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Position: Community Food Market Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director, Cedar Cottage Food Network
Organization: Cedar Cottage Food Network Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

Hourly Wage: $18/hr

Hours: Approximately 35 hours per month. Market Days include the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (8am to 5pm) and the 4th Thursday of the month (11am to 7pm) with some hours for special events, meetings and other programs. This is subject to change, with market dates in 2019 likely every Saturday.

Organizational Mandate: The Cedar Cottage Food Network Society (CCFN) is an independent, non-profit organization working toward more sustainable and just food systems at the neighbourhood level. We create space for Kensington-Cedar Cottage residents to take part in different levels of food systems by providing programming, tools, and opportunities for community connections.

Description of Position: The community food market program operates two Saturdays and one Thursday of the month to bring accessible and fresh produce to members of the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood. The Market Coordinator is responsible for the running of the mobile markets every month as well as support in various events and programs such as harvest festivals, workshops and kids camps as needed. This position includes set-up and take-down of market supplies, produce orders, produce pick-up, handling cash, customer service and volunteer supervision.

Ideal Candidate: We are looking for a candidate with strong project coordination skills and who thrives in dynamic and independent leadership role. They have great customer service skills and experience working within marginalized communities. They are enthusiastic, highly organized, and attentive to detail so they can manage a multi-faceted workload while building and maintaining professional relationships.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ordering produce that is seasonal, appropriate and financially accessible

  • Updated our blog and social media

  • Picking up produce and transporting to various locations in the KCC neighbourhood

  • Set-up and takedown of our pocket market, including lifting heavy items

  • Pricing produce and handling cash

  • Interacting with participants in a friendly and respectful manner

  • Recording sales and maintaining records

  • Supervise volunteers

  • Supervise Summer Students

  • Communicating with partner organizations


  • Experience with community work, particularly related to pocket markets or farmers’ markets

  • Experience with customer service, especially for marginalized communities

  • Demonstrated success with project coordination

  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Education in a relevant field, or equivalent experience

  • Outreach and promotion of projects with various stakeholders

  • Experience working in a paid/volunteer capacity within the non-profit sector considered favourably

  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, supervision

  • Must have a Class 5 driver's license and clean driver’s abstract

  • Must be able to lift heavy items of up to 50lbs


  • Sound understanding of food security/sovereignty principles, the spectrum of food based programs in Vancouver, and barriers to food access

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of systems of oppression and how they increase barriers to accessing food

  • Independent analytical thinking to optimize programming and results

  • Excellent planning skills and ability to adapt to priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and under guidance

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Drive and social media


  • Knowledge of the Kensington/Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood

  • Foodsafe Certificate

Application Deadline: Oct. 26th, 2018 at midnight

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter with the title ‘Community Food Market Coordinator position’ in the subject field to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 1 2018    ID: 48589