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Looking for a Greater Victoria Green Team Program Manager !

Job Title: Greater Victoria Green Team Program Manager

Location: Greater Victoria, BC (Work virtually from home and a variety of settings in the community)

Dates: May 31 2021 to April 29 2022 (with a possibility of extension)

Compensation: $48,000 

Green Teams of Canada’s (GTC) community engagement model was first developed in 2011 in Vancouver to address social isolation, sedentary lifestyles, and a lack of local opportunities for individuals to make a positive tangible impact on the environment. Our future depends on deepening our connection to each other and to nature. 

GTC’s mission is to connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship. Activities include but are not limited to enhancing natural habitats through invasive plant removals, planting native trees and shrubs, and shoreline cleanups. 

     

We support communities to:      

  • Develop a sense of belonging to community and place;
  • Connect to nature and instill an environmental ethic, which can lead to behavioural changes;
  • Realize they have the power to make a difference;
  • Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take;
  • Build life skills such as critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of position

To work with GTC’s Executive Director and staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) program according to the directions and policies set by GTC.

Program Planning & Delivery

  • Plan GVGT activities (number/dates to be determined, but range between 3-10 a month)
  • Do site visits as necessary
  • Create and distribute communication/marketing materials 
  • Conduct outreach and attract, recruit, manage and motivate community members
  • Contact businesses for in-kind support     
  • Purchase refreshments, tools and other supplies as needed
  • Transport tools, supplies and refreshments to and from activity sites
  • Ensure all community members sign in and out
  • Provide educational instruction and direction to community members
  • Supervise the work done by community members, ensuring quality work is completed safely
  • Train community members, particularly youth, to help lead and supervise
  • Follow safety protocols (i.e. provide first aid, implement COVID-19 GTC mitigation measures) 
  • Take 50-150 photographs (before and after photos and volunteers in action), and short videos of community members talking about the impact of participating
  • Serve as media spokesperson
  • Measure and collect data on impact on communities and the environment
  • Post photos same day of the activity
  • Report via online blog, the impact of activities by the following day
  • Send media blog and photos of activity 
  • Write personalized volunteer letters 
  • Maintain tools and supplies (clean & sharpen tools, clean gloves, wipe down tent and signage)
  • Keep storage unit organized and clean
  • Conduct presentations for schools and community groups
  • Assess and report on how to improve and build upon existing activities
  • Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of programming by using program evaluation techniques 
  • Improve evaluation to ensure program is producing intended impact 

Relationship Building 

  • Maintain and build current partnerships and collaborators
  • Identify and implement strategies to identify, solicit, cultivate and steward new partners and collaborators
  • Respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely fashion
  • Strategize on effective ways to engage community members in deeper and more meaningful ways
  • Mentor and guide community members
  • Start and build relationships with potential funders (e.g. foundations, companies, individuals etc.)

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)
  • Add to the quality of the current programs

Fundraising

  • Research and explore innovative new ways to increase revenues
  • Build upon existing fundraising activities
  • Assist with writing and implementing a fundraising plan to diversify revenue
  • Lead and assist in grant writing        

Administration and Database Management System

  • Maintain the GVGT Meetup site and social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • Help update, maintain and improve GTC website     
  • Enter program, contact and fundraising data into database management system (Salesforce), maintaining and ensuring accuracy (e.g. no duplicates contacts)     
  • Prepare program and progress reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors     
  • Report on expenses and manage program budget      
  • Integrate new evaluation methods into GTC’s database management system (Salesforce)

Perform Other Related Duties as Required

Candidates must:

  • Be passionate about the environment and community engagement
  • Enjoy dreaming big and going for it 
  • Demonstrate integrity, and possess an entrepreneurial and creative approach 
  • Have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Possess self-awareness and a desire to seek feedback, learn and grow as the role evolves
  • Demonstrate skill in raising revenues
  • Be well organized and manage timelines, goals and expectations successfully
  • Have a strong attention to detail, systems thinking, critical analysis and problem-solving abilities
  • Be energetic and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative and close knit team environment
  • Have a warm, positive, patient, compassionate and kind personality
  • Be willing to work flexible and irregular hours when necessary
  • Have a sense of humour and like to have fun!
  • Know how to use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) at intermediate level. Other tech skills (e.g. graphic design, video editing) considered an asset
  • Have a degree or diploma in community development, environmental studies, 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)
  • At least two years of experience in community engagement
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s License, with reliable access to a vehicle
  • Be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be willing to do a Criminal Record Check

How to apply: Together in one pdf file with your resume, please forward a one page cover letter by April 11 at 5pm via email to Lyda@GreenTeamsCanada.ca

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. 

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