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Position: Full-Time Lower Mainland Green Team Program Manager

We expect to begin accepting applications on Nov 16 2020 with a closing date of Dec 6 2020, 6pm. Interviews will take place between Dec 9-11. The position will start Jan 11 2021 and will have an employment term of 10 months (with a strong possibility of becoming a permanent position)

Location: Lower Mainland (Work from home)           

Compensation: $45K-$50K per annum 

Green Teams of Canada (GTC) was established as a charity in 2013. Its mission is to connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship. It has two programs – the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Greater Victoria Green Team.

To address climate change, we must respond to systemic root issues, such as: social isolation, an increasing sedentary lifestyle indoors and a lack of knowing what tangible actions to take to address climate change. Through collaboration and partnership with local agencies, we support communities to:      

  • Develop a sense of belonging to community and place
  • Connect to nature
  • Realize they have the power to make a difference
  • Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take
  • Enhance their ability to work as a team and lead

GTC has demonstrated the effectiveness of its human centred innovative community engagement approach, receiving 11 awards, running 630 activities in 150 green spaces engaging 15,000 mostly younger (aged 12-40) Canadians in Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria, BC.      

 

Job Purpose:

To work with GTCs Executive Director and staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Lower Mainland Green Team (LMGT) program according to the directions and policies set by GTC

This position is unique and requires business acumen, persistent drive and creativity to achieve goals and the ability to run fun hands-on environmental action projects

If you are a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, who has a passion for the environment and community and thrives wearing many different hats, we want to hear from you!     

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

A significant part of this role is to increase revenues to enable us to run community engagement activities

  • Identify and implement strategies to identify, solicit, cultivate and steward new fee-for-service partnerships with governmental agencies, land trusts, businesses and educational institutions
  • Create new environmental programs with long-term funding designed into them
  • Research and approach potential corporate sponsors
  • Assist in and lead grant application submissions
  • Design an individual donor campaign
  • Research and explore new ways to increase revenues
  • Assist in writing and implementing a fundraising plan to diversify revenue streams      

New Program Design 

  • Brainstorm, research, explore and pilot new programs (e.g. create new virtual and in-person educational hands-on workshops, create and run new types of environmental action projects)
  • Improve the quality of current programming (e.g. add: traditional ecological knowledge and monitoring)

Relationship Building 

  • Maintain, manage and build relationships with current fee-for-service partnerships and collaborators
  • Identify and implement strategies to identify, solicit, cultivate and steward new collaborators
  • Respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely fashion
  • Mentor and engage volunteers in deeper and more meaningful ways

Program Planning & Delivery

  • Plan LMGT activities (the number will depend on fee-for-service partners)
  • Do site visits as necessary
  • Create and distribute communication/marketing materials 
  • Conduct outreach and attract, recruit, manage, educate, instruct and motivate volunteers
  • Contact businesses for in-kind donations      
  • Purchase refreshments, tools and other supplies
  • Transport tools, supplies and refreshments to and from activity sites
  • Ensure all volunteers have signed-in and out
  • Supervise volunteers and ensure quality of work is done in a safe way
  • Serve as media spokesperson 
  • Follow safety protocols (i.e. provide first aid, implement COVID-19 GTC mitigation measures) 
  • Take and post 50-150 photographs (before and after photos and volunteers in action), and video per activity
  • Measure and collect data on impact on communities and the environment
  • Report via online blog, the impact of activities 
  • Send media blog and photos
  • Write personalized volunteer letters 
  • Maintain tools and supplies (clean & sharpen tools, clean gloves, wipe down tent and signage)
  • Keep storage unit organized and clean
  • Assess and report on how to improve existing activities
  • Improve evaluation to ensure program is producing intended impact 

Administration and Database Management System

  • Maintain the LMGT Meetup site and social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • Help update, maintain and improve GTC website  
  • Enter contacts into database management system (Salesforce), maintaining and ensuring accuracy
  • Prepare program and progress reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Provide monthly expenses and manage program budget

Qualifications, experience, and skills:

Candidates must:

  • Be passionate about community and the environment
  • Be leaders, self-starters and have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Have drive, resilience, a persistent never give up attitude and enjoy turning no’s into yeses
  • Have some business acumen
  • Have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Possess self-awareness and have a desire to learn and improve (take constructive feedback well)
  • Demonstrate skill in raising revenues
  • Be well organized
  • Enjoy working with community members
  • Thrive on creating and implementing new programs
  • Manage timelines, goals and expectations successfully
  • Have a warm, positive, compassionate and kind personality
  • Have a sense of humour and like to have fun!
  • Know how to use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) at intermediate level 
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities
  • Have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Have a degree in ecology, conservation, restoration, environmental science or related discipline with 5+ years of directly related experience (preferably in the charitable/non-profit sector and/or working with youth)
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s License, with reliable access to a vehicle
  • Be certified in Standard First Aid
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada

How to apply: If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and one page cover letter in a single word or PDF file to Lyda@GreenTeamsCanada.ca between Nov 16, 2020 and Dec 6 2020, 6pm. 

We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only—no fax or mail applications please—and request that you do not phone.   Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For more info, please visit: https://www.greenteamscanada.ca

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the Green Teams Canada.