Funding Development & Program Coordinator

Industry: NGO

Stream: Unspecified

Job Type: Unspecified

Organization: Green Venture

City: Hamilton

Country: Canada

Deadline Date: July 11, 2016

Description:

Position: Funding Development & Program Coordinator
Organization: Green Venture
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Program(s)

Primary:
• Depave Paradise
• Raingers Rain Gardens
• Grant Writing & Fundraising

Secondary:
• EcoHouse Tours and Presentations
• Other programs as required

Reports to
Executive Director

Overall responsibility

The Funding Development & Program Coordinator creates and implements environmental programming within Hamilton that supports people in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact where they live, work, and play.  Responsibilities include day to day management of the Depave Paradise and Raingers programs.  The Funding Development & Program Coordinator takes the lead on grant writing and fundraising to secure funds for various Green Venture programs.  This position requires a high energy, outgoing and charismatic person, who has a sharp attention to detail and a finesse for writing.  Flexibility and a high level initiative are necessary.

Key areas of responsibility

Depave Paradise & Raingers (60%)
• Lead all aspects of the Depave Paradise and Raingers programs
• Work with local schools to remove pavement with the help of volunteers
• Work with partners to deliver a stormwater management educational programs
• Engage teachers, students, principal, parents, volunteers, and community members to take part in the projects
• Manage detailed project planning and control including: developing and maintaining project plan, managing deliverables, recording and managing issues, managing progress
• Complete Health & Safety plans to ensure the wellbeing of participants
• Ensure a proper maintenance schedule is in place for all gardens
• Coordinate volunteer outreach and engagement
• Complete status updates and final reports, as required by funders and the Executive Director
• Ensure programs and projects are effectively resourced; delivered on time, to budget and meet agreed upon deliverables and quality standards; and manage relationships with a wide range of groups including all program/project stakeholders.
• Secure sponsorship and donations from local businesses
• Prepare press releases, newsletters and other communications material
• Use social media and website

Grant Writing & Fundraising (30%)
• Lead the organization’s funding strategy
• Work closely with program staff to establish and secure funding requirements for programs
• Research, develop, and submit funding proposals for new and existing outreach programs
• Work with staff to develop new program ideas
• Liaise with funders, foundations, grant makers, and government to secure funding for various programs
• Coordinate individual giving campaigns to solicit new donors and monthly donors
• Develop relationships with new donors, and provide stewardship of existing donors
• Contribute to a culture of philanthropy within the organization

EcoHouse Tours and Presentations (10%)
• Lead EcoHouse tours for school classes and community groups
• Set up and take down of tour activities
• Deliver environmental conservation presentations to school classes and community groups
• Staff displays at local events to engage public in conversation and disseminate program information

General
• Use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) to prepare documents and reports
• Data entry and upkeep of the organization's databases, ensuring a high level of accuracy
• Reception duties (as shared by all staff)
• Work in compliance with the Health and Safety Act and regulations
• Act as official representatives and active member on community organizations and committees as directed
• Other duties as assigned

Consults with
• Executive Director
• Green Venture program staff
• Volunteers, Coop, and Interns

Terms of employment
• This is a one year position, with a strong possibility of extension
• An average of 35 hours per week.  Flexible schedule, with occasional evenings and weekends
• $37,000 annual salary
• 10 days per year vacation
• Generous benefits package

Qualifications
• An undergraduate degree focused on sustainability, environmental studies, or community engagement
• 2-3 years of experience in a not-for-profit setting
• Fundraising and grant writing experience
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
• Effective communications skills: written, verbal, and listening
• Excellent interpersonal, team work, and communication skills
• Effective time management,  budget management, and organizational skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
• Knowledge of local environmental issues
• Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms
• Valid "G" license accompanied by a good driving record

Assets
• Knowledge of stormwater management and low impact development solutions
• Gardening expertise
• Experience working with children
• Supervisory experience
• Experience with graphic design

TO APPLY

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter (in one document) to Virginia Stonehouse at:
education@greenventure.ca
by Monday July 11th, 2016 at 5:00 pm (EST).

Green Venture is committed to providing safe environments for children.  All applicants will be thoroughly screened using background checks, including Criminal Record Checks and an extensive review process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.  Green Venture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications:

Qualifications
• An undergraduate degree focused on sustainability, environmental studies, or community engagement
• 2-3 years of experience in a not-for-profit setting
• Fundraising and grant writing experience
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
• Effective communications skills: written, verbal, and listening
• Excellent interpersonal, team work, and communication skills
• Effective time management,  budget management, and organizational skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
• Knowledge of local environmental issues
• Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms
• Valid "G" license accompanied by a good driving record

Assets
• Knowledge of stormwater management and low impact development solutions
• Gardening expertise
• Experience working with children
• Supervisory experience
• Experience with graphic design

How To Apply:

TO APPLY

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter (in one document) to Virginia Stonehouse at:
education@greenventure.ca
by Monday July 11th, 2016 at 5:00 pm (EST).

Green Venture is committed to providing safe environments for children.  All applicants will be thoroughly screened using background checks, including Criminal Record Checks and an extensive review process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.  Green Venture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.