Come help make a difference to the future of southern Ontario, leading impactful and diverse projects, working collaboratively with a variety of partners and organizations.
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.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will work on projects including:
- Tracking Greenbelt implementation through the Municipal Comprehensive Review process and updating Greenbelt towns and villages profiles using 2021 census data
- Advance progress in municipal natural asset management, including by coordinating partners and implementation of the Foundation’s natural asset management strategic plan
- Planning for a Global Greenbelt conference in 2023
- Development of a Greenbelt Tree Planting strategy
- Working with University of Waterloo Mitacs fellow to develop an online heat modelling application for green infrastructure
Other Activities will include:
- Policy development on a range of issues
- Lead communication planning for research report publications
- Developing responses to Provincial policy consultations
- Relationship building & networking
- Supporting funding applications
- Manage student placements
- Presentations and outreach
Skills & Qualifications
The successful applicant will have 5+ years related work experience and the following qualifications:
- Degree related to planning and environment
- Demonstrated understanding of the regional land use planning including natural heritage systems in the Greenbelt, Greater Golden Horseshoe, and southern Ontario
- Knowledge about nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation
- Well developed project management skills
- Demonstrated research and analytical skills
- Effective written and oral communication and facilitation skills
- Proven ability to interpret legislation and regulations
- Track record of building and maintaining relationships across diverse organizations
Terms of Employment
This position is a 1-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
The position will be based at our Toronto office (downtown) in a typical office setting with COVID 19 exceptions for working from home. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Greenbelt Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume outlining your interest, qualifications, and salary expectations through our online portal.
Applications should be received no later than March 1st, 2022.
The Greenbelt Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.