Website Coldwater Lobster Association

WE’RE HIRING: Administrative & Scientific Coordinator

Closing Date: Friday, June 4, 2021

About Us:

Established in 2014, Coldwater Lobster Association set course to represent the interests and advocate on behalf of lobster fishermen throughout LFA 34, located along Nova Scotia’s southwestern coast. Coldwater Lobster Association was founded on the guiding principle of a forward-thinking approach to fisheries management, with an open and honest communication that would foster a climate of trust between fishermen and policy makers.

About the Opportunity:

Coldwater Lobster Association is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as an Administrative & Scientific Coordinator to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Association and the kickoff of several scientific and applied research projects. The Administrative & Scientific Coordinator position is a new, entry-level position that encompasses a wide range of responsibilities best suited for those who have a genuine interest in the commercial fisheries sector, particularly the lobster industry.  Training and mentorship will be provided.

Position Administrative & Scientific Coordinator
Location Based out of our Yarmouth, Nova Scotia office.
Employment Status Fulltime, 32 hours per week commencing June 2021
Salary $22 per hour + 4% vacation pay
How to Apply Email your resume along with a covering letter describing your experience and interest in the position no later than 5:00 pm AST June 4, 2021 to  Please include “Administrative & Scientific Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with membership management, communications, and engagement;
  • Issuance of lobster gear tags;
  • Completing online licensing requests for fishermen;
  • Develop exceptional communication and relationships with fishermen.
  • Attending Industry meetings/webinars and provide summary reports to Executive Director;
  • Drafting funding proposals (federal/provincial grants), processing reimbursement claims;
  • Assist with the planning and logistical components for various scientific and applied research initiatives;
  • Prepare reports to monitor Key Performance Indicators (outcomes) as they relate to the objectives of the scientific programs;
  • Oversee the Association’s social media and website platforms;
  • Develop marketing & promotional material (social media and pamphlets);
  • Implement and maintain efficient functioning and documentation for all financial tracking including collection of receipts, disbursements, billing, bookkeeping, and accounting;
  • Assist with other program functions as needed, including site visits, preparing training manuals.

Position Requirements:

  • A range of work experience and education will be considered however those candidates with relevant experience and/or education at the college or university level will be considered above all other candidates.
  • Previous experience working with grants/funding contract agreements is considered a significant asset.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of commercial fisheries regulations (Canada) is considered an asset.

Essential Functions and Skill Set:

  • Independent worker and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and research skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills (MS Office, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Website maintenance is considered an asset.
  • Must possess own means of transportation and a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.

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