Job: Winnipeg, MB – Programs Coordinator, FortWhyte Farms

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 11, 2017

 Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of core FortWhyte Farms programming to under-served youth, as well as other programs and activities based at FortWhyte Farms.

Principal Tasks:

Program Development and Delivery (65%)

  • Develop and deliver programming for youth, based on food and agriculture activities of the farm, emphasising on hands-on, experiential learning linked to the Education for Sustainable Development Curriculum and related Mb Curriculum learning outcomes
  • Develop and deliver program activities related to healthy living, nutrition, culinary and employment skills with Farm Leadership Training Programmer and Program Assistant
  • Create and seek partnerships to develop outside learning, training and community service opportunities for youth and diverse program participants
  • Organize, facilitate and/or delegate custom tours, workshops and events for large groups
  • Recruit, interview, train and supervise youth participants in the Summer Employment Program
  • Provide or arrange transportation for youth as needed
  • Maintain and recruit partner agencies, schedule programs and maintain attendance records
  • Evaluate and report all program outcomes
  • Assist Farm Operations Coordinator to execute agricultural operational activities
  • Train and support program volunteers with assistance from FortWhyte Alive’s Volunteer Manager
  • Schedule, train, facilitate and support seasonal employees work and professional development
  • Work with Farm Manager to ensure program/participation requirements of grants and supporting agencies are met

         Operations (30%)

        • With the Farm Operations Coordinator, ensure program participants and seasonal staff meet the operational needs of the farm
        • Assist and lead any farm operations where needed
        • Maintain transportation vehicle, maintain farm site and buildings when necessary
        • Assist in development of overall FortWhyte Farms budget

        Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

        Required Qualifications:

        • Demonstrated leadership experience and/or related post-secondary education in the development and delivery of programming related to personal growth and development of under-served, diverse youth
        • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to work cooperatively with other team members to accomplish shared goals
        • Proven ability to train, supervise and lead a staff team of youth and peers
        • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills
        • Strong organizational and communication skills
        • Physically fit, and capable of manual labour
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
        • Outstanding customer service skills
        • Ability to develop and facilitate programs for large groups of all ages and abilities
        • Availability to work in a flexible environment
        • Valid Driver’s License (Class 4 preferred)
        • Satisfactory background checks of the child abuse registry and criminal records
        • An enthusiastic, genuine appreciation of FortWhyte Alive’s mission and mandate

          Considered An Asset:

          • Knowledge of positive youth development and progressive human resources management
          • First Aid & CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, The Circle of Courage, Cultural Competency or other employment training/certification related to FortWhyte Farms
          • Equivalent experience or training in one or all of the following areas: education, sustainable agriculture, culinary arts, animal husbandry, natural resources and/or construction trades
          • Experience in project evaluation
          • Access to private transportation

              Employee Conduct:

              It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers, and vendors. 

              Please apply in confidence by end of day December 15, 2017.

              Online application. 

              We thank all those that take the time to apply for this opportunity, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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