Employment Opportunity

Greenhouse Coordinator

 

The Community Garden Society of Inuvik (CGSI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of healthy communities through gardening. The CGSI works to promote sustainable agriculture in the community, accessibility to affordable quality produce, improved local food security and recreational gardening opportunities. 

The Greenhouse Coordinator reports directly to the Community Garden Society of Inuvik (CGSI) Executive Director.  In the absence of an Executive Director, the Greenhouse Coordinator reports to the CGSI Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities

The Greenhouse Coordinator is responsible for the planning and management of the following aspects of greenhouse management:

  • Growing and maintaining food and bedding plants for the CGSI and related plant sales to CGSI members and the public.
  • Landscaping and maintaining CGSI garden beds (indoor and outdoor). This includes identifying and managing plant pests and diseases throughout the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.
  • Organizing the harvest and sale of veggies to greenhouse members and the public at scheduled events (including specific greenhouse sales and the weekly Arctic Market).
  • Planning, promoting and arrying out CGSI programs (e.g. workshops and youth programs, tours, children's and public events etc.) and to help create and plan new events as required.
  • Working with the compost committee to build and maintain the compost system.
  • Assist in maintenance of greenhouse systems through minor repairs (eg. painting, hose replacement).
  • Liaise and communicate with greenhouse members and volunteers in completion of greenhouse programs. Organize volunteer opportunities. 
  • Complete a monthly report of activities.

Qualifications

Education: 

Post-secondary education, preferably in the field of horticulture, botany, environmental science, agriculture, or another related field. Equivalent experience considered. 

Experience:

A minimum of 2 years of experience in greenhouse operations;

Previous experience working in community-based settings with volunteers and with commercial greenhouses would be considered assets. 

Skills & Abilities:

  •  Communications Skills
  1. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen actively, respond verbally in a manner that is clear and respectful, seek clarity in ambiguous situations, and prepare written communications that are clear and concise;
  2. Client service orientation, including the ability to consistently approach situations in a professional manner and respond appropriately to inquiries, requests and concerns;
  3. Ability to develop, maintain and utilize a network of internal and external contacts for the effective implementation of special events in support of the Greenhouse.
  • Interpersonal & Leadership Abilities
  1.  Ability to motivate, coach and manage performance to achieve results within a complex environment of opportunities, challenges, and constraints;
  2. Ability to negotiate, persuade and deal with diverse groups of people.
  3. Teamwork and relationship-building skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, Board members, internal and external clients, community residents, and other stakeholders;
  •  Research, Analytical and Administrative Skills
    1. Analytical and problem solving skills;
    2. Strategic thinking skills, including the ability to identify risks and opportunities, and provide sound advice that contributes to well-informed decision-making;
    3. Knowledge of fundamentals of  business plan development, cash flow planning, analysis and record keeping;
    4. Ability to accurately define and effectively address problems as they arise;
    5. Ability to implement continuous improvement initiatives. 
  •  Organizational Skills
  1. Ability to work on a number of projects and tasks simultaneously and prioritize accordingly;
  2. Flexibility, including the ability to adapt to work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups;
  3. Ability to create and follow through with plans as outlined.
  • Other Skills
    1. Organizational commitment, including the ability to promote organizational goals, set priorities to meet organizational needs, make choices and stand by decisions that benefit the long-term good of the organization, and drive to achieve the overall vision and mission that the Greenhouse establishes;
    2. Good understanding of communication tools and target audiences;
    3. High degree of discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
    4. An understanding of local cultures and gardening in northern climates would be considered assets.
    5. Food Safe training and a class 5 Driver's License would be considered an asset

As we are hoping to have the new Coordinator trained before the season begins in April, please advise your earliest start date. 

 

Apply to:  Ray Solotki, Executive Director

Community Garden Society of Inuvik

Email: info@inuvikgreenhouse.com

Box 1544, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

 

Duration: Mid March to mid October, 2017 Salary: $26/hr + $500/month living allowance, plus $1500 relocation assistance if necessary         Closing Date:     February 20th, 2017 

 

 

The Community Garden Society of Inuvik (CGSI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of healthy communities through gardening. The CGSI works to promote sustainable agriculture in the community, accessibility to affordable quality produce, improved local food security and recreational gardening opportunities. 

