About the Greenbelt and Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Ontario's Greenbelt is the world's largest, with over 2 million acres of farmland, forests, wetlands and rivers working together to provide clean air, fresh water and a reliable, local food source. The Greenbelt surrounds the highly urbanized Greater Golden Horseshoe, and is vital to the quality of life in southern Ontario. Permanent protection of the Greenbelt will ensure a climate-resilient, prosperous future for generations to come.
The Greenbelt Foundation is the only organization solely dedicated to ensuring the Greenbelt remains permanent, protected and prosperous. By making the right investments in its interconnected natural, agricultural and economic systems, the Foundation fosters a working, thriving Greenbelt for all.
A primary function of the Foundation is grant-making and collaborating with local stakeholders to develop and advance strategic programs and goals. The Foundation provides funding to activities that align with our strategic focus to strengthen regional resiliency and support the working landscape and rural economy, including agriculture, in the Greenbelt.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Program Manager plays a leadership role on the Grants and Program team and reports to the Foundation’s Program Director. The Program Manager will oversee the Foundation’s grant program, manage key projects and significantly contribute to achieving the Foundation’s communications and outreach/ partnership goals.
The role is for an individual committed to creating a sustainable, healthy and prosperous region in the country’s most populated area, and has experience in strategic planning and partnership development.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with the Grants and Program team to advance the Foundation’s strategic goals and objectives
- Support the Program Director in developing and managing projects in core programmatic areas that could include climate adaptation and mitigation, regional growth and livability and the rural economy including agriculture, tourism and recreation
- Execute and oversee the grant funding program with the support of the Grant Officer and Coordinator
- Identify and engage new stakeholders and organization’s whose voices and missions are critical to achieving our goals and build relationships, partnerships and potential grant projects
- Provide support to funded projects and partnerships as agreed to and as necessary to ensure successful outcomes
- Oversee achievement of the Foundation’s communication objectives in relation to Grants and Program contributions
- Provide leadership and support to additional Foundation priorities including outreach, government relations and fundraising goals
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of professional certificate and experience.
- Experience in project design and delivery.
- Good communication skills, both written, and oral.
- Strong organizational skills, strategy development and problem solving skills.
- Experience in collaborations, partnership development and stakeholder management.
- Effective information management.
- High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
- Responsible, detail oriented, and team player.
- Keen interest and understanding of environmental, agricultural, and/or economic development issues.
- Experience in working for a non-profit organization desirable.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The position will be based at our Toronto office (downtown) in a typical office setting. Salary range is commensurate with experience and includes vacation and health benefits. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Applications should be received no later than August 2, 2019.
Interviews for successful candidates will be held in Toronto. Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your interest and qualifications for this position through our online recruitment portal, which can be accessed through the following link.
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.