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Nova Scotia Program Coordinator

Bird Studies Canada (BSC) – Atlantic Region is seeking a highly-motivated, personable, and experienced individual to coordinate programs in Nova Scotia on a full-time contract, renewable based on performance and funding. The NS Program Coordinator will be based out of Halifax-Dartmouth, NS and reports to the Atlantic Region Director and will manage and deliver science and stewardship programs focused on Piping Plover and Important Bird Areas in NS and develop and maintain partnerships that strengthen bird conservation in NS. This position will require extensive travel throughout Nova Scotia during spring and summer field season, as well as some travel for meetings with partners and volunteers throughout the year.



Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies or a comparable field in addition to demonstrated knowledge of project coordination, volunteer management, stakeholder engagement and species at risk stewardship.


Skills and experience:

  • Experience developing and leading field-based science, conservation and/ or stewardship programs
  • Experience working with government agencies and diverse stakeholders, including landowners, to deliver conservation projects
  • Experience implementing species at risk recovery or priority species and habitat conservation
  • Knowledge of shorebird ecology, particularly Piping Plovers, and coastal ecosystems
  • Experience implementing research projects, including collecting and analysing data and writing reports
  • Experience recruiting, training and managing volunteers
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience managing budgets and preparing funding proposals
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs: MS Excel, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint
  • Valid driver’s license


Asset qualifications:

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal species at risk legislation
  • Experience leading outreach and education activities for diverse audiences
  • Experience with using social media for outreach and project promotion
    • Proficiency in French
  • Current First Aid Certification


Salary: Starting salary between $44,650 and $50,000 per year (depending upon experience and location) plus health and dental benefits.


Application deadline: 11:59 pm AST Wednesday, February 20, 2019


To apply:

  • Please send a single document to Sue Abbott ( that includes: a) a cover letter clearly highlighting your relevant experience; b) your CV; and c) names and contact information for three references.
    • Applications that fail to highlight relevant experience will not be considered further. While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
  • Note: Some preference may be given to those who meet EcoCanada’s eligibility criteria: 30 years of age or younger; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee status; Educated with minimum 2-year diploma.

Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.





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