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Program Coordinator

Are you passionate about sustainable and locally sourced food? Would you excel at coordinating the Kimberley Farmers’ Market, and Apple Capture Project, while potentially building new and exciting opportunities in the Kimberley Cranbrook area? The Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook branch is currently seeking a dynamic and organized individual who is willing to take the reins of two well established projects that make our local branch shine!

Applications are due by Monday, April 11, 2022. Read on to learn more about this opportunity.

 

Job Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful operation of the Kimberley Farmers’ Market and the Apple Capture Project. This position also encourages creativity in identifying and building new opportunities within the community.

This is a part-time permanent contract position, based from a home office and/or situated in our office space. The 2022/23 contract is based on 524 hours, with the majority of work taking place between June and October at an average of 15-30 hours per week. It is expected that the Coordinator will be on site at all Thursday Markets and other hours are flexible to accomplish tasks as needed.

 

The Program Coordinator will oversee the following projects:

 

KIMBERLEY FARMERS’ MARKET

1. Operations Management – Coordinates and oversees the operations of the market (currently operating from late June to late September).

  • Work independently and manage a team of staff and volunteers.
  • Pre-season plan, oversee event requirements and post season wrap up.
  • Interface with the public and vendors.
  • Resolve conflicts or problems that may arise.
  • Collect, control and document vending fees.
  • Manage the Nutrition Coupon Program through reimbursements, reconciliation, and weekly reporting.

2. Vendor Relations – Develops and manages relationships with vendors.
Establish office hours to ensure timely communications.

  • Monitor vendor operations and ensure compliance to Market Rules, Interior Health Guidelines, BC Liquor Licensing, and other applicable guidelines.
  • Recruit vendors as needed, monitoring quality of products and presentation.
  • Orientate new vendors and offer support/communication to help ensure success.

3. Market Customer Relations – Interacts with the public at the markets.

  • Monitor and ensure the market’s attractiveness, safety, and appeal.
  • Develop recommendations to enhance the market and promote the event.
  • Model collaborative and respectful communications and relationships.

 

APPLE CAPTURE PROJECT

1. Project Management in Kimberley and Cranbrook – Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the project.

  • Work independently and as part of a team of staff and volunteers.
    Plan and attend community outreach events as necessary to promote the program.
  • Plan and attend pick and press events to pick and process local tree fruit.
  • Ensure processed tree fruit waste is directed to local livestock, secure compost systems, or transfer stations to decrease wildlife attractants associated with the project.

2. Systems Management – Ensuring project equipment and platforms function properly, is updated regularly and is in good working order.

  • Coordinate regular equipment checks and maintain as needed.
  • Update and replace published materials when needed.
  • Ensure booking system and tree share lists are functioning properly.

 

GENERAL

1. Volunteer Management – Working with existing volunteers, recruits when necessary and provides initial training and ongoing direction/training.

2. Promotions – Work in collaboration with the Communications and Fundraising Coordinator to ensure proper advertising and promotion of activities.

3. Project Management – Responsible for planning, financials, committees, and stakeholder relationships.

  • Liaise with Branch Manager in development of business plans and work priorities. Inform the Board of Directors regarding project status and progress toward goals.
  • Liaise with the Branch Manager/Treasurer in annual budget development. Monitor and control the budget, manage resources within constraints, develop long-range plans and ensure compliance with financial controls.
  • Work with subcommittees as needed (Policy, marketing, finance, vendor selection).
  • Liaise with different stakeholders (City of Kimberley, Interior Health Authority, Businesses, Chamber of Commerce, BC Farmers’ Market Association, Bellies to Babies, WildSafe BC, Kimberley Food Recovery, Cranbrook Food Recovery, Food Bank)

4. Other: Involved in planning and implementing new projects with Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook as identified and needed. Providing growth of the position and potential for more hours associated with the contract year-to-year.

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Understanding of Wildsight organization mission and mandate.
  • Passion for local food/community sustainability and farmers’ markets.
  • Incredible self-motivation, organization, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • A strong ability to develop team relationships with staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • A strong community connection.
  • Post-Secondary education and/or relevant experience in a related field such as Sustainable Food Systems, Business/Marketing, Environmental Sciences, Event Planning, and Management.
  • Experience in personnel management, budgeting, operations management, working with multiple stakeholder groups/public, and experience in retail and/or other customer service.
  • Experience running, vending, or volunteering at farmers’ markets.

Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR certification or commitment to certify.
  • Access to a computer and internet.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle capable of transporting equipment & fruit.
  • Availability to work every Thursday during Kimberley Farmers’ Market season.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

 

How To Apply

This is an annual contract position for a total of 524 hours averaging 15-30 hrs per week between June – October, and 3 hrs per week between November – May.

The contract rate starts at $26 per hour (currently under review). The anticipated start date is May 9, 2022.

Applications are to be sent via email to kimcran@wildsight.ca by 9 am on Monday, April 11th.

 

About Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook:

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook empowers environmentally responsible citizenry and strives to support a conscious local economy. We aim to provide consistent and ongoing leadership by engaging and listening to the concerns of the community, then responding with care, insight and innovation.

Our non-profit focuses on initiatives that support environmental conservation, education and regeneration. Working closely with the communities of Kimberley and Cranbrook, we aim to inspire positive relationships with the environment. As a branch of Wildsight, we protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities.

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97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6
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kimcran@wildsight.ca