City of Surrey
Stewardship Programs Coordinator
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The City of Surrey’s Urban Forestry Stewardship team plays an integral role in caring for Surrey’s natural environments to meet the needs of our growing communities.
As part of our efforts to build capacity within our communities to care for nature, we are looking for an innovative and collaborative individual to be our next Stewardship Programs Coordinator. This role will build relationships with the community and deliver programs and initiatives that make Surrey a healthier and more beautiful place for all.
As a Stewardship Programs Coordinator, you will work with community members and organizations in an effort to increase their capacity to understand and care for nature. You will be responsible for:
- Establishing, building and maintaining relationships with community members, schools, groups and organizations with the purpose of encouraging community involvement in the maintenance of Surrey’s street trees and natural areas
- Planning, organizing and executing a variety of programs and events, including Releaf community tree plantings and Nature Work Parties
- Marketing and promoting park programs and events
- Working closely with City staff and volunteers to help promote natural area management
- Assisting with the submission of grant applications
- Leading junior staff and volunteers
You, as our ideal candidate, are a positive team player who can facilitate conversations with diverse groups, and bring ideas to life that meet the needs of the community. You enjoy the variety of being in an office and being in the field.
You are organized, detail-oriented, and a great communicator. You’re also flexible with your daily schedule and can accommodate working evenings and weekends when necessary.
As our ideal candidate, you will also have a strong foundation and experience in environmental education, volunteer coordination, partnership development, and community engagement initiatives. You must also have:
- Graduated from a recognized university or college level program in a related discipline
- A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery of environmental education and community development initiatives
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check
This job will be posted until Friday, August 24, 2018.
Please apply online at www.surreycareers.ca.