Crew Leader, CYC (4 Positions)
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Crew Leader, CYC (4 Positions)
Summary of Functions
Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, CYC, Crew Leaders support the Branch Out, Conservation Youth Corps (CYC), and Education programs, and Community Outreach stewardship events.
Crew Leaders deliver the Branch Out program to over 2000 youth in the Credit River watershed each spring and fall. They facilitate in-class workshops to enhance science and geography curriculum which raise awareness about local climate change issues. Following the in-class workshops, Crew Leaders meet teachers and students at local restoration sites to lead them through a full day of environmental action and learning.
During each week of July and August, Crew Leaders are responsible for supervising and leading a crew of 7 Conservation Youth Corps volunteers. These volunteers work for one week to support a variety of environmental restoration and stewardship projects. Crew Leaders must act as a positive role model and safely lead volunteers in outdoor stewardship work such as trail maintenance, invasive species removal, native species plantings, and stream restoration.
Crew Leaders also support the Education team in a variety of programs, and the Community Outreach team at weekend events such as community and corporate tree plantings. These events reach diverse audiences such as professional adults, elementary students, multicultural groups, and families.
Candidates should have strong leadership and supervisory experience and should be able to motivate youth with positive enthusiasm in the performance of their duties. Crew Leaders are expected to partake in all activities, which may include strenuous physical activities in the outdoors and traversing uneven terrain in potentially adverse weather conditions. This role often requires candidates to work on a close knit team during the spring and fall, and independently in the summer. As a CVC representative, candidates should have strong organizational and problem solving skills and experience in the environmental field. CVC is committed to the health and safety of all its employees, program partners, and volunteers. Crew Leaders will at all times be expected to assume responsibility for the safety of the youth volunteers, co-workers and themselves.
- Post-secondary education in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Ecology, Geography, or related discipline;
- 1 year experience related to conservation, restoration, environmental education and/or environmental stewardship project implementation;
- Experience with volunteer management and supervision (with youth preferred);
- Knowledge of group dynamics and team building;
- Advanced communication and customer service skills;
- Experience driving large vehicles and towing trailers an asset (training provided);
- Able to work weekends (including Earth Day weekend);
- Experience with database management considered an asset;
- Experience with social media and photography/filming/editing considered an asset;
- Ability to identify common flora and fauna and interpret nature;
- Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license required (condition of employment);
- Driver’s abstract required (condition of employment);
- Standard First Aid required (condition of employment);
- Police reference check with vulnerable sector screening required (condition of employment).
Summary of Major TasksPerform the following tasks under limited direction:
- Assist with the development of program materials, including education programs and stewardship opportunities for participants;
- Load, prepare, and maintain program equipment and materials;
- Act as an ambassador for CVC programs at schools and/or community stewardship events;
- With other CVC staff or program partners, supervise tree planting, invasive species removal, stream rehabilitation, and other “eco-experiences” in an inspiring manner to create a positive experience for program participants and volunteers;
- During the CYC program, provide supervision, leadership and motivation for a team of 7 youth while ensuring a safe and positive work environment;
- Deliver educational programming to participants to broaden their range of environmental and conservation knowledge and awareness;
- Work with CVC’s Forestry staff to assist with loading and delivery of trees and shrubs to planting sites;
- Follow daily schedules and maintain daily activity logs and program administration;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates: March 19th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018 (35 hours/week)
- Work Locations: These may vary throughout the duration of the contract, but there are two key work locations for this position:
- Head Office: 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4
- Warwick Site: 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2L2
Salary starting at: $18.31 per hour
Forward resume by January 28, 2018 to:
Please quote "Crew Leader, CYC (4 Positions)" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.