We’re Hiring! Special Projects Coordinator: Reconciliation Program, Educational Events & Short Video

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 12, 2022

Young Agrarians is hiring a Special Projects Coordinator for a Reconciliation Program, Educational Events and a Short Video 

Location: British Columbia

ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS

Young Agrarians (YA) is an educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. YA recognizes the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside. YA is committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, the YA network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth. YA began as a seed of an idea and since has grown into a dynamic educational network and set of programs that target the educational needs of new and young farmers.

YA’s Grow-a-Farmer Strategy works to deliver the following programs:

YA works to grow the sector by supporting new entrants through farmer-to-farmer learning. The theory of change is to engage new and young farmers and the farm-curious online, bring them together to network and learn together on and off farms, support access to training opportunities and resources, and when ready to start farms, provide educational supports for land access, business readiness, and peer mentorship. The long-term goal is to grow connections to each other and the land in order to grow a resilient and climate-adapted food system for a healthy future.    

WORKPLACE CULTURE

We strive to create a workplace that reflects the diverse communities we collaborate with and serve. The organizational culture is focused on bringing your whole self and working together to support farmers to overcome barriers and challenges through educational supports and resources. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Special Projects Coordinator role will be responsible for coordinating four (4) projects in the coming months across B.C. This position reports directly to the Management Team. The projects are:

  • Reconciliation Education & Training Project with kinSHIFT
  • Columbia Basin Mixer Coordination 
  • Farmers for Climate Solutions FaRM Program Coordination 
  • Crowd-Sourced Video Project Coordination 

ACTIVITIES

  • Review existing project materials 
  • Manage a workplan for each project
  • Communicate workplan delivery to the Management Team 
  • Conduct outreach to stakeholders and through YA’s digital ecosystem
  • Survey participants in advance of activities and evaluation post activities
  • Coordinate logistics ranging from workshops, speakers, facilitators, venues, food, e-learning, invoicing, and more
  • Provide project information as required for funder reporting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An understanding of the food system and ecological farming
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience delivering community-based project coordination, and an understanding of how to create welcoming knowledge-sharing environments 
  • Culturally competent and the ability to practice cultural sensitivity
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities using community-led models
  • Knowledge of Indigenous nations across BC and systemic factors that affect Indigenous peoples
  • Well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Emotional intelligence: brings a positive vibe and solid communication skills to the workplace
  • Non-profit and charity experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to existing technology and project management systems including spreadsheets and workplans 
  • Track record of coordinating events and managing projects
  • Process and detail-oriented, able to set and meet deadlines, communicate progress to the team, and problem-solve
  • Experience managing and using budgets, and working to leverage resources
  • Ability to work remotely  including a home office with computer, solid internet and either a landline or cellular phone reception/service
  • Demonstrated workflow experience and computer know-how including: Google Workplace, Google Hangouts, Zoom, MS Office, Excel/Spreadsheets, Mailchimp, WordPress, and CRM (Salesforce) 
    • The successful applicant is expected to be able to jump in and work within the existing technology ecosystem as there is limited training capacity within the organization, with some Standard Operating Procedure documentation.  

COMPENSATION & HOURS

  • July 4, 2022 – June 2, 2023 (11 months)
  • Employment: $30/hour, 35/hours/week
  • Pending funding, there is the potential for this role to continue

TO APPLY

Please send a PDF cover letter and resume as one document to om@youngagrarians.org, with the following file name: Firstname Lastname – Special Projects.pdf

Please answer the following questions either within a cover letter, or in a short 3-5 minute video. If by video, please include a hyperlink in the body of your job application email. 

  • What is motivating you to apply? 
  • What skills can you bring to this position? 
  • What is your experience and understanding of working with Indigenous peoples and communities?

Deadline to apply: June 5, 2022 at 11:59PM PST

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be available for phone calls or lengthy email inquiries. If you have 1-2 questions, please ask by email. Thank you for your time and interest!

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Reconciliation Training Project with kinSHIFT

  • Review project workfiles and workplan, and keep up to date
  • Work with kinSHIFT to coordinate training for farmers in B.C.
  • Coordinate newsletter outreach and communications across channels
  • Blog about Truth & Reconciliation, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty projects 
  • Work on collaboration framework with kinSHIFT for community-based activities
  • Coordinate 1-3 in-person activities / events (summer/fall)
  • Grow relationships with farmers and Indigenous community 
  • Identify potential legacy projects
  • Evaluation & reporting

Columbia Basin Trust Mixer

  • Recycle previous year’s Mixer workplan and keep up to date 
  • Work on creative concept for this year’s Mixer
  • Coordinate Mixer schedule & logistics including venues, speakers, event facilitation and documentation, outreach materials, food, invoicing, and any alongside e-learning activities
  • Develop collateral materials
  • Coordinate outreach and promotion
  • Support weekend of event
  • Pre-Mixer Community Survey and Post-Mixer Evaluation & Reporting

FaRM Mentorship Program

  • Review project files and workplan, and keep up to date 
  • Liaise with Mentors
  • Coordinate winter trainings (e-learning activities)
  • Develop collateral materials
  • Attend meetings 
  • Coordinate outreach and promotion
  • Feedback, evaluation & reporting

Video Project

  • Create workplan and keep up to date 
  • Work with YA on creative concept and Q&A scripts
  • Design outreach materials to crowdsource video content from community during summer months 
  • Manage content on Google Drive
  • Work with editor to cut three, two minute videos

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS

Websitewww.youngagrarians.org
Facebookwww.facebook.com/YoungAgrarians
Instagram@youngagrarians

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