Community Development Worker- Green Project
Delta Family Resource Centre - Toronto, ON

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Qualifications:

  • Degree in the field of: Environmental Studies, Urban Planning or equivalent fields
  • Minimum of three years experience in the non-for profit, food security, environment and/ or social justice sectors
  • Excellent understanding of local issues and policies related to green spaces and food security
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training, workshops and coaching others using adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated experience in community development planning and participatory research
  • Demonstrated community mobilization skills and work with diverse populations
  • Top proficiency with internet, Microsoft Office ( Particularly with Power Point, Excel and Access), Publisher, and Outlook Express
  • Strong negotiation, advocacy and problem solving skills
  • Superior verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate ( verbal and written ) in a second language is an asset
  • Able to prioritize work/commitments to meet critical deadlines

Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead the implementation of resident-led community greening initiative
  • Develop and strengthen alliances with community stakeholders and partners for joint community greening initiatives or actions that build on shared community assets and contribute to the well being and security of residents
  • Convene groups and networks working to achieve priorities and outcomes identified for the Humber Summit Green Initiative
  • Connect with City wide environmental initiatives and bring resources to the community as necessary
  • Organize and facilitate community conversation sessions
  • Organize events and contribute to events coordinated by partners through presentations and delivering workshops/seminars.
  • Develop relevant leadership and capacity building training packages and facilitate training sessions
  • In consultation with management, program staff and residents develop responses to environmental/greening issues through education and mobilization
  • Pursue opportunities to lever external funding to support implementation and sustain identified community greening priorities
  • Support the establishment of community development and capacity building evaluation frameworks using logic model, develop program indicators of success
  • Coach community animators and coach and mentor community champions/leaders

Salary: $42,852 prorated to 28 hrs per week

Application Closing Date: Friday, November 2, 2012

Delta FRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Forward your cover letter and résumé quoting position title by the closing date to:
Hiring Committee, Delta Family Resource Centre
2972 Islington Avenue, Unit 5
Toronto, ON M9L 2k6
Fax #: (416) 747-7415

Thank you for submitting your interest. DFRC will contact only those selected for an interview.


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