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Remedial Action Plan Coordinator

St. Lawrence River (Cornwall/Akwesasne)

May 14, 2024


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Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Jarvis, Office Coordinator at subject line: RAP Coordinator.

Closing date for application is 31 May 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found.

The River Institute is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn the necessary skills required for the position.


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The River Institute

The River Institute is looking for a Remedial Action Plan Coordinator for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall/Akwesasne) Area of Concern (Contract maternity leave replacement).


The Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Coordinator has a central role in coordinating the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall/Akwesasne) Remedial Action Plan (RAP). This includes engaging local communities in RAP initiatives, coordinating the St. Lawrence River Restoration Council and its associated working groups, and working with local partners to move the Area of Concern (AOC) towards delisting. To learn more about the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall/Akwesasne) RAP please visit

River Institute Background:

The River Institute is a non-profit, charitable organization that undertakes research, education, and community engagement to protect and conserve the St. Lawrence River and other freshwater ecosystems. We offer a great team environment and the opportunity to work with an experienced and energetic staff. The River Institute has received national and international awards for its contributions to science programming, including science education, and raising awareness and support for environmental protection and restoration issues.


The coordinator will work jointly with River Institute staff, the RAP Coordinator for Akwesasne and the members of the St. Lawrence River Restoration Council including representatives from federal and provincial agencies to carry out the following duties:

    • Provide administrative and meeting coordination for the RAP technical working groups, committees and the St. Lawrence River Restoration Council.
    • Provide a local RAP point of contact and work with project partners to coordinate RAP work planning, technical reviews and decision-making for the remaining Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs).
    • Support RAP engagement and outreach activities for RAP initiatives and create awareness of the progress toward restoring BUIs. Attend special events and presentations (fairs, festivals, displays) as needed.
    • Support communication activities required for the implementation of the Cornwall Sediment Strategy.
    • Work closely with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program to facilitate an exchange of science and traditional ecological knowledge concerning the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall/Akwesasne) Area of Concern through ongoing dialogue and active community involvement.

Administrative and Financial duties:

    • Work with River Institute Administration Office to manage the RAP within its allotted budget and ensure conformance with internal and external agency purchasing and disbursement policies.
    • Prepare and provide progress and financial reports to funding agencies as required.
    • Assist with RAP-related funding applications as needed.

Statement of Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an organized, goal-oriented, self-reliant individual who can work diplomatically, tactfully and persistently in achieving broad consensus amongst interested parties towards common goals. The candidate will possess a post-secondary degree in Environment Sciences, Environmental Studies or a related field with experience in environmental project coordination or project management. Demonstrated experience working with and engaging the Akwesasne or other indigenous communities is highly valuable. The candidate must have strong writing skills, with experience in proposal and report writing, demonstrated ability to work within allocated budgets, and be able to work independently. Applicants should have advanced computer skills and be comfortable with MS Office based software products, including MS Teams, and similar platforms.

Employment Contract and Salary:

Employment status: This is a maternity replacement one-year full-time contract position beginning as early as June 17th, 2024 salary range between $48,500-$56,395 based on background and experience.

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