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Cheakamus centre garden coordinator
The Cheakamus Centre is seeking a creative, adaptable, self-starting Garden Coordinator to grow and manage onsite food production. Owned by the North Vancouver School District, Cheakamus Centre is an overnight field school, environmental and indigenous cultural studies facility situated on 165 ha of ecological reserve in Brackendale, BC. Cheakamus Centre offers year-round opportunities for students and visitors from across the region to learn outdoors and connect with nature.
On this food production and educational site, the Garden Coordinator will work with Cheakamus Centre’s Executive Chef, to bring farm products onto the plates and into the minds of 11,000+ students and guests that visit the Centre annually. The garden currently consists of eight raised garden beds, a small animal farm (pigs, chickens, geese, pygmy goats, and honey bees), heated greenhouse, and a robust composting program – all the ingredients to take onsite food production to the next level, for the right candidate!
Any interested candidates must be willing to help source funding for their position (e.g. potential grants/sponsorships, and so on). On-site shared accommodation is available, with potential for part-time paid kitchen, housekeeping and/or grounds work, as well as a connection to a broad network of outdoor educators, chefs, community partners and diverse markets.
Please email email@example.com for further information and inquiries.
Food Rescue Driver / Community Ambassador – Food stash
Hours: Part-time (Saturday & Sunday – approximately 5 hours each day)
Organization: Food Stash Foundation
Location: Vancouver, BC
Food Stash Foundation is a registered Canadian charity founded in 2016 with the goal of rescuing surplus food directly from suppliers and redirecting it to households in our community that experience food insecurity, while reducing the environmental impact of food waste. Whether it is through our rescued food box program — delivering weekly food boxes right to the doorsteps of our members — or through our partnerships with other local non-profit food security programs that receive surplus food, we are on a mission to bridge the food insecurity gap, reduce our environmental footprint, and bring awareness to how our food choices impact our environment and our health.
This position is right for you if:
- You’re enthusiastic, care about our environment and are passionate about reducing food waste and/or improving food security
- You’re a team player but also able to work independently
- You thrive in a fast-paced and grassroots organization work environment
- You have excellent communication skills and are a whiz with a smartphone
- You have a valid BC Driver’s License, are confident and comfortable driving a 1-tonne cube truck, and can comfortably lift up to 50lb
- Highschool diploma or equivalent experience
- Experience working with vulnerable populations and/or within the non-profit sector an asset
- Valid BC Driver’s License
- Employment offer is conditional upon satisfactory driving record and criminal record check
Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, the part-time Food Rescue Driver is responsible for picking up rescued food from our partner food suppliers, replenishing our storage space at YVR Prep, and delivering surplus food to our partner recipients around the Vancouver area. This position will report directly to the Administrative Coordinator who manages all routes for pick-up and drop-off locations and will partner with the Food Box Program Coordinator who oversees the day-to-day activities associated with the Rescued Food Box Program that operates out of our warehouse (YVR Prep) in Burnaby. This position will be an Ambassador for Food Stash as they operate out in the community and become a regular face that our partners welcome and rely on!
Under the guidance of the Administrative Coordinator and Executive Director, the driver performs all activities related to the pick-up and delivery of rescued food and is specifically responsible for the following duties:
- Travel to pick-up and delivery locations including but not limited to; grocery stores, local non-profit charities, YVR Prep, and food box program participant homes, as needed
- Operates the Food Stash vehicle in a responsible manner
- Communicates with partners and members of the public in a kind and empathetic manner, aligned with the values of Food Stash Foundation
- Ensures food is stored at YVR Prep in a timely and organized manner
- Communicates with Administrative Coordinator to ensure daily routes are confirmed and completed
- Communicates with Administrative Coordinator under the circumstance that any issues or problems arise while completing their route and/or duties
- Liaises with Food Box Program Coordinator to ensure warehouse storage is kept organized, cleaned, and up to standards
- Ensures Food Stash truck is clean, parked, and locked at YVR Prep at the end of each day
- Submits number of working hours to Administrative Coordinator on a weekly basis using the app or other technology as recommended by Food Stash
Note: This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Food Stash Foundation
- A typical day is 8am-1pm although start time is flexible
- Location: Work days start & finish at our headquarters (YVR Prep in Burnaby)
- Wage: $18/hour
- Expected start date: As soon as possible
If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your resume along with a brief description of why you are interested in Food Stash to Julia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Candidates will be notified via email to arrange for an interview. Posting will remain until the position is filled.
bc farmers’ markets
Richmond food security program coordinator
We are a small team of staff supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis.
