Senior Coordinator, Credit Valley Trail
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, Credit Valley Trail
Summary of Functions
Who are we?
Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.
Who are you?
You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.
Why work for us?
We offer competitive public sector pay. We have a good employee benefits program. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We have flexible work hours for many positions. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll have free access to our parks and discounts on recreational equipment rentals. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Credit Valley Conservation Foundation, this position is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Credit Valley Trail including consulting with project partners and stakeholders, engaging the communities, private landowners/residents, municipalities and other partners to encourage action that will achieve the vision of the Credit Valley Trail.
- Bachelor degree with a specialization in community engagement, environmental sciences/studies, planning or design or a field appropriate to the area of specialization
- Minimum five years’ experience related to major tasks
- Experience in program design, delivery and evaluation
- Experience developing and delivering outreach and promotional campaigns, tools and projects
- Experience preparing and managing project work plans and budgets
- Experience preparing grant applications and administering grant funds
- Experience working with or coordinating committees, external partners and volunteers
- Experience working with or coordinating interdisciplinary teams and consultants
- Experience coordinating and planning events
- Experience making presentations to small and large audiences
- Experience with MS Office and database management
- Experience with GIS an asset
- Supervisory experience an asset
- Ability to work with a range of partners including municipal, provincial and Federal government, non-governmental agencies, non-profits and charities, residents, corporations and other special interest groups
- Past success working with a Board of Directors or Leadership Council, strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to network well across disciplines and influence decision-makers by consistently providing quality work
- Strategic thinker who anticipates future consequences and trends
- Demonstrates organizational and political awareness of sensitive issues that could involve an understanding of multiple stakeholder needs
- Demonstrates highly ethical and professional standards, effective organizational skills, sound analytical and decision-making skills, excellent communication skills, and exceptional service skills
- Solid, hands-on, project management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating and task facilitation.
- Strong public speaking ability and ability to convey a vision of CVT’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and investors.
- Ability to interface with and engage diverse volunteer, stakeholder and donor groups.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and volunteers
- Working knowledge of the trail sector and trail planning (AODA and planning regulation knowledge an asset)
- Working knowledge and understanding of community-based social marketing
- Working knowledge of tourism and economic development sector(s)
- Ability to think strategically and bring creative solutions to emergent issues
- Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of municipal, provincial, federal and conservation authority legislation
- Valid Ontario ‘G’ Driver’s License
- Able to work some evening and weekends
Summary of Major TasksCollaboration
- Develop effective partnerships with the CVT Leadership Council and CVT Implementation Committees
- Develop, maintain and enhance relationships with municipal, provincial and federal government staff, other agencies, community groups, consultants, academics , members of the public, funders (including major and prospective donors), landowners, foundations, corporations, government agencies, organizational partners and other NGOs
- Actively engage and energize CVC and CVCF staff, volunteers and board members in achieving the vision of the CVT
- Represent CVC / CVCF as a member of inter-agency committees and with other watershed partners; provide resources, advice, presentations, technical and administrative support
- Support CVCF with implementation of the Credit Valley Trail Fundraising plan(s) and campaign(s)
- Foster partnership opportunities with local businesses that can help advance the CVT
- Coordinate and integrate work plans and recommendations of CVC, and municipal partners to facilitate collaborative action on priorities
- Provide expertise and input to other departments or CVC initiatives as they relate to the CVT
- Consult with others to ensure that actions taken to achieve the CVT are supported by the most current best practices of sustainable trail development
- Create project plans including scope, deliverables, timing, resource requirements and approvals for activities of the CVT Implementation Committees
- Establish working teams, project budgets, work breakdown structure, communication plans, evaluation plans and milestone reporting
- Lead project teams, identify issues, resolve problems and oversee project implementation, tracking and completion
- Oversee project consultants to ensure deliverables are achieved
- Seek the appropriate technical expertise when needed and negotiate the support of key resources
- Conduct project evaluations and prepare project reports
- Coordinate implementation of the strategic directions and actions as defined in the CVT Strategy
- Develop project plans in conjunction with the CVT Leadership Council and implementation committees
- Coordinate the efforts of CVC project team and Implementation Committees
- Conduct research to inform CVT development, identify gaps, assess needs, and measure project performance
- Develop strategies and oversee implementation of program tracking, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Assist in the development and tracking of project and program budgets
- Seek innovative funding opportunities and prepare/coordinate proposals for funding to assist in meeting program objectives
- Prepare Requests for Proposals and manage consultants in undertaking special work or studies
- Represent CVC, CVCF and the mission of the CVT to agencies, organizations, and the general public with enthusiasm and professionalism.
- Advocate locally, regionally, provincially and nationally to build, protect, and enhance a continuous trail from the headwaters to Lake Ontario
- Promote the tourism, economic, health, and quality of life benefits of trails
- Reinforce the identity of the CVT as a premier trail
- Oversee the development and implementation of promotional strategies to increase awareness and adoption of the CVT
- Oversee the creation and production of promotional materials for the CVT (e.g. brochures, displays, flyers, websites)
- Oversee and write content for social media, media releases, newspaper ads, blogs, newsletters, online forums, interviews, corporate website etc.
- Use social marketing tactics to promote the Credit Valley Trail
- Facilitate coordinated marketing between CVC and project partners
- Develop and deliver presentations to groups, agencies and members of the public
- Conduct public consultation and other stakeholder engagement as needed
- Hire, supervise and train staff
- Recruit, train and support volunteers
- Coach and track work progress; provide input and guidance, set priorities, develop work plans, review and approve work
- Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position.
Salary starting at: $66,924
Forward resume by March 28, 2018 to:
Please quote "Senior Coordinator, Credit Valley Trail" 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.