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Soil Sale Coordinator

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Position description: 


The Soil Sale Coordinator oversees the planning, sales, event execution and post event debrief for the twice annual VanDusen Compost, Topsoil and Manure Sale. The spring (final Sat. of Feb. or first Sat. of Mar.) and fall (last Sat. in Sept) events fundraise $20,000 – 30,000 annually.



  • Directing and supervising volunteers.
  • Event promotions reaching internal channels, past customers and external avenues.
  • Order product, coordinate delivery and ensure all materials are arranged.
  • Oversee the cash handling and ensure accurate records are maintained.
  • Onsite event days, providing direction to day of event volunteers and overseeing the event flow.


Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required:

  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, familiarity with databases and websites
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills; ability to multi-task and detail oriented
  • Previous experience in marketing and project coordination is an asset


Training and Orientation:

  • Orientation to VanDusen Garden and the roles volunteers play at the VBGA
  • Role specific training as you job shadow the outgoing Soil Sale Project Manager


Supervisory Relationships/liaison: Candidate will be supervised by the Director, Volunteer Engagement, and liaise with the Soil Sale Co-Coordinator and Plant Sale Chair. 


Authority/Decision Making: Must be comfortable making decisions and problem solving with minimal supervision.


Volunteer Benefits:

  • Further develop skills leading teams of volunteers
  • Enhance administrative, organizational, and project management skills
  • Contribute your time and talents in an impactful way for a well-respected charity
  • Reference letter


To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Heidi Jakop at hjakop@vandusen.org   Application Deadline:  July 30, 2017


Role is suitable for: 
How to apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to Heidi Jakop at hjakop@vandusen.org
Contact person: 
Heidi Jakop, Director, Volunteer Engagement
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Vision: VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory will be cherished locally and renowned internationally for their beauty and for their leadership in plant conservation, biodiversity and sustainability. Mission: To inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
5 Oct 2017
Time Committment:
50 Hours Total
Time of day:
Work location:
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1