Watershed Coordinator

EOS is an award winning not-for-profit organization focused on helping local communities reduce and adapt to climate change in the Tantramar region. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will develop a water quality monitoring program and coordinate outreach and education for the Inner Bay of Fundy and part of the Cape Tormentine Peninsula watershed composites. The watershed coordinator will work out of our Sackville, NB office.

Duties:

  • Supervised by the executive director, you will be responsible for coordinating public education and outreach on watershed issues including flooding, creating a watershed committee of local people, developing a water quality monitoring program with project partners, and building capacity in monitoring techniques.
  • Collect, review and assess existing watershed data.
  • Communicate with the public and raise awareness about watershed, flooding, water quality and adaptation issues, etc. at community events in Tantramar, as well as with news articles, and social media posts, etc.
  • Explore the role of citizen science in watershed quality monitoring.
  • Prepare regular reports of project activities, write newsletter articles, prepare public relations materials, update databases and webpages, maintain volunteer lists, etc.
Experience required:

  • Knowledge of or experience with watershed & water quality issues and climate change adaptation. Knowledge of the Tantramar area and local climate issues would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of or experience with watershed monitoring, water-testing and associated data analysis, and GPS.
  • Experience coordinating community-based projects.
  • Committee and/or event coordination.
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience with community outreach, public education including children/youth.
  • Watershed habitat identification and species identification (birds, plants, etc.) would be an asset.
  • Marketing/advertising, social media, website maintenance (using Wordpress) would be an asset.
Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in biology or environmental sciences or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English. Valid drivers licence and vehicle.
  • Dynamic, creative, organized, diligent, attention to detail, responsible, energetic, excellent time management skills, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, team player, able to take initiative.
Contract details:

9 month contract from July 2017 to March 2018. 35 hours a week. Possibility of extension, depending on funding.


Application procedure and deadline:  

Please forward your cover letter, resume and three references to eos@nb.aibn.com by 4pm Friday, June 16th, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Marlin at (506) 536-4487 or eos@nb.aibn.com.
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Do you have a SEED voucher for the summer? Are you looking for a fun placement? The Conservation Council is now hiring summer students!

We’re looking for young people who are interested in engaging with the public, informing New Brunswickers about our work, blogging about events and workshops, helping out with the pollinator garden at Conserver House, organizing our seasonal BBQs, and more!

Interested applicants can apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to jon.macneill@conservationcouncil.ca.

Responsibilities include: Coordinating production and distribution of CCNB promotional materials (including informational leaflets, posters, videos, audio playlists and other innovative marketing resources) at public events and in the community; Supporting CCNB involvement with and presence at community events and summer festivals across N.B.; Developing social media marketing campaigns and content for our website; and conducting research on the history of CCNB and topics related to our program areas.

Find our job listing at www.nbjobs.ca by searching for “Conservation Council.”
The New Brunswick Community Land Trust would like to hire an entrepreneurial-minded Executive Director for a one-year term, renewable upon availability of funding and good performance. The Executive Director will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing a revenue model for the organization, in collaboration with the Board of Directors;
  • Delivering on the 2017 Strategic Plan objectives;
  • Hiring and managing technical staff;
  • Fundraising and reporting to funders; and,
  • Communicating with the public and partners.

Essential Qualifications
Candidates are required to have a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education and/or experience, of which at least 2 years must be from an executive or management role, with the following focus:
  • budgeting and financial tracking;
  • strategic planning;
  • marketing and fundraising;
  • business development; and,
  • working in resource-based or environmental sectors.

Essential Qualities
Candidates are required to be:
  • ambitious, goal-oriented, and mission-driven;
  • entrepreneurial-minded;
  • adept at speaking in public and writing clearly; and,
  • motivated to grow the organization’s impact.

Beneficial Qualifications and Skills

Exceptional candidates will also display the following:
  • multi-lingual capabilities; and,
  • experience running their own business, start-up, or organization.

Work Location and Salary

The ED will work from the NBCLT office in Sackville, NB. Remuneration is $35,000 – 45,000 CAN per year, based on qualifications, skills, and experience.


