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Position: SNAP Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 40 hours/week, Wednesday - Sunday, with occasional evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:

  • restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
  • raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
  • encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
  • empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:

The Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader will lead a team of staff to implement public outreach projects (e.g. canvassing, park roving, community events) in Surrey parks and neighbouring communities, under the direction of the SNAP Program Coordinator. This is a field-based position. The successful applicant will receive training and experience in environmental communication and interpretation; community engagement; and small-scale event and project coordination.


  • Assist with the training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of team members;
  • Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables, provide updates and progress reports to supervisors, and write a final report;
  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of SNAP media, advertising and marketing;
  • Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as communications, education, geography or environmental studies;
  • Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization);
  • Knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; familiarity with common native and invasive plants, and with general tree care
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions;
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience; ability to foster a positive, productive and collaborative team environment while maintaining safety and work quality;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and changing circumstances;
  • Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract; access to a personal vehicle is an asset;
  • Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
  • As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset.

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader – [first and last name]”.
  • Send your application to:

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on the SNAP program, please visit our website:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 29 2019    ID: 50826