Are you passionate about tackling climate change and improving communities? Interested in working on nature-based solutions for rural and urban areas? Comfortable engaging government staff, elected officials and community organizations? If you are looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might be the job for you.
Ontario’s Greenbelt and its unique landscapes include near-urban agricultural lands and Ontario’s only two specialty crop areas with fertile soils and unique climate—the Holland Marsh and Niagara Tender Fruit and Grape Area, the Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine, and important regional water systems, including 21 urban river valleys. The Greenbelt receives consistent support from a large majority of the public, inspiring excellence in how we live, plan and grow.
The Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation is focused on making the right investments in the interconnected natural, hydrological, and economic systems that Ontario's Greenbelt protects. By ensuring continuous, progressive investment in the Greenbelt, the Foundation nurtures a living, thriving Greenbelt for all to enjoy.
Position: Manager, Greenbelt Natural Asset Management Program
Duration: 12 Month Contract Position
Current Work Model: Hybrid
Hours/Weeks: Fulltime (40 hrs and 5 days per week), with some flexibility
The Manager, Greenbelt Natural Asset Management Program will report to Shelley Petrie, Program Director and work closely with the Research and Policy and Communications Teams.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Foundation is interested in advancing natural infrastructure projects and municipal natural asset management across the region with results focused on enhancing, restoring and increasing the overall health of the Greenbelt, and supporting the provision of sustainable community services and climate mitigation and adaptation.
The Manager position will lead implementation of an established workplan, develop and manage relationships with key partners and support communication goals.
The role is for an individual with some knowledge of nature-based solutions and/or asset management, and the ability to form and manage professional relationships with conservation authorities, governments and non-profit organizations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Support outreach activities with the Province of Ontario, providing evidence of the benefits of natural infrastructure and alignment with provincial priorities, outlining options to support projects and municipal natural asset management, and facilitating participation in events that advance projects and other actions.
- Advance natural infrastructure projects and municipal natural asset management among leading municipalities and conservation authorities in the Greenbelt and surrounding region, including inventories, policies and programs; and increase the use of natural infrastructure solutions.
- Expand and promote a municipal hub of resources, tools and case studies to support natural infrastructure projects and municipal natural asset management and address barriers. Host workshops and meetings to introduce key concepts, tools and benefits of natural infrastructure and facilitate action by participants.
- Manage meetings among a core group of partners.
- Support stakeholder mapping and related outreach, communication activities and events to engage stakeholders.
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 natural assets, natural infrastructure and/or municipal asset management.
- Experience in working for a non-profit organization desirable.
Terms of Employment: 12-month contract position. Pay range: $65,000-$80,000.
The Greenbelt Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
TO APPLY: Applications should be received no later than January 23, 2023 at 5:00pm and will be considered on an incoming basis. Interviews for successful candidates will be held in Toronto or online.
Please apply here.
The Greenbelt Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.