We are seeking a dynamic and energetic Education Program Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will start by learning and enhancing core operations of current programs that include the Kids in the Garden Program, the Summer Employment Program and the Get Rooted Youth Program.
The Kids in the Garden Program brings facilitators into elementary schools to work with different classes, support a school’s garden, as well as build a culture and confidence around gardening and sustainable food awareness in the school environment.
Our Summer Employment Program offers children and youth the opportunity to develop employment and gardening skills while maintaining a flourishing green space during the summer months and the Get Rooted Youth Program engages youth to fuel their personal development while building leadership skills.
There is significant growth potential in this role, and the opportunity to be involved in the planning, designing, and implementation of new projects and programs. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and must be passionate about education and community development, exceptionally organized, and a real people person with a solid teaching and gardening background.
- Develop and expand current education programs such as the Kids in the Garden Program, the Summer Employment Program and the Get Rooted Youth Program
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners including, but not limited to, city staff and elected officials, school board trustees and staff, health authority staff, teachers, principals, parents, and students
- Develop and implement systems to evaluate programs qualitatively and quantitatively
- Keep organized and thorough operational records of program data, results, contacts, and operational details
- Communicate effectively about the society and programs through traditional media, online media, and print products, following RFSS brand standards and communications protocols
- Work in the best interests of the whole organization, including grant writing and developing operational systems
- Other exciting tasks as required
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field, such as Education, Nutrition, Land and Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture or Environmental Science
- Demonstrated experience developing and executing education programming
- Solid working knowledge of organic gardening principles
- Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Tech savvy, and proficient in word processing, databases, email, blogging, and social media
- Physical mobility, ability, and willingness to move through a range of outdoor work environments, including lifting and digging in gardens
- Vehicle access an asset in order to transport supplies to schools, and travel to events. Mileage will be reimbursed. Use of Richmond Modo car sharing possible
- Some experience in grant writing preferred
- Have or willing to obtain:
- Criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
- FoodSafe Level 1
- Emergency First Aid
The Successful Candidate will:
- Work with a growing, passionate team committed to community development and food literacy
- Be part of the thriving food security and urban agriculture movement
- Build extensive knowledge of organic gardening and teaching
- Practice sound program and project management principles
- Work with stakeholders and clients, utilizing strong communication and conflict resolution skills
- Develop strong oral and written communication skills including report writing, both in text and visual formats
- Understand and use relevant BC School Curriculum and municipal environmental laws and regulations
This position will start based primarily out of the RFSS office in gorgeous and centrally located Paulik Park, Richmond. Travel around Richmond will be required for meetings, program delivery, and events.
Application deadline: Ongoing, or until the position is filled. Early applications encouraged.
Start date: August 22, 2019
Compensation: Starting at a living wage of $20/hr + annual increases + prorated 3 weeks annual vacation + prorated 10 annual wellness days. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, permanent full time. Hours are typically between Mon-Fri 8:30 AM 4:30 PM. Up to 10 evenings and up to 10 weekends are required per year for programs and special events. Some work from home is possible (laptop provided), as are flexible hours.
Send resume to Ian Lai – email@example.com
edible garden education coordinator
The position of Education Coordinator is responsible for the EGP’s education programs for children and youth. The role includes program planning, development, and instruction. The candidate will seek new learning opportunities while creating and modifying programs and activities to meet the ever-changing needs of individual learners, the community, and the program vision. As a key external representative of the NSNH/EGP, the Education Coordinator will utilize excellent judgement to develop credible and meaningful relationships with businesses, schools, daycares, pre-schools and the community. The Education Coordinator will work closely with the EGP Program Manager to identify opportunities and resolve concerns. The responsibilities will be done while ensuring consistency with the mission and vision of the North Shore Neighbourhood House.
