Project Coordinator – Common Roots Urban Farm BiHi – Halifax

The Project Coordinator oversees day to day operations, coordination, relationship building and vision of BiHi Urban Farm, helping to create a joyful, fun, safe, creative and collaborative culture at the farm.

This includes:
Coordination of over 100 community allotment plots, including communication via email, in person and through interpreters for several languages
Crop planning, planting, cultivation and harvest of small Market Garden
Maintenance and development of Market Garden sales including market stand/pick your own market, wholesale to restaurants and Stone Hearth Bakery, and donations
Care for the Commons: gardens, seating areas; signage; the edges of the farm
Coordinating and supporting seasonal staff and work placements
Coordination and development of on-farm programming including:
Coordinating volunteers including Farm Stewards and group visits and our Core Team
Development and coordination of employability programming
Coordinating community building events such as on farm celebrations and workshops
Coordination of community meals
Supporting, planning, messaging and content for newsletter and social media
Partnership building
Contribute to grant writing and reporting
Budget forecasting
Record keeping

Required Skills and Experience:
Demonstrated experience working on a farm, community farm, or public garden environments
Three years experience growing food and flowers
Demonstrated leadership experience
Experience coordinating and executing programs
Experience supervising staff and volunteers
Confident, clear communication skills
Self-motivated, organized, willing to ask questions, develop and implement systems.
Ability to think on your feet, make decisions and be flexible
Deeply interested in urban farms; community farms and community food systems; food justice and community development
Willing and able to work outside for many hours in various weather conditions.
Experience working with diverse populations
Competent in GoogleDrive and MS Office
Training in anti-oppression, trauma informed care and equitable practice
Regular access to a vehicle
Experience dealing with complex community needs
Experience in urban agriculture
Experience working with interpreters
This role is full time seasonal (ten months per year), dependent on funding from our government partners. Normal working hours are 37.5 per week
Some evening and weekend work will be required. We offer a benefits package including vacation and sick leave, health/dental and insurance coverage.

If you are interested in this unique job opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to by end of day,