National Greening, Program Manager

Tree Canada is recruiting a Program Manager responsible for managing the National Greening Program. As Program Manager, you will become part of an energetic team of dedicated professionals who are working in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for all Canadians.

Reports to: Head, National Greening Program

Term: Full-time permanent position (37.5 hours/week)

Work location: Flexible, with preference in Ottawa; with occasional across Canada travel

Language requirement: Proficiency in English required; French an asset.

Salary Range: $55,000 to 65,000 (commensurate with experience); competitive benefits.

Application deadline: Until a qualified successful applicant is found.


Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, in every province across the country. We help to grow Canada’s tree canopy through our programs, research, and engagement efforts and by offering grants to communities and schools. We are thought-leaders and capacity-builders, collaborating with a network of industry experts, academics, and other non-profits to deepen community knowledge and help municipalities plan and sustain local canopy.

Together with our partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 84 million trees. If you believe in the benefits of trees and are looking for a dynamic workplace that is poised for growth, Tree Canada would love to hear from you!


Tree Canada is recruiting a Program Manager responsible for managing the National Greening Program. In this role, you will:

  • assist Tree Canada in administering and supporting forest restoration projects across the country;
  • work with Indigenous communities, planting contractors, conservation organizations, silvicultural foresters, and municipalities to support and implement tree planting projects;
  • support in identifying, selecting, and coordinating the funding and establishment of ecosystem and forest cover restoration projects;
  • assist in determining, quantifying and communicating the benefits of tree planting as a tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as increasing ecosystem resilience.

If you are an energetic, positive and collaborative individual, with a commitment to the environment and the work we do here at Tree Canada, we would value your contributions to our National Greening Program team!


  • Manages the National Greening Program including 20-25 mass plantings across Canada,
    planting over 2 to 4 million seedlings annually
  • Secures planting sites and coordinates planting contractors
  • Schedules planting verification audits and survival assessments
  • Allocates funding from donors, corporations and the federal 2 Billion Trees Initiative to projects
  • Assists National Greening Program colleagues with partnership development, outreach, Indigenous community relations and research
  • Oversee extensive administrative tasks and reporting associated with this program
  • Knowledge and experience with forest carbon and carbon finance is an asset


  • Post-secondary (Master’s or Bachelor’s) degree in forestry, environmental studies, land use planning or geography, with a minimum of five to seven years field experience in environmental sciences (equivalencies in education and experience will be considered)
  • Three to five years of professional experience
  • Proven track record of successful project management with experience in coordinating multiple and simultaneous projects on time and on budget; strong organizational skills with attention to detail are required
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining positive relationships with diverse stakeholders including municipalities, conservation authorities, other environmental groups and the private sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills; an active listener who communicates respectfully and effectively
  • Self-motivated, innovative and creative thinker with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with videoconferencing tools, Dropbox, MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams); knowledge and experience in Salesforce and OpenWater is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in geomatics such as Google Maps and ESRI ArcGIS is an asset
  • 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
  • Commitment to the work and values of Tree Canada, in particular a passion for the environment and a belief that organizations and individuals can and do improve lives by planting trees and addressing climate change


Tree Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe in equality and diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and disability. Tree Canada encourages and welcomes applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and with the skills/knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is barrier free. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please indicate this in your application.

You don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles at Tree Canada!

We sincerely thank all those who express interest and apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to shape a unique and creative environmental organization, please send your résumé and cover letter addressing how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for the position. Include the subject “Program Manager”. Interviews will be carried out as qualified candidates apply.

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