School and Agriculture Coordinator
Alberta Canola is seeking a School and Agriculture Coordinator who will lead Alberta Canola’s efforts in creating awareness about agriculture in children as they become the decision-makers of tomorrow. The primary focus of the School and Agriculture Coordinator is to engage, educate and inform children and their teachers about agriculture.
The primary focus of the position will be:
- Creating opportunities for teachers, students, and individuals to make a connection between their food and canola and cropping
- Provide support for agriculture education initiatives including coordinating event details, materials inventory, monitoring the website, social media, newsletters, or other materials.
- Liaison with stakeholders on other organizations and government working towards the long-term inclusion of agriculture in Alberta school
- Working with communication staff, coordinating spokespersons, writing and editing articles/newsletters, designing communication media (artwork, layout), overseeing production and distribution printed material, and managing inventory of educational materials and responsible for social media
- Represents Alberta Canola on various external groups and committees and performs a variety of other related projects and assignments related to school and agriculture
The successful candidate will have:
- A good understanding of media and communications technologies, and experience in strategic planning communication outreach.
- A high standard of written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and school curriculums.
- A passionate interest and experience in agriculture and food.
- Comfortable interacting with teachers, students, and the public and large.
- Has strong work ethic, communication, good interpersonal skills and able to travel within Alberta.
This is a full time, permanent position based at Alberta Canola’s Edmonton, Alberta office. Salary and benefits will be competitive depending on experience and qualifications.
Closing date is July 31, 2019. Only candidates selected for further discussions will be contacted.
Alberta Canola, founded in 1989, was the province’s first refundable checkoff producer organization. The mandate of Alberta Canola is to increase the long-term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, promotional activities, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development. Alberta Canola is funded by a refundable $1.00 per tonne service charge paid by Alberta canola growers when they sell their canola. Learn more at www.albertacanola.com and www.learncanola.com