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Job Title: Farm Educator
Organization: Ignatius Jesuit Centre
Location: Guelph, Ontario

Job Type: Contract – December 2, 2019 – February 28, 2021; 40 hours per week average

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019
Start Date: December 2, 2019 or earlier
Wage: $2700/month; small CSA share as Farm Staff benefit

Submit resume and letter of interest to:
officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest.

Are you passionate and ecologically-minded? The Ignatius Farm’s vision actively supports community food systems, innovative regenerative crop production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and farm education!

Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events.

The Farm Educator’s key role will be to coordinate Farm education and training programs, and support community outreach.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • To develop and pilot a collaborative, flexible training program for aspiring farmers
  • Work with our partners Everdale and EFAO to create, deliver, and evaluate the new program
  • Coordinate Ignatius Farm Internship
  • Deliver trainings for Ignatius Farm field interns, volunteers and field workers
  • Outreach: In farm ecosystems and promotion within the community
    • Provide educational experiences for external groups
    • Create educational content for all marketing materials

EXPERIENCE

  • Experiential education, ecological or regenerative agriculture, greenhouse production, soils, ecology, community food systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organized and capable of achieving deliverables within timelines.
  • Proficient with Excel, Microsoft Office suite, newsletter software & social media
  • Commitment to Health & Safety mindfulness
  • Full understanding of community building
  • Assets: Valid G class drivers licence, First Aid/CPR

We thank all applicants in advance; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 26 2019    ID: 55024