— November 24, 2022 —

Job Opportunity: Community Outreach and Education Coordinator

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is recruiting for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and community-driven Outreach and Education Coordinator to help plan, execute and support community outreach activities.

Community Outreach and Education Coordinator Skills

This position requires someone with a good understanding and broad knowledge about the salmon farming industry in Atlantic Canada who is comfortable with public speaking and engaging community members of all ages to implement outreach programs. Required skills and abilities include:

  • A team player who can work with the association team to implement initiatives within the surrounding communities
  • Maintaining a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other outreach opportunities
  • Strong experience preparing reports as required
  • Nurturing relationships with collaborative partners
  • A good knowledge of the salmon farming sector in Atlantic Canada that ideally stems from a minimum of five years experience in the industry
  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
  • Comfort using social media, Microsoft Office and other web platforms (e.g., Website content management systems such as Squarespace. Competence taking photos and video for social media and using FB, IG, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects at a time.

Community Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Executive Director and with support of the Communications Director, serve as the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) to oversee education projects and services.

Primary tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

·       Serve as the coordinator for community projects and services;

·       Provide input to ACFFA’s annual communications plan, and implement annual community outreach and education projects and events;

·       Serve as lead coordinator for Open Farm Day annual event. Planning event logistics, tours, schedule, and partnership coordination;

·       Serve as the lead coordinator for ACFFA K-12 education program, partnering with local schools, co-creating watershed science curriculum and activities with local schools;

·       Assist with grant applications to fund the programs;

·       Develop a guidance councillor package and subsequent quarterly newsletter for local schools informing readers about career opportunities in salmon farming; and

·       Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Salary and Position Details:

Full-time salaried position. Annual salary will be in the range of $37,000 – $42,000 depending on skills and experience. Benefits for full time employees include paid vacation and sick time that aligns with the ACFFA HR Policy, health care package and a travel stipend when using personal vehicle.

The position is based at the ACFFA offices located at 226 Limekiln Road, Letang, NB but will require some local travel, ability to work remotely at times and flexible hours to coordinate and participate in community programs and events. Office space, computer and basic office supplies will be provided.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume combined into a single PDF labeled Lastname_Firstname_2022 to: s.farquharson@atlanticfishfarmers.com by December 19, 2022 for priority consideration.

The position will remain open until filled. The cover letter should clearly demonstrate the applicants’ ability to fulfill the stated duties and meet the qualifications of the position.

The ideal candidate will begin employment by February 1, 2023.

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