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Coordinator – Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

Job Type: Part-time
Location: Remote
Compensation: $10,000 per year
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Clear Seas is seeking a coordinator to support the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF).

The CMSRF was launched as a community of practice in 2019 as a collaborative effort between the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network of excellence and Clear Seas. The CMSRF provides cross-sector knowledge sharing opportunities on the topic of marine shipping risk in Canada.

The community of practice consists of more than 300 participants from government, academic, industry, non-profit, Indigenous and community sectors from within and outside of Canada. The CMSRF hosts webinars to share knowledge on related topics and facilitates an annual workshop. To date, the most recent workshop has been supporting the development of an Inventory of Marine Shipping Risk Resources, an online, searchable database that anyone can contribute to, to provide easy access to past studies and other resources pertaining to shipping risk in Canada.

The CMSRF Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Strategy and Engagement, Clear Seas.


The role can be undertaken remotely.


The position is part-time for one year, requiring 12–15 hours per month. The position is renewable. The position will start in September 2024.


The salary will be CAD $10,000 per year.


French and English proficiency is required.

Position Description:

Clear Seas is seeking applicants for the CMSRF Coordinator position. The goal of this position is to support the development of the marine shipping risk communities of practice.

Supporting the operations and growth of the shipping risk communities of practice is expected to require 12–15 hours per month and include identifying topics and speakers and coordinating webinars to share knowledge with communities of practice membership, arranging the annual workshop, and launching the Inventory of Marine Shipping Risk Resources in Canada (an online database).

Clear Seas will provide mentoring for knowledge mobilization and consultations with partners.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Studies in marine sciences, engineering, naval architecture, environmental sciences, social sciences, or related disciplines/interdisciplinary studies.
  • Knowledge of the maritime sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong organizational, project management, oral and written communication skills.

Application Details:

Please fill the above form and submit a single PDF file that includes:

  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience
  • Resume

We recognize the value of experiences outside of traditional academic or research settings (e.g., leadership, community service and engagement, other personal experiences). As a result, you are encouraged to note how these experiences contribute to your interests and skills as well.

We are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and believe that our research to support sustainable, healthy, and just futures is best accomplished with a diversity of perspectives in the team. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Canadian Human Rights Commission, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, or self-identification as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; the priority deadline is August 2, 2024. The position will be appointed for one year, expected to start September 2024, with possible extension.

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