The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Sales and Communications Coordinator
Position: Sales and Communications Coordinator
Organization: KPU Farm Schools
Location: Greater Vancouver, BC
Term: starting as soon as possible — ending October 31, 2020, with possibility for extension.
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) — Richmond campus. Through our integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, we investigate and support regional food systems as a key element of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions. More information available at www.kpu.ca/isfs .
The KPU Farm Schools
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems is a leader in extension programming, the farm schools being the leading outreach farmer training program. We have two locations in the Lower Mainland: Tsawwassen (est. 2015) and Richmond (est. 2010). Our farm schools are open to anyone who has a desire to learn about the practice of farming to feed a growing population, in ways that restore the land and nurture Mother Earth.
The Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) Farm School is a unique collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and ISFS. The first of its kind, the school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional Indigenous food ways as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship. The program curriculum takes place on a 20 acre certified organic farm on traditional TFN land producing mixed vegetables, fruit trees and raising livestock (pigs and chickens). The farm reflects aspects of Indigenous food ways through having a traditional medicinal garden, building a smokehouse, organizing feasts on the farm and inviting knowledge keepers to share wisdom and stories with our students. More information is available at http://www.kpu.ca/tfnfarm .
The Richmond Farm School is a collaboration between the City of Richmond and ISFS. This program is designed to focus on small-scale, high production, cost efficient and lean urban farming. The teaching farm is approximately ¼ acre producing mixed vegetables that are high in demand and value, have a quick turn around and are relatively easy to manage. Lean urban farming focuses on efficient and cost-effective practices, minimal infrastructure and low capital investments. More information is available at https://www.kpu.ca/rfs
Duties and Responsibilities
Position Description: Sales and Communications Coordinator
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to
Daniel Garfinkel (Farm School Manager) at email@example.com
Sarah Clements (Farm School Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will remain open until the position is filled.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 5 2020 ID: 55930