Employement at LEAF


Education and Outreach Coordinator

(Part-time, 6-month contract)

LEAF is currently seeking an experienced project coordinator who has expertise in event planning. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational skills, highly developed inter-personal skills and a demonstrated passion for environmental issues. 

The lists below outline the major tasks specific to each program area, however additional tasks may be assigned as needed.

Tree Tenders Training Program

  • Secure speakers/instructors and coordinate involvement of other LEAF staff as necessary
  • Facilitate all courses
  • Coordinate tree-planting demonstration
  • Handle all administrative tasks for the program (book space, registrations and inquiries, payments, record-keeping, etc.)
  • Collect and summarize participant feedback
  • Evaluate and make appropriate changes to sessions through participant and instructor feedback
  • Improve curriculum as needed
  • Work to improve/expand the program

Tours, Presentations and Workshops

  • Plan and implement all tours, presentations and workshops
  • Secure topics, leaders, dates, venues
  • Secure staff or outside speakers/leaders as appropriate
  • Design and deliver tours, presentations, and workshops to a variety of stakeholders
  • Collect and incorporate participant feedback
  • Promote all talks, workshops, events and tours, ensuring participation targets are met
  • Participate in media planning

Outreach Events

  • Coordinate all outreach activities, including educational booths at community events
  • Identify outreach opportunities
  • Handle all requests and logistical planning for all events
  • Secure staff/volunteers to attend events
  • Oversee and coordinate the activities of the volunteer outreach team

Special Events

  • Oversee all planning and implementation for special events
  • Create and coordinate event committees as necessary
  • Recognize partner and volunteer contributions


  • University degree and/or certificate in environmental studies, community engagement, event planning, or a related field
  • Minimum two years’ experience in education/outreach and event planning at a non-profit organization
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Proven success in a leadership role and team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and drive to succeed
  • Attention to detail and superior organization skills
  • Ability to determine priorities, adhere to deadlines and multi-task
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to environmental issues
  • Passion for the environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Skills and experience in the fields of arboriculture and/or urban forestry a definite asset
  • Regular access to a vehicle considered an asset

This is a 6-month contract, part-time position (25 hrs/week).  Compensation commensurate with experience.  Reports to the Program Manager. 

Please send resume and cover letter by Thursday June 4, 2015 to: Michelle Bourdeau, Program Manager, michelle[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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