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Position: Living City Organizer
Organization: Ecology Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

40 hrs/week start date ASAP, contract until December 31 2019 with potential for extension

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 three exciting projects: Tree Ottawa; green infrastructure; and protecting vulnerable natural spaces. Your time will be divided between these three projects, each with competing deadlines and priorities. Excellent time management skills are a must for this position.

The Living City Organizer will be responsible for Ecology Ottawa’s summer tree distribution program, door-to-door community outreach in Britannia, as well as locating, training and managing a team of volunteers to help achieve our program deliverables. More specifically, the Living City Organizer will:

  • conduct public education on environmental issues in targeted neighbourhoods across Ottawa, reflecting Ecology Ottawa’s initiatives on green infrastructure and protection of area greenspaces and waterways;
  • door-to-door outreach in Britannia, knocking on every door at least once during the spring/summer/fall months;
  • organize and attend a number of outreach “boothing” opportunities, to distribute 12,000 trees to Ottawa area residents;
  • recruit, train and manage volunteers to help with achieving tree distribution and community organizing targets;
  • follow and maintain Ecology Ottawa’s data entry cycle;
  • help develop organizational tools and documents; 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 also require some evening and weekend work (where needed, often season dependent).

Successful candidates will have some combination of the following:

  • experience working for an environmental not-for-profit or other social justice organization;
  • past community organizing experience;
  • ability to work independently, but also as part of a team;
  • familiarity with community organizing theory and practices;
  • a passion for environmental issues;
  • event organizing experience;
  • a G driver’s licence;
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • a relevant educational, work and/or volunteer background;
  • attention to detail;
  • 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 for the first 3 months. After this probationary period, the candidate will then receive a raise to $19/hour.

Period: 40 hours per week until December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension. Starts immediately.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resumé to . Only complete applications sent by email will be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants will be considered as they apply and will be interviewed on a rolling basis. 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: 51884