Application Deadline: Monday, June 17th, 2019 – Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit application to: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis is a dream job for someone out there! Full posting is on our website (http://ediblegardenproject.com/2019/06/10/hiring-an-education-coordinator/),
Britannia Community Gathering – Cook Position
Reconciliation in Action: Share, Learn and Eat!
The Sunday Community Meals Program has been developed by the Britannia Community Centre in partnership with the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society and Grandview Woodland Food Connection as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members to gather, share a meal, and discuss issues that are important to them, including endangered Indigenous languages, adaptation to climate change, mental health and much more. Sharing a healthy lunch together is recognized as an important aspect to these gatherings, ensuring that participants are well fed and healthy.
We are seeking an Indigenous youth with cooking skills to lead the food preparation for this program which runs once monthly on a Sunday. Volunteer support may be provided if there is a demonstrated need.
- Preparation of a simple but healthy meal for approximately 20 – 40
- Food shopping, meal preparation, serving, and clean up
- Food safe
- Self-starter with strong knowledge and passion for healthy cooking
- Strong organizational skills and ability to cook for 20+ people
- Confident working independently
Dates: May 19, June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22, October 20 Time: 9am – 2pm Location: Britannia Community Centre Hours: Approximately 6 hrs including shopping Pay: $25/hr
If interested, please email your resume to Ian Marcuse – email@example.com Or feel free to call for more information – 604-718-5895
NEIGHBOURHOOD NETWORK DEVELOPER – COMMUNITY FOOD LIAISON
The Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute is based out of Collingwood Neighbourhood House. With our many partner organizations and volunteers, we promote intercultural learning and leadership around sustainable growing, local food, diverse food traditions, and healthy eating in the Renfrew- Collingwood neighbourhood. We believe that food is a human right, and that the “right to food” means much more than meeting basic nutritional requirements. We help bring neighbours together to find solutions to issues like hunger and isolation in our community.
In close collaboration with the Food Security Coordinator, the Community Food Liaison develops
opportunities for positive relationships and intercultural connections between people and community organizations in Renfrew Collingwood. The work focuses specifically on cooking, food growing, and food sharing opportunities. These activities aim to leverage the social, economic, and emotional dimensions of food to increase opportunities for belonging and inclusion for all residents. This is a management level, short-term contract position.
The Community Food Liaison:
- Coordinates workshops (e.g. community kitchens, food preserving, organic gardening), including scheduling, childminding arrangements, grocery purchases and supplies, and provides set-up and clean-up support for activities when needed
- Supports workshop facilitators and urban agriculture volunteer teams to develop inclusive and
welcoming engagement opportunities Identifies and connects volunteers, participants, and facilitators with leadership development and educational opportunities consistent with their goals and aspirations (e.g. Advisory Committee)
- Develops and distributes plain-language promotional material (including a monthly activity
schedule, brochures, and online resources)
- Attends community celebrations and events (e.g. Collingwood Days) to conduct outreach activities
- Engages in ongoing evaluation of activities, including tracking attendance numbers and
documenting participant feedback
- Develops food justice-oriented educational workshops and activities for the community
Works closely with the Community Development Team, Integrated Settlement Services Team, and other CNH departments to identify opportunities for resource-sharing and internal referrals
- Fields inquiries from participants regarding programs, services, and neighbourhood opportunities
- Promotes interaction between newcomers and long-term residents
- Supports the Food Security Coordinator in evaluation and reporting
- Supports and mentors volunteers, facilitators, and community leaders, with resources and training to deal with emerging challenges (including conflict resolution) when necessary
- Post-secondary education with a degree in food security- or community development-related
discipline or a combination of work experience in anti-oppression/community development
- 2 or more years of experience in community development, community capacity building, food
