Job Posting: Communications Assistant for Greenbelt Foundation office in Niagara Region

For fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, and a thriving economy with good jobs Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution. At almost 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. It extends as far north as Tobermory and stretches 325 kilometres from Rice Lake in Northumberland County to the Niagara River. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features.

Ontario’s Greenbelt was established in 2005 under the Greenbelt Act. The Act (Section 10) and Greenbelt Plan (Section 5.6) stipulate that there will be a review of the Plan every ten years to determine:

1. the effectiveness of the policies contained in the Greenbelt Plan; and,
2. whether the Greenbelt Plan should be revised to improve the effectiveness and
relevance of the policies.

NIAGARA REGIONAL OFFICE
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is opening a Niagara Office staffed by two
people to communicate and engage the community during the 2015 Review. The
Communications Assistant will work closely with the Niagara Regional Director.

 

Responsibilities:
• Write content for digital channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, website etc.) to help
create positive stories about the Greenbelt
• Prepare reports, briefing notes, correspondence, presentations, and other
documents
• Liaise with Foundation communications staff in the preparation of information and
supporting materials
• Respond to Greenbelt-related issues in the region
• Organize local meetings dealing with 2015 Review issues including “Greenbelt
Days” at City/Regional Hall
• Manage special projects as required
• Serve as Executive Assistant to the Niagara Director

Qualifications
• Superb writer
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Social media skills
• Well-developed organizational and work planning and problem solving skills
• Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar presentation
software
• Working knowledge of environmental and food and farming issues an asset
• Valid Ontario Drivers’ license
• Sense of humour

For more information about Friends of the Greenbelt, visit our website at www.Greenbelt.ca.


Application Process
Please send a covering letter along with your resume outlining your:
(1) interest,
(2) qualifications and
(3) compensation expectations for this position to:

Robin Garrett
Niagara Regional Director
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
rgarrett@greenbelt.ca

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Niagara Office
4890 Victoria Avenue North
Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0


Email applications preferred. The deadline for applications is October 17, 2014. No phone inquiries please.

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