Here’s your chance to join a dynamic and passionate team while contributing to New Brunswick’s environmental movement! Employer: New Brunswick Environmental Network, a non-profit, bilingual communication network linking over 100 environmental groups across the province.  The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary: $12.00 / hour for 37.5 hours per week

Term of employment: Summer student position (up to 14 weeks) with a flexible start date finishing by August 31, 2018; Monday to Friday during office hours, with possibility of occasional evening and weekend work

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:
  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job
Position’s Duties and Responsibilities: The Health & Education Programs Assistant will assist in the implementation of a number of projects designed to (1) develop engagement in sustainability education initiatives, and (2) to promote children’s environmental health.  Other duties related to stakeholder engagement in environmental issues may be assigned. 

Requirements:
• Organizational and coordination skills
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English and French
• Strong computer skills
• Out-going and personable

Assets:
• Capable of working in a flexible work environment
• Ability to work independently but also a co-operative team player
• Quick learner and a highly motivated self-starter
• Creative and resourceful
• Background in the environmental or non-profit sector
• Interest in or passion for environmental issues

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Raissa Marks, Executive Director, nben@nben.ca

Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Here’s your chance to join a dynamic and passionate team while contributing to New Brunswick’s environmental movement! 

Employer: New Brunswick Environmental Network, a non-profit, bilingual communication network linking over 100 environmental groups across the province. The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary: $12.00 / hour for 37.5 hours per week

Term of employment: Summer student position (up to 14 weeks) with a flexible start date finishing by August 31, 2018; Monday to Friday during office hours, with possibility of occasional evening and weekend work

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:
  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide assistance to NBEN member groups in communicating with other community environmental groups both provincially and nationally
  • Prepare and distribute regular e-mail correspondence to NBEN members regarding upcoming opportunities, special events, and news-worthy items
  • Update the NBEN’s brochures and other promotional material to reflect recent changes in organizational branding
  • Assist in the coordination of the NBEN’s Eco-Confluence, an event that will bring together community environmental groups, New Brunswick youth, Francophone and Anglophone New Brunswickers, and Indigenous groups to discuss and explore community involvement in environmental issues
  • Assist in updating the NBEN website
  • Assist in the coordination meetings and teleconferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Requirements:
• Organizational and coordination skills
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English and French
• Strong computer skills
• Out-going and personable

Assets:
• Capable of working in a flexible work environment
• Ability to work independently but also a co-operative team player
• Quick learner and a highly motivated self-starter
• Creative and resourceful
• Background in the environmental or non-profit sector
• Interest in or passion for environmental issues

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Raissa Marks, Executive Director, nben@nben.ca

Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Title: Executive Director
Location: St. Andrews, NB
Start Date: Negotiable
Hours: Negotiable (Minimum 30 hours per week)
Starting Salary: $50,000 (at fulltime) + Health Insurance/Drug Plan, Life Insurance, 3 wks Paid Vacation
Open Until Filled: First round of interviews to be held in early April

Fundy North Fishermen’s Association represents small-scale commercial fishermen from St. Martin’s to St. Stephen, NB including the communities of Deer Island and Campobello Island. We also represent commercial river fishermen who work the Saint John and Magaguadavic River Systems, and provide the staffing for the Fundy Weir Fishermen’s Association who fish for inshore herring. For over 25 years, Fundy North has had a strong community ethic and has worked tirelessly to preserve the fishing livelihood for the next generations. FNFA works collaboratively with local communities, other Atlantic Canadian fishermen’s associations, NGOs, and universities. (For more information see http://www.fundynorth.org/)

Job Description: This is a full-time position within a 200-member commercial fishermen’s association. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Tasks may include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Communications (with membership, government, public)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Supervising Staff (3 staff plus students)
  • Grant Writing
  • Attending Government and Industry Meetings
  • Lobbying
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting
Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in community organizing
  • Strong but collaborative nature
  • Knowledge of the inshore commercial fisheries
  • The ability to work well with a Board of Directors and with minimal supervision
  • Good working knowledge of:
  • Microsoft Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Valid Drivers license and vehicle
Please send your Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References (by email) to:

Maria Recchia, Executive Director
Fundy North Fishermen’s Association
St. Andrews, NB
Email: fundynorth@nb.aibn.com
Are you interested in helping people connect to nature and parks?

