Job description


Title: Senior Program Officer, Agriculture

Location: Flexible in Canada, virtual/remote

Salary: CA$70,000 - CA$80,000 per year

Application Deadline: March 27th, 2023


About Us

‘Invest in Nature Hub’ is a soon to be launched and branded multi-stakeholder initiative, hosted by The Natural Step Canada and the Smart Prosperity Institute, that aspires to help Canada achieve a fivefold growth in investment towards conservation, restoration, sustainable ecosystem management, and nature based solutions by directly and indirectly catalyzing new public and private funding through the collective and collaborative efforts of a diverse mix of member organizations. Consultation with prospective members provided enough confidence to say that one of the areas of focus for the hub will be advancing climate smart, nature positive agriculture practices in Canada. This means working on promoting sustainable management of agricultural land and projects and investment that lead to the scaling up of nature-based solutions in agriculture.



We are seeking a confident and passionate Senior Program Officer to support the Director of Agriculture and Food Systems full time with the coordination and delivery of projects for nature-positive agriculture practices in Canada. In particular, supporting the delivery of an initiative to create a national industry-led multi-stakeholder alliance for a net zero agri-food system in Canada and associated pilot projects. The ideal candidate is action and detail-oriented, with experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.


What You’ll Do

  • Support the Director in planning, preparation, and management of daily operations.
  • Provide administrative assistance for meetings, budgeting, reporting, and project management.
  • Support the development, management, and execution of project materials such as Powerpoint presentations and external communications.
  • Participate in the design and delivery of external engagement activities such as; interviews, focus groups, workshops.
  • Support the Director with the writing of funding proposals.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the supervisor


Job requirements


Who You Are

  • Experience managing large, complex and high-profile projects that engage a broad cross-section of stakeholders
  • Experience working in distributed teams made up of internal staff and external partners/subcontractors
  • Strong communication and organisation skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Experience using Powerpoint and proven ability to prepare materials for an external audience
  • Familiar with the agri-food sector and the challenges and opportunities of moving it towards net zero
  • Experience managing or organising events
  • Experience writing funding proposals, considered an asset
  • Bilingualism in French and English, considered an asset

The deadline for applications is March 27, 2023, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so apply early. Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered. Invest In Nature Hub embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We are at our best when everyone has a seat at the table, and when we are made to feel like we belong. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA2S+ persons.


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