Job Summary: To assist staff with administrating and overseeing the delivery of the Children's Garden, Exploring Toronto and Eco Camp programs.
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation, vehicle and various office equipment.
Season(s): Spring, Summer
District(s): Etobicoke/York District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)
- Administers and oversees the delivery of Children's Garden & Exploring Toronto Programs and Eco Camps.
- Assists in planning, delivery and evaluation of events, drop-in programs and workshops.
- Assists in the preparation and delivery of staff training in environmental programming (i.e. local ecology, organic gardening, children's environmental programming and recreational policies & procedures).
- Coordinates garden site preparation, planting, development, harvest and maintenance.
- Assists and supports satellite garden and program sites City-wide.
- Coordinates, administers and supports staff.
- Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
- Coordinates program volunteers, contacts, partnerships, sponsorships and program documentation.
- Interacts with parents, schools, community agencies, City staff and the public to provide program information.
- Assists with budget recording and reporting.
- Coordinates CLASS and Fun Guide submissions.
- Provides promotional materials, reports and supplies.
- Assists with development, preparation and submission of proposals.
- Coordinates research, planning, preparation and delivery of new or special projects.
- Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
- Travels from site to site.
- Ensures staff follow the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Experience in developing, coordinating and supervising children's recreational and or outdoor environmental programming, including camps
- Administrative and organizational experience and knowledge of budget and accounting procedures
- Experience coordinating staff and/or volunteers
- Proficiency in use of current office technology and other computer applications relevant to the position. (i.e. CLASS Program Registration & Program Maintenance)
- Experience developing and delivering staff or volunteer training preferred.
- Knowledge of organic gardening, local ecology, environmental issues and Toronto's heritage is an asset.
- Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset..
- Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
- Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile.
- You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.