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Evaluation and Communications Manager 

FoodShare Toronto is looking for a fulltime, passionate, Evaluation and Communications Manager to manage a one-year food sector evaluation and communication project. The Evaluation and Communications Manager will have robust expertise in nonprofit evaluation, web design, social media, promotional material development, an understanding of the nonprofit food sector, a strong approach to shared leadership, and passion for strengthening the impact of Ontario’s nonprofit sector.

Job Requirements

  • Engagement of FoodShare staff, board and volunteers and nonprofits in Toronto participating in community food work to gather best practices, assess gaps and create evaluation processes, including but not limited to creating tools to measure, gather data, and disseminate information.
  • Build capacity for, implement and manage internal systems for conducting ongoing outcomes measurement and assessment.
  • Consolidate all current tools and practices for measuring impact to ensure cohesive, consistent, high quality data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinate with communications and IT staff on the development and implementation of a centralized assessment database at FoodShare and produce online resource tools for the nonprofit sector.
  • Manage the design and implementation of a strategic evaluation plan that measures progress and success against key metrics for both internal program improvement purposes as well as for external reporting purposes.
  • Manage the development of communication tools developed through this project.
  • Work closely with partner organizations to ensure consensus on evaluation framework and support the shared evaluation deliverables.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of research and evaluation, including budget, staffing, data collection logistics and other related duties as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in evaluation, social science, public policy or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years successful experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool design and validation.
  • Food project and/or neighbourhood-based organizing experience and food justice initiatives.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in external communications such as the creation of web-based tools, social media, design and dissemination.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change processes in an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge productive and healthy collaborations.
  • Exceptional project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Keen analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to travel in the GTA and work evenings and weekends, as projects demand it.
  • Experience developing and managing work plans as well as training, supervising, and developing staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Ability to think “big picture” as well as to translate ideas into realistic, actionable plans.
  • Commitment and desire to work in a diverse environment where diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, family status and other characteristics is an important and practiced value.

Hours and Compensation

5 days a week, 37.5 hours, $50,000/year with benefits. This is a one-year contract, with potential for longer term employment, based on funding. April 27, 2015 - April 25, 2016.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Debbie Field at debbie@foodshare.net by April 10, 2015 at 5pm.

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


 


Good Food Market Food Justice Facilitator 

FoodShare Toronto is looking for an energetic, well-organized and passionate community developer with customer service and retail experience to expand fresh produce distribution and food justice animation in low-income communities. Food project and/or neighbourhood-based organizing experience in low income diverse communities is necessary as well as ability to drive a cube van and excitement to create a sustainable social enterprise produce program through the Good Food Program.

Job Requirements

  • Build connections with existing community partners to mobilize community groups and organizations to create a successful fresh produce market in their neighbourhood.
  • Assist the Good Food Market Senior Coordinator in developing a successful produce mix for the Mobile Good Food Market.
  • Help develop a sustainable Mobile Produce Market model in low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Provide support to the Mobile Produce Market Pilot Research team in collection of sales and customer data from the fresh produce stops.
  • Support the Good Food Program in reaching out to community organizations to provide information about all the Good Food Program projects and supporting the planned 2015 Good Food Program Trade Shows and Conferences.
  • Report and recommend ways to improve the Mobile Produce Market Pilot’s operations.
  • Organize and deliver workshops, outreach and informational presentations to train community leaders in operating a successful produce market and around food justice in their communities. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience in food project and/or neighbourhood-based organizing experience in low income, diverse neighbourhoods.
  • Valid Ontario Drivers’ License and ability to drive a 18’-20’ cube van delivery truck.
  • Experience in retail and customer service.
  • Experience in outreach, leading workshops, and presentations.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and experience organizing conferences.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with people of Toronto’s diverse communities.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Basic proficiency in Excel, Word.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.
  • Second-language an asset.

Hours and Compensation

5 days a week, 37.5 hours, $36,000/year with benefits. This is a one-year contract, with potential for longer term employment, based on funding. April 27, 2015 - April 25, 2016.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Alvin Rebick at alvin@foodshare.net or fax at (416) 363-0474 by April 10, 2015 at 5pm.

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



Short Term - Casual Part Time Driver/Customer Service Representative

FoodShare Toronto is seeking a Short Term Casual Part Time Driver/Customer Service Representative for our Social Enterprise non-profit Good Food Programs. Reporting to the Driver and Fleet Senior Coordinator, this position will deliver Good Food Boxes, School and Agency Fresh Produce orders, Field to Table Catering orders and produce for Good Food Markets and act as FoodShare’s ambassador, providing excellent customer service.

Job Requirements

  • Drives FoodShare’s cube van trucks or mini-vans, delivers produce and prepared catered meals.
  • Delivers orders for School and Agency Fresh Produce in a timely fashion to all parts of the City of Toronto.
  • Represents FoodShare Toronto, our vision of Good Healthy Food for All  and provides courteous, respectful and excellent customer service to the diverse customers and supporters of FoodShare.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of streets and locations in the City of Toronto.
  • Experience driving 18’-20’ cube vans.
  • Good drivers abstract.
  • Ability to move produce and prepared meals weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Applicants must be 25 or older as FoodShare's vehicle insurance does not cover persons below 25.

Hours and Compensation

At $15/hr, hours range from 8 to 24 per week, depending on shift availability. This position is on-call for when regular drivers are unavailable.

How to Apply

Please submit an application letter and resume to Bill Jenei via email: bill@foodshare.net

We thank all applicants for their interest in FoodShare. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that this is a continuous application process with no set deadline for applications. Hiring will take place as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.

