Just Food is Hiring Summer Students!

TWO SUMMER STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

For more information about Just Food, please see www.justfood.ca

TO APPLY All of the following must be met:

– Please send your resumé and cover letter within one attached document to moe@justfood.ca by Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon). 

Your email must have the subject line “Summer Student Hiring” for it to be considered.

– Interviews will be in the afternoon and evening of May 7, 2019 (If you cannot make this date, please indicate if you are available by phone).

– 3 references must be provided on request.

Summer Student Work Terms:

Both positions are 35 hours a week for 8 weeks at the Just Food Farm office located at 2391 Pépin Court. Applicants must be between 30 years of age or under at the start of the employment; registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person on whom refugee status has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Note: international students are not eligible); legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.  These positions are part of the Canada Summer Jobs grant stream with Employment and Social Development Canada.

All positions offer a salary of $15/hour

General Requirements (for all positions):

  • Keen interest in, commitment to, and some knowledge of food/farming systems and community-based initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently in an office environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance taking initiative with strong team communication skills

Please relate your personal skills and experience to what we’re looking for below. If you are interested in more than one position, make sure your cover letter and resume indicate this clearly.

Job Descriptions:

Assistant Program Coordinator

Under the guidance of Just Food, the student will be responsible for outreach, planning, and implementation of tours and special events at the farm, and for communicating with participants and the public. The student will be responsible for working with the entire Just Food team to assist with the organization and delivery of the Community Farm Days event. Other tasks include:

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  • Post-secondary education (any level)
  • Event planning experience
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Organizational skills
  • Digital and technical skills (including use of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, WordPress, and NationBuilder)
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset

This position will begin July 8 and work for 35 hours per week at the Just Food Farm office until August 30.

Assistant Community Farm Coordinator

Under the guidance of the Just Food Farm Coordinator, the student will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the on-farm delivery of the Start-Up Farm Program, the Community Farm Partner social enterprises, and various community education and food access initiatives including the Karen Community Farm, the Plant-a-Row, Donate-a-Row Garden, the Community Food Forest, and The Commons garden project.

The Assistant Farm Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Signing out and keeping inventory of equipment
  • Health and safety monitoring
  • Collecting information on organic certifications
  • Outreach and planning for meetings and committees
  • Establishing and communicating common rules and conduct

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  • Customer service experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Digital and technical skills (including use of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Word Press, and Nation Builder)
  • Some experience with graphic design
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset

This position will begin May 8 and work for 35 hours per week until July 3.