BC Farmland Committee Organizer
Contract Position, Part-Time
Sierra Club BC and the National Farmers Union are joining forces to create this unique opportunity to work in collaboration on policies to protect BC’s farmland from development, concentration and investor speculation, thus ensuring the next generation of farmers is able to farm.
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of Canadian farmers and farmworkers who share common goals. NFU members work together to achieve agricultural policies that ensure dignity and security of income for farm families, farm units, and farm workers, while enhancing the land for future generations, working nationally and internationally for farmers and social justice. The National Farmers Union is unique among farm organizations in working for people’s interests against corporate control of our food system.
Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation (Sierra Club BC) is a non-profit environmental charity whose core mission is to advance climate justice and ecosystem protection by uplifting grassroots-led change. We are committed to engaging with and learning from diverse communities and knowledge systems. We are committed to learning from the governance systems of the Indigenous Nations on whose territories we live and work.
The BC Farmland Committee Organizer is a part-time term position to support the work of the NFU’s BC Farmland Committee (“The Committee”) in partnership with Sierra Club BC to advocate for policies that protect farmland and support food sovereignty in the province.
The Organizer will work remotely from a location in BC and report regularly to the Committee.
The Role & Responsibilities
The BC Farmland Committee Organizer’s responsibilities include the following:
Reporting: This position will be housed at Sierra Club BC but will work closely with and largely take policy direction from NFU's BC Farmland Committee.
This is a part-time, one-year term position at a rate of $30.00 per hour with a possibility of extension based on performance and funding. This position is for an average of 10 hours/week, with significant flexibility as to the time of work. Reduced hours during the growing season can be negotiated, with as few as 5 hrs/week during the growing season (May-September) and as many as 15 hrs/week during the off-season. A record of hours worked will be submitted on a monthly basis. Farmers and farm workers are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Ideal Candidate
The SCBC and NFU are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applicants of diverse race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
The SCBC and NFU will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please include them with your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
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