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  • FortWhyte Alive is seeking a Development and Membership Administrator

    The Development and Membership Administrator provides key administrative support and donor stewardship for FortWhyte Alive’s development program in addition to general administrative support. This individual also offers administrative support for FortWhyte Alive’s multi-faceted membership program and services.

    Hours of Work: This is a part-time position for up to 22.5 hours per week. Specific days of work are flexible and can be negotiated based on operational requirements.

    Principal Areas of Responsibility

    Donor Administration: 45%
    – Maintain database system for recording FortWhyte Alive donors and members
    – Create database reports as needed
    – Keep up-to-date in knowledge and use of Raiser’s Edge and TAM database management systems, ensuring the ability to access and report on all information stored in the database
    – Coordinate and issue donation thank you letters and tax receipts in a timely manner
    – Support staff as needed on the database systems
    – Protect confidential information
    – Update, replenish and organize development collateral material on shelving unit
    – Assist with donor recognition and sponsor benefits such as complimentary passes and family memberships, etc.
    – Respond to general inquiries about FortWhyte Alive donor programs and opportunities i.e. boardwalk plaques, foster program, in memoriam donations, etc.
    – Assist with the execution of mail solicitation campaigns as directed by Director of Sustainability for individual and corporate donations including reminders to current donors, re-engagement of lapsed donors and the securing of new donors
    – Assist the Development Team with donor and member appreciation or cultivation events as time and resources allow

    Membership Administration: 25%
    – Oversee processing for all new and renewal memberships
    – Ensure delivery of FortWhyte member benefits including responding to inquiries
    – Assist in the development of new member benefits
    – Cultivate relationships with individual members
    – Maintain database and create reports re: membership statistics
    – Oversee and provide support for weekly membership volunteers ensuring timely turnaround of membership information
    – Work with volunteers to organize monthly renewal notices
    – Assist Development Team the cultivation of innovative ideas for recruiting new and retaining existing members; assist in implementation, as required
    – Liaise with Visitor Receptionist and Info Desk Volunteers regarding membership promotions

    Office Administration: 10%
    – Administrative support for President & CEO, Director of Sustainabilityand Director of Operations as needed
    – Process all incoming mail
    – Process and drop off outgoing mail
    – Organize, monitor and replenish office supply stock and equipment as needed
    – Monitor, renew, and review in consultation with Director of Operations office equipment leases as needed
    – Provide training and technical support to staff with office equipment
    – Assist staff with general office inquiries

    Day Camp Administration: 10%
    – Enter camper registrations, payments and family information in Camp Brain registration system
    – Answer parent inquiries as needed
    – Issue refunds

    Other Duties as Assigned: 10%

    Qualifications and Skills
    – Exceptional organizational, communications and customer service skills
    – Knowledge and skills in database management, including creation of queries and reports. Particular skills in Raiser’s Edge an asset
    – Advanced and current skills in Microsoft Office software
    – Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to work cooperatively with other team members to accomplish shared goals
    – Ability to work independently and take initiative
    – Ability to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, volunteers, members, and donors.
    – Strong personal connection to FortWhyte Alive’s mission and mandate


    For more information and to apply, please click here. 

    02 / 22 / 18

  • Fort Whyte Farms is seeking a Farm Assistant

    Summer Position: Farm Assistant
    Supervisor: Farm Operations Coordinator

    Position Type: Seasonal – Summer

    Dates: April 30 – October 19, 2018

    Hours of Work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week with regularly scheduled weekends and some evenings)

    Job Summary: Under the direction of the FortWhyte Farms Operations Coordinator, work as a team member and take a leadership role in the day to day agricultural operations of FortWhyte Farms with attention to worker safety and responsible stewardship of the land and facilities.

    Principal Tasks:

    Farm Operations (95%)


    Assist in greenhouse management and horticulture including seeding, transplanting, and fertilizing
    Assist in garden preparation and planting, including weeding, watering, pest management and other tasks as assigned
    Pastured Livestock (chickens, pigs, rabbits):

    Attend to daily needs of livestock, including feeding, watering, transportation, fencing, butchering, health and well- being
    Market / CSA:

    Harvest, wash, package and display vegetables and farm products for sale
    Assist customers, provide excellent customer service, handle cash
    Maintenance & Landscaping:

    Maintain farm buildings and yard site, including lawns, deck, fences, signage and tools
    Cleaning and maintenance of greenhouse, barn, garage and farm headquarters as assigned
    Other Duties As Assigned (5%)

    Basic Hiring Criteria:

    Experience in small-scale farming (horticulture and/or pastured livestock)
    Physically fit and capable of manual, outdoor labour with animals and bees
    Flexible work schedule (some evenings and weekends)
    Experience working with underserved and diverse youth
    Excellent customer service
    Ability to work independently/ self-directed, as well as in a team
    Demonstrated dedication and commitment to the work of FortWhyte Farms and the mission and mandate of FortWhyte Alive
    Demonstrated work ethic, motivation and leadership
    Valid Driver’s License (Class 4 preferred), First Aid, CPR and Food Handler’s Certificate an Asset

    02 / 21 / 18