The Ville Cooperative and Falls Brook Centre are seeking a Lead Instructor to complete the final phase of planning and the execution of an Urban Agriculture educational series running from November 7, 2016 to February 10, 2017. The Lead Instructor will report to the Executive Director of Falls Brook Centre and be responsible for the planning, teaching, and evaluation of the course and the participants. This is a 15-week contract with the possibility of extension. There will be an assistant experienced in urban agriculture to support the Lead Instructor throughout.

  Within this contract period, your responsibilities will be as follows:


Program Planning:

·         Meeting with partners to review program content and specific objectives

·         Creating and finalizing lesson plans

·         Curating and collating course materials

·         Confirming guest instructors and field trips

·         Other program development as required

Program Delivery:

·         Delivering educational programming, not limited to the following topics:

o   General Principles of Organic Agriculture

o   Organic Garden Planning

o   Soil Management

o   Pest and Weed Management

o   Preserving

o   Seed Saving

o   Seed Starting

o   Livestock Production

o   Permaculture Design

o   Hydroponics

o   Aquaponics

o   Spin farming

o   Business Planning and Management

o   Marketing

·         Delivering educational programming and assessing participant understanding through a variety of hands-on activities, on-farm observations, written assignments, and workshops

·         Providing participants with appropriate selected readings, examples of soil/compost analyses, and samples of insects, weeds, and diseased plants

·         Facilitating individual and group learning throughout the program by building relationships with students and establishing a positive learning environment


Program and Student Evaluation:

·           Developing, delivering, and marking final exams

·           Ensuring that participants have a good understanding of the philosophy and practicalities of urban agriculture

·           Report and grant application writing as necessary

·           Preparations for future courses


Eligibility:

·         Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

·         Bilingualism (English and French) is preferred, however written and spoken proficiency in English is required

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field and experience teaching adults and facilitating adult education OR a Certificate in Adult Education and a minimum of one year’s work experience

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is essential

·         Applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel when necessary

·         Applicants should possess the following behavioural competencies: flexibility, teamwork and cooperation, relationship building, listening, understanding and responding, conceptual thinking and information seeking. Other important competencies are: excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to plan and organize effectively, an understanding of adult education principles, respect for cultural diversity, and the ability to use a variety of teaching/learning strategies.

 
Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, contained within a single .pdf named in the following format: LeadInstructorApplicantName.pdf. Please send applications to executivedirector@fallsbrookcentre.ca with the following subject line: NBUAP Lead Instructor Application. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

  The Ville Cooperative and Falls Brook Centre do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Members of any minority group are encouraged to apply.