Part Time Contract Position
About the Mobile Market
Since May 2016, the Mobile Food Market (MFM) has worked to provide dignified access to healthy, affordable food for communities in Halifax with food access barriers. While everyone is welcome, the MFM aims to address food access issues among vulnerable populations including low income residents, single parent families, seniors, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. Our success hinges on community members and local service agencies playing an active role in the development and hosting of food access sites to ensure they meet their unique needs.
While the MFM initially launched as a pilot project using a retrofitted Halifax Transit bus, the project has since evolved into a year-round program, expanding its core services to include three unique delivery models: Fresh Food Markets, Produce Packs and Bulk Food distribution. The program is sustained by a unique collaborative partnership model composed of the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Nova Scotia Health Authority - Public Health (NSHA), and MetroWorks (as host organization).
In August 2019, the MFM initiated a 6-month frozen meal pilot, in partnership with Stone Hearth Cafe and Northwood. The Frozen Meal Pilot uses fresh, locally produced ingredients to prepare healthy and affordable frozen meals that can be easily reheated. This was an opportunity for the MFM to explore a social enterprise component that expands our offerings and better serve the unique needs of new and existing customers. In the Spring of 2020, the MFM is excited to expand the frozen meal service to new customers and is looking for the right individual to help us achieve success.
The Frozen Meal Coordinator (FMC) will require skills in coordination, community and partnership development, and customer service. This is a position for a passionate community leader who is independent and well organized with a strong attention to detail. They have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy building relationships with diverse people and organizations to achieve common goals. They also enjoy being on their feet, and having a role that’s balanced between physical tasks (ie. packing and delivery), community meetings, and solo planning time.
This position is part-time (20 hours/week), beginning in March 2020 and is funding dependent.
The Frozen Meal Coordinator will be responsible for the on-going development and delivery of the Frozen Meal Program. The initial phase of this contract will be focused on partnership development and supporting the establishment of processes related to meal production, tracking, and delivery. After the initial set-up phase, the FMC will work with MFM staff and partners to oversee the daily operations of the Frozen Meal Program. As part of the MFM team, the FMC will also be trained to act as a support person for other MFM programs, as the need arises. This position reports the Mobile Food Market Manager.
Program Development (Set up Phase - March-May 2021)
Program Oversight and Delivery (On-going)
Note: The successful candidate will be required to participate in the following one-time training courses (costs covered by the MFM):
Terms of Employment:
Start: Target start date – March 2, 2020
Hours: Average of 20 hours per week @ $20-$22/hour, based on candidate experience and qualifications.
Location: This position will be based in Halifax from a home office and will require regular travel within the city (travel expenses will be reimbursed). Reimbursement for cell phone, voice and data plan will be $20/month.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume (including 3 references) to Julia Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit your application in the form of a single pdf document with required element in the following order: cover letter, resume, references.
DUE DATE: Monday, January 27 – 9am
Interviews will likely take place the weeks of February 3 and February 10 in Halifax, NS.
We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is funding dependent. While not limited to, those eligible for participation in the Job Creation Partnership program are encouraged to apply.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 6 2020 ID: 55535