About Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is the marketing group for the largest sector of Ontario agriculture and is proudly owned and operated by Ontario's dairy farm families. We’re a non-profit organization, representing approximately 3,500 Ontario dairy farms.

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Why work with us?

Dairy Farmers of Ontario offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package that ensures the health and wellness of its employees. Our environment encourages work/life balance and provides opportunities for professional development.

What we do

We currently employ almost 100 people, 80% of whom work at our head office in Mississauga, Ontario, with the remainder working in home offices across the province. Our team comprises of Finance, IT, Economics, Operations, Marketing, Communications, Government Relations, Legal, HR and Administrative Services.

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Our core values

Leadership 

We lead by committing to continuous personal and organizational development.

Respect

We listen, accept differences and work together.

Trust 

We create, build and maintain trust by being honest, open and transparent. 

Integrity

We are consistent in our actions and values. 

Teamwork 

We help each other succeed through collaboration.

Fairness 

We ensure equitable application of rules and benefits. 

Accountability

We hold ourselves and each other responsible for delivering results.

Current opportunities

Senior Economist

The Senior Economist role is a newly created position providing market, policy, and technical expertise in the development and implementation of provincial and national dairy policy. Acting as a subject matter expert, the ideal candidate will continually provide valuable input on policy and discern market opportunities.
 

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Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator role is newly created to provide technical and administrative support to the marketing and communications teams. Efficiently handling a wide range of tasks and responsibilities this position will ensure the smooth execution of corporate and DPC events and general functioning of the teams.

The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and able to balance a variety of concurrent demands in a friendly and professional manner.
 

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Administrative Support Specialist

With high professional standards, excellent communication skills and a focus on service excellence, the Administrative Support Specialist will provide support to the Office of the Chair and CEO.  Ensuring the timely and accurate execution of board-related processes and administrative support duties, this role will work closely with DFO’s executives and board members.
 
To be successful, the ideal candidate will be highly organized, diplomatic, and able to multi-task competing demands. 
 

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Manager, Communications (External)

The Manager, Communications (External) plays a key role within the Communications team and organization.  You will support DFO’s organizational goals and strategic communications objectives through effective external communications, issues management and media relations strategies and tactics on a proactive and reactive basis.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of maturity and professionalism and will foster strong relationships within DFO and with external stakeholders.
 

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Logistics Specialist, Milk Allocation

Our logistics team delivers a high level of customer service in the allocation and transportation of milk from farms to processing plants throughout Ontario. As a key member of the team, the Logistics Specialist, Milk Allocation will be responsible for allocating milk to dairy processors every day while also ensuring cost effectiveness, timely deliveries, and adherence with DFO’s policies. The Logistics Specialist, Milk Allocation will also be responsible for troubleshooting issues on a day-to-day basis in response to any changes in demand, plant issues, weather conditions or other changing circumstances.
 
The working environment is fast paced, and requires the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. The willingness and availability to work weekends and evenings on-call according to a pre-determined annual schedule are also requirements of this position. To be successful, the ideal candidate will be an extremely strong verbal communicator, highly organized, diplomatic, and able to multi-task competing demands.

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Dairy Educator

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic individuals who exhibit flexibility in an ever-changing environment. The ideal candidates will possess strong knowledge of the dairy industry and have experience working with children in a classroom setting.

Dairy educators are responsible for the promotion, coordination, and implementation of the local dairy education program in a specified region. Dairy educators create and conduct live and/or virtual school presentations to elementary level students on various dairy-related topics. The dairy education program offers opportunities to grow through training and new challenges. It is anticipated the dairy educator would work four to five days per week throughout the school year.

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General applications

Would you like to be considered for opportunities as they become available? Submit your application for future consideration. We encourage you to check back frequently to learn about current vacancies and to apply directly to a specific position.

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