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Position: Distribution Assistant Coordinator
Organization: The Depot
Location: Montréal, Quebec|
Language: excellent communication skills in French & English

We are currently looking to hire a reliable and energetic person to join our team and help run the emergency food distribution and access program. This position combines both physical and managerial work, requiring someone with a dynamic, calm disposition with adaptability, great organizational skills, good judgment and who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. The person will be working in two programs of the Depot, namely the food aid services (Marché Dépôt) and the Good Food Markets (summer seasonal markets). They will be responsible for coordination, support of a team of volunteers and logistics (inventory management, ordering etc).

About The Depot Community Food Center

Founded in 1986, the Depot is a community-based non-profit organization that works collaboratively with community partners to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in NDG and the surrounding areas in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of human potential. At the Depot, we offer programming to support the food security and healthy eating habits of youth, families and individuals. These activities include community meals, kitchen workshops, after-school programs, gardens and farmer’s markets.

The Depot works towards an ongoing goal of establishing an anti-oppressive workspace where we commit to creating a structure that includes and accommodates people from our diverse communities, and ultimately form a team with the community. For these reasons, we encourage applicants who understand and experience marginalization to self identify in the cover letter.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Support the smooth operation of the food distribution service (Marché Dépot):
  • Manage the set up and operation of Marché Dépot
  • Help participants orient themselves to our new grocery store model
  • Orient, train and motivate groups of volunteers and temporary staff
  • Prepare pre-made baskets and ensure their home delivery
  • Ensure proper maintenance of our inventory and place orders
  • Support the reception of goods and follow proper rotation procedures
  • Be in charge of the collection of donations at Moisson Montréal
  • Participate in loading and unloading the trucks
  • Help coordinate and run operations at the summer markets, occasionally be the person responsible when the coordinator is away
  • Assist the general maintenance team of the building
  • Take part in related activities of the Depot - meetings, support of other programs

Specific skills and experience required:

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team in a diverse community environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable leading and motivating a team
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving a 12-foot truck (or willing to learn)
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English
  • Proficient with the Office suite
  • Capable of carrying out multiple tasks and prioritizing accordingly
  • Able to maintain smooth operations within the department when the manager is absent
  • Able to solve problems on a daily basis
  • Comfortable lifting loads of up to 50 pounds on a regular basis


  • Passionate about "Good food for all"
  • Experience in logistics and in the field of fruits and vegetables
  • Resident of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • Lived experience of poverty or marginalization

Working conditions:

  • Salary: 21$ / hour
  • 35 hours / week
  • 1 year contract with possibility of renewal
  • Deadline to apply: January 28, 2022

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 11 2022    ID: 62369