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Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Check out the current job opportunities below, or learn how you can become a volunteer.

We do appreciate your interest in Toronto Wildlife Centre. Unfortunately, due to the anticipation of a high number of applications only candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please, no inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.

About Toronto Wildlife Centre:

Toronto Wildlife Centre is the only wildlife centre in the Greater Toronto Area and the busiest in Canada. Up to 6,500 wild animals are admitted to the centre each year representing over 300 different species of wildlife.

Dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and to educating the public on wildlife-related issues; TWC was the first wildlife centre in Canada with a full veterinary hospital and is the only one with a dedicated Wildlife Rescue Program. Approximately 40,000 phone calls from the public are handled each year through TWC’s Wildlife Hotline.

As a registered charity, TWC relies primarily on donations from members of the public and like-minded organizations. Volunteers work in all areas of the centre from wildlife care to IT support.

Construction Labourer

Status:                  Temporary, Full – Time  

Location:              Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough)

Start Date:            ASAP, Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Compensation:   Starting at $20 per hour, commensurate with experience

 

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Construction Labourer is to support the Facilities Manager in constructing new enclosures to house our wild patients during their recovery, assist in maintaining existing enclosures, and perform various other construction and facility-related tasks as we transition to our new home. Other responsibilities include occasional oversight of the construction team, ensuring safety compliance, managing resources efficiently, conducting regular inspections, and reporting progress to the Facilities Manager.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the construction and maintenance of a variety of enclosures designed for the very specific needs of a large range of wildlife patients, including assorted furnishing; enrichment
  • Ensuring all construction activities adhere to safety regulations and organizational standards
  • Assist with training and guidance to team members to enhance their skills and efficiency
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of new site projects and facility improvements
  • Perform physical labour such as pouring, moving and raking concrete as well as digging and shovelling materials like gravel, stone and mulch
  • Assist with a variety of other construction and repair tasks such as installing plywood, drywall, windows, doors, gates and roof shingles
  • Perform lighter renovation and maintenance tasks such as sanding, painting, and staining
  • Assist in the maintenance of the facilities including minor repairs and snow removal. (Driveways are maintained by a third party)
  • Managing resources and materials efficiently to minimize waste and maximize productivity
  • Occasional oversight the construction team to ensure projects are completed on time
  • Reporting progress and any issues to the Facilities Manager promptly
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications 

Position Requirements:

  • Experience using various power tools; including but not limited to drills and various saws
  • Experience in most aspects of carpentry and building, including measuring and cutting materials, nailing, drilling, fastening and levelling
  • Preference will be given to individuals attending a trade or technical school specific to carpentry, construction or similar trades
  • Experience in supervisory role is an asset
  • Painting and/or renovation experience is an asset
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle an asset
  • Must provide own construction boots

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong understanding of construction and carpentry fundamentals is an asset
  • Excellent attention to details and overall aesthetics
  • Excellent ability to follow instructions and protocols and work without direct supervision
  • Able to complete tasks efficiently and to a high quality; often under tight timelines and with multiple competing demands
  • Able to work well with a variety of people
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership skills is an asset
  • Able to perform work safely and to follow all health and safety protocols and practices
  • Sensitive to the special needs of wild animals in captivity

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be comfortable and willing to work at heights, including on ladders and tops of enclosures
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly and perform other strenuous activities on a regular basis
  • Requires lifting, bending, carrying, shovelling, pushing and/or pulling of heavy objects and material
  • Required to walk on uneven ground in a fast-paced, physically demanding role while occasionally carrying and/or hauling large and/or heavy materials

 

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed mostly outdoors; with the majority of the work being performed in a large farmers’ field with little to no shade or cover from the elements
  • Required to work in various weather conditions
  • Must use personal protective equipment as required for each duty
  • May require occasional work on evenings, weekends

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents via email to [email protected], with the subject line “Construction Labourer” – [Your Name]” 

  1. A cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest in the role, and why you believe you would be a good fit for Toronto Wildlife Centre.
  2. Your resume detailing your education, relevant work experience, and any other qualifications or skills pertinent to the role.

 

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of candidates only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Volunteer Services Assistant

Status:                     Temporary, Part-time

Location:                Currently located in Downsview Park (North York) with plans to move to the Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough)

Start Date:             ASAP, applications will be accepted until the position is filled                            

Compensation:    Starting at $18 per hour, commensurate with experience

Commitment:      6 month contract with the potential to extend

Job Summary

The Volunteer Services Assistant is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day organizing, coordinating and development of the Volunteer Department as well as liaising with other TWC departments and external organizations as needed. This position requires a strong administrative background, multitasking, and the ability to prioritize and communicate well in a fast-paced environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the Volunteer Department coordination; including but not limited to, onboarding, evaluation, training materials, and protocols
  • Continuous improvement of volunteer retention through regular communication, relationship building across teams, recognition, conflict resolution, and other means
  • Responsible for addressing immediate volunteer needs in person or via phone and email
  • Creates, maintains, and updates volunteer records, schedules and attendance
  • Assists with updating and expanding existing volunteer positions and programs
  • Assists with setting of the Volunteer Department goals and strategic planning
  • Other responsibilities as related to the Volunteer Department

 

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in an administrative role in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a volunteer supervision role
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Post-secondary diploma or certification in volunteer management, administration or similar an asset
  • CVA accreditation an asset

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; capable of working collaboratively within a team and across departments as needed
  • Strong communications skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, and databases
  • Experience using CRM’s like Better Impact (Volunteer Impact) an asset
  • Professional, highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Efficient at working effectively under tight deadlines, with competing priorities, within a fast-paced and dynamic environment

