LifeCycles cultivates community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment. 

 

 



What's New at LifeCycles

People Plants and Homes Coop Placement

LifeCycles is hiring a coop student for their People PLants and Homes Program which is a partnership between BC Housing and LifeCycles Project Society.


Description below: People Plants and Homes Coop Placement


Reporting to the People Plants and Homes Coordinator and working with the Vancouver Island Region Community Developer, the Coop Student provides support to BC Housing Community Development programs including the People Plants & Homes program which supports tenants to increase gardening and therapeutic horticulture activity. The COOP Student’s role is to assist in the delivery of educational workshops to increase the knowledge of gardening skills, including food growing, urban farming, growing food in small spaces, event planning and community celebrations, and increasing community development at directly managed sites. The student participates in the development, delivery and evaluation of Livegreen sustainability and healthy community programs including food security programs and tenant-led garden-related projects.  


Key responsibilities 



  • Establish good working relationships with tenants

  • Organize educational workshops, information sessions and community celebrations

  • Reach out, particularly to low-income and newly-arrived tenants, to increase the visibility of activities, reduce barriers to activities provided by the PPH and CD program

  • Design schedules for gardening and other activities

  • Assist in the setup of any new community gardens and provide workshops on gardening and food production

  • Distributing resources to sites such as soil and plant material

  • Prepare activity reports, statistics and any other reporting needed

  • Undertake program research and development as instructed by Community Developer and informed by tenant feedback


 Qualifications:



  • University degree or college diploma in horticulture with courses, adult education, horticultural therapy or a suitable combination of education, training and experience.

  • Desirable qualifications include a certificate in conflict resolution.


Length of work placement:


Full term: 12-18 weeks @ 35-37.5 hours/week


Pay: $19.75/hour


Start date: ASAP


Email jparhar@bchousing.org with your cover letter and resume.


 


 


 

- 2015-04-13

LifeCycles is Hiring!

See Below for a second Summer Student position!


Canada Summer Job: Office and Administrative Support Job Posting


LifeCycles Project Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment. 


LifeCycles is seeking an enthusiastic individual, aligned with our values to assist in Office Administration, Communications and Fundraising. The primary role will be to support all administrative functions. This position runs from May 19th to August 31st with a 30-hour work week Monday to Thursday generally between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm with occasional evenings and week-ends.  


Wage: $15.00 per hour


Start date: May 19th


Application deadline: Friday, April 25th by 12:00pm


*Only participants eligible for Canada Summer Jobs will be considered.


Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Criteria:



  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • Registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Job Description


The Office and Administrative Support student will work closely with the Accounting/Administrative Manager and Director in a variety of functions to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:



  • Computer file system update and management

  • Paper filing management

  • Research on staff benefits, fundraising, food literacy and other relevant topics

  • Purchasing/ Picking up Items for the office

  • Help support organizing AGM and other events

  • Answer and directing telephone inquiries

  • Office/Library organization

  • Recording and filing staff meeting minutes

  • Editing fundraising and other documents

  • Assisting where needed in website and print materials development

  • Maintaining a welcoming atmosphere in the office, including tidying and tending to balcony plants

  • Social Media support

  • Database and Excel support

  • Help with programing on an as-needed basis, including outreach

  • Additional administrative/organizational tasks as needed




Qualifications:



  • Aligned with LifeCycles Mission and Values

  • Superb organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills including Social Media, Excel, Word, Database, and Server (network). Ability to troubleshoot technical difficulties with servers an asset.

  • Writing and editing skills, with a focus on copy editing

  • An outgoing personality with an interest and experience in public outreach

  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to be flexible and self directed

  • Creative and enthusiastic with strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience and interest in organizing events

  • Some experience in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, communications, program development and/or strategic planning.

  • Experience working in the non-profit environment an asset


Please submit your resume and cover letter to:


Mary Tooley, Office Administration,


LifeCycles Project Society


Email: info@lifecyclesproject.ca (subject: Summer Student Office and Administrative Support)


*We will notify you if you have been selected for an interview by 5pm on Monday, April 28th


 

- 2015-04-09

LifeCycles is Hiring!

Canada Summer Job: Community Food Security Facilitator Job Posting


LifeCycles Project Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment.


LifeCycles is seeking an enthusiastic person, interested in food security and urban agriculture initiatives, to join our team. This individual will support LifeCycles’ Fruit Tree Project. This position runs from May 11th to August 31st with a 30 hour work week.


Wage: $15.00 per hour


Start date: May 11th


Application deadline: Tuesday, April 21st by 8pm


*Only participants eligible for Canada Summer Jobs will be considered.


Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Criteria:



  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • Registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


The Food Security Community Facilitator will work closely with the Fruit Tree Project Coordinator to enhance and develop the Fruit Tree Project. Responsibilities will include:



  • Community Outreach for the Fruit Tree Project

  • Support the Harvest Coordinator in making the Fruit Tree Project’s harvest run smoothly

  • Help host special events for the Fruit Tree Project, including juicing days, volunteer orientations, and canning days

  • Help train new volunteers


Qualifications



  • Knowledge of food security and urban agriculture

  • Experience facilitating workshops and offering education and mentorship

  • An outgoing personality with an interest in public outreach

  • A willingness to occasionally work odd hours or be on-call during a weekend

  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to be flexible and self directed

  • Creative and enthusiastic with strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience working in the non-profit environment an asset

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel an asset

  • Must have a Driver’s License


Please submit your resume and cover letter to:


Jenny McCartney, Fruit Tree Project Coordinator


Email: jenny@lifecyclesproject.ca (subject: Summer Student Food Security Community Facilitator)


*We will notify you if you have been selected for an interview by 5pm on Friday, April 24th


 

- 2015-02-25

Territory Acknowledgement:

LifeCycles work focuses on health, healing and connecting people to the food they eat and where it comes from. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

* The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen (Songhees), MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh, T’Sou-ke, W_SÁNEC (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), and Xwemalhkwu.