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Food Justice Senior Coordinator

FoodShare Toronto is looking for a fulltime, passionate, Food Justice Senior Coordinator with dismantling racism training experience, project evaluation and community consultation facilitation, food policy, communications and fundraising experience in a new position as Food Justice Senior Coordinator working and reporting to the Food Justice & Community Food Animation Manager (FJ & CFA).

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate autonomously the animation of the Cross-Cultural Food Access Innovation Hub; which includes(but is not limited to) direct daily coordination support for cross-cultural platform groups and organizations partners; coordinate project accountability advisory meetings, and organize project administrative components  (project calendars, cars share tracking, time sheet, etc)
  • Coordinate autonomously a community consultation process amongst communities of color, new Canadians, Indigenous communities, and those living in low-income Toronto neighborhoods about barriers to food access resulting from racism, disability, poverty and other factors and the best methods to involve communities in leading programs.
  • Support the Food Justice & Community Food Animation Manager with the yearly anti-racism implementation plan to internal FoodShare staff and board trainings. 
  • Support the FJ& CFA Manager in annual Food Justice Deliverables, including making sure all the goals, timelines, budgets and deliverables are created and met.
  • Supervise, the Investing in Neighborhood staff, occasional interns, volunteers.
  • Support the implementation of the strategic plan and mission statement of FoodShare, measuring impact, making operational excellence and social justice advocacy a priority when coordinating projects in the Food Justice and Community Food Animation Program.
  • Prepares reports, evaluations, and proposals as deliverables of the FA and CFA Program.
  • Support Food Justice & Community Food Animation Manager to develop and deliver 4 Food Justice FoodShare Academy Social Enterprise Trainings across Ontario annually (with the potential of national training delivery)
  • Support the development of the Toronto Local Empowerment Group Growing Food and Justice Initiative in partnership with Growing Power to address how achieving food justice must include the end of systemic and institutional racism
  • As time permits, support and partner community food animation initiatives; community gardens, markets, kitchens, mobile vending, neighborhood-wide food initiatives, and community food access demonstrations ensuring they are culturally appropriate and cultivated through a food justice approach.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of and demonstrated work in diverse communities of colour and anti-racism organizations; including dismantling racism training, anti-racist cultural norms, policies and procedures.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in food project and/or neighbourhood-based organizing experience and food justice initiatives.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
  • Demonstrated skills in fundraising, communications, evaluation, and reporting;
  • Able to handle and appropriately prioritize multiple tasks in a timely and efficiently manner;
  • Keen analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to collaborate on projects with staff from other FoodShare departments, and a high level of personal investment in contributing to the priorities of the organization as a whole;
  • Willingness to travel in Toronto and work evenings and weekends, as projects demand;
  • Experience developing and managing work plans as well as training, supervising, and developing staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Understanding and enjoyment of multifaceted advocacy that combines coalition-building activities; legislative strategy, grassroots organizing, media relations, policy analysis.
  • Commitment and desire to work in an environment where race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, family status diversity is a practiced value.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours/week

Compensation: $45,000/year with benefits

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Utcha Sawyers at utcha@foodshare.net by Friday April 25, 2014 at 5pm.

FoodShare welcomes applications from persons of all cultural and racial backgrounds. 


 

Good Food Program Casual Driver - Part Time

FoodShare Toronto is looking for an energetic, well-organized, self-motivated and passionate person to join the Good Food Program as a part-time casual Driver and Customer Service Representative. Providing excellent customer service in the delivery of fresh produce to schools and community members to help us in our mission of increasing access to healthy vegetables and fruits for under served communities throughout Toronto. 

Job Components:

  • Implement the strategic plan and mission statement of FoodShare, making social justice, operational excellence and advocacy priority when implementing programs in the Good Food Program Social Enterprise.
  • Organize delivery routes, customer orders and payments.
  • Communicate any concerns and issues between customers and FoodShare Program coordinators.
  • Deliver high quality, fresh vegetables and fruits to schools and community members throughout Toronto.
  • Available Mondays – Wednesdays 7am – 3pm.
  • Highly organized and reliable.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for assisting FoodShare to increase access to fresh and healthy produce for schools and under served communities
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and experience working with people of Toronto’s diverse communities.
  • Knowledge and experience with navigating around Toronto Neighbourhoods and ability to read and use maps for assistance.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day.  
  • Ability to read, write and speak English to communicate effectively with customers and coordinators.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and ability to drive a 18’-20’ cube van

Hours of work: 1-3 days per week. 7am – 3pm. Occasional evening to 8:30pm.

Compensation: $15/hour

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Jackson Foster at Jackson@foodshare.net or fax to (416) 392-6650


 

FoodShare welcomes applications from persons of all cultural and racial backgrounds.

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Let's Grow Food Series - Beginner Garden Planning - From Balcony To Back Yard
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Just starting out, or been gardening for a bit and want to take it to the next level? By the end of this workshop you will leave with a garden plan you designed for your space, with expert help on the needs of your growing environment.

Participants leave with resources (planting schedule guide, annotated bibliography, seeds etc) and garden plan.


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