AITC-SK is a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate people who come together to inspire youth to care about food and agriculture.

Do you have a passion for agriculture and food? Do you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment? Are you interested in science and biotechnology? Does being around young people energize you? If so – a position with Agriculture in the Classroom might be just the career for you!

Program Assistant

Position: Program Assistant
Term: Temporary Full-time (term position ending June 29, 2018
Deadline for applications: Jan 3, 2018
Location: Saskatoon
Start Date: January, 2018


Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan:

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK) is a charity dedicated to connecting kids and agriculture through curriculum-based programs and resources. To achieve this, AITC-SK liaises with the agriculture and education sectors across Saskatchewan to develop and deliver quality teaching resources and organize hands-on outreach programs for students. AITC-SK provides the foundation for young people to explore agriculture and the role it plays in their lives. In 2016, our agriculture education programming reached over 68,000 students across Saskatchewan.

The Position: Program Assistant

The Program Assistant will report directly to the AITC-SK Program Manager and will be responsible for a portfolio of science-focused educational outreach programs, undertaking the following responsibilities:
-Plan and Coordinate all details for programs within portfolio
-Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations, presenters, and teachers
-Identify and recruit suitable presenters and agriculture industry representatives for participation in programs
-Manage volunteers for programs
-Manage budgets for programs
-Promote programs to teachers and other stakeholders
-Clearly communicate program details with teachers and presenters
-Conduct and analyze formal evaluations of programs
-Coordinate logistics for programs
-Attend teacher conventions to promote AITC-SK programs and educational resources
-Create and facilitate hands-on presentations at events and in classrooms
-Participate in program committees, as directed by the AITC-SK Program Manager
-Enhance the public image of AITC-SK among members, partners, educators, students, parents, and the citizens of Saskatchewan

The Candidate:

AITC-SK is seeking a motivated, energetic, creative individual to manage agriculture education programming & events that focus primarily on high school science outcomes.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong foundational science knowledge
  • Experience in a science laboratory setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience and skills in program monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to develop solid working relationships with presenters, volunteers, teachers, agriculture representatives, and program committee members
  • Ability to prioritize, develop and follow a detailed work plan, and meet deadlines
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Comfortable delivering engaging presentations to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working with teachers and students is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required as travel within the province is required. Approximately 30-40% of the time will be spent travelling
  • Understanding of the Saskatchewan Educational Currricula an asset
  • Agriculture background, experience, and understanding is preferred
  • A degree in Agriculture, Education, Environmental Education, or equivalent would be an asset


Please send your resume and cover letter for this position to Susan Jorgensen by Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Interviews will be held in early January.
Susan Jorgensen
Telephone: 1.306.933.6664