JOB: Garden Coordinator

 

Job Title Garden Coordinator
Dates February 2020 – June 2020
Type of Position Temporary Full Time
Salary $500 / week
Benefits 1.5 weeks vacation, unlimited health days 

DEADLINE: 5:00pm on January 10th 2020

NOTE: 

This position is available through Emploi Quebec subvention salariale. To know if you are eligible, you must go to your local Emploi Quebec office to receive a letter of admissibility. If you are selected for an interview, we will ask you to bring the letter with you. 

If you are interested in this position as a student internship placement, please email membres@headandhands.ca directly to discuss the process.  

 

Employment Equity 

We recognize that these skills are often undervalued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above. 

People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

About the Garden Coordinator position

As part of our 50th celebrations, Head & Hands is going to build an Intergenerational Anniversary Garden in front of our building: ideally an herb garden. We are looking for a coordinator to work in collaboration with the Head & Hands team and community to make the project come to life! 

Garden Design

  • Working on landscaping design of the garden
  • Make decisions around plant species, and solicit donations or purchases of seedlings and/or plants and soil 
  • Build partnerships with CDN-NDG based environmental organizations to promote and collaborate on the garden project 

Planting Event(s) and Volunteer Coordination

  • Recruit volunteers both from the surrounding community and CDN-NDG partner organizations to work together on the garden 
  • Coordinate “Planting Days”, including formal events and/or drop-ins, to both clear the existing beds and build the garden 
  • Plan post-planting volunteer appreciation picnic 

Aftercare

  • Create a maintenance plan for the garden 
  • Create outdoor and indoor boxes for herbs or flowers 
  • Design and have a small plaque made for the garden, in collaboration with the communications team 

 

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • A passion for gardening, sustainability, plants, and/or the environment! Either cultivated through experience or the desire to learn more 
  • Experience working in a collaborative team setting with a big group
  • Excellent time management skills, personal organization, and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work autonomously

Assets:

  • Bilingual French & English 
  • Experience in working with youth
  • Experience with coordination 
  • Gardening, landscaping, or farming experience 
  • Connections to or background with NDG and is communities
  • Experience in training of interns and volunteers
  • Experience working in a community organization and/or non profit

 

Application Process

This position is available through Emploi Quebec subvention salariale. To know if you are eligible, you must go to your local Emploi Quebec office to receive a letter of admissibility. If you are selected for an interview, we will ask you to bring the letter with you. 

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to membres@headandhands.ca, and including “Attn: Garden Coordinator Committee” in the subject line. 

Please submit your cover letter and CV in one PDF document, with the document title written as “Last Name, First Name – Garden Coordinator”. 

Applications can also be submitted by fax at 514-481-2336, or in person at 3465 Benny ave. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website, no incomplete applications will be accepted.

Applications are due at 5:00pm on January 10th 2020. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. We are aiming to hold interviews for this position during the week of January 20th with an ideal start date of February 2nd.