[sust-mar] Growing Food / Agriculture Coord., f/t, Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Position: Agricultural Coordinator
Organization: The Ville Cooperative
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Ville Cooperative is hiring a passionate, self-directed, and knowledgable Agricultural Coordinator.

Could this be YOU?
... We want to know!

Are you a forward thinker with big ideas for sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in our community? Do you have a degree, internship, experience, or passion for agriculture and food? Our team is growing and you may be just the ticket! We are looking for a key individual that can take on and further enrich our Food Security mission and mandate. Someone that values grassroot community development and sustainability. A team player who is ready to redefine the way that we grow, produce, source, prepare, and think about food.

Anything less simply won’t do.

The Ville Cooperative is hiring a down-to-earth, community minded, not-afraid-to-get-covered-in-soil, agricultural Champion who is eager to tackle food (in)security in the community in a BIG way.

Throughout the summer months our Agriculture Coordinator will be the lead on a number of outdoor projects, from tending gardens to organizing volunteer days to building partnerships with like-minded organizations! As the Agricultural Coordinator you will be responsible for wearing a number of different hats - and we need to hire a personality type that will thrive in that fast-paced, upbeat position. In the Winter the Agricultural Coordinator transition into a role more focused on reflecting on the past growing season and planning for the next. Additionally, you will be responsible for designing and over-seeing a Micro-Greens initiative here at The Ville Cooperative.

As The Ville Cooperative's Agriculatural Coordinator, you will be responsbile for:
• Overseeing the 2016 Community Gardens - everything from installation, to sign-ups, to workshops, to volunteers;
• Building partnerships with like-minded organizations, groups, and community members. Identifying and obtaining great opportunities for partnership and collaboration;
• Occasional grant writing as it pertains to Food Security and Agricultural funding opportunities;
• Working alongside the Program Director to build, design, and implement educational programming around Food Security;

To fill this position, the qualifications that we need you to have so that we can have you on the team include:
• Prior to hiring, the submission of a clean Criminal Record check;
• Upon hire, completion of First Aid and CPR certification;
• Formal education or experience in growing food with a general knowledge of the complexities and gains of successful local food systems;
• A great personality for working with people of various demographics. Upbeat, positive, and fun!;
• The ability to work as a member of our team as well as the ability to accomplish tasks with little to no direct supervision;
• Well exercised organizational and communication skills;
• The capacity to think on your feet and problem solve in a rapid and ever changing environment;
• The physical ability to labour and lead outdoor garden activities which might include, but are not limited to, moving soil, building garden displays, bending and kneeling;
• Have a moderate level of competency with hand and power tools;
• Be exceptionally awesome.

If you’re passionate about being a community leader and a catalyst of meaningful change, we’ve got the one-of-a-kind Community Centre that will re-define how communities interact with food

Let’s collaborate to build resilient, happy, food secure communities - one garden plot at a time!

If you think you are the person we are looking for, email us your resume, CV, and any other supporting documentation you’ve got to:
info at theville.ca

Don’t be shy! Get creative and tell us why you want to join the team! We can’t wait to hear from you.


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