JOB: BC Young Agrarians – Development Coordinator

Posted by Moss Dance on April 19, 2016

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CONTRACT POSITION – BC Young Agrarians – Development Coordinator

Young Agrarians, a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on connecting new and young farmers who pursue ecological agriculture, and supporting the next generation to take up food production and farming. Young Agrarians focuses on four program areas: events, business mentorship, land access and online communications.

We are currently looking for a potential new Development Coordinator to lead and support with Young Agrarians funding activities. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team. Activities include coordinating grant proposals and reports; management and maintenance of the funder database; and tracking and compiling data related to funding streams. Knowledge of food systems and agriculture is a must alongside with both fundraising and project management experience.

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Candidate can work from a home office in BC, however it is preferrable if the candidate is located in the Lower Mainland.


  • Coordinate grant applications and reports, including collating information needed for the application or report, writing first drafts, editing final drafts, preparing budgets and other attachments and submitting all necessary information.
  • Maintain development database and calendar. Ensure that all deadlines and requirements are met for funders.
  • Research and outreach to new potential funding sources.
  • Liase with program coordinators to develop strategic content for grants and fundraising and generate data needed for final reports.
  • Administrate and support donor development and communications.
  • Support the development of sponsorships with allied businesses.
  • Maintain and update YA’s website and social media where appropriate for funding related development.
  • Develop short-term and long-term fundraising strategy for organization.

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  • Five years experience in fundraising and project management preferable with a minimum of two years experience working in a leadership role to meet funding development goals for a specific project/program/organization. Sponsorship and donor development knowledge a bonus.
  • High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation; ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and make progress without direct supervision.
  • Fluency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT), social media platforms, google drive, or similar collaborative work platforms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; you possess a joy for working with people; you are able to receive feedback and direction, as well as provide feedback and direction.
  • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented. Critical eye for editing is a must.
  • Ability to multi-task, excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to develop and initiate relationships and seize opportunities when they arise!
  • Create reports on YA activities and projects.


  • Inter-disciplinary approach to community engagement
  • Familiarity with local and regional food systems and an existing network of relationships within the agricultural community is preferred
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and levels of government

Compensation: $25/hour to start. Total hours 120/month to start (30 hrs a week). Contractor must have their own computer and phone.

Contract Dates: June 1 – November 31, 2016. Pending success, contract to be extended.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, c/o Sara Dent to: by 5 pm May 2nd, 2016.

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