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Position: Project & Communications Co-ordinator
Organization: Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Location: anywhere in Ontario

Job Description

Project & Communications Co-ordinator, School Garden Celebration Week
Contract position, paying $22.50/hr, 14 hrs/wk x 13 wks. Total value of contract: $4,088.
Start date: Feb 27/2017 (negotiable with minimum 8 weeks before, and one week after, May 15-19)


  • Proven communications, social media, and Wordpress skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Able to communicate with diverse audiences (youth, Indigenous, Francophone, multicultural, with disabilities)
  • French language skills an asset
  • Interest in and familiarity with school gardens an asset

Position Overview

The Project Co-ordinator will be responsible for implementing School Garden Celebration Week (SGCW), May 15-19, 2017. This will be a province-wide celebration as part of Ontario 150. The goal of SGCW will be to highlight the past, present and future directions of school gardens in Ontario. The project will build awareness, excitement and broad public participation in school-community gardens across the province.

  • Task 1: Develop the key contacts and relationships
  • Task 2: Establish and use media database
  • Task 3: Messaging/Content creation (E/F)
  • Task 4: Increase sustainability and reach of profiled gardens
  • Task 5: Leverage the Ontario 150 grant for additional in-kind sponsorship

Reports to: Executive Director
Payment: monthly via invoice

Background info:

The school-community garden contacts can be drawn from the following sources:
• Previous years’ School Garden Day participants (40+)
• other networks and initiatives
The background documents including full job description & funder deliverables will be shared upon request.

Green Thumbs is committed to an inclusive workplace. Indigenous, Black, People of Colour and Disabled People are encouraged to apply.

Send resume and statement of interest in ONE DOCUMENT to jobs (at) by 5 PM Feb 17, 2017.

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FoodWork ID: 38212       Date posted to Feb 13 2017