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SUMMER STUDENT JOB

Position: Projects Development Assistant
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Hudson Food Collective
Location: Hudson, Quebec

The Hudson Food Collective (HFC) is a young and fast-growing organization in Hudson (Quebec) whose mission is to build knowledge, skills, and relationships around food that is ecological, healthy, and fair to foster a thriving local food system.

We are currently looking for a student to join our team as a Projects Development Assistant.
This is a six-week position that will commence on July 17th, 30 hours a week.

The Projects Development Assistant will work directly with the General Manager of the HFC, as well as with project coordinators and board members.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications:

  • inform the public about the projects of The Hudson Food Collective

  • respond to volunteer requests

  • answer specific types of questions from the public

  • create a social media schedule for multiple projects

  • be a point person for the organization to answer questions on site

Event planning:

  • Assist in the preparations for the harvest meal and other events

General Work:

  • maintenance in the garden

  • harvesting and weeding

  • work on the seed library

  • harvesting, packaging, labelling

Organizational Development

  • provide assistance where needed in terms of general office tasks

CREDENTIALS:

  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management abilities
  • Very organized
  • Some experience with graphic design
  • Working knowledge of website management (knowledge of weebly an asset)**
  • Working knowledge of newsletter design (knowledge of mailchimp an asset)**
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of cloud computing technology (experience - with Google Drive, Doodle, Trello an asset)**
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work in a young organization
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong writing abilities in English (and French an asset)
  • Social media literacy

** Or strong computer skills with the ability to quickly understand new programs.

ASSETS:

  • Dedication towards building sustainable, healthy, affordable, and fair food systems
  • Familiarity with non-hierarchical and non-profit organizational processes
  • People skills
  • Bilingual (French and English) oral skills
  • Familiarity with Hudson
  • Experience with media relations including radio, television, and creating press releases
  • General office coordination experience
  • Gardening experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with a food-related organization
  • Experience with event planning

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

  2. was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

  3. intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

  4. is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

  5. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

  6. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*Foreign students are not eligible.

Words imparting the singular include the plural and vice versa.

Please contact The Hudson Food Collective at:
hfc mask hudsonfoodcollective.com*
to submit your application.

DEADLINE is July 7th, 2017

POSITION COMMENCES: July 17th, 2017

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FoodWork ID: 40967       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jun 14 2017