In this permanent full-time role, you will join Park People’s programming team to help strengthen community involvement in urban parks across the city of Toronto. You will manage projects as part of an impactful community development program that works with local equity-deserving groups and community leaders to animate activities in local parks. You will do this by managing projects led by and for people living near these spaces, and transforming our public spaces into vibrant hubs that power human connection and community.
We are looking for an experienced community builder, with experience organizing memorable and impactful community events, and a breadth of knowledge of Toronto’s municipal and non-profit landscape.
Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.
We are actively working to hire, meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input from, Black, Indigenous and people of colour in ways that centre intersectionality, Indigenous resilience, and anti-racist principles. We are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workspaces and programs, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates.
As Project Manager your role will include:
- Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships and activities with Park People’s network members and partners in Toronto
- Lead project planning, implementation, and evaluation for a portfolio of Park People’s Sparking Change projects and programs;
- Support Park Friends groups by providing them with event organization support and organizational development assistance;
- Develop and disseminate best practice tools for the animation of urban parks;
- Supervise members of the Toronto team and support the national Park People team as needed;
- Contribute to social media content and strategy;
- Other related tasks as required.
The skills and experience you bring to the role include:
- At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in community engagement, capacity building, and/or network development;
- Personal or professional experience working with equity-deserving groups, with a strong familiarity of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and the organizations that support the diverse communities in Toronto’s inner-suburbs
- Strong understanding of anti-oppression and equity principles and practices, and experience designing, supporting and facilitating inclusive community programs through this lens;
- Experience in event planning and delivery with demonstrated project coordination and implementation experience;
- Experience relationship building with emerging grassroots organizations;
- Experience writing grant reports and compiling evaluation data;
- Knowledge of Toronto’s municipal landscape and other key public park stakeholders;
- Self-starter with demonstrated initiative and attention to detail;
- Knowledge and experience working in Google Office Suite is preferred;
A few other things that aren’t required but would make you a great fit…
- Experience in organisations working nationally and/or in hybrid remote and in-person workplaces
- Experience in non-profit fundraising proposal writing;
- Knowledge of Copper database and Basecamp Projects
- Good knowledge of and ability to navigate different social media platforms
- Multilingualism (languages commonly spoken in neighbourhoods across Toronto) is an asset
Location: We will consider candidates based in the city of Toronto, and we are open to a blend of remote and in-person days in a typical work week.
Starting Salary Range: $45,000 – $50,000
Anticipated Start Date: Feb/March 2022
Park People is a great place to work:
- We offer a generous benefits package including health and dental benefits, generous vacation time, annual cost of living increases and a pension plan.
- We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
- We work remotely with colleagues across the country and have a strong culture of collaboration that supports a hybrid in-person and remote workplace.
- We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
- We offer time and funding to support education and training, and grow professionally with progressive career opportunities as Park People continues to grow.
- We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact in communities across Canada.
Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by January 14th, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at email@example.com to provide your contact information.
In addition to following all Provincial and Federally mandated Covid-19 measures, and to ensure the safety of our employees and our stakeholders, Park People requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.