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Position: Assistant Director


Organization: Regenesis
Location: Toronto (York University Keele Campus), Ontario
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (35-40 hrs/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Start Date: TBD – June / July 2018
Salary: $36,000
Benefits: health plan, four weeks vacation, flexible schedule
Probation Period: 2 months

Application Process

Submissions are due by 5pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF form to the Hiring Committee either through the application form with this posting or by email at hc@regenes.is — please reference the job title in the subject line and ensure your name and preferred contact information are provided, such as your Skype username, Google Hangouts email address or phone number.

Role

Do you have experience leading a student organization? Are you a people-person with exceptional self-motivation, organizational and time-management skills, able to prioritize among competing demands? Do you have experience in administration, management, university relations, report writing, and fundraising? Do you have experience conducting research or developing plans for environmental and social justice programs? Regenesis is looking for someone who will be an integral part of the management team, as well as provide support to the Executive Director.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Working with the Executive Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. You’ll have to wear many hats: supervising staff and volunteers, developing and enforcing policies and procedures, writing grant applications and research reports, liaising with university administrators, mentoring and training student leaders, assisting in the development of new initiatives, filling in the duties of when other staff are absent and providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Board. Importantly, you will identify and address organizational needs, and navigate the complex world of university politics, to ensure sustainable and consistent delivery of programs.

To be successful as the Assistant Director you demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Solid administrative and interpersonal skills will ensure that programs and services are delivered sustainably and consistently, through effective communication and collaboration among staff and volunteers.
  • The experience and knowledge to train and mentor student leaders, including student board members, project managers and student-staff.
  • Your experience as a strong writer will help in developing grant applications, research reports and business plans.
  • You have experience with developing new initiatives and programs at a university.
  • Bookkeeping or financial experience would be an asset, in order to help ensure that financial procedures are followed and records are diligent and consistently kept.
  • You have led teams to achieve objectives and can delegate effectively while fostering a strong sense of community and organizational culture. You have (or can develop) a strong understanding of the organization’s goals, purpose, history, policies and programs.
  • You have significant experience working with university administrators and a solid understanding of the political environment of a university.

Qualifications

University degree in a related field supplemented by a minimum of 1 year related experience which demonstrates the competencies noted above. Equivalencies, such as experience with a student organization, will be considered.

Notes

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of the above competencies.

Detailed Job Description

What follows is a more detailed description of job duties, for your consideration.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director will be an integral part of the leadership team. Assistant Director’s duties include providing support to the Executive Director with the day-to-day organizational oversight and management.

Administrative

  • Provide solid administrative support to the Executive Director in the day-to-day management of the organization
  • Act as a resource to staff and volunteers and ensure that they are kept up to date on all matters related to the organization
  • Gather, interpret and articulate information to the Board and Executive Director on the program needs and performance
  • Monitoring and support for initiatives
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures, including financial procedures
  • Mentor and train student leaders
  • Organize weekly team meetings
  • Directly support staff where and as needed
  • Write letters and other correspondence for the Co-Presidents or Executive Director
  • Proofread and edit documents
  • Supervise the filing and organization of information
  • Assist with the Board of Trustees and committees with organizing meetings
  • Assist the Board with succession and succession planning
  • Assist the Board with other duties, as required
  • Assist in the management and supervision of volunteers and staff, and developing the existing staff into a strong, highly motivated and well-coordinated team

University Relations

  • Liaise with external stakeholders, such as university officials, student and labour unions, government officials and politicians, and other organizations, and build and nurture partnerships
  • Help lead negotiations with university officials in order to garner support
  • Successfully navigate the complex university political environment in all dealings

Writing, Research and Fundraising

  • Grant writing
  • Developing business plans and research reports
  • Ensuring the proofreading, fact checking, design of grant proposals, reports and business plans
  • Coordinate fundraising activities, including developing a donor database, researching potential donors and grants, soliciting sponsorships, and grant writing

Other

  • Understanding of Regenesis, its purpose, history, policies and programs
  • Represent the organization in a professional and congenial manner in person, in telephone conversations, and in written correspondence
  • Delegation or sharing of duties with others as necessary
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Requirements

  • Related work, volunteer or educational experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work in teams to achieve objectives
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency with Google suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice
  • Experience working with students in a post-secondary environment is a strong asset
  • Experience working or volunteering with Regenesis is a strong asset

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Regenesis is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accessibility Statement

Regenesis welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact hc@regenesis.eco or call 1 888 326 0009 to make a request.

