The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN)
is a new six-year research and capacity-building initiative, now seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic individual to serve as Network Manager. The CCRN’s Network Manager will be the sole staffperson of the CCRN, which brings both great opportunity and significant responsibility. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be a specialist in providing administrative support, and will have strong work experience, preferably in a similar environment to that of the CCRN, which is a university-based, cross-Canada and international (nine-country) research network involving a wide variety of partners and participants.
The CCRN’s focus lies in exploring how local communities can most effectively work to find win-win solutions in balancing environment and economy, and how governments can best support these efforts. Specifically, the CCRN will improve the understanding of how communities engage in environmental conservation and stewardship, and determine best practices for this engagement and for related policy interventions. To accomplish this, the CCRN (with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) brings together a world-class set of expert researchers from around the world with a remarkable set of partners: First Nations, community-based and environmental NGOs, government agencies, other research networks, and Saint Mary’s University, the CCRN’s host institution.