Part-time Engagement Organizer

Position: Part-time Engagement Organizer (10 hours/week) Afternoons & Evenings

Location: 1679 Blair Road Cambridge, ON

Duration: ongoing

Wage: $15/hr

Applications will be accepted an evaluated on a rolling basis, but final deadline for submissions is: Monday April 10th

Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site in one of the fastest growing areas of the country, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is an urban land trust and environmental institute situated in the Waterloo Region of Southwestern Ontario.

Artefacts found on the property go back more than 10,500 years. The rare Charitable Research Reserve acknowledges the Chonnonton people (“people of the deer”) on whose traditional territory we live and work and offers respect to our Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Métis neighbours as we strengthen our relationships with them. We also look to the future in our relationships with Indigenous peoples. We value Indigenous traditional knowledge and worldviews and look forward to continue to integrate this into our organization and unique method of conservation. Called the rare Chain of Learning, we undertake research to further the science that will result in best practices, train the next generation of conservationists and create an entire community of support for them and for conservation goals.

We are currently reaching out to active and prospective constituents and the community to inform them of our goals and specifically of our growing regional land trust initiative raresites and inviting them to become more engaged in our work. To that end we are seeking individuals who will work hard to take our message to the public through an outreach project.

The successful candidate will report to the Engagement Organizer Supervisor and work closely with the Gosling Engagement Coordinator, the Development and Communications Officer and Administrative Coordinator to implement the outreach project for the rare Charitable Research Reserve.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate with donors, volunteers and community partners about ongoing activities and new developments at rare, while encouraging them to donate funds and further engagement by taking a pledge to Turn the Map Green in support of the work of rare
  • Canvass the rare trails and strategically-selected neighborhoods and events to encourage individuals take the pledge to Turn the Map Green in support of rare
  • Keep accurate and detailed records
  • Assist with data collection and management as required
  • Support staff in engaging and training volunteers
  • Other duties as required

Skills & Requirements

Successful candidates will have some combination of the following:

  • A passion for the environment and a broad understanding of the goals of the land trust movement;
  • Familiarity with Indigenous knowledge and worldviews is considered a strong asset;
  • Ability to work evenings & some weekends;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to stand and walk for moderately long periods of time;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong customer service, sales and/or public relations experience;
  • Strong oral and writing skills;
  • Experience in using CRM or related software;
  • Attention to detail;
  • An interest in learning more about – and contributing to – environmental organizations and project/campaign development;
  • A relevant educational background, such as humanities, English, political science, economics, sociology, environmental studies, geography, urban planning, etc.;
  • Experience working for not-for-profit organizations or relevant areas of work


If you are interested in gaining experience with a leading Ontario land trust and contributing to our efforts to secure the environmental health of the rare Charitable Research Reserve and throughout Waterloo Region, please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resume to:


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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001