Forward to a friend Tweet this Share this on Facebook Share:

Home | Job Postings

PARKS STEWARDSHIP

Position: Assistant Coordinator
Organization: Colony Farm Park Association
Location: Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam, Metro Vancouver BC / home office

Compensation: $18-20/hour depending on experience
Total Contract Hours: 150 hours

Contract start date: March 2019
Contract end date: December 2019 (with possibility of renewal)

The Organization:

The Colony Farm Park Association (CFPA) is a non-profit community-based organization that works in partnership with Metro Vancouver Parks to manage Colony Farm Regional Park in a manner that respects the environment, the wishes of the general community and the principles of the area’s land use plan which recognizes wildlife values, passive recreation, and agriculture. CFPA has a number of well-established programs and events for which CFPA board members are seeking additional support.

The Position:

CFPA is seeking a part-time resource person to assist board members in:

  • the coordination and delivery of volunteer stewardship programs in Colony Farm Regional Park;

  • the coordination of a series of free public events on a range of themes and targeting different audiences;

  • and, building capacity, primarily through volunteer development.

Reporting:

The contractor is accountable to the full CFPA Board of Directors and will report through a designated board member.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Stewardship Volunteer Workparties

  • Deliver hands-on volunteer stewardship programs including invasive species removal, wildlife monitoring, and native planting workparties (approximately 5-6 workparties over the year)

  • Ensure activities operate in accordance with risk management and safety standards outlined by Metro Vancouver

  • Promote workparties and recruit volunteers through the Metro Vancouver Ecological Restoration Team MeetUp page and other suitable means

  • Coordinate equipment and invasive plant disposal with Metro Vancouver

Annual Education Events

  • Assist in coordination of our annual education events (4 maximum)

  • Provide support to board members as needed to arrange and confirm walk leaders

  • Attend events in a support role as needed (e.g. to greet tour leaders, volunteers, attendees and address any logistical details)

  • Assist the CFPA board with other components of event planning as needed (e.g. promotion, event set-up and take-down, etc.)

Community Events and Outreach

  • Recruit volunteers to support board members at the CFPA pop-up info booth in the parks and other community events.

  • Establish relationships with community organizations/groups to achieve CFPA volunteer recruitment goals (e.g. high schools, volunteer centres, service groups, community groups, etc.) and maintain a resource database of contacts

  • Attend events in a support roles as needed (e.g. to recruit volunteers, to support board member volunteers with logistics)

  • Establish a volunteer reporting system and help maintain volunteer and membership records

  • Social Media and Website Support

Other Duties as Required

  • May include general administrative support

  • Support volunteer coordination for heron counts or bat counts

  • Assist in maintenance and updating of CFPA display material

  • Maintain walk statistics and metrics: attendance numbers

  • Maintain a contact list of event attendees

  • Maintain a sign in/out sheet for equipment use (binoculars)

Worksite:

The contractor must be able to work at a home office with their own computer (with internet access) and cellular phone. The contractor must have their own transportation as a large portion of this work is on location. Meetings and activities take place primarily in Colony Farm Regional Park, in Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam, BC and Metro Vancouver Central Area Office in Burnaby, BC. The contractor will have access to information at Metro Vancouver offices as necessary.

Contract hours/terms:

The annual contract is to a maximum of $5,000.00 and the hours each month will vary according to the requirements of the tasks assigned.

Qualifications/skill sets:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with a non-profit Board of Directors

  • Ability to identify native and invasive plant species

  • Strong administrative, organization, and record-keeping skills

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Office programs, familiar with social media)

  • Public relations skills

  • Ability to work part-time with flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Assets:

  • Knowledge of the region (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra)

  • Self-starter with a high level of motivation and an ability to thrive with minimal supervision, and work as part of a team

  • Enthusiastic and outgoing, with excellent people skills

  • Interest and commitment to regional parks, and an appreciation of nature

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal record check

  • Driver’s License and access to a vehicle

  • Level 1 First Aid training

Benefits:

  • You will have opportunities to work with key stakeholders in the Tri-Cities region, including elected officials, government staff, media, non-profit community based organizations, along with businesses and participants from the broader community. You will work closely with Tri-Cities Community Television, Arts Connect (the Regional Arts Council), and Metro Vancouver.

  • You will be part of a passionate group of citizens who help shape the future of Minnekhada Regional Park.

  • You will have an opportunity to learn from the expertise of Metro Vancouver staff as they provide guidance on stewardship projects.

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resumé by email to the Contract Manager:
jane.thomsing@gmail.com

or mail to:

Colony Farm Park Association
9146 Avalon Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 4G8

For more information:

Contact Trina at 604-520-6442,
or Jane at jane.thomsing@gmail.com

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

Share this on Facebook   Tweet This!  Email this to a friend   Share this on LinkedIn   Add this to Google Bookmarks   Print this page

Note: This posting is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "GoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 11 2019    ID: 52025