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