Common Roots Urban Farm has been in operation since 2012 at two locations. The Halifax site
is at Bi-Hi Park and the Dartmouth site is on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital. Both
farms have high participation from the newcomer community. This project will assist
newcomers with gaining employability skills that will enable them to access employment
opportunities in the community. Using the farms and other MetroWorks social enterprises, the
Project Coordinator will work with staff and newcomers to ensure participants get the
opportunities they need to develop the employment skills necessary for them to achieve their
employment goals. The project Coordinator will work closely with staff to identify learning
opportunities and ensure participants are supported in those activities. Depending on what
skills participants wish to develop and available opportunities, off site work may also be

Hours of work:
Because of the nature of farming the project Coordinator may have to work weekends, early
mornings, or evenings. Weather conditions will play an important role in scheduling as will
harvest and planting requirements. The Project Coordinator will work closely with farm staff to
schedule work based on the needs of the farm and weather conditions. This is a full-time
position at 37.5 hours per week. The project Coordinator will not schedule additional hours
without prior approval from management.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator:

● Work in collaboration with farm staff to organize work activities, schedule participants
and support participants in their day to day activities
● Responsible for intake interviews and selecting participants for the project.
● Assisting participants with accessing third party employment support, like Nova Scotia
Works, to further advance their skill development and employment outcomes

● Provide ongoing mentoring to participants regarding their work performance and
assisting them to overcome any identified barriers
● Coordinate with MetroWorks administrate staff to ensure participants have provided
the necessary information to receive training stipends
● Manage the budget for participant supports including purchasing items needed for the
participants, including gloves, small hand tools, and other items necessary to engage in
farm activities.
● Act as primary liaison between the participants, farm staff, MetroWorks Staff, and
community agencies.
● Ensure reporting requirements for the funding as well as organizational requirements
are met in conjunction with MetroWorks senior management.
● Project administration duties, including but not limited to contributing to reports to
funders, budget management, and ensuring that project deliverables are met.
● Supporting project evaluation, data collection and reporting.
● Promote the project to other community agencies to ensure the project can meet
expected outcomes
● Support participants who are looking for skill development in other areas to find job
shadowing opportunities.
● Coordinate Winter activities for participants when farm activities wind down.
● Ensure participants are in compliance with all provincial/municipal health and safety
regulations, sanitation rules and safe working practices;
● Report all accidents and injuries to management
● Contribute to print and online communication materials to highlight project successes
or participants. (ie. website, social media, print materials, etc).
● Assist farm staff when necessary to ensure the effective operation of the farms
● Other related duties as assigned by the farm Coordinators

Please send resume and cover letter to drideout@mymetroworks.ca by March 13th at 5pm. Start date will be March 25th.

Remuneration is $26/hour.

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