systems change, and/or intercultural engagement through urban food security initiatives
- Self-motivated and self-directed, strong interpersonal, organizational, administrative,
- networking, leadership and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently and collaboratively
- Ability to work both independently and in a team
- Knowledge of the Renfrew Collingwood community; knowledge of community resources and
- Excellent oral and written English skills and proficient knowledge of computers
- Ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends)
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
- Attitudes and values in keeping with the inclusionary practices, goals and philosophy of the Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute and Collingwood Neighbourhood House
- Practical skills such as: Food preparation, knowledge of seasonal and healthy foods, knowledge and curiosity about diverse food traditions, event planning, organic food growing and orchard
management skills, meeting/workshop facilitation, program design, developing learning
opportunities and educational materials, carpentry skills, recruiting and supervising volunteers of diverse ages and abilities (including people experiencing social/economic marginalization
- Food Safe Level 1 certification, valid BC driver’s license, access to own vehicle, first aid certification, oral and written proficiency in additional language(s), web-based skills, design and layout skills
- Is a resident of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood
Wages and Benefits
Salary : 15 hrs/wk at $25.34 per hour
Schedule : Schedule is flexible
June 18th – August 30th, 2019
Location : Collingwood Neighbourhood House (5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC) with off-site locations
SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND RESUME BY:
12:00/Noon on Fri, June 7
Attention to: Mik Turje
Food Security Coordinator
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9
Fax No. 604-451-1191
environmental youth alliance Program coordinator
NOTE: Substantial weekend work will be required for this position.
What we do: mission & mandate
EYA helps vulnerable youth living in the Downtown Eastside connect with nature to benefit their
lives and steward the land. We deliver free, hands-on programs in urban green spaces,
empowering youth to carry out nature stewardship projects — like creating bird habitat,
wildflower meadows, or plant medicine gardens. Through our programs, youth gain new skills
and confidence, grow new appreciation for nature, build new social connections, and experience
improved mental health, while helping to improve urban biodiversity and access to nature. To
find out more visit http://www.eya.ca
What you’ll do: situation & role overview
As Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering several multi-week youth
programs each year with a focus on growing native plants and restoring bird habitat. You will
develop curriculum and facilitate hands-on programming, including teaching youth to grow
thousands of bird-supporting native plants and carry out habitat restoration projects, including
invasive species removal and native plantings. You will also manage the EYA nursery,
greenhouse, and native plant teaching garden, and manage our plant give-away events. The
program is based in Strathcona and Cottonwood Community Gardens in the Downtown
● Support the Program Manager with annual planning and curriculum development
● Coordinate program logistics: recruit participants, schedule guests, and liaise with
● Facilitate youth programs: Lead hands-on habitat stewardship activities focused on
growing native plants and restoring wildlife habitat
● Recruit and manage peer mentors (youth volunteers) to support program delivery
● Manage the native plant nursery and greenhouse, including caring for plants over the
season using organic practices
● Coordinate distribution of native plants to community organizations and the public
● Help maintain EYA programming spaces in Strathcona Community Gardens
● Manage social media for the program
● Support program evaluation and reporting
● Support program fundraising work as needed
● Develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners and local experts
● Coordinate and facilitate community or school workshops and stewardship events
● Ensure program activities adhere to organizational policies, relevant legislation, and
● Other activities as identified by the Program Manager
What you’ll bring: requirements
Do you have experience with horticulture and ecological gardening? Are you a skilled and
energetic facilitator? We’re looking for someone with experience running environmental
education programs for youth, and strong knowledge of native plant horticulture/gardening and
wildlife habitat stewardship. You are task-focused, reliable, organized, resourceful, a
collaborative team player, and a good communicator.
● Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience or training in applied biology,
environmental science, ecology, science education, or related field
● 1 – 2 years experience planning and facilitating ecology-related programs, preferably for
● 1 – 2 years experience facilitating youth programs and/or experiential education for youth
● Strong knowledge of horticulture and ecological gardening & experience working with
● Knowledge of urban ecology and wildlife — especially birds
● Experience with habitat stewardship and restoration
● Class 5 driver’s licence and ability to join MODO car co-op required; access to a
personal vehicle is an asset
● Experience working with youth, including vulnerable youth
● Task-focused, organized, committed to high quality work
● Able to prioritize competing tasks
● Clear and concise communication skills, both verbally and in writing
● Able to work collaboratively with a small team to achieve shared goals
● Able to build and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations
● Able to follow directions, work independently, and take initiative where appropriate
● Resourceful, handy, and able to creatively troubleshoot issues regarding site
maintenance and program logistics
● Positive attitude, flexible, and willing to pitch in to make things happen
● Able to work responsibly and safely in an inner-city garden space
● Able to do physical work in an outdoor setting in all weather conditions
● Personal values fit with EYA mission and culture, demonstrated through work and/or
● Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check, required before
● Occupational First Aid Level 1 or willingness to obtain before start of work
How to apply
E-mail a short cover letter and resumé to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Program
Coordinator application” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is May 22, 2019.
VANCOUVER Fruit tree project – pick leader
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society (VFTP) is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to harvesting and sharing fresh neighbourhood fruit, and increasing food security in the city.
Since 1999, we have picked more than 68,000 pounds of produce and redistributed it throughout the community through social service organizations. We engage with over 300 volunteers, and our program benefits approximately 8,000 citizens that are supported by our community partners. Through our work, we aim to promote cooperation and neighbourliness, while also minimizing food waste.
The VFTP is seeking an enthusiastic, organized Pick Leader for the 2019 season (the 20th year of the project!)
At the core of VFTP, Pick Leaders are responsible for leading and distributing fruit from our backyard harvests. A typical day for a Pick Leader entails transporting equipment from one of the storage locations to a tree owner’s home. They then oversee a safe, fun pick with volunteers. When finished, the Pick Leader delivers the harvested fruit to one of the community partners. One pick generally takes about 3.5 hours.
After training end of June/start of July, the hired Pick Leader will be notified of upcoming picks by email with information on time, location, and volunteers attending. VFTP wishes to complete 60 fruit picks this season, and the paid Pick Leader will help us accomplish this.
The Pick Leader role will also include duties like taking stock of and replenishing equipment, representing the organization at outreach events, among other things.
- Flexible and available for regular fruit picks, which will occur at various times throughout the week – occassionally on evenings and/or weekends – and at varying locations throughout the City of Vancouver. The Pick Leader will set a regular pick schedule for the season, and may need to adapt based on the readiness of the fruit and tree owner preferences. Flexibility is key.
- Class 5 driver’s license with extensive city driving experience
- Have own vehicle for work use (with VFTP reimbursing for mileage), or
- Use VFTP’s Modo account
- Supervisory experience
- Be able to guide volunteers during picks (have them sign the waiver; ensure safety and proper fruit picking technique as dictated by VFTP’s fruit picking guide)
- Ensure that the trees and homeowners’ property are respected
- Answer questions about the organization and destination of the fruit
- Record-keeping & Communication
- Keep regular records of the picks and relay this information to the Coordinator
- Respond to emails in a timely manner
- Attend monthly board meetings (second Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30p)
Our ideal candidate:
Is passionate about food security and community building.
Has demonstrated experience supervising volunteers.
Is organized, can work independently and is comfortable making decisions.
Is motivated and prepared to work outside, rain or shine.
Has strong verbal and written communication skills.
Has a keen eye for detailed record keeping.
Is professional and timely in communication.
Has access to a laptop or phone for emailing.
First Aid Training is a strong asset.
Timeline and Compensation:
This is a part-time contract position, which will run from the end of June to mid October. The Pick Leader is expected to work around 10 to 15 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The rate of compensation for this position is $16 per hour.
Please send a cover letter and resume in pdf format as a single document with “VFTP Pick Leader Applicant” in the subject line by midnight on June 10 to email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Thank you for your interest in the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project! To learn more, visit: http://www.vancouverfruittree.com
Kids safe – Food Security Program Coordinator
School is the center of the universe for many children. It’s where they learn, play, eat, make friends, discover role models, develop lifelong social skills, and find help if a crisis arises. These essential services cease to exist for vulnerable children when schools close for winter, spring and summer breaks. KidSafe serves more than 450 of Vancouver’s most at-risk youth by providing a safe space, developmental care and nutrition to children ages 5-13 when school is not in session.
