Job Opening – Project Manager, Full-time (one-year contract)

Position: Project Manager, From the Ground UP
(full-time, 1-year contract, with possibility of extension)
Organization: Greenest City,
Application deadline: September 15, 2008, Start date: September 24, 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada

Greenest City’s project, From the Ground UP, is an initiative centred around urban food production and education with marginalized communities in Parkdale, and employs youth as garden animators and environmental leaders. This position will lead the ongoing refinement of and securing of funds for the project, and oversee all aspects of project implementation for 2009. Reports to Greenest City’s Director of Projects.
For more information on the project, see the website and HOPE Garden blog (

• Project implementation
• Secure funds for From the Ground UP project
• Recruit, hire and supervise staff
• Involve and empower volunteers
• Facilitate community capacity-building with the steering committee of the HOPE Community Garden (element of From the Ground UP project)
• Ensure community outreach is undertaken to attract community members to the above programming
• Develop and maintain relationships with core program partners
• Establish and monitor program budgets
• Fulfill donor and funder reporting requirements
• Refinement and evaluation of existing projects (ongoing)
• Development and implementation of new programming
• Help develop organizational policies and systems
• Update website and other communications materials
• Participate in the strategic planning for the organization as required
• Participate in Board of Director’s Meetings as required

You are/have:
• At least 3 years of previous project management experience, with the ability to drive projects from conception through to completion
• Experience in the design of local food and environment projects
• At least 2 examples of well-written grant proposals that you took the lead on, with other fundraising experience considered a strong asset
• Highly motivated, resourceful and passionate – demonstrated commitment to issues of environmental, social and economic justice
• Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds)
• A positive and kind way with community volunteers and partners
• Self-starter that can work with minimal supervision when needed
• Excellent facilitation and community development skills
• Previous experience managing staff
• Superior written communication skills
• Ability to speak a language relevant to the South Parkdale neighbourhood
considered a strong asset

Salary: approximately $40,000
Hours: 35 hours/wk
Start date: September 24/08

Please submit your cover letter and résumé by September 15th at 5:00 p.m. to:

We will not accept late résumés.

Greenest City is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.


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