LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
Position: Eco Farm Skills Coordinator
Organization: Northern Environmental Action Team
Location: Fort St John, BC
Dates: Opportunity to start as early as May
NEAT is looking for a dynamic leader to coordinate our Eco Farm Skills Program for the 2021 season. Help support a community of passionate producers connecting with and training the next generation of alternative minded farmers driving food security in the Peace! If you are self-motivated, passionate about local food systems, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you!
How to Apply:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form at neat.ca to apply!
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The Eco Farm Skills Coordinator will be based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Northern Co-Hort Coordinator. The Eco Farm Skills Coordinator will:
- Work directly with support from the Northern Co-hort Coordinator and Assistant
- Evaluate and refine the Eco Farm Skills orientation materials
- Facilitate student introductions to the program through the use of orientation materials and support creating culture around cooperation, collaboration and open communication between students, farmers, Northern Co-hort coordinator, other NEAT staff and the community.
- Facilitate relationships between Eco Farm Skills students and Northern Co-hort producer members
- Schedule shifts for students in consultation with Northern Co-hort Eco Farm Members
- Manage seasonal pop up markets - provide scheduling and support for student coverage of the markets
- Perform short term work on ecological farms throughout the Region, taking direction from producers
- Support the Fireweed Market manager to communicate systems for selling whole foods and low risk value added products through the store.
- Promote knowledge of local small scale ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
- Support the organization of community outreach and information sessions
- Ensure materials for all activities are gathered and ready for use;
- Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe; Ensure all covid-19 precautions are adhered to
- Complete all mandatory reports and participate in weekly meetings;
- Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort professionally at all times
- Be a positive team player
- Complete other duties as assigned
This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities.
- Interest in the environment, sustainable agriculture, and/or a related field
- Effectively mediate between individual needs of the students and requirements of the organization
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Experience with scheduling and asset
- Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues in agriculture
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Ability to build community relationships and use gathered information to guide program direction
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate motivation and initiative
- Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends)
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage
REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
- Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle
- Meets requirements for working with children
- Subject to security review
Term of Position
- This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week
- Compensation based upon experience
- Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle at $0.54 per kilometer
Opportunity to start as early as May, this position starts with qualified candidates