Posted  16 Apr, 2019 
In: News

JOB DESCRIPTION

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is an Alberta-based project providing learning opportunities for Alberta’s agricultural producers—farmers and ranchers—to find out how to benefit from climate solutions. The Stettler Learning Centre manages the project and is seeking a project coordinator to assist our project lead (Director) in undertaking the following activities:

  • Organizing and running events like workshops and farm field days
  • Organizing and hosting webinars for agricultural producers
  • Using multiple social media platforms to engage agricultural producers on the issues we cover;
  • Developing our Farmer’s Blog;
  • Researching and recruiting expert speakers for our events.

The ideal candidate must be able to work remotely and independently and has some experience with agriculture. You must be able to work from home or at a working space you have organized on your own. You will be required to check-in with the Director at least once a week.

Qualifications:

  • Capable of using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram;
  • Strong communications skills both written and oral for working in a team environment and conducting outreach for the project;
  • Knowledge of agriculture in Alberta—actual farm experience will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the issues facing rural communities in Alberta;
  • A basic understanding of climate change mitigation and adaptation—a good knowledge of climate solutions that are applicable to agriculture will be an asset.
  • Good event and logistics management skills (booking venues, catering, accommodations and flights, etc).

Requirements:

  • Work remotely but closely with the Director;
  • Although this position allows you to work from home, there is some travel required for our events, which do take place all over rural Alberta. Expect to travel at least once a month;
  • Have access to reliable phone and internet connections;
  • Have access to reliable transportation;
  • Have access to a suitable working space;
  • Ability to use Google Drive and Microsoft;
  • Ability to keep track of your own hours.

Assets:

  • Previous experience in agriculture or an agricultural organization;
  • Previous experience as an organization’s or company’s communications officer;
  • Experience in producing video and/or audio;
  • Knowledge of any of the following: soil carbon sequestration, on-farm renewable energy and energy efficiency, passive solar and geothermal greenhouse growing, biodigesters and perennial cereal grains;
  • Experience with ZOOM and other webinar or conference call platforms.

The start date for this position is May 1st, 2019. The end date is currently March 31st 2020, but if additional funding is secured, the position will be extended. Payment will be based on $25 per hour,
30 hours per week. This is a contract position, thus the individual will be responsible for ensuring that necessary payments for income tax, CPP, EI have been made and submitting monthly invoices.

Note: working hours are flexible and can be structured around another job like an on-farm job to a point. Workshop and field day dates are not flexible and the project coordinator is expected to
attend all of these events (they occur once a month), even if they take place on a weekend.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF and email it to dleahy@stettlerlearning.com by 11:59pm on Monday April 22nd. Please include “Project Coordinator Application” in the subject line of your email. Only successful candidates will be contacted to be interviewed.

In the event a successful candidate is not found, the application process will be re-opened.


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