KidSafe is seeking a Food Security Program Coordinator to join our innovative, fast-paced Programs team.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Food Security Program Coordinator directly supports the planning, implementation, and evaluation of KidSafe’s Food Security Program by developing an enhanced training and support program for site food coordinators, implementing nutrition education programming for youth during break time, engaging families through cooking workshops and community dinners, and collaborating with food redistribution organizations to address barriers to food access for KidSafe families.
- A positive and enthusiastic can-do attitude
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to develop rapport with children and their families, educational personnel, and service providers and partners
- Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
- Excellent time-management skills and a flexible mindset; ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure, adjust to the changing needs of the organization and take on a wide variety of assigned duties and projects
- Demonstrated ability to attend to detail, producing accurate and high-quality output
- Demonstrated ability to work with children in a recreational or educational setting an asset
- Strong technical skills (MS Office)
- Demonstrated professionalism, judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters
- Passionate about the KidSafe Project Society and its values
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Training and support program for site food coordinators – break time
Improve break time onsite food program by developing an enhanced training and support program for site food coordinators
- Develop nutritionally balanced menu plans and expand nutrition training and mentorship
- Organize centralized bulk purchase of fresh food supply for KidSafe sites
- Manage food security program budget and shopping needs for KidSafe sites
- Lead training workshop with site food coordinators prior to the start of break time
- Prepare site food coordinator binders and materials prior to the start of break time
- Manage expense reconciliations and reporting post-break time
Nutrition education programming for KidSafe youth – break time
- Develop and implement weekly cooking and nutrition education programming for KidSafe participants during break time, including exploration of new foods and development of cooking skills (1 class per site per week during break time)
- Source materials and prepare take-home packages with ingredients and supplies needed to recreate recipes learned in weekly lessons (1 recipe package per child per week)
- Source materials and package fresh food distribution for each KidSafe participant (1 fresh food package per child per week)
Family and community engagement – year-round
- Develop and implement cooking workshops for parents and families (12 per year), incorporating topics such as cooking on a budget, safe food storage, etc.
- Source materials and prepare take-home packages with ingredients and supplies needed to recreate recipes learned in cooking workshops
- Establish community dinners at KidSafe sites (10 per year), providing the opportunity for families and youth to connect with each other, program staff, and organizational stakeholders
- Collaborate and develop partnerships with food redistribution organizations
- University degree, diploma, or certificate in a related field or experience and training in a related field
- Experience working in the non-profit sector preferred
Experience in nutrition, food service, and/or youth education are assets, however are not necessary as many skills related to this position are transferable. This position requires someone with exceptional organizational and communication skills. We encourage candidates to apply who believe they would be a great fit whether they have directly related experience or not.
This is a full-time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week. This position requires occasional evenings and weekend work.
Please send your resume and cover letter in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote KidSafe Food Security Program Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received. Early application is encouraged.
