Join the Growing Chefs! team

Position title: Growing Chefs! Executive Assistant

Reporting to: Executive Director

Overall Summary Growing Chefs! is looking for a motivated and creative individual to join our team as our Executive Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide-range of activities, including event coordination, program support, community outreach, social media, administrative support and administrative duties.

This position is a four-month part time position of 20hrs/week with an anticipated start date of Sept. 1st/2012.

This position will provide you with a range of hands-on experience from event planning and coordination, program coordination, social media marketing, public relations, office administration, and fundraising. It will offer the successful candidate an inside view of the workings of a non-profit environment, and provide valuable training and job skills applicable to both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.


  • Assist with event coordination and administration of our fall fundraising activities, including the From Farms to Forks Growing Chefs! gala
  • Provide administrative support for marketing and promotion of Growing Chefs! campaigns and events
  • Assist with Growing Chefs! donor stewardship and recognition
  • Assist in the coordination and administration of the Growing Chefs! Classroom Gardening Program
  • Participate and coordinate Growing Chefs community outreach workshops and community events. Assist with development of workshops and community outreach partnerships.
  • Attend community outreach events and host Growing Chefs! outreach tables and festival booths.
  • Generate content and update social media sites, online postings, blog, and website.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of social media campaigns to increase online presence.
  • Help with the writing, design, and proofreading of printed promotional materials.
  • Assist with administrative duties, such as data entry, filing, and other duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Potential candidates should possess:

  • Experience with event coordination and planning
  • An understanding of online and offline marketing and promotions
  • Fluency with social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, Flickr, Google +, and Pinterest
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organized, ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, Google Documents, and MailChimp
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience working with children and youth in an educational environment
  • A passion for supporting local and urban agriculture 

Additional skills an asset:

  • Experience working with a volunteer base
  • Experience in community outreach and community events
  • An understanding of data management and constituent relationship management
  • Basic knowledge of Drupal or other website content management system.

References and a criminal record check related to working with children may be required. We welcome your cover letter and resume at by Wednesday, August 15th 2012. Please quote “Growing Chefs – Executive Assistant” in the subject line and articulate your interest and how you meet this position criteria.

Position is based in Vancouver. Must be able to work remotely and in office. Commitment is 20hrs/ week—may occasionally include evenings and weekends and may occasionally require additional hours, which candidate will be compensated for. Remuneration is $13/hr for 20hrs week for 16-week period beginning Sept. 1st/2012.