With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.
TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Coordinator’s role is to facilitate the planning and implementation of community engagement activities and programs with municipal and community partners in the Region of Peel. Specific activities include community tree and wildflower plantings, clean up events, leading nature hikes and hosting homeowner workshops that focus on native plant gardening, rain barrels, rain gardens and stormwater landscaping projects. The Coordinator will work with the Peel team to meet the needs of the program. Evening and weekend work are a function of the job as required. Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.
In coordination with partners, plan and deliver community engagement programs in, Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.
Track the Peel program expenditures within a fixed annual budget. Record all project accomplishments and prepare reports as required.
Work with staff to plan and deliver community engagement programs and presentations to families, youth groups, seniors and community groups in the Region of Peel.
Develop and implement public engagement opportunities at community hubs including Albion Hills Field Centre in Caledon.
Prepare text for marketing materials and manage distribution.
Track program results and communicate regularly with Supervisor, Manager and team.
Consult with TRCA staff teams including Education Training & Outreach, Watershed Management, Restoration Services, Conservation Land Planning and Marketing and Communications in order to strategically plan and implement community events.
Other duties as assigned.
What you will need to succeed:
4-year post-secondary education in environmental science, biology or related discipline.
3 – 5 years’ experience coordinating and delivering community-based programs and events.
Experience working with different levels of government, community groups, faith groups, schools and community volunteers.
Excellent project management and communication skills including time management, budget tracking, work plans, writing, presenting and engaging with social media.
Extensive experience developing and leading nature interpretation activities in the outdoors and virtually.
Experience supporting, mentoring and providing leadership to staff and/ volunteers.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues.
A proven track record of successful implementation of environmental projects and events.
Strong problem solving, collaborative and facilitation skills.
Valid Ontario Driver’s License (G), daily access to a personal vehicle and the ability to travel.
Standard first aid certification is required.
Successful clearance of the Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
Provides unique TRCA Perks.
Provides flexible work arrangements.
Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-124-21 prior to midnight on May 7, 2021.
While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.
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