Sustainable agriculture and sale assistant
Anticipated 2 positions pending funding approval. Position(s) will be funded by Canada Summer Jobs grant and are contingent on funding approval. Location: Brooksdale Environmental Centre, Surrey, BC. Start and End Date: Early May to August (16 weeks) with the possibility of full time extension to October 31, 2019 and part time extension in November and December. Hours/Days Worked: Full time (5 days/week, 40 hours/week, Tuesday to Saturday). Wage: $14.65 per hour. Closing Date: May 4, 2019, or until the position has been filled. A Rocha is an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education, community-based conservation projects and sustainable agriculture. We envision the transformation of people and places by showing God’s love for all creation. A Rocha Canada Brooksdale Environmental Centre is one of the most dynamic environmental centres in North America. Brooksdale’s 27-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, an organic farm, and heritage houses. This unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes Brooksdale a place where critical environmental issues are researched, addressed, and solved. The Sustainable Agriculture & Sales Assistant works in collaboration with the Program Development Manager, the Farm Manager, the Store Manager and other Brooksdale staff in assisting with crop production and farm sales. The 2 acre Brooksdale Farm operates in partnershipwith the 1 acre Kingfisher Farm. Sales include a 150 member community supported agriculture program (CSA), market, and restaurant sales. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Reports directly to the Program Development Manager who works in close collaboration with the Farm Manager and Store Manager. Provides field and sales supervision and instruction to Interns and Volunteers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Farm Sales: ● Responsible for all aspects of market sales, including market set-up and break-down, cashiering and cashing out, and market aesthetics. ● Maintain and develop new sales infrastructure, including market signage, tables and stands, and point of sales program operation. ● Ensure proper record keeping for sales data.Develop and promote market sales through advertising channels, WordPress, and social media outlets. ● Maintain clear communication channels between the farm and clientele. ● Assist with CSA management, communication, sales, and delivery. ● Assist with restaurant communication, sales, and delivery. ● Communicating with vendors/suppliers as needed. ● Assist in training and supervision of Interns and Volunteers. ● Work in collaboration with Brooksdale staff for other onsite activities as needed. Farm Production: ● Assist in all aspects of crop production, including bed preparation, seeding, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, and post harvest processing and packing. ● Record keeping for all required field activities. ● Participate in other general farm tasks as required ● Assist in training and supervision of Interns and Volunteers. ● Work in collaboration with Brooksdale staff for other onsite activities as needed. WORKING CONDITIONS Work takes place outdoors in the field areas at Brooksdale and Kingfisher farms. The Sustainable Agriculture & Sales Assistant is required to work in all weather conditions. Work in extreme weather conditions may be required. Long working hours may also be required throughout the production season. Shared indoor office space is provided at Brooksdale, though the Sustainable Agriculture & Sales Assistant will be to required communicate with other Brooksdale staff to avoid space conflicts. QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Experience: ● At least one year/season sales and/or customer service experience, preferably within the food and/or agricultural sector. ● At least one year/season in diversified vegetable production (preferably organic) an asset. ● Experience working within the not-for-profit sector an asset. ● Food Safe Level 1 certification, or a willingness to do so. ● First Aid and CPR certifications an asset. ● Social media and/or advertising experience and/or WordPress experience an asset. ● Demonstrated embodiment of A Rocha Canada’s Vision, Commitments and Core Values an asset. ● Demonstrated leadership experience; able to comfortably make decisions and execute tasks in a diverse and dynamic working environment. Skills: ● Intermediate level point of sales and money handling skills. ● Introductory food literacy knowledge, including general horticultural production, local and organic food concepts and vocabulary, and/or food preparation. ● Introductory technical skills in the areas of horticultural production, soil and landscape management, and/or farm equipment use and maintenance in a mixed farm setting. ● Intermediate Microsoft Office and/or Google suit experience. ● Demonstrated communication (verbal/written), facilitation, and interpersonal skills; able to work both independently and within a high-energy team environment; able to resolve interpersonal conflicts professionally; excellent collaboration and group leadership skills. ● Strong organizational skills; able to identify and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision, work independently, and take initiative. ● Must be physically fit, able to lift 50lbs. ● Demonstrated ability to work quickly, efficiently and calmly in high-stress settings for long hours in any weather and bring tasks to completion on time. ● Familiarity with A Rocha Canada’s Vision, Commitments and Core Values. Additional Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must: ● be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; ● be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; ● have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations; and, ● obtain a Criminal Record Background and Vulnerable Sector check. HOW TO APPLY ● Email, as a single PDF document, a cover letter and resume clearly detailing your experience and qualifications for this position to Ryan Weemhoff (email@example.com) ● Ensure your email subject line clearly refers to the Sustainable Agriculture Assistant position. ● Ensure your name and the position title are included in the PDF file name. ● The application intake period will close at 11:59 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019, or until the position has been filled. ● Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails. ● The position(s) are contingent on Canada Summer Jobs funding approval.
Young Agrarians Land Matcher
Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year?