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to spend extended periods sitting and using a computer keyboard

 

Working Conditions: 

  • Fast-paced office/hospital environment, with noise and the possibility of frequent interruptions
  • This position requires working near materials and animals that may trigger allergic reactions
  • Some off-site work may be required

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents via email to [email protected], with the subject line “Volunteer Services Assistant – [Your Name]”:

  1. A cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest in the role, and why you believe you would be a good fit for Toronto Wildlife Centre.
  2. Your resume detailing your education, relevant work experience, and any other qualifications or skills pertinent to the role.
  3. Include a writing sample in your application. This sample should be an email inviting volunteers to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, 200-400 words long, including a warm greeting, event details, a brief mention of the importance of volunteer contributions, and contact information for questions. Ensure your email is clear, concise, engaging, uses a professional and friendly tone, and is free of errors.

 

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of candidates only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Assistant Grant Writer

Status:                     Permanent, Full-time (Hybrid)

Location:                Currently located in Downsview Park (North York) with plans to move to the Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough)

Start Date:             ASAP, applications will be accepted until the position is filled                            

Compensation:    $23/hour

Job Summary

Reporting to the Grant Writer, the Assistant Grant Writer is an integral member of TWC’s grants team and will play a key role in TWC’s fundraising efforts. You will use your exceptional writing and editing skills to craft clear and compelling funding proposals, reports and letters of inquiry. This role demands the ability to work effectively within a team environment, where you will collaborate with program staff to understand their needs and synthesize them into well-written proposals for a variety of funders. 

If you are passionate about wildlife and have the knack for turning complex ideas into concise, persuasive narratives, we welcome you to join our team!

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit funding proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports with precision and clarity, accurately reflecting TWC’s mission and values.
  • Synthesize program requirements and effectively communicate them in written proposals for foundation and corporate funders.
  • Work closely with the grants team to track important dates and maintain accurate grant-related information in a CRM (Client Relationship Management) software.
  • Stay abreast of fundraising trends and best practices in grant writing to continuously enhance proposal quality and effectiveness.
  • Research and gather external information and statistics relevant to grant-funded projects.

 

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field such as English, Communications, Environmental Studies, or Nonprofit Management 
  • A minimum of 1 year professional experience in a writing or fundraising role.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent collaborative and team-work skills.
  • Ability to understand and precisely follow instructions and seek clarification when needed.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Strong knowledge of Southern Ontario wildlife and wildlife-related issues.

 

Assets:

  • Knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of donor prospect research platforms such as Grant Connect 

 

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires the ability to spend extended periods sitting and using a computer.

 

Working Conditions: 

  • Fast-paced office/hospital environment, with noise and the possibility of frequent interruptions.
  • This position requires working near materials and animals that may trigger allergic reactions.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents via email to [email protected], with the subject line “Assistant Grant Writer Application – [Your Name]”:

  1. A cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest in the role, and why you believe you would be a good fit for Toronto Wildlife Centre.
  2. Your resume detailing your education, relevant work experience, and any other qualifications or skills pertinent to the role.
  3. Two writing samples that demonstrate your ability to craft clear and persuasive written content. They may include excerpts from grant proposals, reports, articles, or any other relevant writing.

 

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of candidates only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Donor Relations Support

Status: Permanent, Full – Time (Hybrid)

Location: Currently located in Downsview Park (North York) with plans to move to the Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough)

Start Date: ASAP, applications will be accepted until the position is filled                              

Compensation: $22 per hour

Job Summary

In the role, the candidate will work closely with the other members of the Donor Relations, Fundraising, and Administrative teams. Acting as the first point of contact for most donors, the Donor Relations team provide follow up communications to our donors as well as issue and send tax receipts, thank you correspondences, and participate in other forms of stewardship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for majority of donor (and potential donor) communications including in person, on the phone, and written (e-mail, paper, and online)
  • Accepts and processes monetary and in-kind donations
  • Issues acknowledgments and tax receipts
  • Responsible for ongoing maintenance of CRM and other donation-related records
  • Assists with ongoing donor stewardship
  • Assists with in-house mailings
  • Assists with other administrative and fundraising tasks as needed

 

Qualifications

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite required
  • Proficiency with CRMs (especially eTapestry) an asset

 

Experience:

  • Experience in a customer service-focused setting
  • Experience working with eTapestry and/or other fundraising database or CRMs
  • Work or volunteer experience with the NFP sector an asset

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be personable both in person and on the phone
  • Highly proficient with computers especially Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and CRMs
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be inquisitive
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently
  • Genuine concern for and understanding of wildlife and environmental issues

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to spend extended periods using a computer keyboard
  • Requires extended periods of sitting

 

Working Conditions: 

  • This position requires working near materials and animals that may trigger allergic reactions
  • Open office environment, with equipment noise and the possibility of frequent interruption
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required
  • Some off-site work may be required
  • Required to walk on concrete floors in the building

 

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected], with the subject line “Donor Relations Support – [Your Name]”.

  1. A cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest in the role, and why you believe you would be a good fit for Toronto Wildlife Centre.
  2. Your resume detailing your education, relevant work experience, and any other qualifications or skills pertinent to the role.
  3. One writing sample that showcases your ability to craft clear and persuasive donor communications. This may include excerpts from donor thank-you letters, fundraising appeals, impact reports, or any other relevant writing that demonstrates your ability to engage donors and communicate the impact of their support effectively.

 

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of candidates only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.