Employment Opportunity

Project Coordinator (Part-time)

Posted July 11, 2018

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) is the national association that speaks for Canada’s seafood farmers, representing their interests in Ottawa to regulators, policy makers and political leaders. With a membership that reaches coast to coast to coast, comprised of producers of finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants, feed companies and suppliers, as well as provincial aquaculture associations, CAIA is a passionate advocate for the sustainable growth of Canada’s aquaculture sector.

This is a part time position, consisting of 24 hours per week spread over three days per week.  In this position, you will support the Communications & Marketing Manager with accountability in project management in the overall delivery of the export marketing project.  The Project Coordinator is the primary point-person responsible for planning, executing, and delivering the marketing project on time, within budget, and in accordance to specifications. This role requires professional program management and accurate fiscal responsibility as you work with key stakeholders including our members and government officials.  To achieve these important goals, the Project Coordinator will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of our members. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, and clear communication of expectations to stakeholders, and upward reporting to senior management are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each projects lifecycle.



  • Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration

  • 3-5 years of direct work experience in project management

  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods 

  • Highly effective diplomatic skills

  • Able to effectively communicate with all types of staff, including professional, and upper management

  • Strong knowledge of financial management, technology management, and internal controls

  • Ability to create and edit project documents, materials, and presentations

  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing in English

  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with stakeholders

  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines

  • Use of MS Office

Job Description & Key Accountabilities

Program Management

Our members will rely on you to administer their export marketing program according to relevant funding agreements. You will be accountable for the following:

  • Overall delivery of the export marketing program
  • Liaising with members to understand their needs
  • Processing financial claims
  • Auditing the financials for the program
  • Developing and reporting out to relevant funding agencies and the CAIA Board of Directors about the program
  • Circulating updates and marketing information to members

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and detailed resume to careers@aquaculture.ca.