Young Agrarians needs someone with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland owners who have land to lease. If you’ve got equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and a desire to spend hours (yes, hours – please love admin, regulations and leases!) poring over spreadsheets and the B.C. Land Title Act, we’d love to hear from you!
Young Agrarians is on the hunt for a talented communicator and project manager who understands the agricultural landscape to provide land access “extension services” as the Central / North Land Matcher through the B.C Land Matching Program. This position will work to facilitate access to land for new farm businesses by screening farmland opportunities and farmers ready to start farm businesses, facilitating match making, and developing legal contracts between parties, as well as providing remote technical assistance for the development of leases, in the region. The BCLMP program focuses on relationship development and the creation of secure leases, ensuring that both parties have thought through risks and opportunities as best possible before beginning an arrangement.
Young Agrarians embraces diversity, and we are excited about building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Location: This is a remote position based in Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley. Travel between potential landowners’ properties is necessary.
Application Deadline: 5pm Monday, April 15th, 2019
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop a land and farmer inventory through digital and grassroots outreach efforts and responding to inquiries from landowners and new farmers;
- Identify needs of new farmers to assess enterprise readiness and provide support and resources to ensure their success during and after the farmland matching process.
- Assist landowners to evaluate their land opportunities for agricultural viability and clarify their land usage vision and terms;
- Register land opportunities and farmers looking for land on the YA UMAP digital land listing inventory;
- Publish on-going land opportunities and resource content on the YA Blog.
- Provide hands-on, personalized, matchmaking to support land seekers to find the most suitable land opportunities for their farm projects; and support landowners to find the most suitable farmer(s) for their land opportunities through facilitating introductions and site visits;
- Where a successful relationship ensues between two parties, facilitate negotiations and support the development of the terms of the arrangement with the support of a lawyer.
- Support storytelling and reporting through follow up program evaluations, collecting testimonials and maintaining program metrics.
- Coordinate an annual Land Linking Workshop to grow the base of engaged and informed landowners, and new and potential farmers;
- Disseminate tools: BC Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates;
- Engage with local governments, Ministry Staff, organizations, and communities to gather data on land access, and deliver a final report on land access needs in the region.
- You have experience and/or education in farming and food systems, such as a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in agriculture, or experience delivering technical assistance to farmers in areas such as farmland assessment and business planning.
- You have a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach to community engagement, and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- You are detail-oriented, highly motivated and have the ability to meet deadlines and make progress without direct supervision, as part of a remote team.
- You are fluent with Google Drive, MS Office, social media platforms, Mailchimp, and WordPress.
- You are able to outreach, facilitate, and communicate both in writing and verbally with empathy, curiosity, engaged listening, and attention to detail.
- You can write creative communications content and facilitate structured conversations; you possess a joy for working with people.
- You have experience gathering qualitative data through surveys, consulting with stakeholders, and preparing reports.
- You have strong proven leadership and decision making capacities with a willingness to “do what it takes” to get the job done.
- You are looking for a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends required.
- You have a valid BC driver’s license and vehicle.
- Experience working in non-profit(s).
- Agronomy, soil science, real estate, and/or business planning experience.
- Negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution experience.
- Aptitude for / or ability to understand and explain regulatory frameworks in easy to understand terms such as the ALC, BC Land Titles Act, BC Farm Classification, and municipal bylaws.
- Familiarity with local and regional food systems, and an existing network of relationships within the agricultural community.
- Experience working with regional/municipal and provincial governments.
- Compensation: $30/hour, 35 hours/week. Contractor must have their own computer, phone and vehicle. Work km’ will be reimbursed at provincial rates .58 cents/km.
- This is a remote position, and the applicant must be based in Central/Northern B.C.
START DATE – As soon as possible!
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter c/o Darcy Smith to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Monday, May 27, 2019. Please include “MV Land Matcher” and your full name in the email subject line. Email a single attachment with a one page cover letter and resume sent as one PDF document, with your first and last name as the file name.
Interviews may be conducted as resumes come in. If you read this job description after the expiration date and want to send your resume in because you have the qualifications and this is your dream job, please do send your information in.
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