[sust-mar] Organic Agriculture Coordinator, f/t, Falls Brook Centre, Glassville, New Brunswick

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Position: Organic Agriculture Coordinator
Organization: Falls Brook Centre
Location: Glassville Demonstration Site (must be able to travel to Fredericton Office once weekly), New Brunswick

Approximate start date: Monday June 6, 2016
Application deadline: Friday May 27, 2016
Term: 10 month contract with possibility of renewal
Salary: $30 000 per year


FBC is looking for a confident, creative, enterprising, and highly talented individual to be our Organic Agriculture Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience in organic growing systems, with some experience with orchards, and a Permaculture Design Certificate (or a willingness to obtain one). They are dynamic self-starters with excellent communication skills who enjoys collaborative projects and an intimate team environment.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Organic Agriculture Coordinator works to expand existing food production within our demonstration property and develop and manage the NB Permaculture Hub – to increase interest in and application of permaculture practices and permaculture sites in the province of New Brunswick. Working in conjunction with other FBC staff, the Organic Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for: on-site organic food production, developing the NB Permaculture Hub, public outreach, collaboration with other stakeholders and organizations, fund acquisition, and fund management. Additionally, the Organic Agriculture Coordinator will assist FBC staff with event planning and public outreach initiatives as necessary.

Within this contract period, your responsibilities will be as follows:

On-site Organic Agriculture:
• Expand existing food production on site to increase yield capacity
• Develop food storage and preservation best practices
• Management of entire growing system from seed starting to seed saving
• Maintenance and acquisition of appropriate farm equipment
• Maintain all aspects of organic certification

Development of the NB Permaculture Hub:
• Partnering with individuals and organizations practicing and promoting permaculture to provide information on permaculture design principles and technologies, link people with demonstrations of permaculture in action and provide advice on adopting sustainable land management practices at a variety of scales
• Build a network of NGOs, businesses, municipalities, and citizens interested in permaculture practices
• Provide education through a variety of channels including workshops, seminars, training courses, a website, and project site demonstration tours
• Evaluate the project’s success based on a recorded increase in public engagement through information requests, workshop attendance, website visits, and site tours and increases in certified permaculture designers and partnership within the group

Public Outreach:
• Developing, planning, and facilitating workshops relevant to organic agriculture and permaculture
• Work in conjunction with the Education Coordinator to provide content expertise relating to organic agriculture for public/private schools, life-long learning, and site related materials (assisting with delivery when appropriate)
• Create and promote food growing resources and guidelines for the public
• Participate in relevant meetings/conferences with the public, other conservation organizations, academics, or government officials

Fund Seeking/ Management:
• Investigate and pursue funding which directly relates to practicing and promoting organic agriculture on and off site
• Investigate and pursue funding which supports educational activities relating to organic agriculture on and off site
• Manage acquired funding and fulfill all related obligations in conjunction with the Executive Director

• Assist with general operation of FBC demonstration/education site
• Assist other staff during major organizational events
• Other tasking as assigned by the Executive Director

Skills and Experience:
• Minimum 3 years experience in organic growing systems required
• Orchard experience is an asset (personal or commercial)
• Permaculture Design Certification is an asset, willingness to obtain the training is mandatory
• Experience in food storage (preserving, drying, cold storage, etc.) is an asset
• Strong computer skills required (including Microsoft Office Suite, website design and maintenance, social media, etc.)
• Experience with events coordination is preferred
• Bilingual (French and English) is preferred, proficiency in Spanish is an asset
• Relationship builder
• Strong time and project management skills
• Strong communication skills – verbal and written
• Desire to bring awareness of environmental issues to community
• Detail-oriented
• Enterprising self-starter
• Ability to work individually and collaboratively with others to achieve common goals

• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Eligibility for YEF is an asset, but not required

Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, contained within a single .pdf named in the following format: OrganicCoordinatorApplicationApplicantName.pdf. Please send applications to: 
executivedirector at fallsbrookcentre.ca 
with the following subject line: Organic Agriculture Coordinator Application. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Falls Brook Centre does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Members of any minority group are encouraged to apply.

Falls Brook Centre is an education and demonstration centre that inspires people to work together using environmentally friendly practices to create thriving local communities.


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