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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)


Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
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