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Position: DTESNH Urban Farm Project Manager
Organization: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is looking for a dynamic individual to manage our day-to-day operations for the 2021 growing season at out our .5-acre Urban Farm. The successful candidate will be passionate about our Right to Food philosophy, work from a strengths-based perspective, and effectively bring people together from different corners of the community. This a great opportunity for someone that wants to combine their passion for urban agriculture with strong organizational skills and an interest in community development work.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space where our neighbours can come and learn, share their gifts, and be accepted for who they are.

Farm Site Management

  • Ensure a steady flow of produce to Neighbourhood House programs, partner organizations, and community members
  • Supervise program assistants, volunteers, and Peer Worker Program staff
  • Manage post-harvest processing – washing, packaging, and distribution
  • Weed management, crop rotations, and soil amending
  • Keep site clean, organized, and safe at all times
  • Ensure all equipment and infrastructure are in good repair
  • Volunteer coordination – communication, scheduling, orientation, filing and maintaining application paperwork, directly supervise volunteers onsite
  • Host weekly orientation session for community members that would like to volunteer in a supported environment
  • Host site tours for supporters, funders, stakeholders
  • Collaborate with UBC faculty and a UBC Research Assistant on activities and events, including planning for educational workshops on food security, food sovereignty, gentrification, urban policy, and other issues relevant to the Urban Farm


  • Respond to emails and inquiries in a timely manner
  • Maintain partnerships and site use agreements with community partners. Facilitate a diverse and welcoming space for multiple stakeholder groups
  • Develop a shared site-use calendar for all groups using the space
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to administer recruit and support volunteer


  • Document and maintain records of program and volunteer participation, volume of produce grown and distribution locations, and community engagement, activities
  • Maintain DTESNH Urban Farm program binder that details all farm activities, policies and procedures
  • Administer and maintain records of DTESNH custom organic fertilizer fundraiser sales


  • 3+ years experience with agriculture production
  • Relevant post-secondary education related to food security or urban agriculture, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of community development principles and strengths-based approaches
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience managing a program budget
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Access to computer and phone
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and engage in strenuous physical labour
  • Must have rain gear and be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Valid First Aid and Foodsafe certifications


This position is 5 months in duration and 21 hours per week at a rate of $20.00 - $22.00 per hour depending on experience. Additional hours are possible, but this is dependent on grant application results. Work days are Saturday, Monday, Tuesday.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to . Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 2 2021    ID: 59343