Waste Education Programs Manager – Ecosource – Mississauga

The Position:
Ecosource is seeking an experienced, organized, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to manage our WasteEducation Programs portfolio. Our Waste Education Programs are delivered on behalf of the Regional Municipality of Peel and provide support and educational opportunities to teachers and students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The position will include providing leadership to our team of coordinators and educators, creating program refinements, supporting the management of the fee-for-service contract, and delivering, monitoring and evaluating workshops and whole school waste reduction challenges to foster a school-wide culture of waste reduction in schools. The chosen candidate will also be a part of the Leadership Team at Ecosource and will thereby be responsible for advancing the organization through new opportunities. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Responsibilities
Oversight and delivery of workshops and challenges focused on waste reduction in Mississauga schools, using a whole school approach
Provide leadership to a team of coordinators and educators, and coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with program stakeholders in (school principals, teachers, parents, custodians, students and community organizations, local municipalities)
Support the management of the fee-for-service contract and client relationship
Refine developed educational materials and outreach strategies for successful program delivery
Support the leadership team to identify, prioritize and execute organizational development projects
Prospect, evaluate, and prioritize current and future funding opportunities
Monitor, track, evaluate and report on program outcomes and budget
Assist with other Ecosource programs and activities as required
Represent the core values of Ecosource

Qualifications
Successful completion of a University Degree in environmental studies, applied science, environmental/civil engineering or related field and/or equivalent work experience
Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated project management experience leading teams in waste management, working with elementary and secondary school students in a school setting
Working knowledge of waste management industry and related practices and policies including waste diversion measurement, relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards
Demonstrated ability in customer service and client-vendor relationship management
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications
Demonstrated public speaking, communications, presentation, promotional and public relations skills
Strong project monitoring, tracking, evaluation and report writing skills
Excellent communication skills to convey technical issues to stakeholders and various media and to deal effectively with the public and government officials
Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize work in order to meet project deadlines
Analytical thinker, organized, energetic, flexible, and self-motivated
Knowledge of the Ministry of Education’s Ontario Elementary and Secondary Curriculum is an asset
Familiarity with the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel is an asset, as is experience working with diverse communities (including special needs and ESL learners) and in the non-profit sector
Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required
Applicants are required to hold a valid “G” driver’s license and must have access to a reliable car
Application Information:

This is a full time (35 hrs per week) management position. Salary is in the $50,000s (dependent upon experience) and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send an updated resume to Vandita Marwah, Waste Reduction Programs Manager at vmarwah@ecosource.ca by midnight on July 7, 2019.

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