Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) is an environmental charity, focused on providing community, knowledge sharing and support to land trusts across Ontario. Land trusts protect forests, wetlands, nature and water sources and provide community connections with nature and natural climate solutions.
OLTA builds capacity through leading and supporting on-the-ground conservation work; training and educational programs; connecting land trusts to each other, resources and their communities; sharing knowledge and best practices; reducing financial barriers to land conservation; promoting organizational excellence, providing access to current research and acting as a voice for land trusts among the public, governments and others stakeholders and rightsholders. Our impact is Ontario-wide through 50 connected charities and communities.
The Educational Resources Manager will report to the Executive Director and take a lead role in our land trust education initiatives, and support organizational capacity knowledge sharing for our land trust member organizations and others, with support from other team members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Leading the coordination and management of OLTA’s land trust digital learning resources, and development of our land trust learning centre (guidelines, templates, S&P resources, training videos etc.).
- Coordinating our capacity building program - focused on encouraging good governance and operation of land trusts.
- Developing and maintaining practices and training programs to support Member Land Trusts in their efforts to protect, manage, and restore conservation lands in Ontario.
- Helping organize and run webinars and training events.
- Developing relationships with research organizations and other partners to grow new education programs and initiatives in-line with OLTA’s strategic priorities and in collaboration with the OLTA voluntary Education Committee.
- Post-secondary degree in a related field.
- Minimum four years experience in a similar position.
- Technical expertise and in-depth experience with NFP operations, learning resources development and/or management/record keeping/archiving.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral) including presentation skills.
- Self-starter; ability to work independently with little supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
- Knowledge of land trusts and land stewardship preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of MS Office.
- Experience with program/project coordination and delivery.
- Ability to prioritize and manage several different and varied tasks simultaneously, and meet tight and often competing deadlines.
- Ability to work outside regular business hours on some occasions.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” drivers license and use of a personal vehicle.
- Access to a home office workspace.
- Must have access to high-speed internet and adequate bandwidth, as working from home will likely be required.
- Should you be a successful candidate for a position, you will receive a conditional offer of employment contingent on your providing us with proof of full vaccination. If you are seeking an exemption from vaccination due to the application of the Ontario Human Rights Code, you will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of the reason for such an exemption upon receipt of the conditional offer.
This is a full-time position 37.5 hours per week until March 31, 2024 with possibility of extension. The position is based at the OLTA office in downtown Toronto (currently remote working). Hours are flexible around core hours, occasional travel within Ontario will be expected.