for special project teams and partners, which may involve planning and representing CPAWS at meetings, providing local support and information, and facilitating connections to community members.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least 2 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities
- Relevant educational experience in biology, conservation, resource management, communications or public policy or equivalent related experience and education.
- Knowledge of federal & provincial policy and legislation that impact Indigenous communities and People in areas such as climate change, fisheries, and species or habitat protection.
- Excellent communication and written skills (ability to articulate and present);
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently on a wide range of issues simultaneously and or as a team member.
- Ability to travel within Labrador (including a valid license and access to a safe and reliable vehicle).
- Access to a safe workspace with a good internet connection.
Why Work for CPAWS?
CPAWS is a national charitable organization with 13 chapters across Canada, almost 100 staff, and hundreds of volunteers who have helped to protect over half a million square kilometers of Canada’s public land and water, since 1963. Canada has promised to protect 30% by 2030 and CPAWS is working hard to ensure that target is reached.
CPAWS advocates for the effective, long-term protection of ecologically- and culturally significant land, freshwater and ocean areas in Canada. Working in a way that respects the sovereignty and leadership of Indigenous nations, we achieve our mission through knowledge-based advocacy, and public education and engagement, underpinned by collaboration and partnership. Our vision is that at least half of land, freshwater and ocean in Canada is permanently protected to sustain nature and people for current and future generations.
We value each employee’s creativity and innovation and offer a collegial work environment and competitive benefits.
CPAWS is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to equitable representation and diversity of perspectives and ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Please contact us if you should require additional supports at any stage of the recruitment process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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