About us:

Tree Canada is a mature, not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments, while teaching of the value of trees. Tree Canada aims to bolster Canada’s urban forests as well and to inspire people to participate in, and advocate for, community greening.

The Program Manager is a permanent position reporting to the Operations Manager, based in the National Office in Ottawa. In this position, you are responsible for providing leadership to the rural and urban parts of Tree Canada’s operational programs: Operation ReLeaf and Partners in Planting ensuring that projects are completed according to the Tree Canada mandate, to a professional standard and in a cost-effective manner. As the organization is largely financed by the private sector, the position requires sensitivity and a good sense of customer-service while working with Tree Canada’s sponsors, donors and clients.

What can I expect in this role?

In this role you will:

  1. Apply project management and technical expertise for Tree Canada in its rural/urban related programs: Operation ReLeaf, Partners in Planting. (75%)
    • Understand the needs of sponsors on project objectives, deliverables, schedule, cost, and implementation.
    • Implement planting programs with Community Advisers in selected sites across Canada.
    • Facilitate and lead meetings and activities to gain consensus on project objectives, deliverables, schedule, cost, and implementation considerations.
    • Ensure that client and project management needs are met.
    • Ensure all appropriate project deliverables are completed and handled in accordance with documented standards.
  2. Represent Tree Canada at selected trade shows throughout Canada and delivering presentations to municipalities, community groups and others. (10%)
  3. Provide education and outreach to Tree Canada’s audience in conjunction with the communications department by editing web content on content-owner assigned pages, and writing content on urban forestry & forestry issues for blog posts on a monthly basis. (10%)
  4. Performing other duties as required. (5%)

How do I qualify?


  • Post-secondary degree in forestry, environmental studies, geography or other related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of project management preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders including municipalities, universities, the private sector, general public and sponsors.
  • Knowledge of tree biology and solid background in the natural sciences, with field experience.
  • Knowledge of the risk management processes, planning and analysis tools for project management.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deliverable deadlines and budgets.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel (or other project management software); knowledge and experience in Salesforce is an asset.
  • GIS knowledge preferable (software: ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro).
  • Strong quantitative skills and excellent analytical, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingualism: English and French is required.

Interpersonal and Communication skills:

  • Respect for the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment; adaptable to different approaches and flexible to move in new directions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills/ability to communicate with range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented and organized with a demonstrated client-focused mindset.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and use own judgement to prioritize and lead projects.
  • Makes decisions and exercises judgement within generally established procedures and practices.
  • Seeks guidance and consults with others as required.


Job Code – Program Development: $42,500 – $57,000 annually.

Tree Canada offers a comprehensive benefits package (pension plan and health & insurance benefits).


This is a permanent position beginning on April 1, 2019.

How to apply:

What if you could go to your place of employment every day with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, confident in the knowledge that the work you do contributes to the greater good? When you work with us at Tree Canada, this will be your life. Whether you are a new graduate looking to gain experience in your field of study, or someone with experience looking to be part of a dynamic team where inter-colleague training and knowledge is part of the daily interactions, Tree Canada is the place for you. Please indicate your interest by forwarding a résumé and covering letter addressing how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for the position to employment@treecanada.ca under the subject “Program Manager” by Thursday, February 28, 2019.

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Job title

Program Manager

Job location

Ottawa, ON

Reports to

Operations Manager

Employment term

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week).


Tree Canada offers a comprehensive benefits package (pension plan and health & insurance benefits).

Closing date: