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Environmental Farm Plan Program Coordinator


About Us

The Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA - www.areca.ab.ca) is a small, dynamic organization that offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. ARECA delivers the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP - www.AlbertaEFP.com) on behalf of the department of Agriculture and Forestry. EFP is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks. The Alberta EFP Program bears responsibility for the delivery of the EFP Program throughout the Province via delivery agents.


Duties and Responsibilities

This is a 1+ year, temporary position working from home, covering a maternity leave. The successful candidate must be based in Alberta and provide their own space to work. Laptop is provided and phone use can be expensed. The position requires a high degree of organizational skills coupled with the ability to adjust to changing priorities as needed.


Under the supervision of the Environmental Farm Plan Director, you will use your leadership, expert project management, and advanced computer/web skills to:

  • Manage the day-to-day operational requirements of the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Program

  • Assist building projects and subsequently managing projects, as needed

  • Assist with continued refinement and implementation of enhancements to the EFP online tool

  • Provide technical assistance to workbook users

  • Assist with EFP communications and maintaining the AlbertaEFP.com website and WebBook

  • Creating, maintaining, and implementing training program and materials for EFP technicians

  • Hosting and assisting in hosting online and in-person webinars and workshops for producers and technicians

  • Participate in developing and implementing a plan to increase uptake of EFPs

  • Participate in developing and implementing a plan for creating renewal capacity for online workbooks

  • Facilitate and chair EFP Operations Committee

  • Participate and engage in various committees

  • Assist in the addition or modification of workbook content

  • Adhere to confidentiality and privacy policies

  • Provide input on strategic planning, operational direction, and project development

  • Complete reports on an as needed basis


Some travel will be required as part of this position and candidate must have:

  • Reliable transportation

  • Ability to travel as needed at the discretion of the EFP Director.

  • Travel related expenses reimbursed in accordance to the Travel Expense Policy


Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a degree (preferred) or diploma in agriculture or agro-ecology – or can demonstrate an equivalency based on education and experience.


  • This position requires a dynamic, flexible, organized individual with superior interpersonal skills

  • Skillful in managing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders

  • Written and verbal communication skills in diverse environments

  • Extremely self-motivated and self-driven

  • Detail-oriented and organized with an ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively

  • Able to work well on own and in a team environment

  • Self-sufficient in a technical environment

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Suite and similar software

  • Superior problem solving skills

  • Agri-environmental experience is a strong asset

  • Eligibility for membership in the Alberta Institute of Agrologists either as a P.Ag. or RT.Ag designation is preferred


Compensation

$50,000-$70,000 per annum. Reviewable after probation expires.


How to apply

Email resume and cover letter to programs@areca.ab.ca


Deadline to apply is May 13th, 2021.





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