Location: On the Land
Status: Temporary Full Time – 2 years
Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer / Advisory Committee
Agricultural Manager is required to oversee the creation and implementation of the Nation’s agricultural plan. The individual will have a background in agricultural enterprise, knowledge of sources of funding for assisting with agriculture, grant application writing skills, and an engaging manner to attract Líl̓wat member participation. The building of food security and production resiliency are aligned with self -determination.
- Oversee the prioritizing and execution of the strategic objectives from the Agricultural Plan
- Prepare a detailed agricultural implementation plan based on project start-up, situational analysis, resources and infrastructure assessment
- Support the activists of the Líl̓wat Gardens Project and Xe̓tolcw Community School Farm to School Program
- Foster Líl̓wat agricultural capacity building by support youth employment and other activities like Restorative Justice measures into the Agricultural Project
- Engage with Líl̓wat citizens to solicit interest and participation in community gardens, family plots, village gardening and agricultural related events.
- Support current farming activities by identifying constraints to activities and exploring opportunities to enhance the viability of operations.
- Prepare applications to access funds and resources of programs available to develop the agricultural initiatives and support investigations, pilot projects, provide business development services, carry out feasibility assessments.
- Guide and direct farm operations in all aspects of food production, from planning to planting through to harvest.
Key Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:
- The successful candidate should have experience working with First Nations and extensive experience in agriculture including practical knowledge and skills of working on farms.
- Though there are no education requirements, bachelor’s degrees in agricultural sciences or other botany-related fields are becoming an industry standard for those who are not self-employed. Hands-on training is still an important part of successful farming and farm management.
Please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than Friday May 10, 2019
to: Dan.Piotrowski@lilwat.ca or PO Box 602 Mount Currie VON 2K0