Employement at LEAF

 

 

Community Outreach Assistant (summer position)

LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our community-based programs seek to engage residents as active urban forest stewards through accessible, on-the-ground programs. We are currently seeking a Community Outreach Assistant for a summer student employment position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills, demonstrate initiative and creativity and have a passion for environmental issues.  They will be an independent, motivated team player.  The position will offer an excellent opportunity to gain skills and experience working with a non-profit organization that engages the public in creative ways.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Manager and working closely with other staff and volunteers, the Community Outreach Assistant is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the recruitment and support of volunteers in LEAF’s Adopt-a-Tree Programs
  • Assisting with the coordination and delivery of community events and workshops for the Adopt-a-Tree Programs
  • Assisting with event coordination for the annual Leslieville Tree Festival
  • Taking part in Community Outreach Events
  • Collecting and entering data from program participants
  • Providing general administrative support as needed
  • Report writing

Qualifications

The successful applicant will demonstrate, through a combination of experience, education and/or training the following key skills and assets:

  • Currently enrolled in university or college – programs in urban forestry, environmental studies or related field preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and highly effective time-management, as well as the ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work in an independent, self-directed manner, while coordinating with and complimenting a broader staff and volunteer team
  • Ability to be proactive, creative, innovative and solutions-oriented
  • Experience working with or volunteering for a not-for-profit organization an asset

Other Criteria

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such, all candidates must also meet the following criteria:

 (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign students are not eligible.

 

This is a summer position (8 weeks), 30 hrs/week. Reports to the Program Manager.

Please send your resume and a covering letter by no later than June 7, 2016 at 5:00PM to Melissa Williams, Program Manager, melissa [at] yourleaf.org. No phone calls or in-person visits please.

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

 

 

Development and Marketing Assistant (summer position)

LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our community-based programs seek to engage residents as active urban forest stewards through accessible, on-the-ground programs. We are currently seeking a Development and Marketing Assistant for a summer student employment position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills, demonstrate initiative and creativity and have a passion for environmental issues.  They will be an independent, motivated team player.  The position will offer an excellent opportunity to gain skills and experience working with a non-profit organization that engages the public in creative ways.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Manager and working closely with other staff and volunteers, the Development and Marketing Assistant is responsible for:

  • creating an inventory of LEAF’s current fundraising and marketing activities
  • identifying opportunities for improvement/expansion on these activities
  • working with LEAF staff and board to identify goals and activities of annual fundraising/marketing plan
  • summarizing plan and targets in written plan
  • identify next steps and work with Program Manager to create implementation plan

Qualifications

The successful applicant will demonstrate, through a combination of experience, education and/or training the following key skills and assets:

  • Currently enrolled in university or college – programs in fundraising, marketing, communications, urban forestry, environmental studies or related field preferred
  • Experience with fundraising and marketing for a not-for-profit organization considered an asset
  • Graphic design, social media, website design and maintenance (Drupal) skills and experience considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and highly effective time-management, as well as the ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work in an independent, self-directed manner, while coordinating with and complimenting a broader staff and volunteer team
  • Ability to be proactive, creative, innovative and solutions-oriented
  • Experience working with or volunteering for a not-for-profit organization an asset

Other Criteria

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such, all candidates must also meet the following criteria:

 (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign students are not eligible.

 

This is a summer position (8 weeks), 30 hrs/week. Reports to the Program Manager.

Please send your resume and a covering letter by no later than June 7, 2016 at 5:00PM to Melissa Williams, Program Manager, melissa [at] yourleaf.org. No phone calls or in-person visits please.

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

 

 

Urban Wood Utilization Assistant (summer position)

LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our community-based programs seek to engage residents as active urban forest stewards through accessible, on-the-ground programs.  We are currently seeking an Urban Wood Utilization Assistant for a summer student employment position.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The hired student will do research and promote the utilization of downed trees to create local economic opportunities.  This includes developing marketing material and supporting outreach activities, doing studies of best practices on urban wood utilization and analysis of the local wood industry and its needs.

This student will work closely with City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture staff and will be expected to spend the majority of their work time placed in their office at City Hall.  The student's work will be directly supervised by City staff and staff will provide mentoring of the hired student.

Position Details

Duration: June 20 - August 27, 2016 (10 weeks) maximum (8 weeks minimum)

Hours per week:  35 hrs maximum (30 hrs minimum)

Education Requirements

The selected student must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program in a program with career relevance to forestry, and/or local economic development such as forestry, environmental sciences, or business administration.

Other Criteria

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such, all candidates must also meet the following criteria:

 (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

 

*Foreign students are not eligible.

Please send your resume and a covering letter by no later than June 7, 2016 at 5:00PM to Melissa Williams, Program Manager, melissa [at] yourleaf.org. No phone calls or in-person visits please.

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

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