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Organization: Earthwise Society
Location: Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Earthwise Society has been a not-for-profit leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and small scale organic farms at several sites in South Delta and Agassiz. Earthwise has an exciting opportunity at our Delta location for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability. The Program Coordinator will implement a range of community programs and provide necessary support services to ensure the smooth functioning of organizational operations.

Duties and responsibilities:


  • Plan and coordinate delivery of community programs including food security, therapeutic horticulture, and environmental education initiatives; handle program registration, assist in delivery

  • Coordinate volunteer programs, including outreach, recruitment, and engagement

  • Track and evaluate program results, ensure program outcomes are realized

  • Assist with development and implementation of communications plans to raise awareness about community programs and educational messages; design promotional and support materials

  • Engage community support/involvement/donations; assist with grant applications; diversify funding sources

  • As part of a team, explore opportunities to increase the range of community and educational program offerings at Earthwise: identify partnerships and potential funding opportunities

  • Plan and organize event based fundraisers including annual 100 Mile Banquet

  • Assist with claims and reporting for grants and contracts


  • Perform basic data entry and bookkeeping tasks including payables/receivables, payroll and remittances; assemble year-end documents to forward to accountants

  • Provide office support as needed: phones, mail outs, filing, ordering supplies, and keeping workspace clean and organized

  • Provide administrative support for programs, events and farm store, prepare floats and reconciliations

  • Provide support for efficient use of existing office technology, computer networks and inter-office communication, ensure consistency and security

  • Maintain up-to-date membership and mailing lists; handle renewals and inquiries

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of post secondary program in a field related to Environmental Sciences, Communications or other related field

  • Experience with communications, event planning, customer service, and marketing

  • Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues

  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Experience with the not-for-profit sector, fundraising and grants

  • Proven track record providing administrative tasks in a fast paced office environment

  • Knowledge or experience with bookkeeping basics; Quickbooks an asset

  • Strong computer skills, including organizing data and mailing lists, page layout and design, using Mac and PC

  • A personal interest in social and environmental issues, gardening, or growing food would be an asset


This is a full time position 35 hours per week, with a salary in the range of $18 - 20 per hour, depending on experience. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to . Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 2 2019    ID: 53325