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Position: Healthy Food Program Coordinator
Program: Healthy Food Program
Organization: Cumberland Community Schools Society
Location: Cumberland, near Courtenay BC

Do you love working with children and have a passion for healthy food? Are you highly resourceful & organized, with experience in the food service industry?

The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is looking for a self-motivated individual to join the team as our Healthy Food Program Coordinator in fall 2024.

The CCSS Healthy Food Program provides breakfast, lunch and snacks to grade K-9 students and staff at Cumberland Community School in the Village of Cumberland, BC during the academic year. It’s a barrier-free program that aims to ensure all children & youth have access to nutritious food, regardless of their socio-economic background. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the Healthy Food Program. The position includes working at least one frontline shift in the kitchen each week.

What we offer:

  • 20 to 25 hours/week
  • August 19, 2024 to July 4, 2025
  • $32.96/hour
  • Health Spending Account
  • Mileage reimbursement for use of personal vehicle
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Supportive environment to learn, grow, contribute and be connected to the community

What we are looking for:

  • Experience working in the food service industry including meal planning, food preparation, sourcing and purchasing supplies
  • Understanding of food insecurity, causes and effects, and local food systems
  • Experience working with children and youth in a leadership role
  • Ability to assist and support children/youth and their families using a non-judgemental and empathetic approach
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), Google Docs and the ability to learn new online software
  • Experience working within a budget and tracking expenses
  • Attention to detail, effective organizational and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, community partners, vendors and suppliers
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and draw on the experience of others
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage volunteers and staff, provide clear direction and feedback
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and be resourceful
  • Positive approach to solving problems and strong decision making skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to work quickly and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and availability of resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Class 5 Driver's License and access to a vehicle during working hours
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Education & Training Requirements

  • Educational background in office administration, project management, nutrition, food service management, or other related field
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1 or equivalent)
  • Food Safe Certification

Responsibilities

  • Menu Planning. Design healthy, balanced menus (breakfast, lunch & snacks) that adhere to Canada’s Food Guide and take into account cultural sensitivities and food allergies.
  • Accessibility: Ensure the program is accessible and available to students who are living with food insecurity. Build positive relationships with children/youth & their families. Support students and their families using an empathetic approach. Maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Food Procurement: Order and shop for food, meals and supplies, ensuring quality and adherence to budget. Develop and sustain relationships with local vendors, producers and wholesale distributors.
  • Program Administration: Design and distribute monthly menus, manage online ordering system, handle order payments, communicate with clients, print daily meal lists and track expenses.
  • Volunteer & Staff Management: Recruit and manage volunteers, including youth, parents and community members. Direct and supervise volunteers/ kitchen staff in the preparation and serving of meals.
  • Communication: Liaise with school administrators, teachers, parents and students to promote the food program and address any concerns or feedback.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of expenses, meals served, free meals provided and other metrics as needed for funding reports.

Other Information

Successful applicants will be required to provide a criminal record clearance.

This job description is provided to capture the primary components of this role. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list. An individual may be required to perform other tasks which may not be listed but are consistent with the general intent of this role.

We recognize that our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives allow us to find better ways to approach challenges and champion new ideas. Excited by this opportunity? If your previous experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements, we encourage you to still apply.

CCSS is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. We welcome the spectrum of human diversity including race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and religion.

Although we welcome applications from qualified candidates in other parts of BC, preference will be given to those currently residing in the Comox Valley.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter with subject line ‘Healthy Food Program Coordinator Application’ to our Executive Director. Email address may be found at https://ccssociety.org/work-jobs/. The cover letter should clearly articulate why you are a good fit for the position. Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.ca.

Deadline to apply is Sunday July 21, 2024. Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

The hiring process at CCSS can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The HR Committee will review applications and contact those that have been shortlisted for an interview.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 29 2024    ID: 71492