Job Posting 71062

Education Program Coordinator
Richmond Food Security Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Richmond BC
closes in 43 days (Sat, 31 Jul)
full time  •  $42,950 +3 weeks vacation + 10 annual wellness days + basic group health plan

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.


  • Develop and expand current education programs such as the Kids in the Garden Program and the Get Rooted Youth Program.
  • Actively contribute to planning and securing funding for this role. 
  • Ensure all programs align with the board-approved strategic plan. ­ 
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners including, but not limited to, city staff and elected officials, school board trustees and staff, health authority staff, teachers, principals, parents, volunteers, and students. ­ 
  • Develop and implement systems to evaluate programs qualitatively and quantitatively.­ 
  • Communicate effectively about the society and programs through traditional media, online media, and print products, following RFSS brand standards and communications protocols.
  • Actively work in the best interests of the whole organization, including fund development and developing operational systems. ­
  • Keep organized and thorough operational records of program data, results, contacts, and operational details. ­
  • Other exciting tasks as required.


    • Minimum two years of teaching or related experience.
    • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field, such as Education, Land and Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Science, or Horticulture. 
    • Working knowledge of BC school curriculum and first peoples teachings.
    • Ability to articulate the principles of organic gardening, food security, urban agriculture, and sustainability.
    • A clean Class 5 driver abstract and access to a vehicle in order to transport supplies to schools, and travel to events.  Mileage will be reimbursed.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
    • Demonstrated experience developing and executing education programming.
    • Some experience in fund development and grant writing.
    • Physical mobility, ability, and willingness to move through a range of outdoor work environments, including lifting and digging in gardens. ­ 
    • Tech-savvy, and proficient in word processing, databases, email, blogging, and social media.
    • Have or ability to get: 
      • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector search ­ 
      • Food Safe Level One ­ 
      • Emergency First Aid ­


  • Work with a growing, passionate team committed to community development and food literacy.
  • Be part of the thriving food security and urban agriculture movement.
  • Build extensive knowledge in the non-profit sector.
  • Practice sound program and project management principles.
  • Work with stakeholders and clients, utilizing strong communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Develop strong oral and written communications skills including report writing, both in text and visual formats.
  • Understand and use relevant municipal environmental laws and regulations.


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. 

Role Details

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

Application Details

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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