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



Driver and Customer Service Representative

Job Requirements

  • Drives FoodShare’s cube van trucks or mini-vans, delivering produce and prepared catered meals.         
  • Delivers orders for the Good Food Box, Mobile and Good Food Markets, Fresh Produce for schools and agencies, and supports the operation of the Mobile Good Food markets as is needed in a timely fashion to all parts of the City of Toronto.
  • Represents FoodShare Toronto and provides courteous, respectful and excellent customer service to the diverse customers and supporters of FoodShare.
  • Delivers cash and checks received from customers, providing 100% accountability for cash that is reconciled with the bookkeepers and Good Food Box Manager.
  • Ensures all produce ordered is received and in good condition and that the count for each delivery is proper so that deliveries run smoothly.
  • As time permits, and as assigned, picks up produce at the Ontario Food Terminal and suppliers as needed and delivers it to warehouse.
  • As time permits, and as assigned, works in the warehouse to support the Good Food Box, Mobile and Good Food Markets and Fresh Produce Programs as needed including receiving produce and cleaning the warehouse.
  • As time permits, and as assigned, helps with the Good Food Box packing day and School Order set up day.
  • As time permits, and as assigned, assists in servicing the trucks and in maintaining the warehouse.
  • Participates in FoodShare internal committees, attends staff meetings and, as time permits and are agreed upon, takes on other responsibilities and tasks.

Hours and Compensation

At $18/hr for 35 hours a week, this position is a 1-year contract opportunity offered in partnership with 
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and Service Canada. The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is an integrated approach to Aboriginal labour market programming and ensures that Canada’s Aboriginal people can fully participate in economic opportunities.

Applicants must be able to register at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training (First Nations, Inuit or Métis background) and have been recently unemployed or underemployed. Please self-identify in your application.


How to Apply

Please send resumes to Alvin Rebick, Kitchen and Good Food Program Senior Manager, at alvin@foodshare.net

 



Cross-Cultural Food Access Innovation Hub Communications Internship

Communications Interns play a supporting role in FoodShare’s team in a variety of areas. Interns expand their applied skills in non-profit communications and grow their knowledge of community food security issues, while at the same time receiving mentorship in positions that can complement their course work or professional goals.

Reporting to the Food Justice Senior Coordinator, this opportunity supports the development and production of print and digital communications materials for our diverse Hub Partners.

About the Hub: FoodShare Toronto along with our partners Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective (TBFC), an ad hoc community group that farms and organizes at the Black Creek Community Farm located within the Jane and Finch community, Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee (TPWC), and Three Sisters' House/Nswo Nshiimenhig Endaayaat, located in the Malvern community of North East Scarborough, have yoked together to embark on an innovative and dynamic approach to growing community based and lead food access initiatives through a project named Growing Food Justice Toronto (GFJT), this project seeks to build the capacity of our Cross-Cultural Food Access Innovation Hub where community led start-up ad hoc groups, collectives, and committees can grow locally based food justice initiatives. More info.

Job Requirements

The Intern is responsible for supporting the Hub partners’ communications strategy, facilitating production of content, assisting with website updates, and other communications tasks.

Assist Hub partners to:

  • create a website & social media presence
  • develop outreach & marketing strategies
  • create Powerpoint presentations
  • other duties assigned as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in website development, management and blogging.
  • Experience and/or education in communications, writing, project coordination, outreach and marketing, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Proficiency with Powerpoint presentations & Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to write in varied voices.
  • Willingness to learn, flexible, and upbeat attitude.
  • Strong interest and/or awareness in FoodShare programs, social justice and community development.
  • Creative with an eye for design, photography and layout.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, and ability to meet regular deadlines.

Hours and Benefits

Works hours are flexible and the intern(s) is expected to volunteer 10 hours/week for a minimum of four months. The internship takes place one day a week from FoodShare's Community Food Hub at 90 Croatia Street, and remaining hours can be completed from home or offsite.

This role is ideally suited to students or recent graduates. It is a volunteer position receiving the following benefits:

  • Receive a complimentary small Good Food Box every week
  • Receive a complimentary healthy lunch on scheduled days
  • Count hours towards course credit or independent study
  • Gain applied experience in a non-profit work environment
  • Grow your food security knowledge
  • Gain exposure to all FoodShare programs, training, and networking opportunities
  • Create a learning plan to receive mentorship from experienced staff

How to Apply

  • The position is available starting three times a year with Winter, Spring, and Fall start dates.
  • Interns must be able to volunteer for up to 10 hours/week for a minimum 4 month commitment
  • To start in mid April, apply by April 4, 5pm
  • To start in September, apply by August 4, 5pm.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If a position is not available for the month in which you would like to begin your internship, successful candidates may be considered for future start dates.
TO APPLY - Please email your cover letter and resume in a single file to Nydia Dauphin at nydia@foodshare.net using the subject line: [Name] – Hub Communications Intern Application, following the deadlines and process listed above. 

Candidates in high standing will be asked to submit 2-3 writing samples that showcase their writing styles.

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

 




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Raw 4 Health & Wellness Workshops
April 2, 2015

Come to Raw 4 Health & Wellness Workshops to learn how to make your own non-dairy milk!

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FoodShare Academy: Mead Making at FoodShare
April 8, 2015

Join us for a Mead Making Workshop Led by Experienced Mead Maker Catherine Henderson!

Mead is honey wine and is the first alcoholic drink brewed, earlier than wine or beer. We will make a big batch, sample various brews, and talk about the finer points of mead and wine fermentation.

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FoodShare Academy: Seed Starting Workshop
April 9, 2015

Orlando Lopez and Liz Kirk will be teaching the techniques of seed starting - you will learn essential techniques for growing strong seedlings, make your own biodegradable, ready to plant seed starter pots, and take home a seed tray with potted seeds and seedlings. You will also receive vegetable seeds that you can plant in your garden.

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