JOIN OUR TEAM

     The Sparrow & Co. team is a fun, laugh-loving, hard working group of staff and volunteers. We are passionate people who know that our work impacts the city and neighbourhoods around us. We farm for the love of good food and to provide farm fresh produce to the under resourced & at-risk among us. Our farm manager will mentor and teach our Farm Workers everything they need to know to succeed in their role. If you're interested in joining our team, forward your resumé to carrie@sparrowandco.org along with your contact information and the role you are applying for. We look forward to hearing from you!

FARM WORKER

LOCATION: 95 Regional Road 5, Goodwood, Ontario

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2

DESCRIPTION: 35 hours per week, 8 week contract 

START DATE: As soon as possible

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm

SALARY: $15 per hour

As a farm worker you will be working under the sun, sky, and outdoor air. Rain or shine, you will be working with Sparrow & Co.'s farm manager to see through the full farm to market cycle from planting to harvesting, and then getting our produce ready for our customers and charity partners. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The overall scope of your position will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Planting seeds (by hand & with equipment)

  • Weeding, watering, and fertilizing vegetable/flower beds with organic sprays 

  • Harvesting and preparing produce for sale

  • Requires the use of mostly non-motorized equipment (wheelbarrow, stirrup hoe, dutch hoe, jang seeder, shovels, harvesting knives); weed wacker, lawn mower

  • Making flower bouquets

  • Washing and sanitizing production and packing equipment/tools 

  • Keeping logs of tasks done

  • Learn and apply health and safety, food handling safety, and WHIMS requirements

  • Track harvested produce and sales

  • Customer relations including education on our vision, produce, operations, volunteering etc.

  • Setup and/or run produce stand for sale at farm or markets 

  • Assist with making produce deliveries to our charity partners 

  • Brainstorming solutions to improving systems and processes on the farm

 

REQUIRED SKILL:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail 

  • flexibility to shift tasks based on changing priorities, but also comfortable with repetitive tasks

  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to problem solve and identify optimal solutions based on individual needs

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements which include standing, crouching, kneeling and walking for extended periods of time in different types of weathers (cold, hot, rain, etc.)

  • Excellent problem solving skills 

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and see task through to completion

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Thrives in a team environment and enjoys working with others 

  • Enjoys learning and teaching others

POSITIONS FILLED

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISSTANT

LOCATION 1: 95 Regional Road 5, Goodwood, Ontario (25%)

LOCATION 2: Remote/from home (75%)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1

DESCRIPTION: 35 hours per week, 8 week contract 

START DATE: May 30th 2022 - July 22nd, 2022

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm

SALARY: $15 per hour

This role will play a critical part in facilitating and ensuring efficient administration of Sparrow & Co.'s operations, under the leadership of the Director .

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The overall scope of your position will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Coordinating volunteers (calling/scheduling) and working with the Farm Manager to ensure that the farm team has enough volunteers for each day

  • Managing phone and email communications to customers and charity partners

  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings/conference calls

  • Preparing for and attending meetings, including preparing meeting agenda, meeting minutes, and meeting documents. 

  • Communicating required tasks and action steps; following up with team on deliverables

  • Keeping track of inventory and reporting if something is low on stock; purchasing supplies

  • Support the website / web store 

  • Support the farm's administration with coordinating, scheduling, and purchasing items

  • Preparing orders at the end of the day, relaying accurate order information to the farm team for order preparation

  •  Coordinating and facilitating customer pickups; will interact with customers and role may involve deliveries 

  • Assisting with planning and implementing Sparrow & Co. events

  • Executing marketing communications plans as needed

  • Respond to customer and volunteer inquiries and escalate as needed

  • Word with Directors to effectively gather required information and communicate tasks to related parties

  • Suggesting and implementing new systems/processes which will enhance the smooth operations of Sparrow & Co. 

  • Other duties as required  

 

REQUIRED SKILL:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail 

  • flexibility to shift tasks based on changing priorities, but also comfortable with repetitive tasks

  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to problem solve and identify optimal solutions based on individual needs

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize 

  • Excellent problem solving skills 

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and see task through to completion

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Thrives in a team environment and enjoys working with others 

  • Intermediate working knowledge of pages / work processing applications, google forms, google sheets, spreadsheets, email, and photoshop

POSITIONS FILLED