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Position: Assistant, Community Outreach
Organization: Credit Valley Conservation
Location: Meadowvale/Mississauga, Peel Region, GTA, Ontario
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)

The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We lead the protection, restoration and enhancement of our local natural environment, and we inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping us connected, healthy and happy.

Assistant, Community Outreach

1 Casual Position

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We’re professional and inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you to think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.


Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach, this position will support CVC’s Community Outreach team, particularly the community tree planting and corporate employee engagement programs.

Working closely with the Senior Coordinator, and Coordinator, Community Outreach this position will assist with the preparation and delivery of stewardship events for public and corporate audiences throughout the Credit River watershed. The Assistant will help with loading plants and other equipment prior to events and will assist staff in set up/take down at events. They will demonstrate how to safely work and guide program participants in a variety of stewardship activities and environmental restoration projects throughout the watershed. The successful candidate will also assist with the coordination of these events through various administrative tasks, including data entry and analysis, communications and social media support.

The Assistant will also support the Program Assistant, Community Outreach with tree planting site assessments on a weekly basis, collecting data at past planting sites using our site assessment protocol, and maintenance of these planting sites including watering, pruning and weeding. This position will also have opportunities to support the Community Outreach team’s youth programming through various tasks such as data entry and analysis, communications, equipment management, and assisting with the Frontline and Branch Out programs.

Candidates should have an interest in nature, the environment, and/or science, possess some experience engaging the community (ideally through environmental activities/issues), have a positive attitude, be detail-oriented and be willing to try new tasks. The Assistant is expected to partake in all activities, which may be strenuous in the outdoors and traversing uneven terrain in potentially adverse weather conditions. This role requires the candidate to work on a close-knit team, but also independently at times.

Some evening/weekend work will be required.

CVC is committed to the health and safety of all its employees, program partners, and volunteers. The Assistant will be expected to put safety first, assume responsibility for their own safety, for that of co-workers, and for that of the program participants they work with.

This position is funded in part by Canadian Parks and Recreation Association’s Green Jobs Initiative.


  • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30;
  • Experience working outdoors;
  • Some experience with community engagement;
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license and a clean Driver’s abstract;
  • Police reference check with vulnerable sector screening (condition of employment).
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person as defined by the immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work according to any provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year (in or outside of Canada)


  • Load, prepare, and maintain program equipment and materials;
  • Assist with event set up and site preparation;
  • Assist with stewardship and restoration projects at various sites;
  • Assist with tree assessment & watering program;
  • Work alongside CVC staff and community partners;
  • Create a positive event experience for program participants;
  • Assist with data entry;
  • Assist with communication to program participants;
  • Assist with photo and file management;
  • Support online interaction with community partners via social media;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Anticipated Start and End Dates: September 9, 2019 to November 29, 2019 (35 hours/week)

Hourly Rate: $14.50/hr

Forward resume and cover letter by Friday, August 23, 2019 to:

Credit Valley Conservation


Please quote “Assistant, Community Outreach” on email subject line.

Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Word or Pdf. format as one document.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 9 2019    ID: 54442