WANTED: Organized and dedicated farm administrator to help carry our farm’s mission into the local community!

Position: Farm Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh
Location: work from home in the Ottawa area / eastern Ontario

Are you passionately about local organic food and farming? Do you love solving the endless puzzles of running a dynamic small business? Do you love numbers, spreadsheets, and bookkeeping?

Well this just might be the job of a life-time!! Here’s why.

We’re a fast-growing local organic vegetable, mushroom, and cut-flower farm right here in the Ottawa Greenbelt and we’re looking for ambitious, like-minded, farmer superstars to add to our farm team. We are literally 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

  • Our mission is to enrich people’s lives by grounding our community in human wholeness through direct connection with organic food and nature.
  • Our vision is to offer a wide range of wellness activities, workshops, and services… all this in addition to growing the most delicious veggies you’ve ever tasted!
  • Our strategy for getting there is to build a world class team of amazing people fully capable of running the farm without Jonathan’s daily involvement.

If you’ve ever dreamed about what it would be like to be a part of a movement that will change the way our community eats and feels, one delicious organic bite at a time, then reach out now.

This job is perfect for a semi-retired person looking to put their skills to use for a good cause, or a stay at home parent looking to gradually re-integrate the work force!

As Farm Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant, you will take charge of the following aspects of the farm:

  • Bookkeeping:

    • Using Quickbooks Online to produce up to date accurate financial records.
    • Entering bills and invoices.
    • Generating weekly accounts payable reports
    • Managing accounts receivable
  • Administration:
    • Managing the farm’s admin email account
    • Generating payroll
    • Filing quarterly government reports (HST, Deductions, etc)
    • Interfacing with Organic Certification Agency
    • Supporting Jonathan to stay on top of the diversity of administrative and research tasks that exist on a farm.

Required Superpowers:

  • Organisation, attention to detail.
  • Dynamism and the ability to work in a startup environment (ie.. building the airplane as we fly it…) You need to be comfortable with change and a certain degree of organized chaos.
  • Positive, HIGH VIBE energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor!
  • Clear and concise communication style.
  • Equanimity and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly evolving, dynamic work environment.
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn and continuously improve work methods.
  • The discipline and organisation to work from home.

And… Here are a few of the crunchy details

  • April to October: 10-20 hrs per week.
  • December-April: 5-10 hrs per week.
  • 16-18$/hr starting wage (depending on skills and experience).
  • A weekly basket of farm-fresh vegetables!
  • This is a fully bilingual work environment (French & English) though the ability to speak french is not a prerequisite.

To Apply:

If you want to be a part of an efficient, fast-paced environment that will bring out your best, you may be exactly who we’re looking for. To start the application process, send us a CV and a cover letter to [email protected] letting us know why you’re the perfect person for this position!

We’ll be reaching out to interesting candidates with the next steps to get to know each other including a zoom interview, a Myers-Briggs style personality test, and an on-farm working interview.

To help us with our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email/cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

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