Application Deadline

Candidates are asked to submit their curricula vitae and a cover letter to nbclt@forestsinternational.org by May 29, 2017. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview, and interviews will be held in the latter half of May.
Southeastern Anglers Association is looking for a Student interested in gaining experience as an Assistant Environmental Field Technician.

Student must be returning to full time post-secondary College/University studies in fall.

Brief Description of job and duties:

The student will assist the Project Manager and Technician on diverse environmental projects within Cocagne, Bouctouche and Chockpish watersheds. This position includes working on the field in a river environment and in the office.

The field environment will entail transporting equipment to and from sites, participate in monitoring projects (e.g. fish and mussels), assisting a water quality sampling project, work on restoration projects and assist with any education activities during the season. Some of the office work will entail that the equipment is calibrated, maintained, cleaned and stored. Environmental data are collected as required and noted. The data will be entered accurately into an electronic database (Excel).



Qualifications:

· Student returning to full time education in September 2017 and be between 18 and 30 years of age

· Knowledge and interest in coastal biology and/or aquatic sciences will be considered an asset

· Good organizational skills, reliable and work well in a group

· Proficient in most computer program such as Microsoft Office and Internet.

· Applicant should be in good physical shape to do day long field work



Ability to:

· Communicate (oral and written) effectively

· Work independently with minimal supervision

· Lift or pull heavy objects

· Manage a large database, enter data accurately and proof check the data entered.

· Use field equipment such as: digital camera, GPS, YSI meter, and field guide.

· Manipulate living aquatic organisms (animals and vegetation)

· Use spreadsheets and word processing softwares such as Excel and Word

· Flexible schedule on rare occasions.



Process:

Salary is $12-$15 per hour based on relevant experience. Work can start as soon as June 12 or 19, to late August.

Candidates must send a resume to the following email address no later than May 22, 2017.



Darlene Elward (Project Manager)

Email: aprse@nb.aibn.com

4585 Route 134, P.O. Box 1133

Cocagne, NB E4R 1N6

Telephone: (506) 576-2118

www.saa-aprse.ca

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L’Association des pêcheurs récréatif du sud-est est à la recherche d’un(e) étudiant(e) intéressé d’acquérir de l’expérience comme
Assistant(e) technicien(ne) de terrain environnemental.

 
L’étudiant(e) doit retourner aux études post-secondaires Collège/Université à temps plein en automne.

Courte description du poste et des tâches:

L'étudiant(e) aidera le chef de projet et le technicien à divers projets environnementaux dans les bassins hydrographiques de Cocagne, Bouctouche et Chockpish. Ce poste comprend du travail sur le terrain dans un environnement fluvial et dans le bureau.

Le travail de terrain comprend transporter l’équipement à destination et en provenance des sites, participer à des projets de surveillance (par exemple : les poissons et les moules), aider à un projet d'échantillonnage de la qualité de l'eau, travailler sur des projets de restauration et assister à toute activité éducative durant la saison. Le travail de bureau comprend le calibrage, la maintenance, le nettoyage et l'entreposage de l'équipement. Les données environnementaux sont recueillies et notées. Les données seront cataloguées avec précision dans une base de données électronique (Excel).

Qualifications:

  • L'étudiant doit retourner à une éducation à temps plein en septembre 2017 et doit être agée entre 18 et 30 ans
  • Connaissance et intérêt pour la biologie côtière et / ou les sciences aquatiques seront considérés comme un atout
  • Organisé, fiables et travaille bien en groupe
  • Connaissant dans la plupart des programmes informatiques tels que Microsoft Office et Internet.
  • Le candidat devrait être en bonne forme physique pour faire du travail sur le terrain
Capacité:

  • Communiquer (oralement et par écrit) efficacement
  • Travaillez indépendamment avec une supervision minimale
  • Soulever ou tirez des objets lourds
  • Travailler avec une grande base de données, entrez les données avec précision et s’assurer qu’elles soient exact
  • Utilisez de l’équipement de terrain tel que: appareil photo numérique, GPS, compteur YSI et guide de terrain
  • Manipuler les organismes aquatiques vivants (animaux et végétation)
  • Utilisez des logiciels de traitement de texte et de données tels qu’Excel et Word
  • Horaire flexible en de rares occasions (fin de semaine)
Traitement:

Salaire est $12-$15 selon l’expérience du candidat(e). Le travail peut commencer aussitôt que le 12 ou 19 juin jusqu’à la fin août. Le candidat(e) doit soumettre son CV à l’adresse courriel suivant au plus tard le 22 mai, 2017.

