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Lower Mainland Green Team Program Contractor

Contract from September to December 2017

Work from your own home office and in the field

Green Teams of Canada (GTC) is a charity with a mission to inspire stewardship of nature by connecting diverse individuals through hands-on educational environmental activities. We engage community members in activities like invasive plant removals, planting of native species, shoreline clean-ups and preparation and harvesting of vegetable beds at educational farms.

GTC program objectives are:

  • Educate and raise awareness about environmental issues
  • Create and empower communities
  • Connect people to nature
  • Promote responsible environmental behaviour
  • Develop skills for ongoing conservation
  • Increase capacity of existing habitat restoration programs
  • Restore habitat and increase biodiversity

Contract Purpose:

Run 10+ Lower Mainland Green Team activities (depending on funding), which mainly run on weekends and occasionally on weekdays. An activity involves approximately 8-12 hours.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Pre-Lower Mainland Green Team Activities

  • Do site visits ahead of activities as necessary
  • Communicate with collaborators (e.g. park staff) as needed
  • Assist in spreading the word about upcoming Lower Mainland Green Team activities
  • Purchase refreshments for volunteers

During Lower Mainland Green Team Activities

  • Transport tools, supplies and refreshments to and from activity sites
  • Oversee and supervise the work done by volunteers at work parties, ensuring quality work is completed safely
  • Ensure all volunteers have signed in and out on tablets correctly
  • Educate and train volunteers on site
  • Take 50+ photographs of community members in action, plus video
  • Take before and after photos to show impact
  • Measure impact (e.g. cubic meters of invasive plants removed, number and types of native species planted, approximate weight of garbage picked up)

After Lower Mainland Green Team Activities

  • Post all photos from the activity on meetup.com
  • Post a write-up summarising how the activity went on meetup.com
  • Ensure all volunteer data for each activity is accurate
  • Maintain tools and gloves
  • Report to ED on how the activity went (e.g. provide measurement details) and provide input on future improvements

Qualifications

  • Working on or has completed a Post-secondary degree, diploma in a related field
  • 2 years practical, related work experience in hands-on program implementation, preferably in the charitable/non-profit sector and/or working with youth
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Goal oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Experience supervising volunteers
  • Proficient in using computers (word processing, email, internet, twitter, etc)
  • A valid driver’s license with easy access to reliable vehicle
  • Current, valid Standard First Aid preferred
  • Space to store tools and activity supplies, though not necessary, ideal

Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate about the environment and empowering people
  • A strong desire to provide a rewarding experience for volunteers
  • Adaptable, resourceful, willing to think outside the box and flexible in a changing, fast-paced work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Patient when working with organizations that are still new and creating processes
  • Works independently and monitors progress (e.g. able to measure ecosystem impact and gather feedback from community participants)

How to Apply: Together with your resume, please forward a cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions:

  1. How did you hear about this position? What interests you most about it?
  2. Describe a role, position or project where you were solely and independently responsible for the outcomes. What was the biggest challenge?
  3. Have you had experience working on your own and managing your own time?
  4. How do you define success?

Please submit your application to Lyda@greenteamscanada.ca by August 28th 2017. No phone calls please.

The contract starts mid September 2017

For more information, please visit www.greenteamscanada.ca

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will only be contacting those selected for an interview