ReForest London (RFL) is a small but mighty non-profit organization with a vision to see our community thriving in a healthy urban forest. We're on a mission to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City by inspiring, educating and empowering Londoners to plant and care for trees and to be part of a sustainability-focused future for our community.
Since our founding in 2005, we have grown to become London’s largest environmental not-for-profit organization. Powered by passionate staff and volunteers, ReForest London plants, cares for, and gives away thousands of trees each year. ReForest London also offers many tree-themed educational activities such as workshops, webinars and hikes. We are big on partnerships and increasingly looking to help facilitate large-scale, citywide solutions to environmental issues. Two of our larger projects at the moment include London’s Million Tree Challenge (milliontrees.ca), which we co-founded with the City of London, and the creation of a regional environmental centre, the Westminster Ponds Centre for Environment & Sustainability (westminsterpondscentre.ca).
While we are a small team, we are energetic, passionate and we punch above our weight. Our workplace and workstyle is flexible. Staff members are accountable for outcomes but enjoy a lot of freedom in how to achieve them. Our core values are: Collaboration, Optimism, Respect and Empowerment.
The Signal Boost Initiative (SBI) is a collaborative project of ReForest London and London Environmental Network (LEN), aimed at offering a wide range of environmental learning and skills-development opportunities out of the new Westminster Ponds Centre for Environment & Sustainability (WPC). The overall goal of SBI is to dramatically increase the quantity and quality of environmental education opportunities available to Southwestern Ontario residents, in order to have a positive impact on the environment and boost the capacity and impact of local environmental groups.
The Signal Boost Coordinator will manage all aspects of the initiative, and work to ensure the overall success of the program. The coordinator is responsible for planning and ensuring delivery of at least 47 workshops/year, delivered in partnership with various LEN member organizations and other project partner). The coordinator will also be responsible for managing the newly developed volunteer training space in the Bruce Pavilion at Westminster Ponds Centre, and report directly to the WPC Coordinator, Brianne Curry.
This is a 5 day/week (37.5 hours/week) position with an hourly rate of $20, expected to run from May 3, 2021 - April 2, 2022 (contingent upon funding).
The Signal Boost Coordinator will be responsible for delivering the Westminster Ponds Centre (WPC)’s Signal Boost Initiative, a collaborative volunteer training and community education program offered in partnership with London Environmental Network (LEN) and their over 40 member organizations.
Duties will include:
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
The ideal candidate has a passion for the environment, and enjoys working with other organizations and individuals to make our community more sustainable. You enjoy networking and outreach, and working collectively to accomplish goals, and you have strong communication and interpersonal skills. You love keeping processes and documentation highly organized and functioning smoothly, while making use of your exceptional organizational, time management, and project management skills to deliver successful and engaging events. You are a critical thinker, an excellent judge of issues, and a quick and adaptable problem solver.
As this position will be funded through an employment support program, the candidate must be:
DESIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
We work in a busy, fast-paced environment (especially during planting seasons!), and get our energy from knowing that the work we are doing is making a difference in our community and the daily lives of thousands of Londoners each year.
The position will be a blend of in-office and remote working (pending local and provincial public health rulings). You should expect to be required to work in the office occasionally and on a rotating basis to minimize contact with other staff, therefore residing in or near London is required.
Members of our team all bring their own expertise and strengths to the table, and collaboration and reflection are both important parts of our organizational culture. For nature enthusiasts, our office is located right next to the beautiful Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area, London’s largest ESA and a wonderful place to enjoy a lunch-time hike or picnic. We are passionate and dedicated individuals who truly work every day to make London a better place!
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