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Do you want to be part of shaping British Columbia's essential agriculture sector? Join our team!

BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is the lead industry advocate for key sector-wide priorities in British Columbia. Our mission is to grow a strong, sustainable and competitive agriculture sector through building industry consensus and advancing public policy.

BCAC has four core competency areas: Member Relations, Policy Development, Public Relations and Government Relations. Our Policy Development goal is to ensure stakeholder objectives are advanced by the availability of current and prioritized portfolios on key issues that impact agriculture.


POLICY COORDINATOR

Location: Abbotsford, BC
Industry: Agriculture, Not for Profit
Hours: Part-time, permanent
Starting Date: September 2022

We are seeking a pro-active and conscientious Policy Coordinator to join our Abbotsford office. The Policy Coordinator contributes to BCAC’s impact by working collaboratively with the Director of Policy, specifically to advance the shared interests of our 28 member associations. This includes consulting with members, industry, government, and other stakeholders; ensuring BCAC leadership is fully informed, prepared, and supported in their efforts to move agriculture forward in B.C. in accordance with the annual workplan.

Reporting to the Director of Policy, the Policy Coordinator will work as a member of BCAC’s Policy Development Team and with external contractors as needed.


Success in this role means the incumbent contributes to agriculture policy at the provincial level in B.C. through:

  • Building consensus within industry regarding policy that benefits agriculture in B.C.
  • Enhancing BCAC’s policy contribution through monitoring, research, and analysis
  • Maintaining detailed records of BCAC’s policy activities and outcomes
  • Engaging subject-matter experts to resource policy development
  • Growing community understanding of how policy impacts agriculture
  • Maintaining the farmers’ perspective in all aspects of policy outcomes

Candidate qualifications and qualities:

  • You have emerging skills in strategic, analytical and conceptual analysis, preferably related to policy research, analysis, and development
  • You demonstrate an interest in, and some knowledge of, public affairs and government structures including the legislative process in British Columbia
  • You are strong in technical writing skills including formal documents for publication
  • You are intellectually curious and seek to continuously improve your work efforts
  • You are detail-oriented and conscientious in your work habits, seeing tasks through to completion
  • You show clear strengths in your organization skills, including prioritization and delivering results in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • You are self-motivated to enjoy working independently but can also collaborate effectively within a team environment
  • You actively demonstrate a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and get along well with others
  • You evidence high levels of emotional intelligence, including self-awareness
  • You exercise discretion and protect the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • You are resilient to stress, self-manage your growth edges and pursue personal and professional growth
  • You have 1-3 years of professional work experience in addition to having completed, or being near completion of an undergraduate degree in agriculture, food science, environment, political science or other relevant field

Are you who we are looking for?

If this sounds like you, the preferred application process is to forward a resume and cover letter outlining your pertinent qualities and qualifications to Anna White. Please do not send applications directly to BCAC.

We thank all applicants for considering BCAC for employment. Please note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Remote work may be possible for this position but in-office is preferred

Start date: September 2022

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Date: July 28, 2022

BCAC strives to create an inclusive and motivating workplace that provides an environment where staff feel safe, supported, committed and connected to their work. BCAC promotes acceptance, is committed to diversity, and requires respect for dignity and the interests of others, including work-life balance for staff. BCAC strives to integrate these principles into its hiring practices, talent development, office culture and human resource policies. Learn more about BCAC at bcac.ca