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Fireweed Market Business Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: NEAT is looking for a dynamic, creative, and results oriented Business Manager to work out of our office in Fort St John, BC. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and will carry out the following tasks: • Design, manage, and evaluate all of NEAT’s social enterprises including a retail store, shipping and deliveries, and workshop space to fit within NEAT’s mission & vision • Work to achieve NEAT’s strategic goals and objectives, mission & vision, and theory of change • Assess and identify new opportunities for economic growth • Recruit and train new employees • Perform regular employee evaluations to determine areas of improvement • Develop and maintain partnerships with local community groups • Organize community outreach and information sessions • Be responsible for inventory control • Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, & ensure applicable health and safety protocols are adhered to • Complete all mandatory reports and participate fully in weekly meetings • Represent NEAT professionally at all times • Be a positive team player and work collaboratively to ensure the success of all NEAT operations • Complete other duties as assigned This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Post-secondary education in business management or equivalent experience • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues, especially related to local food security and zero/minimal waste lifestyles • Excellent communication and public speaking skills • Outstanding leadership abilities • Ability to build community relationships and analyze information from the community to guide program direction • Demonstrable analytical thinking & business insight. • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative • Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends) with notice • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Internet usage REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. • Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle • Meets requirements for working with children • Subject to security review Term of Position • This is a full-time salaried position. Hours of work will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 40 hours per week for one year, with some evenings and weekend hours required. • Compensation starts at $47,840 annually based on experience • Extended benefits are available after a successful probation period Duration This position starts with a qualified candidate and will be re-evaluated after one year.
05/13/2022
@ 09:59 am

Help Wanted Camp Wildlings Leaders

Do you love to be outside exploring? Do you stop to smell the roses? Did you have pockets full of rocks or worms as a kid? Do you love getting your hands dirty? We may have a job for you! NEAT is looking for creative, flexible, adventurous people to make this summer the best one ever for our Wildlings. If you like working with kids, the smell of the forest, and wake up everyday looking for adventure, please keep reading! JOB DESCRIPTION (9 positions available) Camp Wildlings Leaders are based in Fort St John, BC and will report jointly to the Head Camp Leader and the Education Coordinator. Camp Wildlings Leaders will: – Support the Head Camp Leader in designing, executing, and evaluating nature based summer programming including daily schedules and activity plans; – Work proactively in a team environment to create the best possible camper outcomes – Set a positive example for all participants and staff – Gather materials for all activities – Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe; – Ensure any applicable covid-19 precautions are being adhered to throughout the camp season; – Liaise with campers and their caregivers to ensure the best possible camp experience; – Provide first aid and respond to emergency situations (weather, animal encounters, etc.) as necessary and completing all mandatory reports This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues – Excellent communication and public speaking skills – Proficiency with drama, arts, and nature inspiration – Proven ability to lead groups of children and communicate with tact and discretion in settling requests, complaints, or clarifying information – Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines – Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative – Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends) – Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE All summer positions are funded to promote employment opportunities for youth. The position and duration of it are based on funding approval. To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: – Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; – Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and; – Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. – Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle is appreciated – Meets requirements for working with children – Subject to security review Term of Position – This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week – Compensation starts at $15.75 and is based on experience DURATION This position starts with a qualified candidate and will run through August 27, 2022. This is a summer/seasonal position funded by the Government of Canada. APPLY by emailing Susan@Neat.ca Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
05/13/2022
@ 09:55 am

Summer Cook Meals On Wheels 2 Positions

NEAT is hiring 2 people to support Meals on Wheels and the daily meal service at Seniors Housing Society. JOB DESCRIPTION: Undertake basic cooking duties & prepare simple dishes, such as soup, salads, entrees, and dessert. Prepare cooking ingredients: wash and chop vegetables, cut meat, & perform other meal prep. Portion and serve meals Interact positively with clients Perform routine kitchen tasks. Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they are organized and easily accessible. Maintain a clean kitchen: wash dishes, sanitize surfaces, and take out trash/recycling Ensure that all food and other items are stored properly. Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines. These positions are each full time for 8 weeks. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Food Safe Certificate preferred Knowledge of & experience with health and safety rules in a kitchen. Knowledge of & experience with basic cooking techniques. Organizational skills Patience Manual dexterity Communication skills Attention to detail Ability to work under pressure
05/13/2022
@ 09:50 am

Now Hiring Meals On Wheels Cook

NEAT is looking for a full-time cook to support Meals on Wheels and the daily lunch/dinner service at the Seniors Housing Society. Total service is approximately 80 persons, or 120 meals daily. Job Description: Undertake basic cooking duties & prepare main dishes, soup, salads and dessert Prepare cooking ingredients: wash and chop vegetables, cut meat, & perform other meal prep. Perform routine kitchen tasks. Portion & serve meals for clients. Interact with clients during meal service. Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they are organized and easily accessible. Maintain a clean kitchen: wash dishes, sanitize surfaces, and take out trash/recycling. Ensure that all food and other items are stored properly. Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines. This position may require a varied workweek schedule. We will do our best to have work days scheduled two weeks in advance. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Food Safe Certificate preferred Knowledge of & experience with health and safety rules in a kitchen. Knowledge of & experience with basic cooking techniques Organizational skills. Patience Manual dexterity Communication skills Attention to detail Ability to work under pressure. Due to contract guidelines, preference will be given to candidates that are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
05/13/2022
@ 09:47 am

Were Hiring Community Garden Worker

NEAT is seeking a passionate and hardworking individual to support garden operations at the Fort St. John Community Gardens and school gardens at local elementary schools. Email karen@neat.ca to apply The Community Garden Support Worker is based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Community Garden Coordinator. The Community Garden Support Worker will: Be an organized, self-starter that takes pride in a job well done. Maintain on-site school gardens at local elementary schools (weed, water, harvest) Maintain the main Community Garden location. Be a personable resource for food security within the community. Provide research and data analysis for various programs Provide other duties as required. This position requires a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the beginning of the employment period. Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment. Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. Valid BC Driver’s License Subject to security review. TERM OF POSITION This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week. Compensation based on experience.
05/13/2022
@ 09:39 am

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