Indigenous Project Coordinator Trainee

Contract Full Time @The Toronto Green Community Inc. in Administration & Support Services , in Agriculture , in Charity & Volunteer Work , in Paid Training
  • Post Date : April 2, 2024
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  • Job ID 33999

Job Description

Duration: April 2024 – March 2025

Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $23/hour

Job Location: City of Toronto

Apply by: 10 April 2024

At RAINscapeTO you will be part of an eco-landscaping team that designs, implements, and maintains beautiful and earth-friendly gardens. We offer the design and installation of sustainable gardens such as pollinator and edible gardens, rain gardens and bioswales. We also provide services to support local food producation and the use of heritage seeds and native plants as vital additions to a sustainable and healthy urban landscape. For more information visit; www.rainscapeto.ca

RAINscapeTO is a social enterprise being incubated by the Toronto Green Community. We value and respect the intrinsic connection of Indigenous peoples to their land as well as their rich ecological knowledge base. We aim to establish a social enterprise that provides meaningful, and culturally sensitive employment and training for emerging urban placed Indigenous peoples.

Job Purpose

As part of the Management Team, the Project Coordinator will support the Team Lead in overseeing a dynamic crew of passionate eco-landscapers in designing, installing and maintaining rain gardens on private and public properties across the City of Toronto. The Project Coordinator also acts as a resource for clients and partners, assisting with consultations, quotes, garden designs, and invoicing. The Project Coordinator must have strong horticultural skills, be able to deliver excellent customer service, have leadership and interpersonal skills and have experience in the design and construction of landscaping solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main responsibility of this position is to support the eco-landscaper lead(s) and manager with administrative, operational and communication activities. Some of these tasks include:

  • Supporting the Team Lead in overseeing the crew of eco-landscapers
  • Fostering positive customer relationships while assisting with consultations, quotes, garden designs, and invoicing
  • Coordinating/delivering workshops, community forums, events and presentations
  • Liaising with community groups, neighbourhood, industry and business associations
  • Maintaining communications with the public through social media, website updates, and events
  • Assisting with project administration including market research, client invoicing and follow-up
  • Collect statistical & anecdotal data to assess program successes and barriers;
  • Participating in weekly reporting and team meetings with management

Qualifications

  • Interest in horticulture, ecological gardening, sustainability and social justice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of google and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with social media and email best practices
  • Working knowledge of partnership management and corporate record management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and with co-workers and clients
  • Adaptable to varying tasks, conditions and locations
  • Responsible, punctual, detail-oriented, organised, reliable and flexible
  • Some experience in residential, commercial or community ecological gardening and landscaping
  • A G2 Class driver’s license is an asset

Working conditions

  • Work in an office setting or from home, using computer and telecommuting software
  • Work under tight timelines and on multiple tasks
  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends to oversee community events and workshops
  • Some demanding physical activity under various weather conditions when assisting in community events, workshops and at client sites

Eligibility conditions

Only Indigenous* applicants registered or eligible to be registered at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training Services will be considered. 

•Indigenous peoples, Status and non-Status First Nations, Metis and Inuit of Turtle Island. 

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@torontogreen.ca with “Indigenous Project Coordinator” in your email’s subject line.

Deadline for submissions: 10 April 2024, 11.59pm

Please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations in the application process.

RAINscapeTO is a social enterprise created by the Toronto Green Community. 

Toronto Green Community is a charitable organisation committed to providing a workplace that supports equality, diversity and inclusivity. We proactively strive to eliminate any form of harassment and discrimination and be equitable by building these objectives and practices into our teams, programs and services.

Thank you – miigwetch, tiawenhk, nia:wen, qujannamiik, kinanaskomitin, maarsii!

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