[Sust-mar] Berry Network Coordinator, ACORN, New Brunswick or PEI
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Position: Berry Network Coordinator
Organization: Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Co-operative
Location: ideally home office & occasionally work in ACORN's office, Sackville, NB
Since 2000, ACORN has been the key organization for information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together in Atlantic Canada. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN works to bring the whole picture together--making food choices healthier and more environmentally responsible. For more information, see http://www.acornorganic.org
The Berry Network Coordinator will support the development of a self-sustaining network of growers interested in organic berry and small fruit production in the Maritimes. The primary focus will be on coordinating both formal and informal educational opportunities and encouraging networking that will foster connections of producer-to-producer information sharing to continue beyond this contract. Please note that funding for this position was provided through the NB Agricultural Council as well as the PEI ADAPT Council and activities will be focused for these Provinces.
Specific tasks will include:
Event coordination -- regional fruit tours, out-of-region educational mission, kitchen table meetings
Conference coordination -- organizing a Berry Symposium as part of the ACORN Annual Conference & Trade Show and managing registration
Communications -- content generation and editing of a berry newsletter, maintaining and encouraging on-going communications among the network
Grant reporting and writing
Extensive event coordination experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated involvement and/or educational training in fields related to organic agriculture, farmer training, food systems and/or the environment
Effective budget management skills
Public relations and media experience
Valid driver's license
25 hours/week at $20.00/hour for a 10-month contract with travel budget. Start date late-February (negotiable). The successful candidate will ideally work from a home office with the ability to occasionally work from ACORN's office in Sackville, NB.
Please submit a cover letter and a detailed résumé with the names of three easily reachable references to:
admin at acornorganic.org
Application deadline: February 14, 2013 at 4:30pm
We appreciate everyone's interest in this position; however, only those selected for an in-person interview will be contacted.
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