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Program Officer - A "Work Experience Program" Position
Start Date:
As Soon As Possible
Temporary fulltime
Length of Employment:
Term position to March 29, 2019
Required Skills:
The Agriculture Program Officer is part of the Work Experience PEI Program funded through Skills PEI. Applicants must be EI eligible and require a valuable work experience. To be eligible, you must: have a current EI claim or have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended in the preceding 36 months and you are currently unemployed. Hours worked under a Work Experience PEI Program are not EI eligible.

Completion of secondary school and several years of experience in Human Resources would be a asset. Knowledge of the agricultural industry would be an asset. Computer skills and the ability to work with a variety of people with little supervision are essential. Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required. Light travel required.
Job Experience:
1 3 years
Work Schedule:
Job Description:
The Program Officer will facilitate the Prosper Project and the Farm Team Bursary Project in connecting the agriculture needs to be able to use, find and secure the success of projects.

Main Duties
Specifically the Program Officer will perform the following duties:

Advertise the project information employee and employer clients through social media (Facebook/Twitter), farm visits, cold calls, attending fairs and exhibitions, visiting local career centres, and attending career fairs.

Act as administrator and update/maintain the flow of information to all parties involved

Promote agriculture careers with outreach in the communities

Increase the database of Agriculture employers and employees through promotion.

Develop a working relationship with agricultural employers to gain knowledge of the industry while working to address their staffing needs.

Must maintain detailed tracking sheets of all activities completed.

Assist employers in finding students interested in agriculture

Use promotional information from Agriculture in the Classroom to promote Careers in Agriculture

Attend Agriculture in the Classroom PEI events that promote Careers in Agriculture

Attend the Gen Ag event from AITC PEI to market and promote careers in agriculture to students directly being promoted by students as the recruiters

Be available to meet face to face with employee clients in office setting

Work with employee clients to determine their agricultural career choices and skills while assisting in development of job search skills and providing information on specific agricultural jobs available.

Work with all groups involved in projects
$547/week based on 37.5 hours and paid through EI benefits as positions are funded through the Work Experience Program; These hours are not EI eligible hours
To Apply:
PEI Agriculture Sector Council 
Please apply by email to: info@peiagsc.ca

We thank all those interested for your applications, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.