RPIRG is hiring Green Patch Garden Coordinator for a one year term (Oct 2022-23)

**This position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those at Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**

The RPIRG Green Patch is a 5400 sq ft vegetable garden behind the Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina. It’s a source of locally grown organic food – part of a campus movement for community engagement and addressing food security needs. The Green Patch also includes an adjacent perennial orchard that was planted in spring 2019.

The Green Patch is run by the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), a student-run, student-funded non-profit organization dedicated to community-based research, education, and action on social and environmental justice issues. RPIRG exists to provide its members with the resources to be active and engaged campus and community members and has been in operation since 2007.

For more Green Patch information, please visit our website  or follow on Facebook

The position
We are seeking a student to supervise and maintain the RPIRG Green Patch and adjacent campus orchard for the next year, with possibility of extension. While the position of coordinator is not new to RPIRG, this trial period of having it be year round is.

This position handles administrative and outreach work, recruitment and management of volunteers and a considerable amount of physical labour – not necessarily heavy lifting, but lots of bending, squatting, handling produce, and more. Please note that the Green Patch and campus orchard beds are not currently accessible to most wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Application Deadline: 4pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022

To apply, please prepare the following:

Resume and brief cover letter, all in one document - please include your name in the title of the document. Your cover letter should explain how your skills and experience will benefit you specifically in this role, and ideally speak to how you would approach coordinating this project
Contact information of two references
And send it to:

Krystal Lewis, Executive Director (pronouns: she/her)

Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)

info@rpirg.org

If you would prefer to apply in a different way or have questions about this position, please contact Krystal with the email address above to discuss.

Hiring process and timeline

After the application deadline, the RPIRG hiring committee will review all applications and create a shortlist of candidates. All candidates will be notified if they have been accepted to the shortlist or not, with the opportunity to ask for additional details upon request. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview process, with the ability to request alternative interview methods if accommodations are needed. After interviews and any reference checks are completed, the RPIRG hiring committee will make a hiring recommendation to the RPIRG board for consideration.

**This position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those at Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**

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