Current Rate of Pay: Min = $45.09/hr, Max = $52.28/hr
Employment type: Full-Time, Contract
Duration of employment: 15 Months – until December 2024.
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Kortright Center for Conservation
Division: Education &Training
Business unit: Kortright Programs
Remote Work: None.
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.
TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on September 29, 2023.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Teacher is responsible for the development, administration, and delivery of education programs within schools, TRCA facilities and designated outdoor spaces.
- Responsible for overseeing program development, delivery, marketing, staff training and evaluation of new and existing education programs. This role develops and administers student assessments and achievement reports.
- Acts as a point person for a specific portfolio, programs, and events including but not limited to oversight of a framework and method for evaluating the programs, events, or projects, related budgets (as applicable), staff scheduling, event coordination, supplies and materials.
- Researches and develops innovative approaches to the delivery of programming, refines and enhances existing education lessons and programs that support TRCA strategic plan, corporate objectives and aligns with Municipal service areas.
- Collaborates with TRCA divisions, municipal and provincial governments to address education inquiries, complaints, needs, requests and partnership opportunities.
- Provides support to marketing initiatives for TRCA, including developing content for marketing materials and initiatives as well as attending various TRCA events and festivals.
- Develops risk management plans identifying hazards and actions for mitigation.
- Mentors and assist staff and teacher candidate training, including co-op students and seasonal staff.
- Leads by example in ensuring that staff/volunteers/contractors, as applicable, comply with health & safety policies, and other TRCA policies and legislation.
What will you need to succeed:
- University degree in Education, Biology, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation or a related field
- Ontario Certified Teacher and member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
- Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification
- Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license
- Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening. Employees/candidates under the age of eighteen (18) years are not eligible to have a VSS, therefore will not be required
- 4+ years of teaching experience within a school, camp, or outdoor education center capacity
Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies
- Demonstrated knowledge of Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations
- Strong environmental knowledge and demonstrated ability to teach environmental education concepts and principles in engaging ways to a variety of audiences and learner types
- Understanding and application of basic mathematical functions (e.g., adding, subtracting, measuring, money computation)
- Ability to identify and implement best practices and solutions to improve customer service
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate project status for various audiences
- Able to self-manage workload and prioritize tasks as an ongoing challenge in a frequently fluctuating workload and multiple deadlines
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
- Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
- Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
- Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
- Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
- Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
- Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver's abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880-2308.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
- Min Hiring Rate $45.09
- Max Hiring Rate $52.28
- Travel Required Yes
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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