Ottawa Network For Education Hiring a Classrooms Garden Manager!


They are looking for an energetic individual to manage and grow ONFE’s Classroom Gardens program. Students in this exciting new initiative grow plants from seed and learn in a hands-on way about plant life-cycles, nutrition, healthy eating, entrepreneurship and leadership.

For more information check out their posting here!

Reporting to the Program Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Train and support school staff and volunteers.
  • Build and maintain relationships/partnerships with community organizations and experts in related fields.
  • Work with education and community partners to develop and implement learning activities for students.
  • Develop educational resources for students, educators and parents.
  • Create processes and resources to support program sustainability and growth.
  • Manage and track equipment and supply purchases for schools.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
  • Maintain and build a bilingual on-line sharing portal for teachers.
  • Maintain a database of program contact information and key data [Excel table].
  • Evaluate program outputs and outcomes.
  • Organize workshops and events related to the program.
  • Assist with annual program planning and budget-setting.
  • Support the communications and social media strategy.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bilingual (English and French) with excellent communication skills in both languages.
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and managing collaborative programs / projects.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Experience in partnership development.
  • Experience facilitating workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Strong computer literacy skills; including Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point as well as Google products (Google + and Drive).
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Experience in educational programming in horticulture, nutrition, agriculture, environmental studies and related fields (highly desirable).
  • Experience with indoor hydroponic and/or soil-based garden systems (desirable).
  • Experience working with school boards in a staff or volunteer role (desirable).