Do you want to practice your communications, education, or science skills?The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is the provincial branch of a national conservation organization. We encourage the protection of our province’s wild ecosystems in protected areas, and work to ensure that nature comes first in parks management. CPAWS NB is looking for enthusiastic young leaders with a passion for nature and the ability to work as a key part of our environmental organization’s team this summer.The job will be based out of Fredericton, with some travel in New Brunswick throughout the summer, accompanying other staff members to events and activities.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participating in training to learn basic skills, then organizing nature-focused events and activities in communities and parks during the summer of 2018;
  • Promoting the events by writing notices, designing and posting posters, staffing information tables, and promoting online - with particular focus on writing French content;
  • Traveling to events, accompanied by CPAWS NB staff or senior-level volunteers, to assist with outreach, especially to francophone members of the public;
  • Writing materials to help educate people about nature and parks issues in New Brunswick;
  • Writing reports on each event to track outcomes, results and feedback received from participants;
  • Helping engage volunteers in CPAWS NB’s conservation work and education projects.
Required Qualifications are:
  • A current post-secondary student, under the age of 30, who is studying Environmental Studies, Outdoor Education, Natural Sciences, Communications, STEM, or a related field with an interest in working in the conservation sector. The student must be planning to return to school full-time in the fall;
  • Experience and interest in conservation issues, communicating with the public, or event management and promotions;
  • Basic understanding of conservation and parks issues in New Brunswick;
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both of New Brunswick’s official languages is a strong asset for this position. For one of the positions, the student will need to be very comfortable engaging with the public directly in French, and will need at least intermediate verbal and written communications skills in French;
  • Proficiency with Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint and/or other similar software, and well-developed communications skills online, with various social media;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to track and report on the details of various aspects of the project;
  • Proven leadership abilities, ability to take initiative, ability to work independently with limited supervision and to develop own work plan to achieve assigned project tasks;
  • A valid New Brunswick driver’s license is required, and the student must be able to legally work and travel throughout New Brunswick;
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous peoples, women studying in the STEM fields, persons with disabilities and students who are members of visible minorities, and candidates have the option of identifying themselves as one of these groups if they so choose.
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position. We require the names and contact information of three professional references who know your work. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. Please apply, by email only, before April 7, 2018 to: rclowater@cpaws.org
For more information about CPAWS NB, please visit our web site: www.cpawsnb.org

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Action Alerts

Conserve Our NB

Friday, 09 February 2018
by Nature Trust of New Brunswick

For countless generations, people in New Brunswick have cherished the wildlife and beauty of their natural surroundings. We have adopted many deeply rooted outdoor traditions that take us to the rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, and coastlines of our beautiful province in all seasons of the year. Help protect the wild places that you love so that your family, children, and grandchildren will be able to enjoy them forever.

Over 95% of New Brunswick is currently unprotected and open to exploitation that could harm wildlife and damage the natural beauty of our province, and we need to act now to change that.

Through the Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada has signed on to conserve 17% of land and freshwater by 2020.  As Canadians, it is our shared responsibility to hold the government accountable to achieving this target. The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is urging you to speak out to your provincial representatives to declare your support for increased land conservation in the province, and encourage them to set set their own conservation goals for the province and develop an action plan to achieve these goalsThrough Pathway to Canada Target 1, an Indigenous Circle of Experts (ICE) has been identified to ensure all elements of the initiative are guided by Indigenous experts across Canada, which should be reflected in New Brunswick’s efforts as well.

