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Title

Salmon Farm Campaign Co-ordinator

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/03/2018
Company Name Living Oceans Society
Contact Name
Telephone 1-250-973-6580
Fax 1-250-973-6581
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Description

After many decades of public education and advocacy, a number of recent developments are converging to create ideal conditions for removing open net pen salmon farms from the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon and for amplifying the campaign to support their removal. Living Oceans Society, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Georgia Strait Alliance seek a Campaign Coordinator to support implementation of campaign goals over the coming six months.

The contractor will report to a steering committee composed of representatives of Living Oceans Society, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Georgia Strait Alliance. S/he will work closely with staff members from all three organizations, with campaign allies and with third-party validators of the campaign to co-ordinate and amplify messaging and grow and activate networks of support.

How To Apply: 

We are accepting applications until March 19, 2018 at 5 pm.

Please email your cover letter, resume and references as one document to apply@livingoceans.org. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted.Please –no phone calls.

Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinating a growing network of third party validators and allies who are in support of removal of open net pens
  • Working with our communications staff and consultants to create earned and social media content, including press release, blogs and posts
  • Working with our staff to create other content (e.g. website, newsletters and briefing notes) as needed
  • Coordinating with steering committee and allies to ensure messaging and key communications are amplified through networks
  • Working closely with professional consultants to develop and test messaging intended to attract new audiences to the campaign
  • Coordinating regular phone calls and meetings Providing communications and online support to the campaign, as needed
Qualifications: 
  • You are comfortable mobilizing people to take action online and offline, and you’ve done it before
  • You’re a good strategic thinker who can turn that thinking into outreach and advocacy campaigns, and you can adapt those plans in response to changing circumstances
  • You are comfortable working with diverse allies, including First Nation and business leaders, fishers, and grassroots conservation activists.
  • You might have a post-secondary degree -you might not –but your volunteer and work experience show reliability, flexibility, and adaptability to learn quickly
  • You love to write and tell engaging stories.
  • You’re so adept at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram you could do it in your sleep
  • You’re a self-starter, aren’t afraid to put forward new ideas, and enjoy getting feedback to make ideas better.
  • You’re comfortable working on your own but you enjoy working with colleagues whom you might not see every day, within your organization and other groups.
  • You are a good planner and you can track your time and work progress well, and like to share this with your colleagues.
General Requirements: 

It would be great, but not a deal breaker if you like creating graphics and videos, know a lot about the issue of open net salmon farming and can work easily on a wordpress website

The position will be housed at the offices of Living Oceans in Vancouver, but physical presence will not be necessary on a day-to-day basis. Most meetings will be by conference call or Skype

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