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Hiring: Community Engagement Liaison


Position: Community Engagement Liaison


Location: Root Food hub and Burgoyne Valley Community Farm


Hours: 8-week contract, 35 hrs/ week 


Wage: $20- $25hr based on qualifications 


Start Date: July 8th


Overview: The SSI Farmland Trust has been instrumental in various local projects over the past decade, including the development of The Root food hub and the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm. Our goal is to empower locals with access, knowledge, and space to sustainably feed themselves, their families, and their neighbours. With support of Canada Summer Jobs, we are seeking a youth between 15-30 years old to help support us during our busy summer season. 


The SSI FLT is hiring a Community Engagement Liaison for this summer’s community commitments, workshops, and gatherings. This position requires independent thinking, but you will be working closely with the FLT team, including weekly check- ins and on- going work plan development.


Staff Support: The Community Engagement Liaison will work between each of the FLT teams: Marketing, Food Share, the Root, Learning Series, and the Burgoyne Valley Community farm, to assist in the marketing, planning, and preparation for all of our upcoming programming. 


To learn more about the FLT and what we do please visit our webpage: https://www.ssifarmlandtrust.org/projects


These four project areas represent the possibility of tasks based on the interest level of the applicant:


The Root Food Hub:

  • Making signage for the Root building

  • Updating website about the Root

  • Weekly kitchen cleanliness inspections 

  • Root permaculture garden 

  • Engage Root tenant community during Sunday Food Exchange and pop- ups


Burgoyne Valley Community Farm:

  • Helping to spread volunteer project awareness 

  • Assisting the Garden Committee with Summer work parties


Education

  • Setting up, taking down, and managing the FLT Tuesday Farmers market booth 

  • Attending workshops and assisting workshop facilitator 


Salt Spring Food Share

  • Assisting with fruit harvesting

  • Aggregating and distributing excess produce at the Root 

  • Managing the weekly Food Exchange


Qualifications: 

  • A passion for local food 

  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team setting and independently

  • Basic graphic design and website development an asset

  • Interested in learning more about not- for- profits

  • Agricultural experience an asset

  • Drivers license an asset 

  • Between 15- 30 years of age

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident 

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about agriculture and making a difference, please submit your resume and a cover letter describing in a few sentences about why you feel you’d be a great fit for this role. Please include the cover letter and resume as one PDF file. 


Applications can be submitted to: info@ssifarmlandtrust.org


The SSI Farmland Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, communities and experiences. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where differences are valued and respected. We believe that diversity enhances our ability to serve our mission and enriches the work experience for all employees and volunteers. You may request a copy of our policies and procedures to see what we have in place to support this mission. 




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