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Communications and Fundraising Facilitator

FoodShare Toronto is looking for a dynamic full-time Communications and Fundraising Facilitator to fulfill a one-year contract supporting FoodShare’s work in communications, fundraising, and general administration.



  • Complete production of biweekly Good Food News and monthly eNewsletter.
  • Update and monitor social media channels, FoodShare website, review and approve website postings by FoodShare program staff.
  • Storytelling and content development for FoodShare blog and newsletters to demonstrate program impacts, and support partner and sponsor relationships.
  • Update and maintain Communications Calendar scheduling stories and promotion across all priorities.
  • Support writing, editing, design, and production of program and organization-wide communications and fundraising materials (brochures, manuals, applications, presentations, posters, reports, etc.).


  • Prepare and process applications and special requests to Foundations and Government, maintain and update Foundation and Government binder and folders, and support campaigns.
  • Sponsorship tracking and silent auction facilitation for Recipe for Change fundraiser.
  • Support 3rd party fundraisers, events, and outreach.
  • Coordinate online donation campaigns.
  • Support general front office administration including assembling reports, photocopying, meeting preparation, and other tasks assigned as time permits.

Compensation: $36,000/year plus excellent benefits plan. 37.5 hours/week, Monday - Friday. Occasional availability on evenings and weekends may be required. This position reports to Communications and Evaluations Senior Coordinator. This is a one year contract with the possibility of an extension dependent on funding.


  • Active social media user, with experience using most current technologies and developing content for online communications tools including blogs, website pages, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • One year experience and/or education in communications, fundraising, or marketing, preferably in the non-profit sector with ability to communicate for varied uses and in many voices.
  • Willing and eager to support FoodShare’s communications, fundraising, and general administration work, being generally helpful with day-to-day office tasks.
  • Detail oriented, flexible, self-motivated, can-do, organized, solution-focused attitude.
  • Creative with design experience using InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, schedules, and deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, and comfortable managing complex spreadsheets.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in food security, social justice and/or community development issues.
  • Assets: Experience related to media, public relations, or video.

To apply:

Please email your cover letter, resumé and writing samples detailing your interest and experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications of this role following the process listed below:

  • Send Resume and Cover Letter in a single file to Robyn Shyllit at robyn@foodshare.net using the subject line: [Name] – Communications & Fundraising Facilitator
  • Include 2-3 writing samples as separate attachments (anything from blog posts, to social media plans, reports, articles, newsletters, or anything in between are welcome).

Application deadline: January 4, 2015, 5pm

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


Parent Leaders (3 part-time contract positions)

FoodShare is seeking three parents/guardians to work as part of our Field to Table Schools Program, creating opportunities for parents to meet together, share ideas, discuss challenges and support each other in strengthening their commitment to healthy eating for themselves and their children.


Successful applicants will work with FoodShare staff and as part of a team of 3 Parent Leaders to:
  • Develop curriculum for hands-on workshops on healthy eating for children and youth that meet the diverse needs of parents/caregivers across Toronto
  • Develop curriculum for concurrent childcare programming to be run during parent/caregiver workshops
  • Facilitate a series of six hands-on workshops across Toronto for groups of parents/caregivers and their children
  • Develop easy-to-use, well-designed resources for parents/caregivers who may or may not attend workshops in person - addressing common concerns, FAQ, recipe ideas and replicable strategies for success
  • Contribute to the outreach, promotions and bookings of parent/caregiver workshops as needed
  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the project through survey tools, reflections, workshop adaptations, collections of quotes and stories, and participant tracking

Interested applicants should be well versed in:

  • The Ministry of Education’s Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act
  • Canada’s Food Guide
  • The healthy eating and student nutrition policies, programming and mandates of Toronto Public Health, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Project Timeline: January 2015 - June 2015

Contract rate: $2100 for 100 hours of work between January to June 2015. Contract extension and additional hours and responsibilities may be available.


  • Applicants must have experience as parents/caregivers of children or youth
  • Up to date, valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check required for employment (can be coordinated by FoodShare prior to commencement of contract)
  • Valid Drivers License an asset, but not essential

How to Apply:

Email your resumé and cover letter to Brooke Ziebell, Field to Table Schools Senior Coordinator at brooke@foodshare.net with the subject heading: Parent Leader Posting.

In your cover letter, please outline your expertise and/or experience in the following (as applicable):

  • nutrition
  • coordinating or volunteering with student nutrition and food programming in schools
  • languages other than English
  • community development
  • adult education
  • child and youth health

Deadline for Applications: Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Sunday January 4th, 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday January 9th for an interview. 

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

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