​​​​​​​Executive Director – BC Floral Industry Activities *United Flower Growers (UFG)* Burnaby

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020

 

United Flower Growers (UFG) is a Co-operative Association of flower grower members and works as a floral industry association with members and non-members alike. Located in Burnaby, BC it serves as a hub to sell flowers and plants by means of the auction and other selling mechanisms within or outside of its premises.

The co-op also serves as a service to its members by dealing with multiple Industry/ Association Issues that directly impact growers and shippers. Currently there is a position available for an Executive Director – BC Floral Industry Activities:

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATION WORK:

  • Work with the Board of Directors and in collaboration with other Associations and Councils on multiple issues that impact the welfare, growth and public awareness of the BC floriculture industry.
  • Be aware of and provide direction and coordination for funding or program implementation related to our industry in order to improve the well-being of BC flower growers
  • Communicate programs and awareness of public or regulatory issues relevant to growers
  • Meet with government and agencies on issues such as energy, labour, pesticide registration, international trade;  in order to manage or create policy on issues that may impact the industry
  • Arrange for member/grower meetings, educational events and activities that improve grower and public awareness.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work with Board of Directors and develop productive relationships with other associations and government agencies and politicians
  • Strong and demonstrated strategic thinking skills 
  • Ability to think creatively and develop solutions to industry challenges 
  • Ability to be hands-on as well strategic.

This is a part-time position and currently requires approximately 2-3 days per week of contracted time commitment.  Wages to commensurate with experience.

Posting Closes:   October 30, 2020

http://www.ufgca.com