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Employment with The Friends of Algonquin Park

If you are interested in working with one of the most successful cooperating associations in Canada, please do not hesitate to forward your resume at anytime to The Friends of Algonquin Park. Your resume will be kept on file for consideration during our next hiring process. Contact us.

Full-Time Employment: Program Administrator

FOAP LogoThe Friends of Algonquin Park (FOAP), a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing Algonquin Park’s educational and interpretive programs, is seeking a reliable, enthusiastic individual to provide program administration services.


  • This position will be based out of the Algonquin Visitor Centre located 43 kilometers from the Park’s West Gate in Algonquin Provincial Park. This position requires an individual who is interested in working in Algonquin Park and living in close proximity to the Park.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with day to day operations of The Friends of Algonquin Park, carrying out directives of the General Manager
  • Obtain and administer personnel grants
  • Facilitate application for raffle licenses, acquisition of raffle prize donations, creation of raffle poster and tickets
  • Record and transcribe minutes for Board Meetings
  • Coordinate content for the annual newsletter
  • Prepare event media ads
  • Assist with the operation of the Bookstore and Nature Shop, especially during the summer season. Duties include providing information to Park visitors, processing Bookstore and Nature Shop sales and balancing sales remits
  • Assist with the registration of Group Education Programs and Experience Algonquin Workshops
  • Administer third-party print and web advertising requests
  • Aid in the compilation and presentation of annual report data


  • Strong hands on working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Detail-oriented, motivated self-starter
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple ongoing projects
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Previous retail operations experience
  • Experience in facilitating groups and workshops
  • Professional customer service skills
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s License


  • Post-secondary education in business administration or equivalent work experience
  • Previous not-for-profit, charitable and/or public sector experience
  • Initiative and the ability to work effectively, both as part of a team, and independently
  • Knowledge of Algonquin Provincial Park and The Friends of Algonquin Park
  • Experience with non-profit charitable organization policies and procedures


  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This full-time position is a 1-year contract with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply

  • Submissions including a cover letter, resume and references must be received by email, fax, or mail by June 29, 2018 to:

    General Manager
    The Friends of Algonquin Park
    Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0

    Fax: (613) 637-2138

Application deadline is June 29, 2018. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Seasonal Employment Opportunities

  • Most spring and summer 2018 positions have now been posted and application deadlines have closed.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Algonquin Park has occasional volunteer opportunities. Please see the Volunteer webpage for current opportunities.

Cooperative Education & High School Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Algonquin Park has hosted various unpaid cooperative education and high school volunteer opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

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