In search of excellent web research assistance

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Job Description

Job Overview: required 5-15 hours weekly help with research and data collection; organic and sustainable farming sector primarily.

Tasks include:
- finding and categorizing available farming and business government grants for small-farms in Alberta and Canada
- research into ecology, farming, small-business (etc.) workshops and courses taking place in 2013/2014 and summarizing findings
- creating database of organic and sustainable farms in USA, Canada, UK, Austrlia, NZ
- other (TBD)

Skills needed:
- capacity to synthesize information correctly and efficiently and present it in coherent manner
- use of Internet browser + Microsoft Office primarily
- continuous learning and adaptation
- English fluency, no exceptions
- preference given to assistants with French and/or Spanish fluency

The selected contractor will have:
- excellent communication skills
- very proficient in Internet searches
- flexible to adapt should other tasks be requested
- possibility of extending working relationship and work together long-term

In your application please include:
- whether or not you have worked for/in the alternative farming or sustainability sectors and why this sector is of interest to you
- your pay expectations

Skills: organic-search, keyword-research, microsoft-internet-explorer