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 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.
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.
The contractor is accountable to the full CFPA Board of Directors and will report through a designated board member.
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)
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.
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.
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
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
Criminal record check
Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
Level 1 First Aid training
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.
Please submit a cover letter and resumé by email to the Contract Manager:
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 email@example.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 11 2019 ID: 52025