 

Position: Operations and HR Director
Organization: Regenesis
Location: Toronto (York University Keele Campus), Ontario
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (35-40 hrs/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Start Date: TBD – June / July 2018
Salary: $34,000
Benefits: health plan, four weeks vacation
Probation Period: 2 months

Application Process

Submissions are due by 5pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF form to the Hiring Committee either through the application form with this posting or by email at hc@regenes.is — please reference the job title in the subject line and ensure your name and preferred contact information are provided, such as your Skype username, Google Hangouts email address or phone number.

Role

Do you have experience with project management? Are you a people-person with exceptional self-motivation, organizational and time-management skills, able to prioritize among competing demands? Do you have experience in HR and volunteer management? Regenesis is looking for someone who will be an integral part of the management team and oversee operations and human resource management.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Working with the Executive Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of initiatives and the recruitment and management of volunteers and student-staff for the organization. You will have to wear many hats: providing volunteer and student-staff training and on-going support, managing and supervising volunteers and student-staff, and ensure all initiatives are operated in a professional and consistent manner. Importantly, you will identify volunteer needs and establish recruitment, training and evaluation strategies required for the sustainable and consistent delivery of programs.

To be successful as the Operations and HR Director you demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Solid administrative and interpersonal skills will ensure that programs and services are delivered sustainably and consistently, through effective communication and collaboration among staff and volunteers.
  • Your volunteer recruitment and management experience maintains required resources to run the organization’s programs and increase and track volunteer retention, development and satisfaction.
  • Your experience with operations will help ensure all initiative are successfully launched at the start of each school term, and operated in a consistent manner that maintains high user satisfaction and minimizes risk.
  • You have led teams to achieve objectives and can delegate effectively while fostering a strong sense of community and organizational culture. You have (or can develop) a strong understanding of the organization’s goals, purpose, history, policies and programs.
  • Your excellent administrative and interpersonal skills will ensure communication and collaboration between staff and volunteers, and professional and congenial representation of the organization.

Qualifications

University degree in a related field supplemented by a minimum of 1 year related experience which demonstrates the competencies noted above. Equivalencies, such as experience with a student organization, will be considered.

Notes

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of the above competencies.

Detailed Job Description

What follows is a more detailed description of job duties, for your consideration.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations and HR Director will be an integral part of the leadership team. Operation duties include the management and operations of our initiatives during the school year, risk mitigation, and the develop and enforcement of operational procedures. Human resources duties include managing the key aspects of staff and volunteer recruitment, training, assignment, and recognition.

Operations

  • Prepare and plan for the launch of initiatives each school term
    • For food related initiatives, this involves connecting with vendors and suppliers, student-staff recruitment and training, volunteer recruitment and training, booking space and university-relations
    • For waste reduction initiatives, this includes finding and securing donations, student-staff recruitment and training, volunteer recruitment and training, booking space and university-relations
  • Operations and management of initiatives
    • Procurement of equipment and supplies
    • Supervision of initiative student-staff and volunteers
    • Ensuring procedures are followed
    • Troubleshooting when required
  • Monitoring metrics (e.g. initiative usage, donations received, etc.)
  • Risk mitigation and management
  • Regular meetings and communications with university officials and staff
  • Perform all clerical duties with respect to the operations and management of initiatives
  • Preparing weekly financial forms for each initiative
  • Monitor budgets and initiative expenditures
  • Ensuring financial procedures are followed by student-staff and volunteers

Human Resources

  • Liaise with schools, service clubs, job centres and other organizations for the purposes of volunteer recruitment
  • Prepare and post job descriptions
  • Respond to inquiries from potential volunteers and job applicants, screen and interview applicants, enter all information into a volunteer database
  • Organize volunteer information sessions and orientation sessions
  • Prepare and update volunteer and student-staff orientation and training materials
  • Training student staff and volunteers on initiative procedures
  • Maintain volunteer recognition programs
  • Schedule and coordinate staff, including student work-study positions and graduate assistants
  • Complete paperwork for new staff
  • Liaise with Work-Study program office, Canada Summer Jobs, WSIB, and health insurance provider
  • Prepare T4 forms
  • In collaboration with the Communications & Outreach Director, communicate on a regular basis with volunteers, including keeping them up to date with our scheduled events and volunteer opportunities
  • In collaboration with the Events Team, schedule and coordinate the volunteers prior to and during Regenesis events
  • Perform all clerical duties with respect to volunteer and staff management