Darlene Elward (Chef de projet)

Email: aprse@nb.aibn.com

4585 Route 134, P.O. Box 1133

Cocagne, NB E4R 1N6

Telephone: (506) 576-2118

www.saa-aprse.ca

Research Manager

ECHO Network (Environment, Community, Health Observatory)

5-Year Term Position*

Position Summary

A Research Manager (RM) is required for the ECHO Network which is a 5-year research program that brings together national and international partners to: (1) create and operate an Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO) that strengthens intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development, and (2) use the ECHO platform to help regional programs make critical decisions on cumulative determinants of health that cannot be achieved by the health sector alone.

The RM will support the ECHO Network to turn the research plan into accountable and effective action through a wide variety of operational, research, and administrative support services which include: project and financial management; organizational development; and supervisory tasks. The RM will be a leader who ensures that project activities are consistent with the research plan; detects and reduces risks to the project, including conflict management; facilitates and coordinates projects activities; and leads on communicating project activities and results internally as well as to the funder and other relevant knowledge users.

* The RM Position is a full-time position (35 hours a week) for 5 years subject to a 3-month trial period, annual reviews and ongoing funding. The position must be held in Prince George, BC.

The project management office will be located at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) under the supervision of project co-lead, Dr. Margot Parkes, in close collaboration with other project leads.

Project Background

The ECHO Network: (1) is an interdisciplinary group of over 50 people across Canada including experienced health, environmental and social science researchers and practitioners; and (2) includes four regional cases (in New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia and Northern BC). In each regional case, knowledge-users have identified decision-support needs that demand a better integration of environment, community and health impacts. Regional cases involve a combination of health, environment and community organisations, linked with researchers at UNBC, Université de Moncton, University of Alberta, and Simon Fraser University. The project is administered through UNBC. The ECHO will provide tools and processes that connect people to a network of information, practices and people to develop a shared perspective and more
effective responses to the cumulative impacts of resource development. The research will involve four components, each linked to specific objectives, mentorship and capacity building processes over five years. The ECHO Network also involves a wider network of collaborations and partnerships across other parts of Canada and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership: The RM will work collaboratively with the research team to ensure that the objectives of the project are met; participate in the hiring of research staff and trainees, providing them with mentorship, leadership and supervision; provide training to research assistants and other personnel (e.g. related to computer programs, data analysis, interviewing); and foster constructive collaborative relationships and interactions with research partners, spanning government, community, First Nations and research colleagues.
Management: The RM’s key management responsibilities are to: track project progress against objectives; detect, evaluate and remedy deviations from the project plan and project conflicts; monitor the project status and prepare status reports; facilitate and actively participate in team meetings (e.g. providing regular updates on research activities); interface with relevant universities, institutions and other partners to harmonize and troubleshoot institutional needs for ethics, financial accountability, and other various tasks; monitor and manage research budget and implement cost-effective measures to optimize budget; human resource management of project staff; office management including maintenance of project files and resources; and daily management of research activities and budget.
Communication: The RM will coordinate knowledge translation and exchange activities throughout the research, with responsibilities to; organize meetings and outreach activities with relevant research partners; contribute to generating updates, preparing reports and publications; establish effective communications with project staff and research leads; and ensure timely notification of project leads regarding issues, problems and opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience

This position requires a strong networking background with experience in research implementation, building relationships with diverse research partners, knowledge translation and exchange, as well as excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills. We are interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in environment, community and health services fields and ability to work with colleagues from different disciplines and sectors. Preference will be given to those with experience in research team management. Additional qualifications include:
• Masters degree and/or relevant work experience
• Six years of recent, related experience
• Strong understanding of challenges implementing and integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches
• Experience managing multi-year projects and/or networks that involve multiple partners from different sectors and institutions
• Experience with research ethics requirements
• Significant leadership and management experience in financial management, supervision, and project management, implementation, analysis, report/grant writing
• Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and verbally, and including the ability to chair committees/meetings and present findings/results. Being able to communicate both in French and English will be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive relationships and strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
• Demonstrated leadership and/or mentoring skills
• Strong organizational and project management skills and ability to prioritize multiple requests and meet tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.

