Architectural Conservancy Ontario Program Coordinator Part Time in Toronto, ON

Architectural Conservancy Ontario

Branch Toronto ON CA

Program Coordinator
Toronto, ON

ACO is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small coordinating office…

Through advocacy and direct action, ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY ONTARIO (ACO) has been involved in preserving Ontario’s architectural and environmental heritage since 1933 by helping communities and owners preserve buildings and structures of architectural merit, and places of natural beauty or interest.

ACO is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small coordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Executive and Provincial Council.

ACO has helped save hundreds of buildings all across Ontario, and raised awareness of the importance of preserving Ontario’s provincial, municipal, and community heritage. The first organization to press for heritage legislation and funding in Ontario, ACO has been followed in the field by such outstanding organizations as the Ontario Heritage Trust, Community Heritage Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

Primary Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the part time Program Coordinator (21 hours a week) will have a wide range of Program responsibilities including:


  • Support planning and coordination of ACO programs and activities
  • Manage volunteer programs including: Preservation Works!, the Directory of Heritage Professionals, the Buildings as Risk program and others
  • Develop new programs in conjunction with the C.O.O.
  • Provide assistance and referrals to members of the public calling for assistance
  • Ensure the implementation of policies and practices
  • Help build positive relations within the team and with external parties
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda
  • Prepare paperwork, track and file, keep updated records and create reports or proposals
  • Work with other staff to coordinate communications, media relations, social media etc
  • Create regular reports for the COO

Candidate Requirements

Education: a combination of education and work experience. Diploma or degree in a discipline such as volunteer management, urban planning, architecture, heritage, museum studies, or political science.


Experience with community action or volunteer management would be ideal. Some knowledge of architecture or community development would be an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to synthesize and summarize information quickly.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills, can manage multiple tasks.
  • Some experience with Volunteer Management an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed networking, listening, and rapport building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential and privileged information with discretion.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Can relate to members of the public in a relaxed and amicable manner.
  • Some understanding of architecture or engineering would be considered an asset

Personal Characteristics

  • A fast learner.
  • Flexible with the ability to respond to immediate issues promptly.
  • Has an optimistic, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Energetic and motivated.

This is a part-time position (21 hours a week). The position requires some evening and weekend work.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-27
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