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Foothills Forage & Grazing Association: Environmental & Communication Coordinator

The Foothills Forage & Grazing Association (FFGA) is looking for a full-time, 15-month term Environmental & Communication Coordinator to cover a maternity leave. FFGA is a non-profit producer organization based out of High River. FFGA focuses on all aspects of forage and livestock production in south central Alberta through demonstration trials, newsletters, social media and extension events which includes workshops, seminars, conferences and tours.

This position offers the opportunity to develop and maintain FFGA’s environmental and communication programs under the direction of the manager and board of directors. The successful candidate will interact closely with producers, researchers, extension specialists, industry, and educational institutes.

Job Description:

  • Lead FFGA’s Communication Program including the monthly newsletter, website, social media, membership and promotions

  • Manage, deliver and promote FFGA’s Environmental Program including extension, Environmental Farm Plans and providing information on the Canadian Agriculture Partnership to primary producers

  • Plan, advertise, execute and report on environmental demonstrations and events

  • Actively pursue additional funding as applicable to environmental demonstrations and events

  • Report to and work with the manager

  • Field work as required including but not limited to, soil sampling for the Soil Health Benchmark Project

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Practical working knowledge of agriculture and environmental best management practices in western Canada

  • Ability to use computers and related technology efficiently (specifically MS Office, Adobe Products (ex. Lightroom, Acrobat Pro), Wix, Eventbrite, video editing software and Canva

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal and electronic formats

  • Ability to work within timelines and meet deadlines

  • Organized and reliable

  • Motivated to excel both in a team environment and independently

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract

  • Environmental or agriculture science degree or diploma combined with experience will be given preference

Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. Personal health benefit package provided.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Gibney, Manager

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association

Email: manager@foothillsforage.com

Application Deadline: Wednesday Sept 22, 2021

Start Date: November 1, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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