Hourly Wage: $25 hr for 15 hrs/wk. Flexible schedules can be negotiated.
Funding dependant, annual renewal.
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 programs, tools, and opportunities for community connections.
Description of Position:
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the CCFN and adherence to its mandate.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Program and Organizational Management
Manage the operation of all CCFN programs, including evaluation and reporting
Sensitivity to and understanding of systems of oppression and how they increase barriers to accessing food.
Identify and sustain opportunities for capacity building and partnerships between community leaders and agencies which would help support the work of the network and strategic direction of the organization
Build community capacity to be involved in food security initiatives and increase awareness of available food security resources and networking opportunities
Plan and lead food-related community events (workshops, community consultation, etc.)
Develop and implement new programs as needed (and as funding permits) to address gaps in food infrastructure in the neighbourhood
Primarily responsible for actively pursuing & securing sustainable and ongoing funding for the CCFN activities, reporting to funders as they require
Monitor program finances, maintain accurate financial records, and ensure responsible budget
Administration and Human Resources
Ensure that relevant documentation and licensing is up-to-date
Manage and hire staff members and recruit and train volunteers
Supervise and provide guidance to staff and ensure good working relations
Develop promotional strategy to highlight all programs to meet the needs of the community including language, literacy levels and digital access
Designing promotional materials for programs and workshops for various audiences
Advertising programs and workshops through various avenues and networks
Maintain website content and social media pages
Liaise with representatives from other agencies and institutions within Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Collaborate with other food security networks in Vancouver to share resources and identify opportunities for strengthening working relationships through a seat on the Neighbourhood Food Network Working Group
Build and maintain strong relationships with partnering organizations for the continued operation of joint programs
Help link like-minded organizations in the neighbourhood with each other to meet common goals
Sound understanding of food security/sovereignty principles, the spectrum of food based programs in Vancouver, and barriers to food access
Confident leadership experience with community development and capacity building approaches to project development
Experience with community work and committee based processes
Strong grant writing and funding report writing skills
Experience working with diverse community
Experience with facilitation and leading workshops
Strong communication and computer skills (familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite design programs and HTML an asset)
Excellent organization and time-management skills
Must have a valid Food Safe certificate (or willingness to obtain)
Must be able to lift heavy items of up to 50lbs.
Experience with volunteer recruitment, supervision and training and appreciation
A Class 5 drivers license and clean driver’s abstract is an asset
The successful candidate will work from Trout Lake Community Centre office for a minimum of one day per week; home office can be used for other hours. Some evenings and weekends are required for special events. Flexible availability is desired.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (in a single PDF file) with the title ‘Executive Director’ in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline July 23, 2018.
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FoodWork ID: 45813 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jun 24 2018