Job Position: Agriculture Program Facilitator (Temporary)
Company: Dalhousie University
Expected salary: $25.91 – 27.47 per hour
Location: Truro, NS
Agriculture Program Facilitator (Temporary) Job Details:
The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies. Reporting to the Program Manager, Extended Learning, the Agriculture Program Facilitator will coordinate and deliver an online and in-community horticulture program as part of the “Bridge into Agriculture” program, a 22-week horticulture program offered online to African Nova Scotians across the province through a collaboration between the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs, and Extended Learning.
- Deliver online and in-person instruction to community members using a pre-developed curriculum to support the development of horticultural skills knowledge. Ensure training is delivered in a safe manner and in adherence with University processes and policies.
- Provide virtual and in-person student support and guidance including virtual check-in for question-and-answer sessions once per week and weekly virtual office hours (two hours per week including an evening and a morning).
- Provide support to students and ensure the curriculum effectively represents and is connected to their cultural context.
- Evaluate student progress using online and in person assessment tools and provide feedback.
- Accompany students on farm tours. Identify and coordinate site visits across Nova Scotia to provide hands-on instruction and skills training to grow and maintain a backyard vegetable garden. Foster student relationships within communities and with the agricultural industry.
- Write project reports as requested as well as a final report.
Travel is a required component of this job with expected community visits within Nova Scotia. This position requires the ability to work outdoors in all weather and exposed to elements in the environment (e.g. insects); carry loads of up to 50 lbs.; and complete physical activity associated with gardening for extended periods (3-5 hrs.) of time.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
- Completion of a Diploma in Plant Science, Environmental Horticulture or related discipline plus approximately two years’ related experience (or equivalent training and experience) including experience in greenhouses including seeding and transplanting; edible horticulture crop production and maintenance; and vegetable and fruit production (planning, garden preparation, planting, and maintenance).
- Demonstrated work or volunteer experience supporting Black/ African Nova Scotian communities as well as experience in community development, capacity building and reconciliation, and adult education.
- Proven experience practicing safe gardening methods and safely operating agricultural equipment (e.g. rototiller).
- Proven collaboration, interpersonal, and communication (presentation, verbal and written) skills and the demonstrated ability to work respectfully with a diverse population.
- Demonstrated time management, attentiveness, and the ability to work independently.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) with a demonstrated aptitude for learning new software and experience delivering training online.
- Graduate of the Bridge into Agriculture program.
- Current WHIMIS, Emergency First Aid certification.
- Formal Adult Education training.
Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies One (1)
Open Date 01/26/2024
Close Date 02/12/2024
Open Until Filled No
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