Coordinator, Community Learning (Durham) – Short-Term Contract (TRCA-079-19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Contract Duration: 1 year (maternity leave coverage)

Under the guidance of their Supervisor, the Coordinator, Community Learning (Durham) is responsible for the coordination and delivery of community learning programs and events at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) sites and community hubs, municipal/regional partner venues, and designated outdoor spaces. In addition, this position works with a variety of internal and external partners within their regional focus to ensure collaborative community engagement, supporting common objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Act as a point person for the coordination of Community Learning programs and events within a specific region and oversee logistics
  • Collaborate with internal partners including Education and Community Learning team members, the Restoration Services team, the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan team, the Community Engagement and Outreach team and the Communications and Events team in order to strategically plan community programs and events
  • Collaborate with external partners including different levels of government, community groups, faith groups, environmental not-for-profits, schools and community volunteers to strategically plan community programs and events
  • Engage with City Councilors, Board Members and municipal representatives to promote and attend programs and events
  • Track program and event expenditures within a fixed annual budget
  • Prepare text for marketing materials and coordinate distribution of promotional materials and social media
  • Regularly report program accomplishments and create a shared file to access the information. Reports are clearly written and form the basis for the variance reports prepared by Supervisors or Managers to our funding partners and senior staff
  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor of Community Learning – York/Durham, provide mentorship to Community Learning Volunteers and Event staff
  • Keep an updated workplan and share with Supervisor and Manager on a quarterly basis
  • Support the recruitment, training and scheduling of Community Learning volunteers
  • Completion of timesheets, professional calendar schedule, monthly reconciliation of corporate Visa and regular employee expense claims
  • Use environmental knowledge to deliver a variety of indoor and outdoor programs to engage a wide-range of community participants in environmental initiatives (including, but are not limited to community tree and wildflower plantings, litter clean up events, leading nature walks, community nature events, and hosting workshops that focus on gardening, habitat building and stormwater landscaping projects)
  • Coordinators may require the support of Community Learning event staff to deliver programs and events
  • Communicate event details and provide supervision to Community Event volunteers
  • Work with the other Community Learning staff to share, clean, repair and identify replacement of equipment and supplies
  • Completion of vehicle tracking sheets
  • Work in collaboration with Supervisor to identify, develop and implement specialized funding projects
  • Collect, enter and evaluate data related to programs, events and clients from feedback forms
  • Work with other members of the Community Learning team to enhance programs and share best practices
  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor of Education and Training, lead the development of new programs and actively seek new delivery partnership models

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Studies, Biology, Outdoor Recreation, Education or other related degree
  • Valid G-class driver’s license and use of a vehicle
  • 2-3 years’ experience coordinating and delivering community based programs and events
  • Experience developing and leading nature interpretation activities in the outdoors

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent organization skills (i.e. time management, budget tracking, scheduling, reporting, inventory)
  • Excellent communication skills in all modes (presentation, written, verbal, email, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues
  • Proficient with computers
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Comfortable engaging with social media
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Facilitation skills with diverse audience members

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-079-19 prior to midnight on March 24, 2019.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

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’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Division: 
Education and Training
Salary range: 
$60,497 – $67,617, min. 21 hours per week (up to 35 hours/week) *salary reflects 2018 pay rates* (Target Salary Range $60,497 – 63,640)
Location: 
Head Office - 101 Exchange Ave, Vaughan and Claremont Nature Centre - 4290 Westney Road, Claremont, Ontario
Closing date: 
Mar 24, 2019
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