Salary will commensurate with experience.

Deadline for Applications is Thursday February 16th. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:
Margot W Parkes, MBChB, MAS, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences,
University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Traditional Territory of the Lheidli T’enneh
Tel: +1(250) 960-681, Fax: +1(250) 960-5744
Email: parkesm@unbc.ca, www.unbc.ca/parkes and ecohealthkta.net

Action Alerts

Resquest for letters of support: Proposed name restoration for the Wolastoq

Sunday, 30 April 2017
by Alma
 The Wolastoq Grand Council supports our YOUTH GROUPS on their proposal for changing the name of the Saint John River, back to it’s original and proper name; Wolastoq (the beautiful & bountiful river ). We see this as a good place to begin the process of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; which was strongly recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

Proposed Name Restoration: 
  • The name Saint John River back to it’s original indigenous name -  Wolastoq
Purpose: 
  • Wolastoq; (the beautiful river) is the original Indigenous name of the River.
  • Wolastoq is the name sake for the real identity and unique nationality of our People; the Wolastoqiyik.  Respecting the rights of Wolastoqiyik.
  • Scientific studies have now confirmed, what our people have always known; “that water has memory”.    This river will remember its original name.   
  • This deed would begin a process for reconciliation with a show of goodwill on the part of the Government of New Brunswick, and would;
  • Create opportunities for discussions and engagement around indigenous issues.
  • Wolastoqiyik have a right to retain their own names for communities, places and persons. 

The Wolastoq Grand Council is requesting support letters from our Allies; as individuals, organizations, and/or Groups.  For more information, contact Alma Brooks, 506-478-1256, almabrooks.26@outlook.com

Please send support letters to the following addresses:

The Wolastoq Grand Council,
Grand Chief; Ron Tremblay
50 Maliseet Drive
Fredericton, NB, E3A 2V9


David Coon
Office of the Green Party Leader
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1

Additional Information

  1. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Carolyn Bennett; Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; has assured the Wolastoq Grand Council in writing that; - “Canada is committed to a renewed nation to nation relationship with indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.”   Carolyn Bennett also stated that ; - “Achieving full reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada is at the heart of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s mandate, and that the government of “Canada will engage with Indigenous peoples, provinces, territories, and Canadians on how to implement the Declaration in accordance with Canada’s Constitution”.

  1. Andrea Bear-Nicholas
As described in a 2011 article by Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Maliseet historian:  
  1. The first step in the dispossession for the indigenous peoples in the Maritimes began in earnest immediately after the British capture of the French fort at Louisbourg in 1758.   Where place names and names of First Nations in the entire region had been inscribed on earlier maps; both would soon be erased by colonial cartographers in a process described by J. B. Harley as cartographic colonialism.  The justifications for these erasures was found in the doctrine of discovery.   
  2. The second step in the dispossession of indigenous peoples in Nova Scotia began immediately after signing of the Treaty of 1760 by Passamaquoddy and Maliseet Leaders, and later the signing of the Mascarene Treaty.   Although there was no surrender of any lands in either of these Treaties; 1.5 million acres of Maliseet land which outlawed the surveying and expropriation of lands not yet ceded by the indigenous inhabitants or purchased by the Crown.    


  3. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:   Articles 1, 2, 6, & 13   support and provide a guide for the implementation leading to reconciliation.

As a distinct ‘people,’ we have a right to our accurate identity and nationality.
  • Indigenous Peoples have the right to the full enjoyment as a collective or as individuals of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and international human rights law. 
  • Indigenous peoples and individuals are free and equal to all other peoples and individuals and have the right to be free from any kind of discrimination, in the exercise of their rights, in particular that based on their indigenous origin and identity. 
  • Every indigenous individual has the right to their own nationality. 
  • Indigenous people have a right to retain their own names for communities, places and persons.  “States shall take effective measures to ensure that this right is protected”.

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,
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