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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:01

WE'RE HIRING: Marketing Program Coordinator

Organic Alberta is seeking a candidate with strong communication and project management skills that has experience in the delivery of marketing campaigns. The candidate will also be adept at building engagement with a diverse group of people and businesses to achieve a common goal.

Organic Alberta is a membership driven non-profit association. We represent and support Alberta`s entire organic industry. We serve all certified organic and transitioning producers and processors, as well as businesses across the value chain including but not limited to distribution, transportation, brokers & buyers, marketers, organic brands, certifiers, inputs, seed, feed, and retailers.

Alberta Organic Food Marketing Program Coordinator Responsibilities                               

Based on consumer research and in consultation with the organic sector, Organic Alberta has developed an Alberta Organic Food marketing campaign. The campaign is entering its second year, and needs a coordinator to see it through to its final stages. The program coordinator will continue to develop and implement the campaign which includes:

  • Create communication materials such as: press releases, content for website, blogs, and marketing materials.
  • Continue to work with companies contracted to produce 4 short animation videos about the benefits of organics, and 4 short live videos about organic beef and dairy production.
  • Work with a communications and technology company to produce an app on where to buy organic products.
  • Work with retailers on a promotional campaign including shelf talkers and other print materials aimed at educating consumers about organics.
  • Work with producers and organic businesses to integrate key messaging about organics into their marketing materials.
  • An in-store sampling program.
  • Administrative tasks such as budgeting and reporting.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have strong communications skills with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in working on marketing and/or communications programs.
  • Project management experience with a strong track record of strategic and creative thinking and building stakeholder engagement.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Education and/or equivalent experience in communications, social sciences, and/or agriculture.
  • Strong networking, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel and work evening and weekends when required.

Assets

  • Marketing and communications degree.
  • Experience in event coordination.
  • Experience in partnership development.
  • Knowledge of agricultural production.
  • Knowledge of the organic sector.
  • Interest in local and organic food.

This is a one year 4 day/week position, based out of our Edmonton office. Start date: January 5, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Salary to be determined depending on background and experience.

Please include a detailed resume with recent references as well as a succinct (one-page max) account of your views on who the organic consumer is, and how to best communicate with and market to them. Only those applicants short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Submit your application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Wednesday December 3rd, 2015.

Monday, 17 November 2014 09:44

We're Hiring: Executive Office Manager

were hiring OA

Employment Opportunity: Executive Office Manager

Organization: Organic Alberta

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:35

We're Hiring: Agriculture Outreach Coordinator

were hiring OAEmployment Opportunity: Agriculture Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Organic Alberta

Location: Ideally position would be located out of Edmonton office, although highly qualified candidates located in other locations within the three Prairie Provinces will be considered.

seeds to greensJOB POSTING

Position:  Assistant Garden Manager

Type:  Ten month contract position, with opportunity to extend.  Full time monthly paid position, housing available.

Organization:  Seeds to Greens CSA

Website:  www.seedstogreens.ca

Location: SE corner of Calgary, Alberta.

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association is notifying Ontario beekeepers that a class action has been filed by Siskinds LLP to recover damages suffered by beekeepers due to the widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. If successful, beekeepers who join the Class could recover losses and damages from as far back as 2006.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:15

Organic Field Day features Morinville farm

Over 50 people visited Midmore Farms north of Morinville as part of the Aug. 6. Ward and Jo-Anne Middleton hosted the curious crowd and showed inter-cropped getting their crops up and growing to out-compete the weeds. He pointed to his wild oat wheat and flax, peas and canola, a multi-crop plowdown and seabuckthorn windrows in a custom grazing silvipasture.

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