Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a registered charity aspiring to create a resilient local food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives.
We are a small team of staff supported by volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address challenges. We build community and have fun doing it and hope to create long-term, tangible, systemic results. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization and encourage black, indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position.
We are looking to hire an outgoing and dynamic Education Program Coordinator for the long term. The successful candidate will start by learning and enhancing core operations of current programs such as the Kids in the Garden Program. There is significant growth potential in this role, and the opportunity to be involved in the planning, design, and expansion of current programs and leading future programs such as the Get Rooted Youth Program, the Education Garden at Garden City Lands, and Summer Camps.
The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and must have experience in and be passionate about education and community development. The candidate must be exceptionally organized, and a real people person with solid teaching and gardening backgrounds.
This position is based primarily out of the RFSS office which is centrally located in Paulik Park in Richmond, BC. Travel around Richmond will be required for meetings, in-person program delivery, and events. Virtual work from home is possible with a laptop provided.
Application deadline: Ongoing, or until the position is filled. Early applications encouraged.
Start date: August 3, 2021
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, permanent full-time. Hours are typically during school hours, Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There may be occasional events and or meetings during the evenings and weekends. Paid time off in lieu of overtime pay and flexibility in hours of work to be agreed upon with the Executive Director. A balanced work/life schedule is encouraged.
Pay: Annual salary of $42,950 + prorated 3 weeks annual vacation + prorated 10 annual wellness days. Eligible for basic group health plan after 6 month probation period with a 25% employee contribution.
This position starts at $21.80/hour during the first 6 months of probation and then a lift to $22.25 for the balance of year one.
Year Two - Annual salary of $44,500 + 3 weeks annual vacation + 10 annual wellness days + $500 professional development credit + school year completion bonus of $2,000.
Year Three - This position will lead to a Program Manager's role with an annual salary of $50,000
Please feel welcome to reach out in advance of applying to ask any clarifying questions or send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Executive Director at
We thank all applicants for their interest and only those receiving an interview will be contacted.
We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.
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