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Position: Coordinator, Community Learning - Full-time Position
Organization: Toronto Region and Conservation Authority
Location: Toronto / GTA, Ontario (work from home pending COVID-19 Restrictions)

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of community learning programs and events at TRCA sites and community hubs, municipal/regional partner venues, and designated outdoor spaces such as Tommy Thompson Park. The Coordinator works with a variety of internal and external partners to ensure collaborative community engagement, supporting common objectives. Specific activities include coordinating community events like wildflower plantings, leading nature hikes for diverse audiences and presenting workshops for residents that focus on balcony gardens, native plant gardens, rain gardens, and habitat creation projects. The Coordinator, Community Learning is expected to provide superior customer service to community engagment stakeholders. Additional expectations involve the development and implementation of specialized funding projects in collaboration with their Supervisor. Leadership is also provided in revising current programs and events while developing new ones that meet the needs of the communities engaged. Programming is also developed and delivered virtually when required. Evening and weekend work is a function of the job. Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as a point person for the coordination of community engagement programs and events within the City of Toronto and oversee logistics.
  • Collaborate with external partners including different levels of government, community groups, faith groups, environmental not-for-profits, schools and community volunteers to strategically plan community programs and events.
  • Prepare text for marketing materials and coordinate distribution of promotional materials and social media.
  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor of Education, Training and Outreach, provide mentorship to seasonal staff.
  • Support the recruitment, training and scheduling of Community Learning volunteers.
  • Use environmental knowledge to deliver a variety of indoor and outdoor programs to engage a wide-range of community participants in environmental initiatives.
  • Work with the other Community Engagement staff to share, clean, repair and identify replacement of equipment and supplies.
  • Work in collaboration with Supervisor to develop and implement specialized funding projects (ex. Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, Ontario Trillium Foundation, EcoAction Community Fund).
  • Work with other members of the community engagement team to enhance programs and share best practices.
  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor of Education, Training and Outreach, lead the development of new programs and actively seek new delivery partnership models.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Studies, Biology, Outdoor Recreation, Education or other related degree.
  • Valid G-class driver’s license and use of a vehicle.
  • 2-3 years’ experience coordinating and delivering community based programs and events.
  • Experience developing and leading nature interpretation activities in the outdoors.
  • Excellent organization skills (i.e. time management, budget tracking, scheduling, reporting, inventory).
  • Excellent communication skills in all modes (presentation, written, verbal, email, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Comfortable engaging with social media.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Facilitation skills with diverse audience members.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

Application:

To apply to this posting, please visit https://trca.ca/about/careers/. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-23-21 prior to midnight on February 25, 2021.

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While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 11 2021    ID: 58646