Position: Executive Director
Type: 5 month contract, average of 16 hours/week
Organization: Vancouver Urban Farming Society
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
About the Vancouver Urban Farming Society
The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) works to strengthen urban farming through education, networking, advocacy and business support towards our mission of growing urban farming in Vancouver and beyond. We do so through programming and events, maintaining a strong network, working with policymakers, as well as public education and engagement. You can learn more about us at http://www.urbanfarmers.ca.
About the Position
VUFS is looking for a part-time Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the society. The successful candidate will have a strong background in fund development, programming, executive leadership and knowledge of the urban farming movement and small-scale sustainable agriculture. VUFS is a small organization looking to achieve great things and as such we are looking for a person who is able to thrive in this type of environment and work both independently as well as collaboratively. Must be resourceful and flexible.
This is a 5-month contract position beginning as soon as the right candidate is found (no later than September 5, 2017) until January 31, 2018, with an average of 16 hours/week. Upon successful completion of the 5-month term, there may be the opportunity to extend the contract and additional hours of work may become available contingent on funding. The work schedule is flexible and will require some evening and weekend availability.
The hourly rate is $23-$28 commensurate with experience.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Programming (approximately 65%)
The Executive Director will:
Executive Leadership (approximately 35%)
The Executive Director will:
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final submission deadline of August 18th, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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GoodWork ID: 41335 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 12 2017