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Job Posting: Softshell Clam Coordinator

Job Title: Softshell Clam Coordinator

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Location: St. Stephen, NB (flexible)
Duration: 18-month position with the possibility of extension

Job Description:

The Softshell Clam Coordinator will be working with the Peskotomuhkati First Nation as well as other project partners on the creation of a collaborative clam management plan in Southwest New Brunswick and within the Peskotomuhkati Territory.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop a management plan for softshell clams in Southwest NB
  • Coordinate community and project partners involvement in plan development including the creating of technical working groups and advice committees
  • Conduct and chair meetings of technical working groups
  • Document how management plan has been developed so that it can applied to other species in the future
  • Conduct literature reviews on management plan principles, clam biology, science, enforcement, and indigenous perspectives
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and next steps needed to further clam restoration Assist with coordination of annual clam assessments
  • Other duties as required

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, and work independently
  • Well-organized with an attention to details
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable and willing to work with project partners and governmental agencies
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Strong ability to guide meetings and prevent meetings from going off topic


  • Familiarity with softshell biology, management, and regulations
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required
  • Familiarity with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada management principals and techniques
  • Experience leading collaborative projects with multiple project partners
  • Experience writing technical documents and management plans

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