JOB: Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor, Duncan, BC (Position Filled)

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 23, 2015

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Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor (Position has been filled)

Cowichan Green Community Society – Duncan, BC

Position Description

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.

Duties:

Project Management

  • 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

Finance

  • Assist with managing the project budget including preparation of:

– monthly reporting
– expenditure tracking
– invoice and payment processing
– final report 

Communications

  • Communicate clearly with participants, consultants, farm partners, and staff.
  • Keep the Manager fully informed of the status of project deliverables and participant progress.

Marketing

  • Create a marketing strategy with timelines consistent with program deliverables.
  • Design and/or update all marketing materials including:

– Web page updates
– Blogs/articles
– Posters
– Advertisements
– Media Releases

Other

  • 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.

Working Conditions:

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.

To apply: Cowichan Agricultural Training Program  – Supervisor

For more information: Cowichan Green Community, Phone: 250.748.8506

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