Business Manager – Parkdale Green Thumbs Enterprise

Hiring and training people with lived experience of mental health and addiction challenges to gain skills in planting, fertilizing, watering and maintaining plants
Participating in the preparation of funding proposals including responding to requests for proposals and submitting quotes and reports
Securing contracts for plant installation and maintenance with Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), non-profits, and private companies
Providing designs for clients and costing contracts
Manage administrative, human resources, and client sites oversight – this includes supervising admin staff in charge of payroll, expenses submissions, time-sheets, etc.
Overseeing Site Supervisor to help schedule and supervise PGTE’s employees
Ordering plants, supplies, equipment
Monitoring labour / business costs and maintaining a balanced budget
Promoting the work of PGTE through social media to secure additional business
Support and grow our community partnerships (CAMH, FoodShare, Mark Cullen etc)
Attending Board, Advisory Committee or Community meetings as required
Ensuring compliance with municipal health and safety codes
Work with our Joint Health & Safety Committee to maintain and support adherence of COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols at all client sites
Ensuring all employment legislation is followed, along with Working for Change’s policies and procedures
Comfortable with conflict resolution and ability to problem solve
Reports to Executive Director of Working For Change

QUALIFICATIONS – Business and People skills
A calm and patient approach, with ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, adhere to deadlines and reorient from setbacks.
Strong leadership and relationship-building skills
Ability to manage and support a diverse staff team with varying skill-levels
Financial management experience
Experience in marketing and product development
Excellent communication skills
Lived experience and applied understanding of the psychiatric consumer/survivor community, its challenges and opportunities.
Certification in non-violent crisis intervention and First Aid are assets

QUALIFICATIONS – Horticulture skills
Minimum five years of experience in the field of horticulture / landscaping
Strong eco-landscaping working knowledge, including: garden design and implementation, container plantings, plant ID, knowledge of native plants and annual ornamentals, plant maintenance, deadheading, invasive species removal, shrub maintenance, soil health / natural amendments and mulching.
Ability to work outdoors in fast-paced commercial environments / busy urban areas.
Ability to work in all weather conditions and in physically demanding tasks.
Full ‘G’ Drivers license and clean abstract are a requirement.
Working for Change is committed to Employment Equity and strongly encourages People with Lived Experience of MH/A and candidates from equity-seeking groups (BIPOC and other typically marginalized groups) to apply. WFC will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process therefore if you require any accommodations, please notify us. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted.
Anticipated Start date: April 1st, 2021

To Apply:
Please email resumes no later than March. 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm to:
Anita Prasad, Executive Director