The Depot CFC
July 20, 2022
Montreal, Canada
Job Type


We are currently looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator, Edible School Gardens who will be responsible for relationship building and the implementation of our pilot project "The social horticulturalist in the heart of resilient neighborhoods" over a period of several years. The Community Engagement Coordinator, Edible School Gardens role is to bring together community members, schools and community organizations in the NDG-CDN district (detailed description of the project here) through urban agriculture activities in school and collective gardens (for more info on gardens). The Community Engagement Coordinator, Edible School Gardens will be supported by the Urban Agriculture Manager as well as by the Depot's multidisciplinary team (management, food skills, communications, social work, etc.).

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Create relationships with underserved schools in NDG/CDN in order to develop partnerships for the start-up and maintenance of school / collective gardens and the establishment of a school curriculum in urban agriculture
  • Participate in networking meetings to build partnerships with local community organizations and promote the development of joint parent child activities in the gardens
  • Coordinate the logistics for the construction and maintenance of the gardens, as well as for school activities related to urban agriculture
  • Facilitate urban agriculture workshops in schools, both in the classroom and in parent-child garden sessions
  • Facilitate in school collective gardens (during the summer), and act as a point of contact to the Depot, for community members.
  • Facilitate a few community workshops during the summer (along with the UA team)
  • Ensure communication of project events and activities across Depot programming
  • Assist with the training and support of UA assistant(s)
  • Record the expenses and adhere to the budget of the project
  • Develop and carry out evaluations to measure the impact of project activities
  • Write the annual report for the programs and the final report of the pilot project

Required profile:

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize workload activities
  • Self-motivated and able to work both autonomously and within a team
  • Experience developing a project from start to finish, including pitching, partnerships, timelines, budgeting, promotion, logistical coordination etc.
  • Strong computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite & Google Drive
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in urban agriculture and horticulture and able to transmit this knowledge in gardens and in school contexts
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation across age groups (children, young people, adults, seniors, people in a situation of food insecurity, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal-relationship skills
  • Proficiency in French and English, written and oral
  • Experience in developing and maintaining good relationships with partners
  • Experience in effective community organizing including engagement, popular education and participatory program design
  • Experience in outreach and mobilization through social medias

Other requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Comfort driving a cube truck (regular license)

Other assets (useful but not required):

  • Knowledge of the NDG community and/or experience working in community organizations
  • Understanding of food systems and/or food security issues
  • Experience in program evaluation and reporting
  • Basic understanding of, or familiarity within, school / teacher / classroom contexts
  • Basic experience with budget monitoring and accounting
  • Experience coordinating, training and supporting a team and in event coordination
  • Experience with Salesforce, Slack or any planning and organization software
  • Experience or familiarity with construction of simple installations in urban gardens
  • Passionate about creating safe learning environments and collaborating to create a more just and ecological future

Our offer:

  • $21/h salaried, full-time, 35h/week, 1 year contract with option to renew
  • Occasional work on weekends and evenings
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Vacation pay (4%), up to 2 weeks of additional time off in december, sick leave and personal days during the term of the contract
  • A positive work environment with motivated staff and a strong work ethic

To apply:

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email to: Marguerite Kinfack. at [email protected] This is a rolling application process - we will be reviewing applications as they come in, so please apply as soon as possible! We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Click here If you have questions about the jobs or the application process, Please contact Kim Fox at [email protected] We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet ALL of the qualifications we're looking for. Let us know why you are up to the task.

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