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Position: Project Coordinator, Markets
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Since 1991, Evergreen, a not-for-profit, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces. We believe that connecting people, natural and built worlds create flourishing cities for the future. For more than 25 years Evergreen has connected, collaborated, and catalyzed Canadians to do amazing things positively affecting attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of a sustainable city. For more information visit http://www.evergreen.ca

Overview:

The Project Coordinator, Markets provides overall operational support and coordination for the smooth delivery of projects within Evergreen Brick Works as assigned, focusing on farmers’ market, public markets, and special events (e.g. festivals). The Project Coordinator will also act as an Evergreen Ambassador with vendors, volunteers and the public at markets and public events.

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers consistent, exceptional service to Evergreen Brick Works’ customers
  • Coordinates set-up and take down logistics
  • Support volunteer management, including orientation, scheduling, coordinating, and recognition
  • Facilitates on the ground evaluations and record keeping
  • Ensures vendors and market operations are in compliance with farmers’ market rules and regulations
  • Resolves minor disputes related to the daily operation of the market between vendors or between vendors and customers
  • Prepares the weekly report which includes issues and/or suggestions to keep management informed
  • Performs administrative tasks, including recording vendor fees, consolidating cash, weekly communication with vendors, etc.
  • Assists the Public Markets team with seasonal tasks such as:
    • Processing Seasonal Applications
    • Research on New Vendor Recruitment/ Selection and Retention
    • Communications and Promotions

Competencies:

  • Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to get something done.
  • Calm under pressure. Demonstrate composure in stressful situations.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external customers/donors to meet or exceed their expectations and receives positive feedback from internal and external customers/donors.
  • Communication. Speak, listen and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Other. Strong logistical and administrative skills. A team-player that also demonstrates an ability to work independently

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years relevant experience in event management, hospitality, customer service, project coordination or similar
  • Demonstrated interest in/knowledge about environmental issues with emphasis farmers’ markets, food systems, Indigenous food sovereignty, food policy and food related programs
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • An ability to work with individuals of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and abilities
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office) and familiarity with databases
  • Adobe Illustrator skills, an asset
  • Valid G driver’s license
  • Access to vehicle an asset
  • Food Handling Certification and/CPR and First Aid training, an asset
  • Experience with power tools, an asset

Working conditions:

  • Working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with visitors, vendors, volunteers and children
  • Working a mixture of weekend & weekday shifts, including evening & early morning shifts as and when required on a seasonal basis

Physical requirements:

  • Standing for extended periods of time; ability to walk the market during market hours.
  • Lifting heavy objects on a regular basis (able to set up and move tables or tents as needed)
  • Working on strenuous event setup/construction on a seasonal basis

Terms of contract:

  • Able to work weekends and evenings, including every Saturday
  • Full time (35 hours)/ week

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Project Manager

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to:
humanresources@evergreen.ca
Please Reference “Project Coordinator, Markets” in the subject line.

By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that works to impact how cities are built and lived in, we encourage applications from the diverse communities that we serve. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Evergreen’s Accommodation policy. If you require accommodations, please let us know of your needs in advance. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 29 2019    ID: 53702