Other

  • Understanding of Regenesis, its purpose, history, policies and programs
  • Represent the organization in a professional and congenial manner in person, in telephone conversations, and in written correspondence
  • Delegation or sharing of duties with others as necessary
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Requirements

  • Related work, volunteer or educational experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work in teams to achieve objectives
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency with Google suite
  • Valid driver's license and regular access to a vehicle is an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice
  • Experience working with students in a post-secondary environment is a strong asset
  • Experience working or volunteering with Regenesis is a strong asset

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Regenesis is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accessibility Statement

Regenesis welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact hc@regenesis.eco or call 1 888 326 0009 to make a request.

 

Position: Communications and Outreach Director
Organization: Regenesis
Location: Toronto (York University Keele Campus), Ontario
Duration: Contract (one-year, renewable if funding is available), Full-Time (35-40 hrs/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Start Date: TBD – June / July 2018
Salary: $32,000
Benefits: health plan, four weeks vacation, flexible schedule
Probation Period: 2 months

Application Process

Submissions are due by 5pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF form to the Hiring Committee either through the application form with this posting or by email at hc@regenes.is — please reference the job title in the subject line and ensure your name and preferred contact information are provided, such as your Skype username, Google Hangouts email address or phone number.

Role

Do you have experience with outreach activities and social media? Are you a great writer, a people person with an attention to detail, and skilled at delegations and time management? Regenesis is looking for someone whose outreach and communication expertise can make a measured, positive impact in awareness and participation for our sustainability initiatives.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will steward and improve the Regenesis brand and broader public image and coordinate our outreach activities. The brand starts with outreach communications but should be measured and reinforced through touchpoints on campus: from internal communications to volunteers and supporters, to engaging students and community members at festivals and events, to coordinating outreach activities to the wider community, our communications and outreach must be professional, friendly and persuasive.

Your assessing and improving Regenesis’s positive image in the community will be key to stakeholder approval, securing partnerships and winning grants. Beneficial skills and experience include delegation, coordinating outreach and promotional activities, meeting objectives within tight timelines; skills as a graphic designer or copyediting are also appreciated.

As a director, your experience both developing communications and events for diverse audiences and leading staff to do so, will help Regenesis reach different stakeholder groups, greatly assisting with meeting annual fundraising and participation targets. Your leadership and strong interpersonal skills will help initiate and develop communication materials to promote Regenesis York’s mission and vision in order to increase its publicity in the local and national media.

To be successful as the Communications and Outreach Director you demonstrate the following competencies:

  • You have exceptional communications skills, with experience creating newsletters, press releases, social media messages and media articles.
  • You can demonstrate exceptional attention to detail to ensure that all communications materials are accurate and consistent with the brand policies.
  • You have experience planning and executing outreach activities, while staying within the set budget.
  • You have led teams to achieve objectives and can delegate effectively while fostering a strong sense of teamwork and organizational culture.
  • Your excellent time management and interpersonal skills will keep the organization engaged with the community and focused on meeting its communications goals.
  • You can demonstrate representing an organization or team in a professional and congenial manner, and have or can develop a strong understanding of the organization’s goals, purpose, history, policies and programs.

Qualifications

University degree in a related field supplemented by a minimum of 1 year related experience which demonstrates the competencies noted above. Equivalencies, such as experience with a student organization, will be considered.

Notes

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of the above competencies.

Detailed Job Description

What follows is a more detailed description of job duties, for your consideration.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications & Outreach Director will provide oversee all aspects of Regenesis’s communications and outreach. Responsibilities include overseeing the creation of all of our communications materials for our diverse stakeholders including clients, program participants, community members, partners, donors, policy makers, educators, the general public and more. More specifically, the Director will take responsibility for assuring that brand standards and guidelines are maintained, that the Regenesis website and social media channels are fresh and up-to-date, and will maintain media relations. Outreach duties will include coordinating a team of volunteers, identifying potential opportunities for tabling at local events, festivals and volunteer fairs, promoting Regenesis events and initiatives through postering and campus listservs, ensuring marketing and PR for events are completed in a timely manner, and training and supervising outreach volunteers.

