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Lower Mainland Green Team Program Contractor

Contract from Feb to July 2018

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:

  • Engage communities in tangible hands-on environmental actions
  • Foster a sense of empowerment, pride, community and belonging
  • Educate and raise awareness about environmental issues
  • Increase capacity of existing habitat restoration programs
  • Restore habitat and increase biodiversity

 

Contract Purpose:

Run 10-15 Lower Mainland Green Team activities (possibly more depending on funding), which mainly run on weekends and occasionally on weekdays. Each activity will require approximately 12-16 hours of work. $20/hr.

 

The applicant is ideally open to becoming the full-time Lower Mainland Green Team Program Manager (potentially as soon as fall 2018, pending funding)

 

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 activities
  • Purchase refreshments for volunteers as well as tools and other supplies as needed

 

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
  • Provide a safety talk to volunteers
  • Take 50+ photographs of community members in action, plus video
  • Take before and after photos to show impact
  • Speak to media who may be covering the activity
  • 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
  • Post link to write-up on social media (twitter, facebook, instagram)
  • Ensure all volunteer data for each activity is accurate
  • Maintain and clean tools and gloves, as well as keep an inventory
  • 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
  • Space to store tools and activity supplies, though not necessary, ideal
  • Open to potentially becoming the full-time Lower Mainland Green Team Program Manager in the fall 2018 (pending funding)

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate about the environment and empowering people
  • A strong desire to provide a rewarding experience for volunteers
  • Adaptable, intense, resourceful and flexible in a changing, fast-paced work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • 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 January 8 2018. No phone calls please.

The contract starts late February 2018 and runs until July 2018

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. We expect interviews to take place on Jan 16th 2018.