A vast majority of Canadians agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues currently facing our country. In a recent national conservation survey, 87% of Canadians support increasing the amount of natural areas protected from development, including at national parks. Join the growing movement of people who are speaking out in support of land conservation.

We’ve made it easy for you to take action! It takes less than a minute with our online template to send a letter to your local MLA. To learn more about what you can do to support land conservation, download the Conserve Our NB toolkit.  

Printable pledge link: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Conserve-Our-NB-Pledge.pdf  Please help by joining the movement and collecting signatures from your corner of the province to show support for increased land and freshwater protection in NB. 

Please return pledge sheets with original signatures to the Nature Trust of New Brunswick office.
Next Deadline: March 13, 2018

By mail:
P.O. Box 603 Station A,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A6 

In person: 404 Queen St. 3rd floor,
Fredericton, NB

Have your say on Draft Water Strategy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Conservation Council of New Brunswick
A Water Strategy for New Brunswick

On October 6, 2017, the department of Environment and Local Government released a draft water strategy for comments. The draft strategy is available on the government website. Comments can be submitted by email to: waterstrategy-strategiedeleau@gnb.ca or by mail to: Department of Environment and Local Government, Policy and Planning Division, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017.

In order to help groups with their submissions, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in cooperation with watershed groups, has put together key elements of a watershed strategy and a sample letter to send to the Department.

Summary​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Key​ ​Elements​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Strong​ ​Water​ ​Protection​ ​Strategy

New​ ​Brunswick​ ​deserves​ ​a​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy​ ​that:
    1. is​​ ​​science-based;​ ​(involving​ ​baseline​ ​data,​ ​tracking​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​into​ ​consideration cumulative​ ​impacts,​ ​environmental​ ​flows)
    2. sets​ ​water​ ​quality​ ​standards​ ​within​ ​a​ ​working,​ ​legal​ ​mechanism;
    3. conserves​ ​all​ ​water​ ​within​ ​​watersheds​ ​including​ ​surface​ ​waters​ ​(lakes,​ ​streams,​ ​rivers) and​ ​groundwater,​ ​by​ ​developing​ ​good​ ​conservation​ ​plans,​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​and uses​ ​the​ ​precautionary​ ​principle​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guiding,​ ​legally​ ​enforceable​ ​tool;
    4. protects​ ​our​ ​marine​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​law;
    5. has​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​form​ ​of​ ​​co-governance​ ​with​ ​First​ ​Nations;
    6. includes​ ​the​ ​development,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​watershed​ ​protection plans,​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​transparent​ ​manner,​ ​involving​ ​government,​ ​businesses,​ ​watershed organizations,​ ​farmers,​ ​municipal​ ​officials,​ ​and​ ​citizens;
    7. is​ ​accountable,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​ongoing​ ​monitoring​ ​and​ ​annual​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on the​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy;​ ​and,
    8. is​​ ​enforceable​ ​through​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​legal​ ​framework
Sample Letter
 My name is ______, and I am writing to express my support for a strong Water Strategy in New Brunswick.

I live near ______ OR I live in ___________ watershed

Describe your favourite spot to fish/swim/paddle etc.

Share your favourite water memory.

Clean, healthy water is important to me because _____________.

Have you recently experienced a boil water order? Blue-green algae? Extreme weather? Describe what is of concern to you.

I applaud the provincial government for moving forward on its commitment to protecting our water; however I believe the draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure healthy water for my watershed.

We need a water protection strategy that (Insert one or multiple key elements).

I am afraid that if left unattended, my watershed will face ongoing and increasing treats from (pollution, wetland and coastal estuary loss, loss of adequate environmental flow to sustain aquatic life, and increasing climate change impacts such as floods, droughts, and high temperatures.)

Please protect my watershed by implementing a strong water protection strategy with modern legislation that (note key element(s)) to ensure the health of our water and people.

Thank you,
Your name.

For more information, visit the CCNB's website.
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