Position: Programs Director
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The High Park Nature Centre (HPNC) is a charitable organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship. The HPNC is a small and nimble organization that serves a diverse audience of over 14,000 people annually from across the Greater Toronto Area. Our experienced team of educators operates in a collaborative, supportive and inclusive work environment that enables unique programming and opportunities for learning and growth. We are currently underway with a capital campaign to fund the High Park Visitor and Nature Centre which will create a focal point for park life. This is an exciting time to join the HPNC team.
As a senior leader, the Programs Director will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership and oversight of all High Park Nature Centre programs and services. The Programs Director will ensure the parents/participants' needs are met in a manner consistent with the mandate and values of HPNC through high quality programming and customer service, meeting funder expectations and quality indicators, and maintaining and enhancing HPNC’s reputation for high quality equitable and accessible programming and nature stewardship in High Park.
The ideal candidate will have proven leadership experience in the non-profit, nature education/environmental education sector (or similar) with an awareness of relevant issues and trends impacting the diverse populations within the City of Toronto and an understanding of key sector programs and service areas. This leader will be inspirational, solutions-oriented and collaborative. They will be effective at creating and working with a variety of stakeholders, bridging stakeholders expectations, evaluating and optimizing service and program effectiveness.
The High Park Nature Centre is committed to being a progressive organization that is guided by principles of equity, respect and inclusion.
We continuously strive to broaden the diversity of our participants, staff and Board – inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, ability, ethnicity, experience, national origin and the many other traits that are reflective of the vibrant character and heritage of Canada.
As we work to honour our relationship with the Indigenous Nations of the lands we are situated upon, we encourage applications from Indigenous people and others who have experience in the area of Indigenous-Settler relations.
The Programs Director will lead the education team (Supervisors, Coordinators and Interpreters/Naturalist Teachers) to ensure the effective and efficient development, delivery, and on-going evaluation of Nature Centre programs, workshops, events and special projects. The Programs Director will also collaborate with the Executive Director in operational planning and budgeting, partnership development, community engagement, reporting and fundraising.
In assuming this leadership position, the Programs Director will focus on the following key priority areas:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, experience, skills and attributes:
This is a full time salaried role requiring some evening and weekend work.
Rate of pay: $50,000+ commensurate with skills and experience
Please email your resume and cover letter as one PDF file to Robin Sorys, HR Director email@example.com, subject: "Re: Programs Director as posted on Goodwork.ca"
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. CLOSING DATE April 18th at 5pm.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, no follow up phone calls or emails please.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 16 2021 ID: 59272