Job Summary: To assist in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City.
30-40 hours per week, primarily weekdays 9am-4pm (some evening and/or weekend work will be required).
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation, vehicle and various office equipment.
District(s): High Park (with travel to other locations across Toronto). District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)
- Assists in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City.
- Supports the administration, coordination and delivery of Children's Garden & Exploring Toronto Programs and community events.
- Assists in the preparation and delivery of staff training in local ecology, organic gardening & children's environmental programming.
- Researches, coordinates, produces and distributes supplies and resources for staff training, program development, promotion and expansion.
- Assists and supports garden site design, preparation, planting, development, harvest and maintenance.
- Assists with coordination of program staff, volunteers, partnerships, sponsorships and program documentation.
- Interacts with parents, schools, community agencies, staff and the public to provide program information.
- Assists with accounting and reports.
- Oversees administrative tasks performed to support the program.
- Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
- Travels from site to site.
- Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Experience in developing, coordinating and delivering children's recreational or outdoor environmental education programming for children ages 3-12.
- Experience in organic gardening and garden design.
- Administrative, organizational, researching, budgeting and accounting skills.
- Excellent written, communication, presentation and public relations skills
- Experience developing and delivering staff or volunteer training preferred.
- Knowledge of local ecology, environmental issues and Toronto's heritage is an asset.
- Proficiency in use of current office technology and computer applications relevant to the position (including Internet and Microsoft Office).
- Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
- Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-C) certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
- Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license.
- 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.