We are hiring: Bookkeeper and Four Seasons Growing Coordinator

We are hiring for 2 positions!

A Four Seasons Growing Assistant and a Bookkeeper!

Check out all the information below!

About the Concordia Greenhouse:

The Concordia Greenhouse Project is a collectively run, consensus-based, non-profit organization. It uses the Henry H. Hall Building rooftop greenhouse as an all-organic space geared towards community, education and sustainable horticulture. The Greenhouse is a year-round green space that hosts workshops, projects and events raising awareness around food issues and alternatives to mainstream consumerism.

We aspire to strengthen the urban agriculture movement at Concordia University and in Montreal by growing local produce using ecological practices, providing experiential learning opportunities through volunteering, internships and jobs, and networking with other like-minded individuals and organizations. The Concordia Greenhouse seeks to be a place of employment for highly self-motivated individuals passionate about urban agriculture and food security.

The Concordia Greenhouse undertakes its hiring procedures upon the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is a pro-active measure designed to compensate for the present non-existence of a level playing field with regards to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given the structural injustice that affects oppressed groups within patriarchal racist capitalism. These groups include but are not limited to: indigenous people, people of color, women, queer people, trans* people, people with disabilities, and working class people.

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Bookkeeper 

Hours: 10 hours/month, 8 months (mid-January to mid-September); option to renew

Pay rate: $20-25/hour (based on experience)

Deadline for Application: December 5, 2014 at 5pm

Responsibilities and Tasks

Collaborate with Financial Coordinator in preparing financial statements
Maintains and updates accounting records by performing duties such as recording and posting transactions in journals and the general ledger for accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
Maintains bank account records; reconciles bank accounts and balances chequebook
Codes source documents such as invoices and receipts to the appropriate accounts
Monitors overall budget, cash flow and financial reports
Assists the accountant or financial manager in the preparation for audit and the production of financial statements, budgets and other financial reports by performing such duties as providing related documentation, preparing various accounting summaries and reports, and compiling statistics
Prepare for year-end taxes and declarations
Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:

At least 2 years of experience with bookkeeping, payroll, or related fields
Experience with computerized accounting software (Simply Accounting)
Knowledge of not-for-profit financial management
Experience and interest in non-hierarchical group decision-making
Familiarity with the Concordia Greenhouse and the organization’s goals an asset

Attributes:

Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Detail-oriented and punctual
Ability to work efficiently in a self-directed and dynamic work environment

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to admin@concordiagreenhouse.com

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Four Seasons Growing Assistant

Hours:  10 hours/week, 17 weeks (January 5th 2015 – April 31st 2014)

Pay rate:  $15/hour

Deadline for Application: November 28th, 2014, 5pm

Responsibilities and Tasks

Food Production in the Greenhouse

  • Crop planning, planting and harvest of greens, herbs and tomatoes
  • Maintain health of crops:
    • Watering
    • Fertilizing
    • Pest/disease control
  • Liaise with customers, as needed
  • Distribution of harvest, as needed
  • Assist the Four Seasons Growing Coordinator with the following:
    • Managing the project budget and revenues
    • Managing the use, inventory and acquisition of growing materials
    • Experimenting with problem-solving of long-term pest and disease control
  • Participate in record-keeping and data entry

City Farm School

  • Participate in the seedling production in March and April. Duties include seeding, watering, potting up, repicking, pest control, and fertilization, among others
  • Follow strict seedling production calendar to ensure seedlings are ready for transplant outdoors by expected dates
  • Contribute to inventory of materials and plants, as needed
  • Supervise and mentor volunteers and interns, as needed
  • Participate in preparation for seedling sale, as needed

Education and Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Provide Four Seasons Growing Coordinator with gardening tasks for volunteer sessions
  • Participate in managing four seasons internships

Varia

  • Participate in gardening project consultations
  • Contribute to the clean and safe upkeep of the physical greenhouse space
  • Contribute to supervision of the space during public opening hours

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience with organic vegetable growing
  • Experience growing in a greenhouse and/or containers
  • Knowledge of urban agriculture, food politics, the sustainable food movement and issues related to food security
  • Ability to work within a non-hierarchical group
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers/interns is an asset
  • Familiarity with the Concordia Greenhouse and the organization’s goals is an asset

Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a self-directed and dynamic work environment
  • Punctual
  • Professional and detail-oriented

Email CV and cover letter to admin@concordiagreenhouse.com

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