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Now Hiring Market Coordinator Assistant

We are taking applications for the Market Coordinator Assistant Position.

Job goes from July 2nd – August 27th, 2019 

Closing Date for applications is May 15th

Terms: $15/hr, 35hrs/wk

Working with EcoSociety staff and volunteers, the Market Coordination Assistant will help the Markets Coordinator with the day-to-day operations and management of EcoSociety’s three outdoor summer markets (Cottonwood Market, the Downtown Local Market and MarketFest street parties) in Nelson, BC. The Market Coordination Assistant will manage the EcoSociety outreach at the markets and other community events by developing outreach materials, coordinating volunteers, promoting EcoSociety programs and overseeing zero waste efforts at the markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help in the day-to-day operations and management of the EcoSociety three outdoor summer markets
  • Lead outreach efforts and coordinate the EcoSociety table at key community events and markets to highlight key EcoSociety programs and build relationships with the community
  • Develop outreach materials
  • Write communications for EcoSociety’s website and social media
  • Promote EcoSociety, its membership program, campaigns and projects at events
  • Coordinate volunteers and community members for community outreach
  • Maintain relationships with volunteers, community members and help in organizing supporters

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for working to fulfill EcoSociety’s mission
  • At least 2 years of outstanding customer service experience
  • Experience at Farmers markets
  • Team player and problem solver, but must be able to work independently
  • Volunteer team management
  • Experience working for non-profits preferred
  • Outstanding verbal and written communicator
  • Comfortable and excited to promote EcoSociety’s work and fundraise from individuals
  • Attention to detail
  • Expert-intermediate knowledge of: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, CMS, Drupal, email management
  • Physically fit to carry heavy equipment and able to work in all weather conditions outside
  • Digital or on-the-ground organizing, working in teams
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Experience using databases and websites
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends (every Wednesday and Saturday market day, and Friday nights for MarketFest)
  • Connected to local community or strong desire to build connections in the community
  • Understanding of climate, conservation, food and social justice issues

This is a partially federally funded Canada Summer Jobs position, to be eligible, applicants must fit 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.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

To apply: If you meet the requirements and are really excited about this position, submit your cover letter and resume in pdf format no later than May 15 to markets@ecosociety.ca. Late submissions will not be accepted. We thank all those that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EcoSociety is an equal opportunity employer.