FARM JOB: Surrey, BC – Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Farm Coordinator

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on December 20, 2023

Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Coordinator!

ABOUT Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science (Masters in Science obtained or in process preferred) in appropriate research/ disciplinary areas related to sustainable agriculture.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three years’ experience managing diversified farm operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide hands-on crop production training.
  • Ability to use software appropriate to all farm management and reporting tasks (i.e. word processing, data base, spreadsheets, statistical, presentation, and specific equipment software).
  • Demonstrated team leadership and training abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students and faculty in educational programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with partner groups (i.e. agriculturists, grower associations, business, academic institutions) to conduct research and education programming.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding that agricultural research and production agriculture has busier growing seasons that requires some flexibility in scheduling

JOB TASKS

The KPU Farm Coordinator works as an integral member of the Department of Sustainable Agriculture team within the Faculty of Science and Horticulture, collaborating with colleagues in the development and daily operations of the KPU Farm, a twenty-acre certified organic teaching and research farm.

The KPU Farm Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of KPU Farm’s day-to-day operations. These include crop planning, crop production, site maintenance, integration of educational programming into farm operations, assisting faculty and instructional associate with planning, executing and maintaining experiments, providing technical training and support for researchers, supervising seasonal farm staff, and mentoring student interns. The KPU Farm Coordinator represents the KPU Farm to outside key parties including, but not limited to, the City of Richmond, farmers, customers, industry associations and media.

JOB DETAILS

Term: January 3, 2024, Permanent F/T

Hours per week: 35

Wage: BCGEU Pay Grid – $34.71 to $38.79 per hour

TO APPLY

Apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=JT63GS&cws=37&rid=3106

Deadline to apply:

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LEARN MORE ABOUT Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Website: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=JT63GS&cws=37&rid=3106
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