Fort Whyte Alive is seeking a Farm Programs Coordinator


Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of core FortWhyte Farms programming to under-served youth, as well as other programs and activities based at FortWhyte Farms.

Principal Tasks:

Program Development and Delivery (65%)

  • Develop and deliver programming for youth, based on food and agriculture activities of the farm, emphasising on hands-on, experiential learning linked to the Education for Sustainable Development Curriculum and related Mb Curriculum learning outcomes
  • Develop and deliver program activities related to healthy living, nutrition, culinary and employment skills with Farm Leadership Training Programmer and Program Assistant
  • Create and seek partnerships to develop outside learning, training and community service opportunities for youth and diverse program participants
  • Organize, facilitate and/or delegate custom tours, workshops and events for large groups
  • Recruit, interview, train and supervise youth participants in the Summer Employment Program
  • Provide or arrange transportation for youth as needed
  • Maintain and recruit partner agencies, schedule programs and maintain attendance records 
  • Evaluate and report all program outcomes
  • Assist Farm Operations Coordinator to execute agricultural operational activities
  • Train and support program volunteers with assistance from FortWhyte Alive’s Volunteer Manager
  • Schedule, train, facilitate and support seasonal employees work and professional development
  • Work with Farm Manager to ensure program/participation requirements of grants and supporting agencies are met

 Operations (30%)

  • With the Farm Operations Coordinator, ensure program participants and seasonal staff meet the operational needs of the farm
  • Assist and lead any farm operations where needed
  • Maintain transportation vehicle, maintain farm site and buildings when necessary
  • Assist in development of overall FortWhyte Farms budget

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and/or related post-secondary education in the development and delivery of programming related to personal growth and development of under-served, diverse youth
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to work cooperatively with other team members to accomplish shared goals
  • Proven ability to train, supervise and lead a staff team of youth and peers
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Physically fit, and capable of manual labour
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to develop and facilitate programs for large groups of all ages and abilities
  • Availability to work in a flexible environment
  • Valid Driver’s License (Class 4 preferred)
  • Satisfactory background checks of the child abuse registry and criminal records
  • An enthusiastic, genuine appreciation of FortWhyte Alive’s mission and mandate

Considered An Asset:

  • Knowledge of positive youth development and progressive human resources management
  • First Aid & CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, The Circle of Courage, Cultural Competency or other employment training/certification related to FortWhyte Farms
  • Equivalent experience or training in one or all of the following areas: education, sustainable agriculture, culinary arts, animal husbandry, natural resources and/or construction trades
  • Experience in project evaluation
  • Access to private transportation

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