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Position: Agriculture Program Coordinator
Eligibility: Canadian post-secondary graduate, age 30 or younger (see below)
Organization: Farms at Work
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Project Overview

Farms at Work is a project of Tides Canada. Our mission is to keep farmland in production and healthy in east central Ontario. We work primarily in three areas: new farmer support and training, farm stewardship and community economic development through localization of the food system.

The successful applicant will benefit from the support of experienced sector and technical knowledge-holders. They will support management in a wide range of activities, make valuable contacts and gain exposure to the non-profit, conservation and farming sector in east central Ontario.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Provide staff support to the east Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative
  • Perform outreach to a wide farmer base using web and social media
  • Organize workshops and events for farmers
  • Represent the employer and partners at industry shows and events
  • Other projects as assigned

Requirements: Please note that in order to meet the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funding requirements, applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:

  • Canadian post-secondary graduate
  • Must not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (ie. Career Focus)
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 30 years or younger when they start the position

Other required qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written skills (including keyboard skills) are essential
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A positive, outgoing approach to meeting new people
  • A superior ability to multi-task, organize time effectively and take initiative
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends

A demonstrated background in agriculture and conservation are distinct assets.

Please send your resume and cover letter with your responses to the above questions to pat@farmsatwork.ca with ‘Agricultural Program Coordinator’ in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted until 5PM on Tuesday, May 29th, and successful applicants will be contacted for interviews by Friday June 1st.

Farms at Work is a project of Tides Canada and the selected candidate will be an employee of Tides Canada. For more information, visit http://www.farmsatwork.ca/ and http://tidescanada.org/impact/initiatives

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GoodWork ID: 45650       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: May 18 2018