NEAT is looking for a dynamic leader to coordinate our Eco Farm Skills and Market Extension programs for the 2022 season. Help support a community of passionate producers connecting with and training the next generation of alternative minded farmers driving food security in the Peace! If you are self-motivated, enjoy local food, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you! Please email or fill out the form below to apply!


The Eco Farm Skills Coordinator will be based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the
Northern Co-Hort Coordinator. The Eco Farm Skills Coordinator will:

  • Work directly with support from the Northern Co-hort Coordinator and Assistant
  • Manage seasonal pop up markets – set up and take down of Northern Co-hort booth at the markets, packing vehicle and driving to and from the markets, inventory management and weekly restocks with participating producers, submitting weekly market cashouts
  • Promote knowledge of local small scale ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
  • Manage Northern Co-Hort social media platforms (Facebook, Instragram) to promote program offerings
  • Support the Fireweed Market manager to communicate systems for selling whole foods and low risk value added products through the store
  • Support the organization of community outreach and information sessions
  • Evaluate and refine the Eco Farm Skills orientation materials
  • Facilitate student introductions to the program through the use of orientation materials and support creating culture around cooperation, collaboration and open communication between students, farmers, Northern Co-hort coordinator, other NEAT staff and the community.
  • Facilitate relationships between Eco Farm Skills students and Northern Co-hort producer members
  • Schedule shifts for staff in consultation with Northern Co-hort Eco Farm Members
  • Perform short term work on ecological farms throughout the Region, taking direction from producer
  • Ensure materials for all activities are gathered and ready for use
  • Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe
  • Ensure all covid-19 precautions are adhered to
  • Complete all mandatory reports and participate in weekly meetings;
  • Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort professionally at all times
  • Be a positive team player
  • Complete other duties as assigned

This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities.


  • Interest in the environment, sustainable agriculture, or a related field
  • Effectively mediate between individual needs of the students and requirements of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Experience with scheduling an asset
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues 
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to build community relationships and use information from the community to guide program direction
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative
  • Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage


To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the beginning of the employment period
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Subject to security review


  • This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week
  • Compensation based on experience


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