The Greenhouse Coordinator reports directly to the Community Garden Society of Inuvik (CGSI) Executive Director.  In the absence of an Executive Director, the Greenhouse Coordinator reports to the CGSI Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities

The Greenhouse Coordinator is responsible for the planning and management of the following aspects of greenhouse management:

  • Growing and maintaining food and bedding plants for the CGSI and related plant sales to CGSI members and the public.
  • Landscaping and maintaining CGSI garden beds (indoor and outdoor). This includes identifying and managing plant pests and diseases throughout the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.
  • Organizing the harvest and sale of veggies to greenhouse members and the public at scheduled events (including specific greenhouse sales and the weekly Arctic Market).
  • Planning, promoting and arrying out CGSI programs (e.g. workshops and youth programs, tours, children's and public events etc.) and to help create and plan new events as required.
  • Working with the compost committee to build and maintain the compost system.
  • Assist in maintenance of greenhouse systems through minor repairs (eg. painting, hose replacement).
  • Liaise and communicate with greenhouse members and volunteers in completion of greenhouse programs. Organize volunteer opportunities. 
  • Complete a monthly report of activities.

Qualifications

Education: 

Post-secondary education, preferably in the field of horticulture, botany, environmental science, agriculture, or another related field. Equivalent experience considered. 

Experience:

A minimum of 2 years experience in greenhouse operations;

Previous experience working in community-based settings with volunteers and with commercial greenhouses would be considered assets. 

Skills & Abilities:

  •  Communications Skills
  1.  
    1. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen actively, respond verbally in a manner that is clear and respectful, seek clarity in ambiguous situations, and prepare written communications that are clear and concise;
    2. Client service orientation, including the ability to consistently approach situations in a professional manner and respond appropriately to inquiries, requests and concerns;
    3. Ability to develop, maintain and utilize a network of internal and external contacts for the effective implementation of special events in support of the Greenhouse.
  • Interpersonal & Leadership Abilities
  1.  
    1.  Ability to motivate, coach and manage performance to achieve results within a complex environment of opportunities, challenges, and constraints;
    2. Ability to negotiate, persuade and deal with diverse groups of people.
    3. Teamwork and relationship-building skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, Board members, internal and external clients, community residents, and other stakeholders;
  •  Research, Analytical and Administrative Skills
    1. Analytical and problem solving skills;
    2. Strategic thinking skills, including the ability to identify risks and opportunities, and provide sound advice that contributes to well-informed decision-making;
    3. Knowledge of fundamentals of  business plan development, cash flow planning, analysis and record keeping;
    4. Ability to accurately define and effectively address problems as they arise;
    5. Ability to implement continuous improvement initiatives. 
  •  Organizational Skills
  1.  
    1. Ability to work on a number of projects and tasks simultaneously and prioritize accordingly;
    2. Flexibility, including the ability to adapt to work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups;
    3. Ability to create and follow through with plans as outlined.
  • Other Skills
    1. Organizational commitment, including the ability to promote organizational goals, set priorities to meet organizational needs, make choices and stand by decisions that benefit the long-term good of the organization, and drive to achieve the overall vision and mission that the Greenhouse establishes;
    2. Good understanding of communication tools and target audiences;
    3. High degree of discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
    4. An understanding of local cultures and gardening in northern climates would be considered assets.
    5. Food Safe training and a class 5 Driver's License would be considered an asset
As we are hoping to have the new Coordinator trained before the season begins in April, please advise your earliest start date. 

 

Apply to:  Ray Solotki, Executive Director

Community Garden Society of Inuvik

Email: info@inuvikgreenhouse.com

Box 1544, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

 

 

Duration: Mid March to mid October, 2017 Salary: $26/hr + $500/month living allowance, plus $1500 relocation assistance if necessary         Closing Date:     February 20th, 2017   

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