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Job Title: Director of Administration
Organization: Real Food for Real Kids
Location: Toronto, ON (East End, near Lakeshore/Carlaw)

Shift: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, flexible schedule with core hours of 9am to 3pm
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is a growing company on a mission to make real food the standard rather than the exception.

A multiple award-winning company recognized for excellence and innovation, we’re a leading healthy catering company for child care centres, schools and camps. RFRK proudly serves nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of children throughout the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area every day. We’ve also recently launched our Real Food Kitchen Delivery service ( to get our yummy food directly into households.

We’re looking for a fantastic person to join us as a Director of Administration to lead our Finance and HR departments. If you like the sound of us so far, keep reading to see if you have the experience and skills needed for this rewarding role!

RFRK Values:

  • Put Health First
  • Find a Better Way
  • Trust & Team
  • Spread Good Energy
  • Authenticity

About the Role:

This role is responsible for strategic business planning, overseeing budget/forecast preparation, and managing administrative functions for our Finance & Accounting and Talent, Training & Culture teams. As a member of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT), the Director of Administration contributes to short and long term planning, conducts financial analyses for the CEO as required, and supports management decisions and organizational planning.

Some of the things you’ll get paid to do:

Finance & Accounting

  • Responsible for department and strategic planning
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, adhere to best-practice accounting methods
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed to SLT
  • Oversees process and approves monthly and annual budget/forecasts to ensure alignment with strategic goals and provides support for variance analysis
  • Manage relationship with external accountants or any other finance/accounting consultants, oversee annual financial audit

People & Organizational Strategy

  • Evolve and develop organizational design based on changing priorities & team effectiveness in collaboration with the SLT
  • Enhance current HR strategy while simultaneously implementing the building blocks of a long range HR strategy to achieve our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)
  • Support, lead and coach RFRK management in organizational-wide changes (ie. ERP Implementation) through cultural transformation by utilizing a variety of change management strategies and tactics
  • Generate long term payroll forecasts based on organizational design strategies
  • Coordinate with team on HR metrics and best practices

People Leadership:

  • Foster a culture that promotes ethical practices and encourages individual integrity, accountability and responsibility
  • Provide regular feedback and coaching to encourage development of the team
  • Proactively develop a team of A players with the knowledge, skills, energy and passion
  • Lead performance management and employee engagement process for everyone on your team


  • Responsible for management of Office Administration
  • Manage IT services, health benefits, and insurance contract negotiations
  • Oversee payroll and benefits administration

About You


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business, Commerce or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years in a HR management role
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in accounting and finance
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an organization
  • Extensive knowledge and experience dealing with governance, HR policies, accounting and payroll systems, budgets, internal controls, CRA, business planning, and asset management


  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA)
  • MBA is an asset
  • CHRL an asset
  • French Language skills

Working at RFRK comes with other perks too:

  • Significant price discounts on our Real Food Kitchen online store
  • Employee Savings Program (RRSP/TFSA Matching)
  • Benefits program including alternative and preventative health treatments
  • Participation in RFRK’s Profit Share Program

To apply:

Please upload your résumé and cover letter here, including salary expectations, explaining why you’d be a great fit for this role!

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Real Food for Real Kids is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

Real Food for Real Kids welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No phone calls or emails, please. We’ll contact applicants that fit the bill, and invite them in for an interview.

Thanks for your interest in Real Food for Real Kids!

Copyright © 2021 Real Food for Real Kids, All rights reserved.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 28 2021    ID: 60052