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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.



The KPU Farm Coordinator works as an integral member of the Department of Sustainable Agriculture team within the Faculty of Science and Horticulture, collaborating with colleagues in the development and daily operations of the KPU Farm, a twenty-acre certified organic teaching and research farm.

The KPU Farm Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of KPU Farm’s day to day operations. These include crop planning, crop production, site maintenance, integration of educational programming into farm operations, assisting faculty and instructional associate with planning, executing and maintaining experiments, providing technical training and support for researchers, supervising seasonal farm staff, and mentoring student interns. The KPU Farm Coordinator represents the KPU Farm to outside key parties including, but not limited to, the City of Richmond, farmers, customers, industry associations and media.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science (Masters in Science obtained or in process preferred) in appropriate research/ disciplinary areas related to sustainable agriculture.


Research Experience and Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to design, carry out and analyze research trials.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain excellent communication with collaborators and multidisciplinary partners.


  • Minimum three years’ experience managing diversified farm operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide hands-on crop production training.
  • Ability to use software appropriate to all farm management and reporting tasks (i.e. word processing, data base, spreadsheets, statistical, presentation, and specific equipment software).
  • Demonstrated team leadership and training abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research, diverse experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students and faculty in educational programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with partner groups (i.e. agriculturists, grower associations, business, academic institutions) to conduct research and education programming.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding that agricultural research and production agriculture has busier growing seasons that requires some flexibility in scheduling

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Salary Information

Annual salary increases are based on hours worked and anniversary dates.

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Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.


Note to Applicants:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at humanresources@kpu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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