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Operations Coordinator

Lettuce Harvest Foundation


  Posted: November 16, 2021

  Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

  Internship Program: ImpAct 21-22

  Salary Range: $0 - $10,000

  Hours per Week: 30

  Start Date: December 20, 2021

  End Date: March 31, 2022

Job Description

Lettuce Harvest is looking for an Operations Coordinator to support our team in the transition from the winter to summer in order to prepare for the 2022 growing season. A good Operations Coordinator is organized, works well in a team and is passionate about food justice and urban agriculture. With the ending of the 2021 season, our Operations Coordinator is responsible for applying the comprehensive recommendations that are made from our 2021 operations assessment in order to meet our 2022 growing season goals of: increasing food production in our yards, and maintaining strong volunteer/yard owner to community relationships. Our Operations Coordinator should have strong skills in communicating and have an eye for creative solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation recommendations from our 2021/2022 assessment.

This includes:
- Administering the current assessment tool to relevant stakeholders
- Using the acquired data to make recommendations for coming growing season
- Supporting extended team in understanding and applying recommendations
- Attending our weekly team checkin and update meetings
- Tracking and coordinating farmyard progress
- Managing our farmyard volunteers
- Recording information of how we can be improving and relaying these updates to the team

Knowledge and Skills

- Experience in assessment development
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Works well individually and as part of a team
- Skilled at relationship building
- Proficient working with Google Workspace and Slack
- Passionate about food justice and urban agriculture
- Self- Motivated

Education Required

A student enrolled at a post secondary institution or youth ages 15-30 with relevant work experience.

Certification Required

no

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to zoe@lettuceharvesttogether.com.

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Ashwani Singla is employed as a Software Develop intern at Drinkfill Beverages Ltd. headquartered in Vancouver, BC. The internship lies within the Clean Tech program stream, funded by Natural Resources Canada, and implemented via Career Launcher. His work in the internship includes developing software that control operational aspects of machines impacting two environment focused projects i.e., zero-waste drinks and zero waste cleaning products. The internship has been an excellent experience and has helped him to understand real-world conditions. He learned how to translate technical language to business language for stakeholder communication. He understood how scalability and business suitability influence coding language selection when software is built. Even though the team did not have many technical personnel, they were happy to collaborate and share insights. People are approachable including the space to share and bounce off ideas with the CEO. He is happy to have secured this internship with Drinkfill Beverages Ltd. through Career Launcher. He acknowledges that it is difficult to get a job but an internship like this opens opportunities. He has been able to showcase his skills and obtain a verbal job offer with the company. He would recommend this internship to more people as both employers and interns benefit from the experience.


Interview Questions
  1. What was a problem or task that you were assigned at work and how did you overcome it?
    • During my initial time with the company, I was tasked with the responsibility to work on the operational aspect of a software that controlled other machines. I was new to the organization but took up the challenge as a learning experience. I gathered information and communicated with the team and the Chief Executive Officer to develop my understanding and helped resolve the issue.
  2. One tip you could give employers on how they should onboard their intern.
    • The organization should maintain documentation and records of work completed, including what aspects worked and what did not to avoid duplication of work and waste of resources. This would serve as important reference materials for a new employee or intern.
  3. Did the internship make you feel prepared from school/academics to the professional space?
    • The internship has been an excellent experience for me and helped me to understand real-world conditions. At school, projects were mostly academic whereas in the internship, real issues are managed. I learned that course deadlines at school are different from business deadlines. The internship also allowed me to work on relevant projects.
  4. How inclusive is the workplace or the team?
    • Even though the team did not have many technical personnel, they were happy to collaborate and share insights. People are approachable, and in certain situations I had reached out to the CEO to discuss work items. There was space to share and bounce off ideas with the team.
  5. Are there any new skills that you developed/are developing while you are at the worksite and what are they?
    • I learned how to translate technical language to business language for stakeholder communication. I learned how scalability and business suitability influence coding language selection when software is built.
  6. How will your work during the internship make a difference to the community?
    • The organization is working on two environment focused projects i.e., zero-waste drinks and zero waste cleaning products. Currently they are able reduce the use of 800 single use bottles every month. They aim to increase this number to 2000-3000 bottles for the next year. Moreover, through these projects profit sharing is done with the local community.
  7. How did the Career Launcher internship program encourage you to begin/ grow a career in content creation?
    • I am happy to have secured this internship with Drinkfill Beverages Ltd. through Career Launcher. It is hard to get a job but an internship like this opens opportunities. I have been able to showcase my skills and obtain a verbal job offer with the company. I would recommend this internship to more people. Both employers and interns benefit from the experience.

Ashwani Singla
Drinkfill Beverages Ltd.


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