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Project Coordinator, Walk and Bike for Life

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 29, 2009

Walk and Bike for Life is hiring a Project Coordinator!

Walk & Bike for Life is a Canadian-based non-profit organization with an international outlook. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of vibrant cities and healthy communities, where residents live happier and enjoy great public places.

We promote walking and bicycling as activities and urban parks, trails and public spaces as a means to creating more liveable cities.

These activities and public spaces improve our environment, advance economic development, boost and complement our transportation systems, make better recreation for all, and enhance our personal and public health.

We believe safe walking and cycling infrastructure, and vibrant public places are key symptoms of a more people-oriented and socially equitable city.

To learn more about our organization and the work that we do please visit our website http://www.walkandbikeforlife.org

Position: Project Coordinator
Location: Our beautiful office space located at 215 Spadina Avenue
Application Deadline: October 29th

Start Date: ASAP Salary: $30,000/year + 2 weeks paid vacation. 40 hours/week.  Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.Contract will be for 18 months.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Project Coordinator for our Ontario 36: Engaging Communities for a Healthier Ontario Project funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion's Healthy Communities Fund. Under the Supervision of the Director and Executive Director, the Coordinator will develop, and implement various project activities including Community-led Action Plans, Community Engagement Days, and Expert Information Sessions, in 36 communities across the province. The position includes travel across the province leading workshops and community-led participation processes on walking, cycling, public spaces and their contribution to creating more liveable, people-oriented cities. The Coordinator will also have access to and involvement with Walk and Bike for Life's national and international projects where there is interest and need.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable liaising with a diversity of project partners including municipal decision makers and staff, local community groups, public health officials, local environmental groups, cycling and trails groups, local business community, local schools and school boards, and any other interested stakeholder groups across the province. This position includes public speaking and group facilitation so experience in this field is an asset.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the field of Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Communications, Community Development, Public Health, Management, Geography, or related field.
  • Comfortable working as a team and independently
  • Passion for creating more liveable, people-oriented cities!

Please email resume and cover letters to:

Amanda O'Rourke
Director of Strategic Planning, Walk & Bike for Life
aorourke@walkandbikeforlife.org
http://www.walkandbikeforlife.org

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