Social Farm Lead

May 18, 2023
Kelowna, BC, Kelowna, Canada
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Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our organization as a Social Farm Lead. As the Social Farm Lead, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of our social farm, promoting community engagement, and implementing sustainable agricultural practices. This is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact by combining your expertise in farming with your passion for social initiatives.


  1. Social Farm Management:
  • Develop and execute the overall strategy and vision for the social farm, in alignment with the organization's goals.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee day-to-day operations, including crop production, animal care, and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Implement sustainable farming practices, such as organic farming methods, water conservation, and waste management.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and maintain accurate records.
  1. Community Engagement:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the local community, stakeholders, and partner organizations.
  • Organize and facilitate educational programs, workshops, and events to promote sustainable agriculture, environmental awareness, and healthy living.
  • Collaborate with community members, volunteers, and interns to foster a sense of inclusion and participation.
  1. Social Initiatives:
  • Identify and develop social initiatives that align with the organization's mission, such as food security, nutrition education, or therapeutic horticulture.
  • Create and implement programs to address the needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups in the community.
  • Collaborate with local organizations and government agencies to access funding and resources for social initiatives.
  1. Team Leadership:
  • Recruit, train, and supervise farm staff, volunteers, and interns, providing guidance, support, and feedback.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork, creativity, and continuous learning.
  • Delegate tasks effectively, ensuring the smooth functioning of farm operations and social programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Work, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in farm management, preferably with a focus on sustainable agriculture or social farming.
  • Strong knowledge of organic farming practices, crop rotation, pest management, and animal husbandry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience in managing teams and coordinating projects.
  • Understanding of social issues, community development, and the ability to develop and implement social initiatives.
  • Proficiency in computer applications related to farm management and recordkeeping.

Salary and Benefits

  1. Salary and benefits for the position of Social Farm Lead will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The specific details of the salary package and benefits will be discussed during the interview process and will depend on factors such as the candidate's expertise, education, and the organization's budget. However, it is common for such positions to include benefits such as:Compensation: A competitive salary based on industry standards and the candidate's qualifications and experience.
  2. Health Insurance: Comprehensive health insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  3. Retirement Plans: Participation in a retirement savings plan, such as a 401(k) or pension scheme, to help employees save for their future.
  4. Vacation and Leave: Generous vacation and paid time off, including holidays and personal days, to support work-life balance.
  5. Professional Development: Opportunities for professional growth and development through training programs, workshops, conferences, and educational resources.
  6. Work-Life Balance: Flexible work schedules, when possible, to accommodate personal needs and commitments.
  7. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): Access to confidential counseling services and resources to support employees' mental health and well-being.
  8. Social and Recreational Activities: Participation in social events, team-building activities, and recreational programs to foster a positive and inclusive work culture.
  9. Employee Discounts: Potential discounts on products or services offered by the organization or its partners.

How to apply?

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