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COMMUNITY NATURE & OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

Position: National Program Director
Organization: Parkbus
Location: Toronto preferred but will consider virtual

Parkbus is Canada's bus to the great outdoors, connecting major cities to National and Provincial Parks. We run numerous for-profit routes that help power our non-profit programs, such as ActiveDays (building outdoor communities through group day trips), NatureLink (free and subsidized trips for new Canadians) and Free Shuttles Programs.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and creative leader who is passionate about connecting people to the outdoors and has a unique combination of skills for the office as well as the trail. If you are looking to make a positive difference for thousands of people across the country, wear different hats, and even spend time on the trail while working, this may be your perfect job! You will connect to the leaders of Canada's outdoor community and step behind the scenes in the most interesting places in the country.

As an ideal candidate, you are entrepreneurial and will be able to design programs that help connect more people to nature and that are financially sound. You will create marketing and communications campaigns, and help Parkbus restart all programs in full force as the pandemic restrictions ease. As a big-picture thinker, you will have a profound effect on our organization, and will be able to leave a positive mark on the experiences of thousands of people across the country. You will be working directly with all stakeholders, including other Parkbus team members, park agencies, non-profits, bus operators and Parkbus riders.

At the same time, you will enjoy spending the time outdoors by joining some of the local group trips along with the rest of the team, to experience the programs first hand and stay connected to the program and its participants.

The following are mandatory requirements:

  • Passionate about the great outdoors
  • Entrepreneurial track record (either as your own project or your work within another organization)
  • Post secondary degree or diploma completed, ideally in management, marketing, outdoor recreation, education or tourism
  • Impressive track record in digital marketing, promotion and/or program design and development
  • Exceptional work ethic and initiative - ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Extremely comfortable with technology
  • Able to navigate grant applications and other government programs
  • Highly organized with attention to detail, able to navigate laws and regulations and communicate with various government agencies and elected officials
  • Comfortable with budgeting and finances
  • Proficient with social media
  • Ability to pass police reference check
  • COVID-19 vaccination may become a requirement of this position
  • Ability to provide multiple references

The following are not mandatory, but would be extremely helpful for a successful candidate:

  • Wilderness First Aid / CPR-C and/or willingness to get trained and certified
  • Experience with HTML and web design
  • Ability to lead occasional group hikes
  • Ability to speak another language

Perks & Benefits

  • $70,000 - $90,000 per year
  • ability to work primarily remotely upon request
  • set your own schedule: it is results that matter
  • unlimited travel on Parkbus routes, nation-wide
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • health spending account
  • further promotion opportunities

How to Apply

  • send your resume to gm@parkbus.ca with a subject line Position #335
  • it is preferable that your resume is no longer than one page long
  • in the body of the email, briefly describe your experience and qualifications (no longer than 200 words). Be sure to mention any entrepreneurial track record you may have, either within another organization or something you have created yourself

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 20 2021    ID: 61084