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Role: Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program Regional Coordinators (4 positions)
Organization: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Locations:

  • Vancouver and Gulf Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan/South Cariboo
  • Northern BC/North Cariboo
  • City of Vancouver/Sea to Sky/Sunshine Coast

Hours of Work: This is a seasonal program contract. Up to 390 hours between May 1, 2021 to Dec 23, 2021 (average of 10-12 hours/week) depending on program requirements.
Compensation: $20 per hour + eligible travel expenses
Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 16th, 2021

About BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

A non-profit founded in 2000, the mission of BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) is to support, develop and promote member farmers' markets across British Columbia. BCAFM is a unified voice for 145+ member farmers’ markets who share a common BC Grow, Make, Bake philosophy. In addition to many other initiatives, BCAFM is proud to lead and deliver the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority in 70+ communities.

Job Summary: Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Regional Coordinator

The Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) Regional Coordinator will support BCAFM and participating farmers’ markets and community partners in the program delivery, systems and administration of the FMNCP in their respective region.

Key Responsibilities

The BCAFM is seeking friendly, detail-oriented, highly organized individuals who are able to work both independently and collaboratively. The FMNCP Regional Coordinators will report directly to the FMNCP Program Manager. Each FMNCP Regional Coordinator will create a work plan and strategy, in collaboration with BCAFM FMNCP staff, which is uniquely tailored to the participating farmers’ markets and community partners in their region, as well as developing a community of practice for farmers markets and community partners in their region.

Administrative & Logistical Support & Orientation/Training

  • Support partners to better fulfill the administrative and reporting duties of the FMNCP with constant communication with stakeholders either by email, in person, or phone.
  • Create and share regional specific tools and resources

Program Success & Program Innovation

  • Identify areas where farmers’ markets and community partners need support in order to make the program more successful.
  • Create opportunities for community partners and farmers’ markets in the region to communicate, work together and share information.

Media Engagement

  • Work with partners to create content and strategies to successfully promote the FMNCP, farmers’ markets and community partners through social media and traditional media.
  • Contribute to BCAFM’s newsletters and communications related to FMNCP activity in the region.

Mentorship

  • Support farmers’ markets to be more accessible to FMCNP participants.
  • Share resources to support food literacy activities at farmers’ markets and community partners

Fundraising

  • Support farmers' markets and partners in their local and regional fundraising initiatives for the FMNCP, through the development of tools, mentoring and sharing resources.
  • Identify regional funding opportunities to support and expand the program in the region.
  • Support new grant applications to funders.

Province Wide Networking

  • Participate in FMCNP meetings, providing updates on the region and seek additional tools and information to share in the region.

Skills & Experience

  • Work or lived experience in a similar coordinator role
  • A high level of working knowledge of computers, databases, and software
  • Able to work independently and from a home office, connecting remotely with the BCAFM team and program organizers.
  • Strong understanding of the FMNCP program operations, as well as farmers’ markets and community partners.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to problem solve and highly organized
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and diplomacy
  • A flexible attitude, a positive focus
  • Ability to maintain discretion with confidential Information
  • Knowledge and interest of farmers’ markets or involvement in the local food movement
  • Access to a vehicle and availability for travel within the region
  • A commitment to understanding and respecting stakeholder and participant diversities

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send your cover letter and resume in PDF format, with your name in the title of the document on or before April 16, 2021 to info@bcfarmersmarket.org
  • Please include ‘FMNCP Regional Coordinator and the Name of Region’ you are applying for in the email subject line.
  • Please note that interviews may be conducted during the recruitment period and only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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BCAFM is committed to be an equitable and inclusive employer with our hiring practices and organizational culture. We encourage applicants from all over British Columbia with diverse backgrounds, communities and lived experiences to apply, including current or former FMNCP participants.

Thank you very much for your interest in BC Farmers’ Markets.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 19 2021    ID: 59149