Communications

  • Write and/or design/prepare communications materials (website postings, newsletters, brochures, postcards, templates, manuals, learning tools, photos, media releases, donor correspondence, presentations, etc.)
  • Maintain brand standards and enforce style guidelines in all Regenesis communications vehicles
  • Oversee production of marketing materials including, brochures, event programs, posters, show and event signage
  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies, materials and tools to build awareness of Regenesis and our programs
  • Garner press and publicity for Regenesis, its events and initiatives, through sending out press releases, submitting stories to press outlets, and soliciting journalists, freelance journalists and student writers to write about Regenesis, its events and projects
  • Update Regenesis website, review and approve website postings by Regenesis program staff
  • Create and execute strategic social marketing campaigns and routinely monitor Regenesis presence on relevant online communities and social media websites
  • Coordinating and implementing all social media initiatives
  • Liaise and collaborate with program staff and other stakeholders as necessary to support their communication needs
  • Coordinate Regenesis speaking engagements and media appearances

Outreach

  • Oversee distribution of marketing materials including, posters, brochures, event programs, show and event signage
  • Booking outreach opportunities on campus, at local events, festivals and volunteer fairs
  • Coordinating community engagement and outreach activities, including booth management

Volunteer Management

  • Manage volunteers and develop the existing volunteers into a strong, highly motivated and well-coordinated team capable of addressing Regenesis’s outreach and communications needs
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, orientation and training, and evaluation of volunteers
  • Ensure effective communication with volunteers
  • Directly support outreach and communication volunteers where and as needed

Other

  • Understanding of Regenesis, its purpose, history, policies and programs
  • Represent the organization in a professional and congenial manner in person, in telephone conversations, and in written correspondence
  • Delegation or sharing of duties with others as necessary
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Requirements

  • Related work, volunteer or educational experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Self motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work in teams to achieve objectives
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency with Google suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice
  • Experience working with students in a post-secondary environment is a strong asset
  • Experience working or volunteering with Regenesis is a strong asset

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Regenesis is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accessibility Statement

Regenesis welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact hc@regenesis.eco or call 1 888 326 0009 to make a request.


May 3rd, 2018

DIG IN WITH REGENESIS!

Two of UofT’s environmental organizations just merged!

 
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Toronto, ON: Dig In! UofT Campus Agriculture encourages the growth and development of urban agriculture projects on campus and seeks to educate students on growing food. They believe that gardening is a great way to build community, and they have recently merged with an organization that has similar values – Regenesis.

Regenesis is a Canadian community environmental organization, with chapters on various universities in Ontario. They believe in empowering students as initiators of change in addressing today’s social and environmental concerns, through advocacy and service in local chapters. Their Regenesis UofT chapter runs programming around sustainable food and waste diversion, and they will be opening a Youth Food Centre in the upcoming school year.

Regenesis UofT has adopted Dig In as an initiative and aims to help expand the work that is being done across the gardens at UTSU, Sid Smith, and the Anthropology Garden & Greenhouse operated by Samantha Lucchetta and Kristy Bard. Jessica Viau, Co-President of Regenesis UofT, says “Regenesis is a grassroots platform for student-driven environmental projects. We are excited to have Dig In join our growing family.”

Both groups aim to work together to secure better funding for their gardens. They plan on utilizing the new Youth Food Centre as the perfect space to host workshops and teach-ins. In addition, they hope to integrate their gardening projects into the academic curriculum of the New College Food Equity program.

Up and coming gardens are on the horizon for Dig In, such as re-installing a semi-hydroponic herb garden on the Faculty Club roof. They also have plans to collaborate with New College to garden a small walled courtyard off the Human Biology department, as well as establishing a garden at Wilson Hall.

But to do this, they need more people getting their hands dirty! Volunteers are at the core of what both Regenesis and Dig In do. “The more student volunteers we have, the more capacity we'll have to grow.” Says Bard, “We envision a campus where food grows organically in every garden, and are tended and harvested by students and staff, with the food served in campus cafeterias and restaurants.” Dig In hosts growing sessions every Monday and Wednesday. Get involved here: http://utoronto.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=0e25ea64adfa7891685aee73d&id=1c7ac8d26b

 

Website:

https://campusagriculture.wordpress.com/

www.regenesis.eco

 

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/campusagriculture/

https://www.facebook.com/regenesistoronto/

 

Twitter:

@diginuoft

@Regenesiscanada