Ecosource is seeking an Community Food Systems Coordinator
(Full-time; 35 hours per week)
The position: You are a people-person who likes to develop new programming and foster connections with the local community. With your passion to address local food security through tackling its root causes, you take a hands-on and community-centered approach to growing neighborhood food projects and evaluating their impacts. The Community Food Systems Coordinator will consult with community members and stakeholders to collaboratively design, pilot, and expand food-related activities at 10 community gardens across Mississauga to meet local needs. You will coordinate community outreach, identify areas for development, lead educational workshops and events, as well as support food production and distribution activities.
Who we are: Since 2006, Ecosource has been a leader in the development of community gardening programs in the City of Mississauga. At each of our 10 food growing sites in public parks across the City, we work with a variety of local partners, including social service agencies, food banks and residents, to develop programming that addresses the needs of residents. Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond. Learn more about our work at http://www.ecosource.ca.
This is a full-time 1-year contract at 35 hours per week, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Salary is in the mid $40,000s (dependent upon experience) and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.
Deadline for applications is Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 12:30 pm.
Interviews are planned for the week of December 16th with an ideal start date of early January 2020. A Police Record Check will be required upon hiring.
Ecosource offers a great work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified persons. Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing how your experience matches each qualification listed for this position via e-mail to:
Local Food Manager
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know. Documents should be formatted in Microsoft Word or PDF format (preferred). Please note that resumes without a cover letter or generic cover letters and resumes, will not be reviewed. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 31 1969 ID: 55258