NEAT is looking for a person that is passionate about food and enjoys working with people to help support our Food Secure Kids program. This K-6 program is delivered in local schools throughout the spring and early summer. If you are outgoing, organized, love food, and have a clean criminal records check we’d love to talk to you! Email us your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re the person we are looking for to ed@neat.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Eco-Advisor for the Food Secure Kids Program based in Fort St John, BC will report to the Education Coordinator.  The Eco-Advisor will:

  • Execute NEAT’s Food Secure Kids program in Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes at local schools
  • Prep lesson supplies ahead of class schedule (lesson plans are provided)
  • Guide students through three classroom lessons and one planting session
  • Be a personable resource for food security programming within the classroom
  • Support teachers where appropriate with supplemental lesson plans
  • Help teachers and students maintain on-site gardens where appropriate
  • Provide research and data analysis for various waste reduction programs; and
  • Provide other duties as required.

This position requires a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues primarily focused on food security.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate with tact and discretion in settling requests, complaints or clarifying information.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative.
  • Ability to work varied hours.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of the Internet.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education, classroom experience
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to vehicle may be required for trips outside town.
  • Meets requirements for working with children
  • Subject to security review.

 

TERM OF POSITION

  • This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position would vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 30-35 hours a week.
  • Compensation negotiable and based on experience
  • Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle at $.54/km.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to ed@neat.ca


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