ReForest London is a charitable non-profit organization determined to make our community better through the many environmental and human health benefits of trees. We work to get more trees planted in all corners of our city, in parks, residential yards, schools and businesses, and also to engage with our community to value and care for our urban forest. While we are a small team, we are energetic, passionate and we punch above our weight. Our workplace and workstyle is flexible. Staff members are accountable for outcomes but enjoy a lot of freedom in how to achieve them.
Are you passionate about environmental education? Do you love working with children and youth? Are you excited by developing partnerships with educators and volunteers around the city? Do you love being outside, planting trees, getting your hands dirty, and hiking? Then keep reading…
We are seeking a School Program Coordinator for our elementary school urban forestry program, “Seeds to Forest”. In this program, you will deliver a set of four educational activities to 30 elementary schools per year to teach students in Grades 4-6 about the many benefits of our trees and forests, to develop a deeper understanding of the role they play within our natural heritage system, and to empower students to make positive environmental change, all while planting more trees in London and area.
You will supervise and work alongside a part-time program assistant to plan, schedule, and implement workshops with local students in elementary schools, plan and implement tree-planting projects in schoolyards, lead educational tree hikes, conduct research, and support our outreach, communications, and grant-writing activities. You will also lead program development and evaluation activities, support other ReForest London staff with cross-program initiatives, and collaborate with community partners to plan and deliver other activities and events. No two days are alike, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing your work is contributing to enriched environmental education in our community - and healthier, greener schoolyards.
This 4 day/week (30 hours/week) position is fully grant-funded, ending in December, 2020.
The School Program Coordinator will be responsible for:
What we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate is energetic and passionate about trees, ecology, and environmental education. You are familiar with and excited about hands-on experiential learning, and you thrive when no day is the same and you are working on a number of different projects at a time. You are an excellent communicator and you can juggle multiple priorities. You have lots of experience working with children and youth of all ages, and particularly 9-13 year olds. You are a problem-solver and you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty. You enjoy being outside in all weather, working with lots of different people every day.
Please note that this position may include occasional evening and/or weekend work throughout the year.
Hours & Salary:
$21 per hour for 30 hours per week. Some seasonal variability may be required, with more hours worked during spring and fall planting seasons.
About Our Office:
We work in a busy, fast-paced environment (especially during planting seasons!), and get our energy from knowing that the work we are doing is making a difference in our community and the daily lives of thousands of students each year. Members of our team all bring their own expertise and strengths to the table, and collaboration and reflection are both important parts of our organizational culture. (We’re also big fans of pot-luck lunches!). For nature enthusiasts, our office is located right next to the beautiful Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area, London’s largest ESA and a wonderful place to enjoy a lunch-time hike or picnic. We are passionate and dedicated individuals who truly work every day to make London a better place.
We value diversity and inclusion and encourage any qualified people, including indigenous peoples, new immigrants and refugees, women and LGBTQ2 individuals, to apply.
Apply by 5pm, Thursday July 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “School Program Coordinator”. Include a resume and cover letter, letting us know why you’re the person we’re looking for, by detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position. Please send documents in PDF format.
All applications received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those to be invited for an interview will be contacted. Anticipated start date is Mid-August 2019. No phone calls please.
ReForest London Location:
944 Western Counties Road
London, Ontario N6C 6A9
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 8 2019 ID: 54123