23-SC9: Program Assistant, Rural Residential Engagement

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’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System - OMERS pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.

Summary of Functions

This position provides support to Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Countryside Stewardship Program. This includes supporting the administration of CVC environmental grant programs, assisting with the delivery of rural landowner educational workshops and webinars, and working with internal staff and external stakeholders to meet program objectives.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Post-secondary education at college/university level in environmental sciences/studies, ecology, geography, natural resource management, landscape architecture, planning or related discipline


  • Minimum two years of experience related to major tasks
  • Experience delivering outreach campaigns, tools and projects
  • Experience delivering adult environmental education programs and materials
  • Experience performing research and analysis
  • Experience engaging with members of the public and/or stakeholder groups

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Working knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability concepts and best management practices within or with reference to the rural landscape
  • Familiarity with community-based social marketing, behavior change theory and/or principles of risk management
  • Strong communication (verbal, presentations/visual and written) and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative and research skills
  • Good computer skills, including spreadsheet development, database management, word processing, data entry, GIS and air photo/map interpretation
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license required

Summary of Major Tasks

Education and Outreach

  • Support program staff in responding to landowner inquiries and conducting assessments of environmental best management practices
  • Support the delivery of environmental grant programs for landowners
  • Support the coordination and delivery of educational activities such as presentations, workshops and webinars
  • Support the development of educational tools and materials
  • Coordinate the installation of Caring for the Credit landowner signs

 Program Administration

  • Assist with the maintenance of program files, photos and materials
  • Enter data and conduct analyses related to program metrics for reporting
  • Assist with preparation of correspondence, project reports, meeting minutes and agendas
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