About ReForest London:
ReForest London (RFL) is a small but mighty non-profit organization with a vision to see our community thriving in a healthy urban forest. We're on a mission to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City by inspiring, educating and empowering Londoners to plant and care for trees and to be part of a sustainability-focused future.
Since our founding in 2005, we have grown to become London’s largest environmental not-for-profit organization. Powered by passionate staff and volunteers, ReForest London plants, cares for, and gives away thousands of trees each year. ReForest London also offers many tree-themed educational activities such as workshops, webinars and hikes. We are big on partnerships and increasingly looking to help facilitate large-scale, citywide solutions to environmental issues. Two of our larger projects at the moment include London’s Million Tree Challenge (milliontrees.ca), which we co-founded with the City of London, and the creation of a regional environmental centre, the Westminster Ponds Centre for Environment & Sustainability (westminsterpondscentre.ca).
The Growing Programs Coordinator will lead efforts to develop tree seed collection and seedling growing programs for ReForest London and the new Westminster Ponds Centre. These new programs will enhance ecological restoration efforts by creating capacity to locally source seed, and fuel the establishment of a community-based tree growing program for London.
This position will report to the Director of Programs, Brianne Curry, and also work closely with the Planting Programs Manager, Dan Marina.
This is a 5 day/week (37.5 hours/week) position with an hourly rate of $20, expected to run from mid August 2021 to mid-June 2022 (10 months).
Who we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate is a green thumb who loves plants and the outdoors, and enjoys working with other organizations and individuals to make our community more sustainable. You are a great instructor who enjoys helping people, and especially youth, learn more about the environment. You enjoy helping things grow, and have an extensive knowledge of our region’s native trees and shrubs.
Required skills, knowledge and abilities:
THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING. As this position will be funded through an employment support program, the candidate must be:
Pending public health guidelines, the position will be a blend of in-office, in-field and remote work.
We work in a busy, fast-paced environment (especially during planting seasons!), and get our energy from knowing that the work we are doing is making a difference in our community and the daily lives of thousands of Londoners each year.
Members of our team all bring their own expertise and strengths to the table, where collaboration and support are both important parts of our organizational culture. For nature enthusiasts, our office is located right next to the beautiful Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area, London’s largest ESA and a wonderful place to enjoy a lunch-time hike or picnic. We are passionate and dedicated individuals who are motivated every day to make London a better place!
Please submit your application online here, no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Interviews will be held that week, with a negotiable/preferred start date in early to mid-August.
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All submissions will be acknowledged as received, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted thereafter. No phone calls please.
ReForest London is committed to the diversity of its board, staff and volunteers. Like a forest that thrives best when it is comprised of many different kinds of trees, ReForest London thrives and gains strength from the differing perspectives, insights and experiences a diverse group provides. In all that we do, we nurture and sustain an organizational culture that is as inclusive as our community. We encourage any qualified people (including Indigenous peoples, new immigrants and refugees, women, and LGBTQ2+ individuals) to apply. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 20 2021 ID: 60692