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Search Wellington Federation of Agriculture

Do you want to make rewarding contributions to the future of our agricultural industry-both locally and provincially?

The Wellington Federation of Agriculture (WFA) is a local, general farm organization with over 1500 members, affiliated with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and dedicated to uniting the farming community through grassroots leadership and cooperation

 

We are currently seeking an individual to provide administrative services to our board on a part-time basis, working from home. (average 15 hours/week)

 

The WFA Administrator reports to the WFA President and Board of Directors and will provide administrative services for the Federation, assisting the County Federation Board of Directors in achieving its mandate:

 

  • To improve the welfare of the individual farmer and the farming industry
  • To bring the viewpoints, concerns and recommendations of the membership to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) for policy development and action and to interpret OFA policy so developed to all members of the WFA
  • To effectively and promptly communicate core agricultural information to the farming community
  • To accurately present Wellington County agriculture to the community at large
  • To work in collaboration with the OFA

 

Provides a key link between Board, members, and community; and will endeavour to build and maintain exceptional service-driven relationships and effectively resolve member concerns, plan events and manage internal and external communications.

 

Key Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Follows all County Federation policies/procedures, Health and Safety
  • Have a reliable vehicle, Driver’s License and insurance.
  • Work closely with local OFA Member Service Representative and WFA Board Directors

 

Financial:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, circulate bank statements to Board
  • Support the annual financial review in preparations of annual financial statement
  • Pay accounts following Board approval of expenditures and co-signing of cheques
  • Prepare Annual Reports for Annual Meeting
  • Calculate Per Diems for Directors

 

Administration:

  • Support the individual County President and decisions made by the Board
  • Arrange and attend all meetings (in person or virtual), provide refreshments if required
  • Prepare agendas in cooperation with President
  • Take minutes and distribute to Board
  • Follow-up directives by the Board and support committees
  • Create letters on behalf of the President or County Federation, and mail or email after Board approval
  • Research information in advance of meetings
  • Review correspondence and forward to President and Directors
  • Maintain files of information and post to ‘slack’
  • Maintains and manages website, social media accounts
  • Refer to WFA Constitution, policies, and bylaws and Roberts Rules of Order
  • Maintain files, general information; historical information
  • Planning and executing of planned events
  • Coordinate Annual General Meeting

 

Education:

  • Completion of a minimum two years post-secondary, Diploma from an accredited educational institution or equivalent experience preferred in agricultural industry.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Above average computer skills, Microsoft Office familiarity, electronic filing of information and photos
  • Ability to manage a home office
  • Strong background within the agricultural industry and the passion and energy to help it flourish
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors/Not for Profits
  • Demonstrates experience in creation of flyers, posters, and newsletters, event planning

 

Requirements:

  • Strong language and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Available to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events
  • Self-disciplined and motivated to work alone from home
  • Ability to multitask and pivot 

 

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a home office environment as well as out in the field as required
  • Will be required to work flexible hours (evening and weekend) to attend meetings or events and functions
  • May deal with conflict and member relations issues causing stress at times
  • Spends a frequent amount of time driving to events, meetings and member venues
  • Travel required
  • Possesses a reliable vehicle and Ontario Driver’s License + insurance

 

Please forward resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm July 22nd, 2022

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wellington Federation of Agriculture

RR#2 / Kenilworth ON N0G 2E0 519.848.3774
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