Employment Opportunity - Saint John River Datashed Coordinator

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As part of its role as a leading environmental incubator in Atlantic Canada, ACAP Saint John is advancing a new collaborative Geographic Information System [GIS] program to increase stakeholder and rightsholder capacity for mapping, spatial data collection and public communication across the Bay of Fundy and Saint John River [Wolastoq] watershed.

The program will see a GIS/data analyst employed within the ACAP Saint John office who would be available on an ad hoc basis to assist on mapping projects, train users, to standardize and analyze datasets, and to produce mapping products with the goal of fostering collaboration toward an integrated approach to watershed management in New Brunswick.

Job Description

Thanks to this exciting new initiative, ACAP Saint John is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our team! The ideal candidate would be flexible in their working schedule, be able to work within a team, have excellent communication skills and be highly organized. The primary role of the Saint John River Datashed Coordinator will be to provide technical services including GIS data organization and management, geo-processing, mapping, database creation and maintenance, LiDAR processing, along with asessing drone imagery and DEMs. Attention to detail, the ability to adhere to deadlines and Geographic Information Systems, image and data processing experience are a must, along with a passion for finding collaborative solutions to large-scale environmental challenges.

The work will be dynamic, and could also include elements of ACAP Saint John's on-going projects including: Datashed promotion and adoption, environmental education and outreach, liaising and coordinating with partner conservation organizations/partners, managing datasets for the Saint John Harbour Environmental Monitoring Partnership [SJH-EMP], writing and proofing proposals, liaising with stakeholders and rights-holders, and site visits to Datashed partners. While this is a collaborative position, the Saint John River Datashed Coordinator will report directly to ACAP Saint John's Executive Director and be first and foremost responsible for in-house data management and mapping. The selected candidate will also support ACAP Saint John with its social media initiatives.


  • An accredited post-secondary degree or diploma in GIS (or related field);
  • Experience with field projects and collecting environmental data;
  • Interest, and at least some formal training, in environmental programs and/or watershed management; 
  • Ability to safely work outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • Positive attitude and ability to work closely and collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders; and a,
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to work independently.


  • Knowledge of and passion for the issues and challenges facing non-profit organizations;
  • Experience studying Cumulative Effects and work with large databases;
  • Strong writing and reporting skills, including proposal writing and record-keeping;
  • Professional or academic knowledge of the natural environment and/or physical geography of New Brunswick;
  • Fluency in both French and English;
  • Passion for environmental education, conservation and restoration; and,
  • Communications skills for interaction with community volunteers of all demographic backgrounds.

Due to program funding requirements, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Intend to lead an environmental career related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics;
  • 30 years of age or younger;
  • Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or refugee status;
  • Eligible to work in Canada;
  • Graduated from a post-secondary institution;
  • Unemployed or underemployed.

Additional Information

The advertised position is for a twelve month term  [at 40 hours per week], beginning in June, 2017.

ACAP Saint John is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and indigenous peoples. 

About ACAP Saint John

For over twenty-five years, ACAP Saint John has conducted successful in-school environmental education programs, summer camps, ecological inventories, water quality monitoring programs, habitat restorations, watercourse restorations, wetland enhancements, contaminated site remediation and engaged thousands of area residents in community cleanup initiatives. ACAP Saint John has an excellent reputation in the community for acting as a third party mediator on contentious environmental issues, and continues to expand their role as a public source of knowledge and information dissemination.

At its heart, ACAP Saint John is an environmental incubator, one that transforms and evolves our region’s landscapes with the help of governments, companies and community collaborators. Our work is designed to be seen, felt and experienced throughout the environment – from our wetlands and coastlines to our streets and public spaces.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume by May 15, 2017 to executivedirector at acapsj.org * with the subject line, "Datashed Coordinator" - only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

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