Coordinator, Tommy Thompson Park – Full-Time Position (TRCA-158-21)

About TRCA:

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:

Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) is a unique urban wilderness on the central Toronto waterfront, that provides essential habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities to the public. The Coordinator, Tommy Thompson Park is a key member of the TTP management team that works collaboratively to maintain and promote the ecological integrity of the site and positive visitor experiences. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, TTP, the Coordinator, TTP is responsible for coordinating daily park operations, weekend and volunteer programs, special events, and natural area management and habitat restoration at Tommy Thompson Park. This position has a particular focus on customer service, communications and partnerships with the City of Toronto and external organizations. The Coordinator, TTP also responds to general and technical inquires, leads interpretive park tours of a general and technical nature, provides guidance and direction to external events, and promotes TTP on social media and newletter campaigns. The Coordinator, TTP will work with the TTP Management Team to provide remote (text/phone) supervison and support to staff and volunteers working evenings and weekends throughout the year. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Joint Management with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation team including identification and communications on general maintenance requirements, appropriate signage, and bylaw enforcement.

  • Coordinate and supervise staff and volunteers including recruitment and training, scheduling, program development, regular communications, and reporting.

  • Provide excellent customer service standards including responding to visitor inquiries and complaints, leading interpretive park tours of a general and technical nature, and maintaining current and relevant content on the TTP website, 311 knowledge database, and social media.

  • Assist with wildlife management and monitoring programs (e.g. cormorants, beavers and songbirds) including coordinating schedules and equipment, activity tracking, data management and analysis, and reporting.

  • Coordinate natural area management programs and habitat restoration projects, including assisting with the preparation of funding proposals and development of project budgets, securing project approvals and authorizations, collaborating with implementation teams, and project reporting.

  • Coordinate daily project logistics, including resource scheduling, external contractors, field staff, volunteers and vehicles and equipment.

  • Lead the planning and execution of special events, public engagement sessions/meetings and/or consultation, and third-party land use agreements.

  • Foster and maintain relationships with internal and external project partners.

  • Participate in the development of procurement documents for goods and services.

  • Prepare and format correspondence, project briefs and reports of a general and technical nature for both internal and external audiences.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary education in Environmental Science, Biology, Restoration Ecology, Resource Management, Fish and Wildlife Management or related program.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience related to major tasks; resource management, restoration ecology, environmental sciences, fish and wildlife management or related field; 1 year supervisory experience.

  • Proficient knowledge of southern Ontario’s aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial ecosystems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of native plants and their habitats, with proficient plant identification skills. Bird and other wildlife knowledge and identification skills are an asset.

  • Strong public relations and customer service skills, and ability to work with community and advisory groups.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated report and proposal writing and analytical skills.

  • Excellent computer proficiency with software experience (MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word,).

  • Effective and efficient problem solving, multi-tasking and creative thinking.

  • Effective leadership skills including staff supervision, coaching and mentoring.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.

  • Experience with budget management and cost control an asset.

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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 on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-158-21 prior to midnight on June 18, 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. 

Restoration and Infrastructure
Full-time employee
Salary range: 
$61,742 - $66,938, 35 hours per week
Boyd Centre - 9755 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jun 18, 2021
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