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WANTED: Organized and dedicated farm administrator to help carry our farm’s mission into the local community!

Position: Farm Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh
Location: work from home in the Ottawa area / eastern Ontario

Are you passionately about local organic food and farming? Do you love solving the endless puzzles of running a dynamic small business? Do you love numbers, spreadsheets, and bookkeeping?

Well this just might be the job of a life-time!! Here’s why.

We’re a fast-growing local organic vegetable, mushroom, and cut-flower farm right here in the Ottawa Greenbelt and we’re looking for ambitious, like-minded, farmer superstars to add to our farm team. We are literally 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

  • Our mission is to enrich people’s lives by grounding our community in human wholeness through direct connection with organic food and nature.
  • Our vision is to offer a wide range of wellness activities, workshops, and services… all this in addition to growing the most delicious veggies you’ve ever tasted!
  • Our strategy for getting there is to build a world class team of amazing people fully capable of running the farm without Jonathan’s daily involvement.

If you’ve ever dreamed about what it would be like to be a part of a movement that will change the way our community eats and feels, one delicious organic bite at a time, then reach out now.

This job is perfect for a semi-retired person looking to put their skills to use for a good cause, or a stay at home parent looking to gradually re-integrate the work force!

As Farm Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant, you will take charge of the following aspects of the farm:

  • Bookkeeping:

    • Using Quickbooks Online to produce up to date accurate financial records.
    • Entering bills and invoices.
    • Generating weekly accounts payable reports
    • Managing accounts receivable
  • Administration:
    • Managing the farm’s admin email account
    • Generating payroll
    • Filing quarterly government reports (HST, Deductions, etc)
    • Interfacing with Organic Certification Agency
    • Supporting Jonathan to stay on top of the diversity of administrative and research tasks that exist on a farm.

Required Superpowers:

  • Organisation, attention to detail.
  • Dynamism and the ability to work in a startup environment (ie.. building the airplane as we fly it…) You need to be comfortable with change and a certain degree of organized chaos.
  • Positive, HIGH VIBE energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor!
  • Clear and concise communication style.
  • Equanimity and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly evolving, dynamic work environment.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn and continuously improve work methods.
  • The discipline and organisation to work from home.

And... Here are a few of the crunchy details

  • April to October: 10-20 hrs per week.
  • December-April: 5-10 hrs per week.
  • 16-18$/hr starting wage (depending on skills and experience).
  • A weekly basket of farm-fresh vegetables!
  • This is a fully bilingual work environment (French & English) though the ability to speak french is not a prerequisite.

To Apply:

If you want to be a part of an efficient, fast-paced environment that will bring out your best, you may be exactly who we’re looking for. To start the application process, send us a CV and a cover letter to letting us know why you’re the perfect person for this position!

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We’ll be reaching out to interesting candidates with the next steps to get to know each other including a zoom interview, a Myers-Briggs style personality test, and an on-farm working interview.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 16 2021    ID: 59504