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Position: Green Space Protection Organizer
Organization: Ecology Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

40 hrs/week contract from May 21 to August 16 2019

Ecology Ottawa is looking for an enthusiastic organizer to join our growing Living City team. The chosen candidate will be working alongside and reporting to the Lead Organizer of the Living City program, on one of our newest campaigns: protecting vulnerable natural spaces. Ottawa is a city that has many green spaces, and for those residents who moved to be close to them it may be a shock when that community forest is bulldozed for development. This program will inform residents who live close to unprotected green spaces about how they can get involved to help protect them.

The Green Space Protection Organizer will be responsible for Ecology Ottawa’s summer door-to-door community outreach in two targeted communities (still to be chosen), as well as locating, training and managing a team of volunteers to help achieve program deliverables. More specifically, the Green Space Protection Organizer will:

  • conduct public education on environmental issues in two targeted neighbourhoods across Ottawa;
  • lead door-to-door outreach teams in two targeted neighbourhoods, knocking on every door at least once over the course of your contract;
  • recruit, train and manage volunteers to help with achieving community organizing targets;
  • follow and maintain Ecology Ottawa’s data entry cycle; and
  • any other duties deemed to be an organizational priority.

This position involves immersion in the tools and techniques of grassroots organizing, canvassing, volunteer management, data management and communications. It will require evening and weekend work.

Successful candidates will have some combination of the following:

  • familiarity with community organizing concepts and techniques;
  • a passion for environmental issues;
  • ability to work independently, but also as part of a team;
  • a G driver’s licence (essential for this position);
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • a relevant educational, work and/or volunteer background;
  • strong oral and writing skills (French language skills are a major asset); and
  • a good sense of humour.

French/francophone candidates, as well as candidates of an Aboriginal or visible minority background will be prioritized and are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in working with Ottawa’s leading grassroots environmental organization, please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resumé to: .

Compensation: $17/hour.

Period: 40 hours per week from May 21 to August 16, 2019

To apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resumé to by 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2019. Only complete applications sent by email will be considered. No phone calls please. We thank all those who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For further information about Ecology Ottawa, please visit our website at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 7 2019    ID: 51885