Project Coordinator

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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