Careers

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

School Gardens Program Assistant

Do you love science and nature? Do you love food? Do you love working with kids? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?
Agriculture in the Classroom Sask Inc. (AITC-SK) is a registered charity that works to connect kids and agriculture through innovative, curriculum-based programs and resources.  The AITC-SK mandate reaches across Saskatchewan and is strongly focused on experiential learning. AITC-SK is seeking a motivated, energetic assistant to help deliver garden-based educational programming. 

Under the direction of the AITC-SK Programs Manager, the School Garden Programs Assistant will carry out the following activities for the Little Green Thumbs and Little Green Thumbs school gardening programs: 

Provide electronic and in-person support to program participants
Facilitate classroom presentations
Coordinate and facilitate training of new participating classrooms and provide support 
Continually improve and expand the program; incorporating feedback from partners, teachers, and students
Contribute to the development of learning resources to support classroom learning
Compile evaluation reports 
Contribute to the development and management of the program budget
Contribute to the development and implementation of a communications plan 
Manage the program database 
Support general organizational programming 
Excellent communication skills
Willing to travel frequently within Saskatchewan
A degree in agriculture, environmental education, or biological sciences.

This position is funded through a wage-grant. As per the terms of the grant, the successful candidate must be under 30 years old and have graduated from a three or four year program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

 

Skills And Abilities

Business Equipment and Computer Applications
 - Database
 - Spreadsheet
 - Word processing
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications

 

Employment Terms: Contract
Length of Employment: Full-time, 9 months (with possibility of extension)
Education: Technical/Applied Science Diploma
Experience: 1-2 years
Wage/Salary: $18.00/hr

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Jorgensen at susan@aitc.sk.ca by May 22, 2018.