Position: Campaign and Communications Coordinator
Organization: Meal Exchange
Location: Preferred in our national office in downtown Toronto, flexible for the right candidate who is interested in working remotely.
Job Classification: 12 month contract, with opportunity to extend. Full time (37.5 hours/week), or flexible part-time for the right candidate
Deadline for application: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 22, 2017
Start Date: May 1st, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience
About Meal Exchange:
Meal Exchange empowers post-secondary students to take an active role in creating a just and sustainable food system. A national registered charity founded in 1993, we work with over 40 universities and colleges in Canada and our programs have been run in over 100 communities across the country. For more than 20 years, Meal Exchange has been supporting students to develop innovative solutions to increase food security and sustainability on their campuses and in their communities. At Meal Exchange, we believe that post-secondary campuses are an important leverage point for working towards food security and sustainability in Canada, and that student leaders have the power to drive this change. Serving the largest network of student food leaders in Canada, Meal Exchange provides these young people with mentorship, resources, leadership opportunities and connects them with their peers and stakeholders across the country.
We’re looking for a dynamic organizer to help build this powerful student movement for good food for all in Canada. Our work is growing quickly and needs an inspiring storyteller, compelling champion and skilled campaigner to lead this work. The students we support are achieving landmark changes in contracts, policies, and culture on campuses across Canada, however, there is still much more work to build a healthy, just and resilient food system. To get there, we need to coordinate and amplify student voices across the country. We’re looking for the right person to come in and catalyze this growing movement!
The Campaign and Communications Coordinator will:
You’re a builder and a mobilizer. You believe in the potential of the student movement, and that you can build a project that will serve as a rallying point for this movement. You have as much ambition as pragmatism, and are as creative as you are strategic. You’re a strong communicator who is excited to help students tell their story ? and tell it again and again and again ? to develop relationships with the stakeholders, partners and funders that we need to scale our impact. You’re ready to work with everyone who’s got a stake in this movement, including stakeholders from across campus, corporate, and communities. You know how to be intentional in collaborating with people or voices that are often underrepresented or unheard, such as Indigenous land-stewards, migrant workers and small-scale farmers.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
We’d love it if you also have:
We are considering applications on a rolling basis. If we find the right candidate early on, we will hire them! Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please indicate your preferred hours(full-time or part-time), location and expected salary range in your cover letter. Meal Exchange is committed to employment equity initiatives, and to having a team that reflects the diversity of the issues and communities we work with. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that applicants may bring, including those based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, age and religion. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application. In our inclusive workplace everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair, and respectful treatment.
Applications should be sent as a single attachment (combining resume and cover letter) to:
If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to the same address.
For more information about Meal Exchange visit http://www.mealexchange.com
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FoodWork ID: 38660 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Mar 3 2017