Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach
Summary of Functions
Reporting to the Program Manager, Community Outreach the Senior Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of CVC’s corporate stewardship and outreach programming. This position will also support other Community Outreach team initiatives and CVC Foundation’s efforts to fundraise for the program.
- Successful completion of post-secondary education in Environmental Science or Studies, Ecology, Geography, or related discipline;
- Three years’ experience related to planning and implementing stewardship-type projects;
- Experience in design and delivery of adult environmental education material(s) and/or program(s), including experience in corporate engagement and program management;
- Demonstrated experience with volunteer management and supervision;
- Proven event planning experience;
- Successful experience in fundraising;
- Knowledge of group dynamics and experience in facilitation and team building;
- Knowledge of ecosystem restoration;
- Excellent organizational and project management skills;
- Advanced customer service skills with proven experience utilizing strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word, and effective working skills in database entry and management;
- Experience driving large vehicles like pickup trucks and towing trailers an asset (training provided);
- Able to work some evenings and weekends;
- Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license required (condition of employment);
- Driver’s abstract required (condition of employment);
- Standard First Aid required (condition of employment);
- Clear and current Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (condition of employment).
Summary of Major Tasks
- Partner and collaborate with CVC and external partners like municipalities and corporate groups to coordinate stewardship and restoration work, like tree planting or invasive species removal and other ‘Eco-Experiences’ to create a positive and stimulating environment for corporate groups and volunteers;
- Coordinate and manage staff, corporate groups, and volunteers at workdays on public and private lands in cooperation with partner groups, ensuring the health and safety of the participants;
- Oversee promotion of the volunteer programs to corporate groups and the community;
- Participate in the development and implementation of the volunteer stewardship component of CVC’s SNAP program;
- Oversee program logistics, including daily schedules and capital assets management (e.g. vehicles and equipment);
- Supervise and provide leadership to staff;
- Ensure a high level of Health and Safety with staff and volunteers;
- Hire and train staff as required;
- Oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers;
- Lead the development, implementation, and budgeting for volunteer programs;
- Prepare and write wrap-up reports summarizing accomplishments, partnerships, and budget results;
- Track accomplishments and evaluate projects and programs;
- Support CVC Foundation funding proposals and events;
- Seek and write funding grants to support program budgets;
- Prepare and write reports on successful funding grants to support program budgets;
- Develop programs to meet goals of the Watershed Transformation department and CVC;
- Load program equipment and materials such as trees and shrubs to planting sites;
- Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position.
- This position generally works 35 hours, Monday to Friday during the off-peak season (winter) and occasional evenings and weekends during peak-seasons (spring and fall). This position works outside in all weather conditions for site visits, surveys, and outreach events.
- CVC offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including health, dental, life and disability insurance, pension plan and a staff identification pass which entitles you to free entry into all conservation areas! CVC also offers its employees flex-hours and a beautiful view of the Credit River.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates: April 9th, 2018 (35 hours/week)
Salary starting at: $66,924
Forward resume by February 25, 2018 to:
Please quote "Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.