GREATER VICTORIA BC
Position: Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) Program Manager
Organization: Green Teams of Canada
Location: Greater Victoria, BC. Work virtually from home and a variety of settings throughout the community
Dates: Start date between Feb 7th and Feb 18th 2022 (with a strong possibility of staying on)
Compensation: $48,000 per annum
We’re looking for an energetic, self-motivated person who is passionate about community organizing and taking care of the environment to run the award-winning Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT)!
This position is unique and challenging. It’s most ideal for someone who is:
- Confident and excels in taking on a variety of tasks (e.g. recruiting and managing volunteers, planning and running events, building partnerships, managing multiple social media accounts, recording data);
- A quick learner;
- Someone who thrives in public facing roles (e.g. educating the public, talking to media)
- Comfortable working from home virtually a large percentage of the time and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
- A go-getter who loves to take on challenges, strives to exceed expectations and thrives in a fast paced close-knit start-up work environment
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position
Plan and run GVGT activities (range between 3-8 per month) and complete tasks (e.g. fundraising, admin, research) including:
- Coordinate with multiple stakeholders
- Conduct outreach (particularly via social media like Meetup, Facebook & Instagram)
- Conduct site visits and transport tools, gloves, shovels, refreshments, tent and supplies to activity sites
- Provide environmental educational and supervision to community members
- Take quality photos & videos of community members
- Serve as media spokesperson (interviews, send news releases)
- Collect data on impact on communities and the environment and input it into a database management system (Salesforce)
- Write reports about the impact of activities
- Update, maintain and improve GTC’s website
- Design and create communication materials
- Maintain and build upon existing relationships and create new ones with government agencies, land trusts, educational institutions, other non-profits and charities, citizen groups, streamkeepers, individuals, businesses and foundations
- Co-lead our new youth leadership program and brainstorm, research, design and pilot new programs (e.g. virtual and in-person)
- Research and explore innovative ways to fundraise and increase revenues
- Build upon existing fundraising activities (e.g. support grant writing)
Perform Other Related Duties as Required
- Experienced in community organizing, habitat restoration, working with youth and/or have a degree in environmental studies, restoration, environmental science or related discipline
- Well organized and manage timelines, goals and expectations
- Detail oriented and strive to produce high quality work
- A critical thinker who enjoys problem solving
- A great listener and a clear communicator, orally and in writing
- Level headed, thrive under pressure and enjoy facing unknowns and adapting
- Great at relationship building and have strong interpersonal skills
- A person who takes initiative, is highly self-motivated, and works well independently while also contributing to team work
- Receptive to feedback and seek to learn and grow
- Experienced with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) at an intermediate level. Other tech skills (e.g. graphic design, database management, video editing) considered an asset
- Have a valid Driver’s License (equivalent to a Canadian BC N or higher)
- Are legally entitled to work in Canada
- Are willing to complete a Criminal Record Check
- Are willing to show proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
How to apply:
- Respond to additional mandatory questions in our Google Form (<--CLICK) using the same email address you use to email your cover letter and resume from.
- Please forward a one page cover letter and resume in a single pdf file and name it: “first name, last name”, by Jan 23, 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time (the deadline has been extended from Jan 14th) via email to Amanda@greenteamscanada.ca
In your cover letter, do include a description of your experience planning and/or leading events and your leadership style and experience in public facing roles.
Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
We expect interviews to take place virtually and/or in person from Jan 25-Feb 4 with the successful applicant starting at earliest on Feb 7 2022 and at latest Feb 18th 2022. For candidates selected for an interview, we ask they prepare a 5 or so min talk educating the public about any environmental issue.
To learn more about our goals and our plans to achieve them, CLICK the following downloadable pdf: GTC's Strategic Plan 2020-2025
This position will remain open, until filled.
We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only and request that you do not phone. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.