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Position: Good Food Campus Coordinators
Organization: Meal Exchange
Location: virtual job based out of: Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, & Kingston (see below)

Starting Date: July 26, 2021
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting July 12, 2021.
Hours: 14-15 hours/week for 15-20 weeks, depending on location
Wage: Minimum wage in your region
Eligibility: MUST be a current student at one of the following campuses, under 30 years of age & eligible to work in Canada as per Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (see below)

Are you passionate about improving campus food and skilled at research and communicating with a variety of people, including other students, faculty, and administrators? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We're looking to hire students from the following post-secondary institutions:

  • George Brown College
  • University of Ottawa
  • Carleton University
  • Queen's University
  • University of Waterloo
  • St Jerome's University

Meal Exchange is looking for a passionate, motivated, and organized student to lead the Good Food Campus program at your campus. Through the Good Food Campus Program, Meal Exchange acts as a catalyst for increasing student access to Good Food by empowering students, facilitating collaboration amongst various stakeholders, and supporting campus innovation.

With support and mentorship from Meal Exchange, the Good Food Campus Coordinator will conduct a survey and student consultation meetings to evaluate food insecurity on your campus. They will lead data collection and analysis of results, which they will communicate in a written report, infographic, and other materials. They will also learn about their campus food system, build relationships, and present their research finding to a variety of campus stakeholders (this may include food services, campus administration, student leaders, and faculty, among others).

Key Activities:

  • Work with Meal Exchange, your campus food service, and other partners to implement the Good Food Campus program on your campus;
  • Widely distribute a survey to your campus body, evaluating food insecurity rates, areas of improvement for your campus, and student priorities;
  • With support, analyze and interpret survey results;
  • Plan and facilitate student consultation meetings to gather qualitative data;
  • Write a report of results and recommendations;
  • Create infographics and other communications materials;
  • Conduct research on your campus food system and stakeholders;
  • Convene diverse stakeholders to present your research findings and recommendations;
  • Join in weekly online meetings with colleagues and other learning opportunities with students from across Canada;
  • Contribute to social media and newsletter content creation

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Interest in food systems and food security;
  • Highly organized, motivated and detail-oriented;
  • Able to work both independently from home and collaboratively as part of a small team;
  • Ability to participate actively in a remote team, including regular online and phone meetings with colleagues, campus stakeholders, and other student leaders;
  • Familiar with how change happens on campus and capacity to connect with faculty, administrators, students, and other stakeholders;
  • Strong writing skills and experience writing reports;
  • Experience using google docs, google sheets, and zoom;
  • Experience distributing surveys and analyzing survey data is a strong asset;
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills (previous experience with facilitating meetings and workshops is an asset); and,
  • A solution-focused mentality.

How to Apply:

To apply, please fill out this application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting July 12, 2021. Please get your application in as soon as possible.

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Meal Exchange is committed 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 students 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, we work to assure everyone the right of equitable, fair, and respectful treatment.

Funding for this position is through Canada Summer Jobs, a successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student's time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 9 2021    ID: 60567