Food Security Coordinator

Food Security Coordinator
June 6, 2024 Comments Off on Food Security Coordinator Web Admin

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

The Food Security Coordinator will be the main support for the Food Security and Climate Change Manager The purpose of this position is to help develop and solidify Muskeg Lake Cree Nations food security initiative while also engaging our members and increasing education and awareness about all aspects of food production and preservation.

Working in the off season will focus on planning next seasons food production, finding funding and writing grants, organizing workshops with students and community members, overseeing our demonstration hydroponics facility, and supporting the development of a business plan for gradual economic development through our food systems.

A large part of our food mission is increasing community awareness and interest in gardening and food production/preservation. This role will be responsible for offering support for Band members and youth in various ways, such as organizing training or workshops in all matters related to food.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
●  Oversee all food-production locations at Muskeg Lake, namely the Food Forest, Greenhouse, and Health and Wellness Centre Native plant garden;
● Collect and organize data on what is grown, inputs, outputs, etc.;
● Daily oversight of seasonal staff and summer students;
● Offer hands-on work training and modeling to staff when directing their work;
● Work with other Band departments as needed to achieve goals and objectives;
● Seek out and work to acquire funding/grants to develop our food systems;
● Work with the Food Security Committee to guide the direction of the Food Security Department and its development;
● Include the youth as much as possible and provide them with hands-on experience and education. Work with the school staff and prevention department to achieve this;
● Facilitate food-related workshops for community members and staff;

REQUIREMENTS
● Knowledge of organic and regenerative agriculture systems and how to establish them;
● Knowledge of food storage and processing;
● Ability to plan and organize overlapping tasks and schedules based on the seasons/weather;
● Knowledge of the growing seasons in our zone and ability to organize a workplan around them;
● Ability to drive a truck with trailer, operate a small tractor;
● Demonstrate a knowledge of different and emerging food systems;
● Awareness of Climate Change and its impacts on our local environment and growing conditions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
● University degree or Diploma in horticulture or a related field;
● Relevant training and experience is an asset.
● Must have a valid driver’s license;
● Experience and comfortable with hosting trainings, workshops, public speaking;
● Competence with MS Office, Excel, and basic computer skills;
● Ability to help develop systems to record and show data related to the food security program;
● Awareness of laws and regulations pertaining to food handling and safety;
● CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check.

WORKING CONDITIONS
● May need to work flex schedules during peak seasons (planting and harvest);
● Be ready to work outside as required;
● Working with others of all age groups;
● Working on a First Nation with Muskeg Lake Band Members;
● Basic accommodations if/when required;
● Work location is (1) one hour north of Saskatoon

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with horticulture experience who wants a full-time position in a community setting with a lot of public engagement and a diversity of roles in your work. The ideal candidate will need to be an outgoing person and comfortable leading groups of all ages and knowledge levels.

How to apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter, with subject title and job number
(Food Security Coordinator #24-29) to:
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
Human Resources
resume@muskeglake.com
Deadline: June 21, 2024, at 4:30 PM CST.

We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to resume@muskeglake.com