Under the supervision of the Director - Fundraising & Communications and Manager - Building Operations/Facilities, this position will provide a quality, inter-generational summer gardening program for people of all ages who want to participate in Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre’s community food gardening program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist WNC staff and volunteers in the operation and maintenance of a quality, community food gardening summer program for people of all ages, attending WNC summer programs and local resident volunteers.
2. Attends all required training and orientation activities.
3. Arrives for scheduled shifts on time and participates in regular staff meetings.
4. Assists in planning and implementing age-appropriate, health & wellbeing, environmentally-friendly, square footage garden-based education programs at WNC and local community gardens.
5. Facilitate input from WNC staff, community gardening volunteers and program partners in garden design, program development and implementation.
6. Maintain WNC gardens as needed (preparation, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, etc.)
7. Operate weekly gardening sessions with local volunteers and community partners.
8. Maintain a co-operative gardening relationship with the public.
9. Assist with planning of the annual Community Harvest Party
10. Collects, maintains and manages files (e.g. registration, participant information) respecting privacy regulations.
11. Assists with managing the garden budget and petty cash.
12. Assists with purchases (e.g. snack, supplies, guest speakers, outings, etc.) within budget.
13. Works with Director – Fundraising & Communications to handle and document program incidents.
14. Know, enforce and follow WNC program safety guidelines.
15. Assist with co-ordination of program, community special events, corporate volunteer activities.
16. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Working on a Degree or Diploma in a horticulture/environmental studies related program and experience working with people of all ages (including those with special needs).
- Applicants must meet the funding criteria, and be between the ages of 16 and 30 years, a current full-time student and returning to school full-time in the Fall of 2017.
- Successful certification in standard CPR/First Aid (CPR/First Aid training will be provided as part of summer camp training).
- Must possess a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Experience in planning, implementing and promoting community gardening programs for people of all ages.
- Energetic, resourceful, organized, and able to manage time.
- Works well independently and as part of a team.
- Experience working with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Salary Scale: Summer Contract - Student
$12.66/hour + 6% vacation and mandatory Employment Standards benefits
Start Date: June 19 – August 25, 2017 | 40 hours/week + half hour unpaid lunch