St. Croix International Waterway Commission Project Coordinator

St. Croix International Waterway Commission Project Coordinator: May 2012-August 2012. (St. Stephen, NB)

The Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine established the St. Croix International Waterway Commission in 1987 to help governmental and local interests implement a long-term, cooperative management plan for their shared 180km/110mi St. Croix boundary corridor.

This corridor includes two of the largest lakes in New Brunswick and Maine, one of Eastern North America’s premier recreational rivers, and a major estuary. It also includes communities, industries, landowners, transportation and utility corridors, cultural sites and wilderness areas that are critical to the region’s heritage, lifestyle and economy.

The Commission has eight members, four appointed by the Premier of New Brunswick and four by the Governor of Maine. In addition, it has a Liaison officer from each of these governments and an Observer from each federal government. It maintains an international office at St. Stephen, N.B., with a small staff that serves both sides of the border.

The Commission is a non-profit organization in both countries (American 501(c)(3) organization; Canadian Registered Charity). It has no direct jurisdictional authority but rather works cooperatively with agencies and local interests to implement the St. Croix Management Plan.

Project Coordinator Job Constraints:

This position is limited to students who are:

1. is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
2. was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
3. intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
4. is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
5. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act * and;
6. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Priority will be given to students who are residents or who are currently residing in New Brunswick.

Priority will be given to students who are currently enrolled in post-graduate programs (Masters or PhD programs, consideration will be given to upper level undergraduates as well).

Priority will be given to students who have valid Canadian or U.S. passports.

A valid Canadian or American driver’s license and use of a car will be considered an asset.

Job Description:

The successful student will assist the executive director with project development around the nine core reporting areas for the Commission: Water, Fisheries, Planning, Land, Recreation, Heritage, Information, Economy and Other. The student will provide assistance with a wide range of tasks including administrative and financial tasks for the operational management of the Commission. As well they will assist with project development such as updating the website for our Commission as part of this year’s revitalization project; assist with the ongoing update of the St. Croix International Management Plan; assist where necessary with other project demands such as: lake water quality testing as part of an ongoing long-term database on the St. Croix River; assist with the Heritage River Summer Recreation Program; partake in the International festival a summer celebration for the border communities along the St. Croix river as well as the Chocolate festival held in St. Stephen, NB; and other projects that may arise during the employment term. This will be a great opportunity for a student to be exposed to the multi-faceted, multi-tasking, rigorous and rewarding experience of working with an International not-for-profit.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

• Excellent computer skills preferably experience in website maintenance and development and/or the ability to learn
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Self-motivated and self-directed with a strong work ethic
• Knowledgeable in natural resource management, forestry, water/watershed management, coastal and marine management, fisheries, and/or environmental education
• Experience in project development, management and implementation
• Knowledge of or willingness to quickly learn the relevant St. Croix watershed information
• Outreach and public awareness experience
• Good organizational and multi-tasking skills are a must
• Experience in funding proposal writing and report writing will be considered an asset
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Ability to work in an office setting and conduct field work when necessary

This position is completely funding dependent. If funding is not received for this position remuneration will likely not be available. Wages can be discussed upon the receipt of funding for this position.

Applications for this position will be accepted until April 27, 2012 at 5:00pm AST. Applications should include a cover letter which highlights the relevant experience, skills and qualifications the applicant has to meet the job constraints and description, as well as, an up to date resume. Serious inquiries only please.

Applicants can apply by:
Canadian address: P.O. Box 2, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2W9
American address: P. O. Box 610, Calais, ME 04619
Telephone: (506) 466-7550 Cell: (506) 467-7558 Fax: (506) 466-7551

Email applications are preferred