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Position: Residential Planting Program Assistant
Term: 9 weeks, 35 hrs/wk, starting Aug 27 (see below)
Organization: LEAF - Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Location: Toronto, Ontario

LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our community-based programs seek to engage residents as active urban forest stewards through accessible, on-the-ground programs. We are currently seeking a Residential Planting Programs Assistant for a nine week contract. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills, demonstrate initiative and creativity and have a passion for environmental issues. They will be an independent, motivated team player. The position will offer an excellent opportunity to gain skills and experience working with a non-profit organization that engages the public in creative ways.

Responsibilities will focus on office administration and will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Front line customer service (phone and email)
  • Data entry
  • Checking and filing documents
  • Booking consultations
  • Assembling consultation packages
  • Maintaining and tracking client communications
  • Requesting and processing utility locates
  • Quality control

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following skills and assets:

  • extremely strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and highly effective time-management
  • ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work in an independent, self-directed manner
  • high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the position
  • proficiency with Google calendar, Google mail, Excel and Word
  • experience with Access will be considered a strong asset
  • experience working with or volunteering for a not-for-profit organization an asset
  • environmental/urban forestry background an asset

This is a 9 week position, 35 hours per week, starting Aug 27, 2018. There is the possibility of up to a three week contract extension. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Please send your resume and a covering letter by no later than July 25, 2018 at 5:00PM to Natasha Keshavjee, Residential Planting Programs Coordinator, natasha [at] .

Resumes will be reviewed as they come in, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

No phone calls or in-person visits please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 46471       Date posted to Jul 13 2018