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Position: School Program Assistant (Co-op)
Organization: ReForest London
Location: London, Ontario
Term: full-time, 14-weeks, Jan 2020 — April 2020.

ReForest London ( ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City through the benefits of trees. We are also leading the development of the new Westminster Ponds Centre (WPC) for Environment & Sustainability (, a hub promoting environmental excellence, sustainability, health and wellbeing through the co-creation of resources, services, and programs. Our organizational culture emphasizes collaboration, optimism, respect and empowerment. While we are a small team, we are energetic, passionate and we punch above our weight. Our workplace and workstyle is flexible. Staff members are accountable for outcomes but enjoy a lot of freedom in how to achieve them.


We are seeking a co-op student to support our “Seeds to Forest” school program. In this program, we deliver a series of four educational activities to local elementary schools which teaches students in Grades 4-6 about the many benefits of our trees and forests, encourages a deeper understanding of the role trees play within our community, and empowers kids to make positive environmental change – all while planting more trees, enhancing schoolyards, and contributing to London’s Million Tree Challenge. This is a full-time, 14-week position (37.5 hours/week) beginning January 2020 and ending in April 2020.

Salary: $17/hr

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the School Program Assistant will be to support the Program Coordinator with delivery of the Seeds to Forest program, in the following areas:

  • Delivering educational programming and assisting at events
  • Plant inventory management and loading/unloading
  • Outreach and communications
  • Support other organizational projects

Specific Duties:

  • Lead and assist at educational workshops to elementary classes, including seedling planting workshops and site planning workshops in Winter/Spring 2020
  • Prepare materials for workshops
  • Assist with preparation of site plans for planting projects, including selecting appropriate species
  • Data entry
  • Compile plant orders and assist with spring planning
  • Prepare social media content
  • Other office and building tasks as required Required


  • Current University or College student in an Environmental Field (such as: Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Botany, Landscape Architecture, Horticultural Technology, Environmental Technology, or similar)
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or have granted refugee status in Canada (no work permits or student visas)
  • Valid ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with teaching or leading children or youth (through programming, camps, mentorship programs, or other similar activities)
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s native ecosystems (especially Carolinian tree species)
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting
  • Flexible and self-directed; able to work both independently and on a team
  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management skills

About Our Office:

We work in a busy, fast-paced environment (especially during planting seasons!), and we get our energy from knowing that the work we do is making a difference in our community and the lives of thousands of students each year. Members of our team all bring their own expertise and strengths to the table, and collaboration, reflection and learning are all important parts of our organizational culture. (We also bring serious pot-luck game!). For nature enthusiasts, our office is located right next to the beautiful Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area, London’s largest ESA and a wonderful place to enjoy a lunch-time hike or picnic. We are passionate and dedicated individuals who work hard to make London a better place.

To Apply:

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume/CV in one PDF to with the subject line School Program Assistant. Let us know how your skills, experience and education fit with this position and why you’d like to join our team! This position will remain open until filled. Please confirm in your cover letter that you are eligible for the position as per the requirements listed above. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Anticipated start date is January 2020. No phone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Oct 29 2019    Numéro : 55046