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Position: School Food Gardens Coordinator
Hours: part-time, 16 hours a week 
Organization: Seeds of Diversity Canada / Waterloo Region School Food Gardens Project
Location: Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo Region, Ontario

Seeds of Diversity Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit organization based out of Waterloo, Ontario. SoDC has been the organizational support for a new initiative throughout Waterloo Region called the WR School Food Gardens Project. See http://www.wrschoolfoodgardens.ca for more info.

Overview: We are seeking a Coordinator to assist and expand our project initiatives alongside its Program Lead in support of local school food gardens. The School Food Garden Coordinator will work under the direction of the Executive Director of Seeds of Diversity and the current Program Lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating our “School Food Farmers” youth-led farmers market team – includes growing, harvesting, and selling produce, leading youth, leading volunteer groups, developing the expansion of a small partnership of businesses to grow a summer market
  • Running our social media campaign (will include planning strategy, timelines, photography, and marketing)
  • Developing newsletters and engaging content for school food gardens
  • Assisting with “build-days” in schools, coordinating material deliveries, construction, and planning of school food gardens
  • Developing region-wide school contest for indoor hydroponic grow towers
  • Developing an outreach program and marketing strategy for promoting the project, ideals, goals, and future expansion of school food gardens in our area
  • Developing other projects relating to school food gardens as required

Competencies:

  • Attention to detail – We have many things to focus on, multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Team-oriented
  • Communication skills – you be engaging volunteers, writing interesting and engaging content, and must have clear, concise, and effective communication skills
  • Community-focused – Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of our teacher volunteers, community supporters, and networks
  • Flexibility/adaptability – Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment (indoor/outdoor)
  • Budgeting

Assets:

  • Gardening knowledge and experience an asset
  • Coordinating experience an asset
  • Volunteer and youth experience an asset

Must have reliable transportation in order to visit sites, attend meetings, etc.

16 hours per week (flexible times/days during the week – to be coordinated with Program Lead) position will be at least 8 months, with possiblity to extend.

$17/hr wage

Please email resume to:
wrschoolfoodgardens@gmail.com
addressed to Jill Byers, Bob Wildfong.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 2 2019    ID: 53313