Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator

Posted: January 13, 2022

London Environmental Network & Pollinator Pathways Project

Job title: Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator
Remuneration: $16.55/hour for 10 hours a week. 12 week contract, with opportunity for full time in summer 2022.

Position Details:
We have funding for a 12 week contract starting February 7th 2022 to April 29th 2022, with opportunity for summer full time hours. In this role, the main focus is to identify and connect with new individuals, community groups, and organizations to help us meet our mission to promote London as a pollinator sanctuary and help provide everyone with the resources and knowledge to create their own garden to attract and keep pollinators. The Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator will help P3 volunteers develop and implement pollinator projects, including marketing, communications, and grant writing activities. Work will be done primarily remotely (due to COVID restrictions) in the early stages but expand to include in person activities as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

The Organization:
Pollinator Pathways Project (P3) mission is to promote London as a pollinator sanctuary and help provide everyone with the resources and knowledge to create their own gardens. Our goal is to help the community to recognize the important role that pollinators play in the health of our ecosystems and our long-term food security. The London Environmental Network is supporting P3 with the supervision and hosting of this staff person.

Candidate Eligibility:
The position has the following eligibility requirements, which must to be met for the selected candidate:
Participants must be aged 30 and under and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
Must have a post-secondary accomplishment or in post-secondary education

The Overview:
You’ll be responsible for identifying and connecting with new individuals, community groups, and organizations to grow our audience in the environmental sector.
You’ll be responsible for enhancing our online engagement on our social media platforms.
You’ll be responsible for coordinating and conducting outreach for the organization.
You’ll be responsible for supporting the Pollinator Pathways Project in developing their organizational structure and support the organization for various key resources.
You’ll help research and write grant applications for the Pollinator Pathways Project to grow their audience.
You’ll organize and participate in online and in person meetings of the P3 leadership and their project teams, helping to coordinate task schedules and deliverables to ensure timely completion.

Preferable Experience and Skills:
Preference will be given to candidates that have the following experience and skills:
Experience with communications tools such as Instagram, Facebook, and Blogs.
Experience with Wix or other website platforms.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, to engage new audiences.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently to meet deliverables.
Ability to coordinate the activities of various P3 project teams, under the guidance of the P3 team leaders
Reporting skills (tracking, evaluation etc.)

The Details:
The Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator will be working on community engagement and outreach activities for P3. Due to Covid-19 limitations, we are looking to adapt our community engagement and outreach to be primarily digital in the early stages. This includes managing engagement on social media platforms, and developing engaging content to grow our audience in the environmental sector in London. As Covid-19 restrictions are eased, this outreach will expand to include in-person contacts.

Responsibilities of the Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator will include:
Completing the Dundas St Pollinator Pathways Project, securing 3-4 large sites for larger pollinator gardens and supporting businesses along Dundas street in securing pollinator planters
Supporting the development of new pollinator gardens across London in parks and communities
Hosting 2-3 pollinator gardens maintenance events with volunteers
Support online or in-person P3 events as needed including the expansion of the Dundas St Pollinator Pathways Project and other P3 projects that are developed
Maintain the general email inbox, forward new requests to the appropriate team lead, and reach out to new volunteers
Speak in person or virtually about P3 to new audiences to engage them in our programming and see where potential collaborations are possible. There are 2 areas in particular that will require attention.
The first is to converse with businesses and other local institutions (e.g., high schools, neighbourhood organizations, ) to encourage open dialogue and be available to answer (or direct) their questions.
The second is to establish a liaison with London City Hall to ensure there is a constant reminder to the issues of pesticides and herbicides use, the context of meadows, and how certain plants should be used in earth restoration works
Managing the social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, by creating weekly thematic content, including writing posts and designing graphics, interacting with followers, writing social media posts, including designing graphics to accompany social media posts, writing content, and responding to public comments.
Develop an online strategy for engaging followers
Update website content when necessary, including updating our Team page, adding News and Blog items, and assisting with the newsletter.
Assist with the development and organization of planning documents for the group
Maintain a weekly log of activities and achievements
Report project progress to the P3 Leadership Team in a timely manner
Assist P3 team leaders in developing, implementing, and expanding pollinator projects, such as community gardens, plant/seed sales, Pollinator-in-a-Box sales, identifying local organizations/businesses with a goal of establishing partnerships to expand pollinator projects
Perform other similar and related activities as required

Supervision and Mentoring Plan:
This position is hosted by the London Environmental Network, and the role will receive guidance by the P3 Leadership Team. Orientation to the London Environmental Network and the position will be provided at the beginning of the position and will include an overview of organizational structure, mandate, policies, procedures and properties.There is a team of volunteers with the organization that you will help manage with the P3 Leadership Team.

Project training and supervision will be provided by the P3 Leadership Team who will detail the specific goals, tasks and expectations of individual projects. The Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator will work independently for the most part with regular check-ins to be in contact on a semi-frequent basis while working remotely.

The P3 Leadership Team will meet with the Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator once per week to review progress on projects, update work plans accordingly, and discuss new ideas and challenges. Also, the Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator will meet with, and take direction from, P3 team leaders as required to ensure effective and efficient coordination of P3 projects

London Environmental Network is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, members, subcontractors, and vendors in all our activities and operations, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), dis/ability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from persons with disabilities and will provide accommodations during all stages of the hiring process, upon request.

To apply for this position:
Submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you want the position to hello@londonenvironment.net by January 26th, 2021 and use the Subject Line “Pollinator Pathways Program Coordinator”.

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