Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor (Position has been filled)
Cowichan Green Community Society – Duncan, BC
Overview: This position is responsible for the management of the Cowichan Agriculture Training project. This full-time contract position will coordinate all the activities of the 10 apprentices as per the educational plan, reporting directly to the Cowichan Agriculture Training Manager.
- Coordinate all deliverables including setting up project timeline and budget
- Supervise all participants including creating individual work plans, supervising work performance, providing training, mentorship, and feedback
- Market and promote the project
- Organize all work placement trainings and field trips
- Plan, organize, and implement all project deliverables
- Assist with managing the project budget including preparation of:
– monthly reporting
– expenditure tracking
– invoice and payment processing
– final report
- Communicate clearly with participants, consultants, farm partners, and staff.
- Keep the Manager fully informed of the status of project deliverables and participant progress.
- Create a marketing strategy with timelines consistent with program deliverables.
- Design and/or update all marketing materials including:
– Web page updates
– Media Releases
- Perform other duties as required by the Manager.
- Drive to farm sites to meet with employers and check-in with apprentices.
- A car and a valid BC driver’s license is required.
Experience and Knowledge:
- Extensive skills and knowledge in agriculture practices including permaculture, horticulture, edible landscaping, composting, etc.
- Certificate/diploma from a recognized agriculture, permaculture and/or horticulture training facility.
- Strong marketing and small business skills and experience.
- Proven facilitation, communication, and workshop leadership skills.
- Workable knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, and the Internet.
- Two or more years of work at a community non-profit organization.
Skills and Competencies:
- Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
- Relationship Building: Establishes and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the program.
- Communication: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
- Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to promote the program and engage community.
- Volunteer Supervision: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to engage and inspire volunteers to assist with programs.
- Organizational Skills: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule, monitors progress towards goals, and tracks details, data, information and activities.
- Problem Solving: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations to the Executive Director and/or resolves the problem.
This employee will work in an office environment as well as outside at project locations.
This employee will work on a full time basis of 35 hours per week, at a rate of $25/hour, with occasional evenings and weekends for the duration of the contract – estimated to be April 6, 2015 to April 1, 2016.