Position: Farmer & Farm Worker Organizer
Organization: National Farmers Union
Location: Position can work remotely; if in the Saskatoon area, in-person work is encouraged.
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Do you love people, especially farmers and farm workers, and community organizing? Do you want to build connections to take on corporate concentration and return the power to the people? If so, this job is for you!
The National Farmers Union is a farmer-led, democratically-directed farm organization representing Canadian farmers and farm workers, and advocating on issues of importance to us. NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems, and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions. The NFU works toward economic, social, and environmental policies that promote economically- and environmentally-sustainable farms and strong farming communities.
The National Farmers Union Farmer and Farm Worker Organizer is a contract position made possible by ECO Canada funding. Work is full-time from January through mid-April, then part time throughout the farming season. The Organizer requires communications and organizational abilities, coordination of multiple simultaneous projects, interest in learning digital skills and organizing, and a keen desire to advance agroecology and climate solutions in agriculture. Some knowledge of community organizing is preferred. Fluency in written and spoken French is a strong asset.
Candidates for this position must be eligible for ECO Canada postings, which includes:
Applications are to include a cover letter and resume (see below) sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by end-of-day Friday Dec. 1, 2023
The Role & Responsibilities
The Organizer’s responsibilities include the following:
The Farmer & Farm Worker Organizer reports to the Executive Director.
This is a contract position working 37.5 hours/week from Dec. 18, 2024 through April 5, 2024 and approx. 16 hours/week from April 8 through Dec. 16, 2024 The hourly wage is $24/hour + 5.76% payout for vacation. Training is provided. Work can be done remotely. Some evening work will be required; some weekend work may be required. Some flexibility in work hours is possible as long as the needs of the project are met.
The Ideal Candidate
The NFU is looking for a highly organized, responsible person who can manage a complex set of priorities with accurate results on tight deadlines. This position requires an outgoing person who is keen to create a sense of solidarity and welcome among the membership team and to meet (remotely) farmers of all types across Canada. Direct experience of Canadian farming is a strong asset. The candidate will eager to learn any skills they do not already have. They will have strong written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will manage multiple projects and take ownership for results. They must be committed to the NFU’s goals and to grassroots organizing. Fluency in spoken and written French is a strong asset.
The Farmer & Farm Worker Organizer will have:
Application Process: Applications are to include a resume and cover letter explaining briefly what skills you bring to the job and why it interests you. Applications are welcome until end of day Friday Dec. 1, 2023. Applications are to be sent to email@example.com . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
We thank everyone for their application, but only those applicants invited for an interview will receive follow-up regarding their application.
The NFU is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of diverse race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
The NFU will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please include them with your application.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 14 2023 ID: 69456