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As a Research and Extension Coordinator at MCGA, you will play a crucial role in fostering collaboration,...

Benefits

  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Coverage
  • Group Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness / Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional Paid Vacation
  • Paid Mileage
Deadline: Jul 31, 2024

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  • Flex-time
  • Team Building Activities
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Work From Home Flexibility
  • Additional Paid Stat Holidays

Company Overview

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is boldly committed to driving success for canola farmers....

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Research and Extension Coordinator
Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Job Summary

As a Research and Extension Coordinator at MCGA, you will play a crucial role in fostering collaboration, disseminating knowledge, and supporting our grower members. You’ll work closely with industry stakeholders, agronomists, and research teams to help deliver impactful research programs, communication and member events. This position will report to the Research Manager (75%) and Senior Communications Manager (25%). Full-time permanent position starting Sept 16, 2024 (flexible)

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  1. Research Program Support
  • Coordination of research contractors, trial data, agronomic records and site audits to support the Canola On-Farm Research Program.
  • Communication with trial coordinator and research contractors, seed preparation, site audit support and preparing agreements for the Canola Variety Evaluation Trials.
  • Working closely with the research manager and event administrator for coordination of Canola Research Camp.

 

  1. Research & Agronomy Communication and Content Development
  • Identify key topics relevant to our members while working closely with our communications team to share timely, relevant and seasonal agronomic tools, best management practices and resources to growers.
  • Translate scientific results from MCGA research program into meaningful extension messaging for growers.
  • Collaborate with key partners to ensure uniform messaging for agronomic management of canola acres in Manitoba.
  • Work with our communications team to develop technical research and agronomy content for grower communications including social media, factsheets, publications, print articles, etc.
  • Update and maintain External Research Project Database on MCGA website.

 

  1. Extension and Outreach Events
  • Plan and execute a broad range of learning opportunities showcasing MCGA programming for members.
  • Collaborate with key partners to develop a range of new and innovative extension events opportunities (field days, grower meetings, etc.).
  • Assist with planning committees and collaborative events (AgDays, CropConnect On-Farm Research Results Night, etc.)

 

 

  1. Other duties as assigned
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings as required.
  • Identify and act upon areas for improvement via participation in professional development activities as determined with the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate meetings, take notes, and prepare minutes.
  • Follow MCGA’s policies and operational procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field. New graduates with relevant degrees or diplomas are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong organizational, communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience in program development and event coordination.
  • Knowledge of agricultural research and extension practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships.
  • Crop production experience is an asset.
  • 1-3 years of work experience or equivalent background or certifications may be considered (e.g., certified crop advisor).
  • Passion for promoting agriculture and supporting the farming community.

If you’re passionate about advancing agriculture, enjoy working with data, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply! Join our team and contribute to the growth of our farming community.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to info@canolagrowers.com

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews to take place at MCGA Head Office (400-167 Lombard Ave, Winnipeg, MB) the week of August 26, 2024.

Job Benefits

  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Coverage
  • Group Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness / Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional Paid Vacation
  • Paid Mileage

Job Insights

  • Flex-time
  • Team Building Activities
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Work From Home Flexibility
  • Additional Paid Stat Holidays

Company Overview

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is boldly committed to driving success for canola farmers. Empowered with a new vision, mission and strategic plan that better reflects who we are, our team is taking everything we have learned in more than 40 years of serving our farmer members and finding new and valuable ways to support farmers for sustainable success in the decades to come.

Vision: Bold action for canola farmers
Mission: Farmer funded, farmer focused. Driving success for Manitoba canola farmers through research, market development, advocacy and outreach.
Our History
MCGA was incorporated on July 8, 1982, with the legal purpose “To stimulate, increase and improve the production and marketing of canola and canola products in Manitoba.” Initially funded by memberships, MCGA was granted a check-off in 1996 of 50 cents per tonne for every tonne of Manitoba canola sold, which was increased to $1.00 per tonne in 2008.

You can read more about the laws that govern how we serve our members under the Agricultural Producers Organization Funding Act and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association's Designation Regulation.

Our Future
Today, MCGA represents approximately 7,500 members. MCGA strategically invests farmers’ check-off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future under the careful guidance of our farmer board, committees and membership. We are truly farmer funded, and farmer-focused.

The coming three to five years is focused on achieving three big goals for canola farmers in Manitoba:

Deliver Meaningful Communication and Engagement to ensure MCGA and our members share the advantage of timely insight and the latest knowledge.
Focus on Farm Success, because a deep understanding of our members’ goals and values is how we will all succeed. Farmers’ success is our success.
Elevate Farmers as Bold Leaders and Experts, because farmers are the experts at farming, and should be recognized and consulted first on all farming matters.

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Responsibilities:

  1. Research Program Support
  • Coordination of research contractors, trial data, agronomic records and site audits to support the Canola On-Farm Research Program.
  • Communication with trial coordinator and research contractors, seed preparation, site audit support and preparing agreements for the Canola Variety Evaluation Trials.
  • Working closely with the research manager and event administrator for coordination of Canola Research Camp.

 

  1. Research & Agronomy Communication and Content Development
  • Identify key topics relevant to our members while working closely with our communications team to share timely, relevant and seasonal agronomic tools, best management practices and resources to growers.
  • Translate scientific results from MCGA research program into meaningful extension messaging for growers.
  • Collaborate with key partners to ensure uniform messaging for agronomic management of canola acres in Manitoba.
  • Work with our communications team to develop technical research and agronomy content for grower communications including social media, factsheets, publications, print articles, etc.
  • Update and maintain External Research Project Database on MCGA website.

 

  1. Extension and Outreach Events
  • Plan and execute a broad range of learning opportunities showcasing MCGA programming for members.
  • Collaborate with key partners to develop a range of new and innovative extension events opportunities (field days, grower meetings, etc.).
  • Assist with planning committees and collaborative events (AgDays, CropConnect On-Farm Research Results Night, etc.)

 

 

  1. Other duties as assigned
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings as required.
  • Identify and act upon areas for improvement via participation in professional development activities as determined with the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate meetings, take notes, and prepare minutes.
  • Follow MCGA’s policies and operational procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field. New graduates with relevant degrees or diplomas are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong organizational, communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience in program development and event coordination.
  • Knowledge of agricultural research and extension practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships.
  • Crop production experience is an asset.
  • 1-3 years of work experience or equivalent background or certifications may be considered (e.g., certified crop advisor).
  • Passion for promoting agriculture and supporting the farming community.

If you’re passionate about advancing agriculture, enjoy working with data, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply! Join our team and contribute to the growth of our farming community.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to info@canolagrowers.com

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews to take place at MCGA Head Office (400-167 Lombard Ave, Winnipeg, MB) the week of August 26, 2024.

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