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Full-time 8 month Maternity Leave Position 

Position: Greater Victoria Green Team Program Manager
8 months Maternity Leave Position (with possibility of extension)

Organization: Green Teams of Canada
Location: Greater Victoria BC (Work from home)

Term: Aug 14 2020 to May 3 2021
Compensation: $45K-$50K per annum 

Green Teams of Canada (GTC) was established as a charity in 2013. Its mission is to connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship. It has two programs – the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Greater Victoria Green Team.

To address climate change, we must respond to systemic root issues, such as: social isolation, an increasing sedentary lifestyle indoors and a lack of knowing what tangible actions to take to address climate change. Through collaboration and partnership with local agencies, we support communities to:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to community and place
  • Connect to nature
  • Realize they have the power to make a difference
  • Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take
  • Enhance their ability to work as a team and lead

GTC has demonstrated the effectiveness of its human centred innovative community engagement approach, receiving 11 awards, running 630 activities in 150 green spaces engaging 15,000 mostly younger (aged 12-40) Canadians in Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria, BC.   

Job Purpose:

To work with GTCs Executive Director and staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) program according to the directions and policies set by GTC.

This position covers an 8-month maternity leave with a possibility to extend. 

If you are a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, who has a passion for the environment and community and thrives when wearing many different hats, we want to hear from you! 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Planning & Delivery

  • Plan GVGT activities (number/dates to be determined, but range between 3-10 a month)
  • Do site visits as necessary
  • Create and distribute communication/marketing materials 
  • Conduct outreach and attract, recruit, manage and motivate volunteers
  • Contact businesses for in-kind donations  
  • Purchase refreshments, tools and other supplies
  • Transport tools, supplies and refreshments to and from activity sites
  • Ensure all volunteers have signed-in and out correctly
  • Provide educational instruction, direction to volunteers
  • Supervise volunteers and ensure quality of work is done in a safe way 
  • Train volunteers to help lead and supervise
  • Follow safety protocols (i.e. provide first aid, implement COVID-19 GTC mitigation measures) 
  • Take 50-150 photographs (before and after photos and volunteers in action), and video at each activity
  • Measure and collect data on impact on communities and the environment
  • Post photos within 5 hours of activity
  • Report via online blog, the impact of activities 
  • Send media blog and photos of activity 
  • Write personalized volunteer letters 
  • Maintain tools and supplies (clean & sharpen tools, clean gloves, wipe down tent and signage)
  • Keep storage unit organized and clean
  • Serve as media spokesperson
  • Conduct presentations for schools and community groups
  • Set up information booths at community events
  • Assess and report on how to improve and build upon existing activities
  • Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of programming by using program evaluation techniques 
  • Improve evaluation to ensure program is producing intended impact 

Relationship Building 

  • Maintain, manage and build current partnerships and collaborators
  • Identify and implement strategies to identify, solicit, cultivate and steward new partners and collaborators
  • Respond to all emails and phone calls as quickly as possible
  • Strategize on effective ways to engage volunteers in deeper and more meaningful ways
  • Mentor and guide volunteers
  • Communicate with potential funders (e.g. Foundations, individuals etc.)

New Program Design 

  • Brainstorm, research, explore and pilot new programs


  • Research and explore innovative new ways to increase revenues
  • Build upon existing fundraising activities
  • Assist in writing and implementing a fundraising plan to diversify revenue

Administration and Database Management System

  • Maintain the GVGT Meetup site and social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • Help update, maintain and improve GTC website  
  • Enter program, contact and fundraising data into database management system (Salesforce), maintaining and ensuring accuracy (e.g. no duplicates contacts)
  • Prepare program and progress reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Report on expenses and manage program budget
  • Integrate new evaluation methods into GTC Salesforce instance

Qualifications, experience, and skills:

Candidates must:

  • Be leaders, self-starters and have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Be passionate about community and the environment
  • Have a desire to constantly learn and improve
  • Be well organized
  • Enjoy working with volunteers and creatively appreciating them
  • Enjoy creating and implementing new programs
  • Manage timelines, goals and expectations successfully
  • Have a warm, positive and kind personality
  • Be passionate about community and the environment
  • Demonstrate skill in fundraising
  • Know how to use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) at intermediate level 
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced collaborative environment
  • Have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Have a degree in ecology, conservation, restoration, environmental science or related discipline with 5+ years or directly related experience (preferably in the charitable/non-profit sector and/or working with youth)
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s License, with reliable access to a vehicle
  • Be certified in Standard First Aid
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Love to bake cookies 😉

How to apply: If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and one page cover letter in a single word or PDF file to by July 12, 2020 at 6pm. 

We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only—no fax or mail applications please—and request that you do not phone. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For more info, please visit:

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the Green Teams Canada. 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 24 2020    ID: 56910