Foothills Forage & Grazing Association: Interim Manager
The Foothills Forage & Grazing Association (FFGA) is looking for an interim manager to cover a maternity leave based on 32 hours a week from February 2017 to April 2018. The FFGA office is located in Okotoks, Alberta. FFGA is a non-profit producer organization that focuses on all aspects of forage and livestock production in south central Alberta through demonstration trials, newsletters, social media and extension events which include workshop, seminars and tours.
Successful applicants should have experience in agriculture extension, research and practical knowledge of agriculture in Western Canada. The successful applicant must be self-motivated, a team player, have excellent organizational skills and good computer skills.
This position offers the opportunity to train under our current manager of 7 years for several weeks before she leaves for her maternity leave in early April. The successful candidate will interact closely with FFGA’s Environmental & Communications Coordinator, producers, researchers, extension specialist, industry and educational institutes. In addition to FFGA’s program, this person will work with the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA), as well as the ARECA Manager and Forage & Livestock Teams.
Assist the board in developing programs, demonstrations and events
Deliver and report on demonstration projects and events within the FFGA Program
Manage FFGA’s fiscal health and annual operating budget under the direction of the Treasurer
Actively pursue and report on grants and funding
Work with and encourage county, corporate, government and NGO partners
Work with and report to the FFGA Board of Directors
Work closely with FFGA’s Environmental & Communications Coordinator
Qualifications and Skills:
Agriculture science degree or diploma will be considered along with experience
Practical working knowledge of agriculture in western Canada
Organized and reliable
Ability to work within timelines and meet deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively in written, oral and electronic formats
Motivation to excel both in a team environment and independently
Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract
Salary is based upon qualifications and experience.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Laura Gibney, Manager
Foothills Forage & Grazing Association
PO Box 458 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A7
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016.
Start Date: February 2017 (negotiable with the right candidate)