Employement at LEAF



Residential Planting Programs Assistant

Are you an experienced office administrator looking to put your skills to work to improve our communities? If you want to build a career in making a positive environmental change, this job is for you! LEAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our urban forest. We are currently seeking a self-motivated, highly organized individual to support our residential tree planting programs through administrative duties, customer service and general program support.

The Programs Assistant will provide support for all of LEAF’s residential planting programs focusing on administrative duties.  The list below outlines the major tasks specific to each program area, however additional tasks will be assigned as needed. This position may also contain field work components depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


General Responsibilities

Front-line customer service
Ongoing client communications
Order processing
Invoicing, payment processing and financial recording
Data entry
Booking appointments
Conducting research as needed
Coordinating training and events with partner organizations
Assisting in program evaluation process
General program support as needed
Promoting LEAF programs and services by assisting with community events when needed 


Undergraduate degree
Minimum two years’ experience in office administration and customer service
Superior customer service skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Some experience with financial record keeping
Experience with Simply Accounting an asset
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint)
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Creative problem solver
Effective time management skills
Demonstrated ability to excel in a team situation
Education, training, skills or experience in arboriculture and/or urban forestry will be considered major assets
Experience in the environmental/non-profit sector preferred
Valid driver’s license considered an asset


This is a nine month contract, 35-40 hrs/week.   

Please send resume and cover letter by Friday, February 6th at 5PM to: Melissa Williams, Residential Planting Programs Manager, melissa [at] yourleaf.org. Applications will be considered as they are received.  No phone calls please.

LEAF is an equal opportunity employer.  We regret that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



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