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MANITOBA FOOD & FARMING

Position: Program Coordinator
Organization: Manitoba Organic Alliance
Location: remote — candidates will work from home but should be located in or near Manitoba as some travel within the province will be required

The Manitoba Organic Alliance (MOA) is seeking a Program Coordinator to assist with managing its programs, events and coordinating its activities.

MOA is a non-profit organization, representing all organic entities in Manitoba. Our aim is to represent, promote and grow Manitoba’s organic sector through knowledge sharing, advocacy, and market development. Our vision is for a strong, resilient, and united organic sector based on the foundational principles of organic agriculture – health, ecology, fairness and care.

Send queries or your resume and a cover letter to: HR@manitobaorganicalliance.com
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Hours: full-time for one year.
Start date: June 2022
Salary: $42,000
Reports to: Executive Director
Application Deadline: 27 May 2022

Tasks

  • Fundraising
    • Support the Manitoba Organic Alliance’s fundraising efforts through securing private donations and sponsorships and assisting the Executive Director in grant applications.
  • Events Planning and Programming
    • Coordinate of grant-funded programs, including the agronomy/cost-share program and the Farm Resilience Mentorship (FaRM) Program.
    • Coordinate and manage logistics for MOA events, including farm tours, FaRM training sessions, extension events, Ag Days workshops, etc.
    • Promote MOA events through social media, newsletters, and partner organizations.
    • Prepare materials and attend in-person events and provide event management assistance.
    • Assist with production of Grain on the Brain podcast.
    • Provide support where needed for the Organic Marketplace platform development.
  • Administration
    • Work with MOA’s board of directors and its committees for project administration and management and provide support where needed.
    • Edit and assist with grant applications. Maintain grant documentation and assist with reporting requirements.
    • Create and maintain relevant databases.
    • Provide administrative support to the Manitoba Organic Development Committee in the management of the Manitoba Organic Grain check-off.
  • Communications
    • Act as member liaison and communicate with MOA’s members.
    • Act as donor/sponsor liaison and contact potential sponsors, send annual thank-you notes, etc.
    • Prepare monthly newsletter.
    • Update MOA’s website with events/other information.

Education and Skills

  • College or undergraduate degree/diploma.
  • Proficient in oral and written English language.
  • Reliable internet connection and cell phone.
  • Located in Manitoba.
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet use, and comfortable using Google Drive.
  • A positive disposition, an eagerness to learn, a strong attention to detail, and a willingness to take ownership of tasks both big and small.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as needed to draft and review professional correspondence, manage telephone calls, and greet event attendees and speakers.
  • An asset would be proficiency in WordPress.
  • Knowledge of or a passion for organic agriculture.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 3 2022    ID: 64246