JOB: Calgary, AB – YYC Growers, Customer Care and Marketing Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2022

YYC Growers and Distributors Cooperative Inc. in Calgary, AB is seeking a Customer Care and Marketing Intern!

ABOUT YYC Growers and Distributors Cooperative Inc.

YYC Growers and Distributors’ purpose is to connect farmers with urban customers by gathering and distributing locally grown food through a system that regenerates our environment and community and supports the local economy. We provide our fresh, nutrient-rich produce directly from farms to customers through a weekly subscription service, a thriving online farmers’ market and physical farm stands. We offer home delivery and have ~16 pickup locations throughout the Calgary metropolitan area in addition to Airdrie, Langdon and Cochrane.

We work with local farms in a 200km radius to lower barriers to entry, create a lucrative direct path to market, connect them with urban customers and promote regenerative agricultural practices. Not all our farmers are certified organic, however we only purchase from farmer who are chemical free, or use certified organic chemicals in extreme cases. We focus on farmers pursuing the highest standards of regenerative, or in the case of indoor systems, sustainable, practices.

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Do you have a passion for local food, farming, local economy and/or regenerative agriculture?
  • Are you an outgoing person that loves to talk to people?
  • Would you like discounted access to the best local produce available in Calgary?
  • Would you like to learn from a marketing industry expert in a hands-on role?
  • Do you have a positive, friendly attitude and a passion for interacting with people?
  • Must be a good public spokesperson for our organization.
  • Would you value the opportunity to participate in a distributed leadership workplace following ‘teal’ principles, where you are accountable for your own role/s?
  • Do you consider yourself a ‘people person’ that knows how to provide exceptional customer service?
  • Do you pride yourself in your attention to detail?
  • Do you know your way around technology and are you an expert user of Google Suite, Social Media platforms, Mailchimp etc?
  • Are you a trusted team player?
  • Applicant must be under 30 years old to meet the Canada Summer Jobs Grant criteria

JOB TASKS

This is an opportunity to own two roles: Customer Care and Marketing Intern.

Purpose:
Customer Care:
The purpose of this role is working directly with our customers to help create a positive experience. This role sets the tone for customer relations as you help them navigate our sales and information platform and ensure that they are completely satisfied. You will also educate customers about our farmers, promote subscription sales and market items.

Marketing Intern:
This role is an opportunity to work with and learn from a highly experienced consulting Marketing Lead. The role purpose is to execute tactical aspects of the marketing plan in a diligent, timely and consistent manner. The purpose of the marketing team is to create a rich, engaging and effective marketing program that results in continued growth of our customer base and deeper engagement from our existing customers.

Accountabilities:
Customer Care:

  • Customer service excellence! Filter customer inquiries and facilitate resolution through phone calls, emails and website chat functions.
  • Manage account and subscription information on our e-commerce platform.
  • Process orders, refunds, and provide necessary information sheets for the warehouse and delivery drivers.
  • Create informative emails weekly to help communicate with customers.

Marketing Intern:

  • Work with the Marketing Lead to execute tactical aspects of the marketing plan.
  • Copy drafting for campaigns, promotional emails and advertisements.
  • Take ownership of posting, monitoring and responding to followers on YYC Growers’ social media channels.
  • Work with the Marketing Lead as the in-house marketing representative on a wide range of marketing campaigns and initiatives.
  • Attending physical markets and pick up locations to promote our service and interact with customers.

JOB DETAILS

Term: 6 month term starting ASAP

Hours per week: 20-30

Wage: $18.00 per hour

TO APPLY

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@yycgrowers.com

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT YYC Growers and Distributors Cooperative Inc.

Website: www.yycgrowers.com
Facebook: @yycgrowers
Instagram: @yycgrowers

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