Canada Summer Jobs

 

 Etobicoke Park Program Coordinator

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

  • Park Friends – provides a suite of supports to communities to help them animate their local parks and enhance quality of life by fostering social connections.
  • Sparking Change – helps residents turns under-used greenspace into vital social infrastructure for Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Walk in the Park – supports walking clubs led for and by seniors in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA) communities.
  • TD Park People Grant Program – a national micro-grant program that helps grassroots volunteer groups develop and implement new park programs.

 Role:

The Park Program Coordinator will support underserved community groups in Etobicoke with park programming.  They will coordinate volunteer-led park programs such as walking clubs for seniors, arts in the park programming, summer and fall festivals, and a variety of other park programming. They will provide support for stewardship projects in Etobicoke including community gardens, clean ups, tree care programs, shrub and native flower plantings. They will also introduce communities to nature programs in the Humber River watershed. Along with on the ground program support, this role will support the delivery of workshops, webinars and communications directed to, and for, volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Etobicoke.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of Park People’s programs and events in Etobicoke such as walks, clean ups, performance based art, and other community events in parks.
  • Support nature based programming in the underserved communities in Etobicoke and support programs that connect NIA and other underserved communities to the Humber River.
  • Promote Etobicoke park events and programs through community media, direct outreach and social media
  • Represent Park People and Etobicoke park groups at civic engagement events and festivals in Etobicoke
  • Provide administrative support for and ensure proper tracking of summer parks programs in Etobicoke
  • Provide Park People’s Policy and Research Manager with park research or data collection activities in Etobicoke.
  • Work one day a week with the Rexdale Community Hub on park programming.

Qualifications :

  • High degree of organization and ability to work within deadlines
  • Comfort working with diverse communities and a willingness to reach out to community members in Etobicoke
  • Experience doing community engagement or community development work
  • Knowledge of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, particularly in Etobicoke an asset
  • Being a resident of Etobicoke an asset
  • Previous experience managing programs or organizing events including logistics and communications an asset
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends with notice
  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills; ability to interact and communicate with individuals
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently towards project deadlines
  • Two years’ post-secondary education preferred

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: mid-June 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 24, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.ca. Please reference Etobicoke Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

 

Scarborough Park Program Coordinator

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

  • Park Friends – provides a suite of supports to communities to help them animate their local parks and enhance quality of life by fostering social connections.
  • Sparking Change – helps residents turns under-used greenspace into vital social infrastructure for Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Walk in the Park – supports walking clubs led for and by seniors in Toronto’s NIA communities.
  • TD Park People Grant Program – a national micro-grant program that helps grassroots volunteer groups develop and implement new park programs.

Role:

The Park Program Coordinator will support underserved community groups in Scarborough with park programming.  They will coordinate volunteer-led park programs such as walking clubs for seniors, arts in the park programming, summer and fall festivals, and a variety of other park programming. They will provide support for stewardship projects in Scarborough; including community gardens, clean ups, tree care programs, shrub and native flower plantings. They will also introduce communities to nature programs in the Highland Creek and Rouge River watersheds. Along with on the ground program support, this role will support the delivery of workshops, webinars and communications directed to, and for, volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Scarborough.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of Park People’s programs and events in Scarborough such as walks, clean ups, performance based art, and other community events in parks.
  • Support nature based programming in the underserved communities in Scarborough and support programs that connect NIA and other underserved communities to the Highland Creek and Rouge River watersheds as well as, to the Meadoway.
  • Promote Scarborough park events and programs through community media, direct outreach and social media
  • Represent Park People and Scarborough park groups at civic engagement events and festivals in Scarborough
  • Provide administrative support for and ensure proper tracking of summer parks programs in Scarborough
  • Provide Park People’s Policy and Research Manager with park research or data collection activities in Scarborough.
  • Work one day a week with the Scarborough Village ANC (Action for Neighbourhood Change) on park programming.

Qualifications :

  • High degree of organization and ability to work within deadlines
  • Comfort working with diverse communities and a willingness to reach out to community members in Scarborough
  • Experience doing community engagement or community development work
  • Knowledge of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, particularly in Scarborough an asset
  • Being a resident of Scarborough an asset
  • Previous experience managing programs or organizing events including logistics and communications an asset
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends with notice
  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills; ability to interact and communicate with individuals
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently towards project deadlines
  • Two years’ post-secondary education preferred

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: mid-June 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 24, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.ca. Please reference Scarborough Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

Park Program Coordinator (Toronto)

Park People is a national registered charity that helps people activate the power of parks in order to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We believe that parks that are animated by ongoing community support are powerful spaces that foster meaningful social connections, while strengthening local economies, improving the local environment and supporting mental and physical health. Our original focus was on the City of Toronto and in early 2017 we expanded our work nationally.

We support more than 400 community park groups across the country, bringing them together with city staff, funders, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs. We also provide training, conduct research, issue reports, and share learnings with a national network of 5,000+ park enthusiasts. Our work has made us Canada’s leading city parks transformation organization.

In 2018 we helped more than 6,000 volunteers across the country animate their local parks, engaged over 50,000 Canadians in dynamic park programming, and distributed hundreds of resources. We place particular emphasis on building capacity within underserved communities, and work with area agencies and residents to reduce barriers to participation and serve diverse audiences. Our key initiatives include:

  • Park Friends – provides a suite of supports to communities to help them animate their local parks and enhance quality of life by fostering social connections.
  • Walk in the Park – supports walking clubs led for and by seniors in Toronto’s NIA communities.
  • Sparking Change – helps residents turns under-used greenspace into vital social infrastructure for Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods.
  • TD Park People Grant Program – a national micro-grant program that helps grassroots volunteer groups develop and implement new park programs.

Role:

This role will support Park People’s programs, research, and resource development by helping to facilitate park programming in Toronto, as well as supporting the development of resources for park groups across the country.  The Program Coordinator will provide support to volunteer-led programs such as walking clubs for seniors in parks, and arts programming through the Arts In the Park program. They will also support workshops, webinars and communications directed to and for the volunteer community park groups that animate and improve parks in Toronto, including groups led by, and organized for, youth and newcomers. Along with on the ground program support this role will support online resources and communication for groups outside of Toronto.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of logistics of programs and events such as walks, clean ups, performance based art, and other community events in parks.
  • Support Nature based programming for Newcomers, Seniors and underserved youth
  • Promote park events and programs through community media, direct outreach and social media
  • Represent Park People at civic engagement events and festivals throughout the city
  • Provide administrative support for and ensure proper tracking of summer parks programs specifically for evaluation and reporting; assist with other administrative tasks, such as updating the Events database, responding to emails, some basic bookkeeping and budget tracking
  • Support research or data collection activities led by Park People’s Policy and Research Manager

Qualifications :

  • High degree of organization and ability to work within deadlines
  • Comfort working with diverse communities and a willingness to reach out to community members
  • Experience doing community engagement or community development work
  • Knowledge of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas an asset
  • Ability to work independently and able to work all across Toronto
  • Previous experience managing programs or organizing events including logistics and communications an asset
  • Some experience doing research projects or experience with interviewing; comfortable making cold calls
  • Able to work evenings and weekends with notice
  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills; ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently towards projects deadlines
  • Two years’ post-secondary education preferred

Eligibility Criteria: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible to apply to this position, individuals must:

– Be between 15 and 30 years of age.
– Be able to commit to the full term of employment.

Wage: $18/hour

Hours: 35/ week

Anticipated Start Date: May 21, 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by May 17, 2019 to admin@parkpeople.ca.  Please reference Park Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Park People supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Park People is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment or selection process, please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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