We’re Hiring! Northern Co-Hort Assistant
NEAT is looking for an enthusiastic individual looking to help change the food system in the Peace Region. If you are self-motivated, enjoy local food, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below to apply!
The Northern Co-Hort Assistant will be based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Northern Co-Hort Coordinator. The Northern Co-Hort Assistant will:
- Directly work with the Northern Co-Hort Coordinator to support program deliverables
- Support the development of policies, procedures and systems to improve program communications and deliverables
- Provide collaborative support for research and development projects specific to horticulture in the Peace Region
- Coordinate, plan, prepare, and communicate on-farm knowledge transfer events for farmers following Covid-19 safety protocols.
- Support food security programing with local First Nations
- Collaborate with the BC Peace Horticulture Pest Monitoring researcher to share knowledge with producer members
- Support NEATs Soil Health Matters program designed to connect farmers with local agrologists with a deep understanding of soil health to build relationships and knowledge transfer to reduce risk for crop diversification and applying alternative production methods in line with climate mitigation and adaptation.
- Promote knowledge of local ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
- Support Northern Co-Hort Producer members
- Complete all mandatory reports and participate in weekly meetings;
- Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort Program 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, local food systems and/or a related field
- Sensitivity to and broad knowledge of environmental issues
- Demonstrate a high level of administrative competence
- Experience participating in and supporting research projects
- Experience with, or interest in, developing effective systems for record retention and simplifying/reducing paperwork
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Effectively handle information overload
- Comfortable with public speaking and oral communication 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
REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
- Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle
- Meets requirements for working with children
- Subject to security review
TERM OF POSITION
- 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