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Position: SNAP Program Coordinator
Organization: Green Timbers Heritage Society
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC

SNAP is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation and education; to restore and enhance natural areas, wildlife habitat and Surrey’s urban forest; and to promote environmental stewardship and an understanding of nature’s benefits.

The SNAP Program Coordinator will supervise, administer and coordinate teams of students focused on: Habitat Restoration, Urban Forest Outreach, and Shade Tree Care.


  • Assist with hiring summer students (secondary and post-secondary), including screening applications, interviewing candidates and checking references
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Team Leaders
  • Supervise, schedule, and prioritize work of multiple field-based teams
  • Ensure work is completed safely and efficiently by assisting with training and conducting regular safety inspections
  • Assist with program logistics (truck rentals, equipment, phones, etc.)
  • Liaise with project partners to create work plans on an ongoing basis
  • Lead meetings and deliver presentations to various community groups and committees
  • Complete administrative duties such as payroll management and budget tracking
  • Promote the SNAP program through local media and social media
  • Assist with funding proposals and funding reports

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree or two-year diploma program in Urban Forestry, Biology, Environmental Science, Resource Management, Environmental Studies or related discipline
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of ecological principles, and ability to identify native and invasive plants
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive, physical work in all weather
  • Experience working with the public
  • Experience working on a field-based crew, including the use of hand tools/hand power tools (including shovels, loppers, hand saws, brush saws, line trimmers) is an asset.
  • Valid unrestricted BC Driver’s Licence
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle (mileage expenses will be reimbursed)
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid Certification will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

Term: February – December, 2019


  • Feb. – Sept.: 40 hours/week (Mon-Fri, with some weekend and evening work)
  • Sept. – Dec.: approx. 16 hours/week

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by January 6, 2019 via email to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 26 2018    ID: 49421