Summer Student Position

Agricultural Marketing Assistant

Join the Sweetest Team in Southern Alberta This Summer!

ASBG is looking for a summer student to help us deliver programs and services to our growers while building our public profile.  If you are passionate about marketing and agricultural, this is a great opportunity for you to become involved with a commodity that is unique and super sweet.  Read on to learn how you can make a difference this summer!

The Agricultural Marketing Assistant provides direct support to the Executive Director in the day to day operations of the Advanced Payment Program and grower data management during the summer months. This role is fast paced with numerous functions and responsibilities attached to it and reports through the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director.  A work week of 35 hours is scheduled from 8:30am-4:30pm with work periodically in the evenings and on weekends.

Functions of the role include;

  • assisting with compliance of the Advanced Payments Program Agreement
  • building relationships with producers,
  • ensuring office is open during regular business hours and provides a warm and welcoming environment
  • complying with regulations in regards to operations of the organization
  • adherence to administrative best practices to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • supporting the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the organization


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Agricultural Assistant correlate to effective and efficient operations of the Advanced Payment Program by ensuring ASBG is completing the duties required as an administrator of the program.  The responsibilities also include ensuring grower information data is up to date and catalogued appropriately in the information management systems. 


Duties and Responsibilities include;

  • Advanced Payment Program- measuring fields, reporting crop conditions, updating grower files, and liaising with stakeholders.
  • Front Desk Reception- answering phones, greeting visitors, providing refreshments, and ensure environment is welcoming and receptive.
  • Communications-responding to inquiries, providing information for social media, interviewing growers for public relations, short video production, and website development
  • Data Input and Collection- updating quota software, databases, contact lists, producer lists, and the policy and procedure manual.
  • Event Planning- assisting the Administrative Assistant with the planning of the Golf Tournament, mid-summer meeting, and any other events during the timeframe of employment.   
  • Office work- includes filing, data management, gathering field data, and general office duties.
  • Public Relations- promotion of ASBG at public events throughout the summer in addition to working with stakeholders.

Job Information;

  • Employment from May 7th-August 24th, 2018
  • Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, lunch hour off
  • Hourly Wage of $15.00.  Potential honorarium for continuing education at end of term. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to  Applications will be accepted from April 1-13th, 2018 and only from individuals planning to attend post-secondary in the fall in an agricultural and/or marketing field of study.  Only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.