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Position: Winnipeg City Coordinator
Organization: Leftovers Foundation
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: October 2021
Department: Operations
Reports to: VP Programs
Part-time: Maximum of 25 hours/week

ABOUT THE LEFTOVERS FOUNDATION

The Leftovers Foundation is Western Canada’s largest charitable food redirection organization. We have a dual mission to reduce food waste and increase food access. Our largest program is our Food Rescue App, which mobilizes community volunteers to connect vendors who have excess food to service agencies feeding hungry people. We also work with local chefs to upcycle large donations of food items that cannot be used by service agencies into new food products through our Anew program, and to connect community members who have excess produce from backyard gardens to service agencies in need through our Home Harvest program. We currently operate in Calgary, Edmonton, Hinton, Airdrie, and Winnipeg.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA)

The team at the Leftovers Foundation recognizes that issues within our food systems are deeply rooted in racial, economic, and social inequities. We want to be an organization working towards positive change, acknowledging our shortcomings, and committing to doing better. We are at the beginning of a continual journey towards addressing the systems of oppression that impact marginalized communities. To learn more about the actions we’re taking, visit https://rescuefood.ca.

PURPOSE

The Leftovers Foundation’s mission is to mobilize community to reduce food waste and increase food access. We run several programs that get good food to those in need and creatively repurpose food for the highest and best use according to the food recovery hierarchy. The City Coordinator is responsible for execution of Leftovers Foundation’s programs in their municipality.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Oversee Leftovers Foundation’s operations in Winnipeg, including the Rescue Food App, large scale food distribution, and additional programs in the future
  • Manage the Rescue Food app routes and food redirection data for Winnipeg, and work with App Developers to ensure accuracy of the redirection routes
  • Manage major food donation drop-offs and distribution through our North End warehouse, requiring regular onsite supervision and management of volunteers
  • Cover pick-ups that are missed/not claimed by volunteers
  • Pursue and maintain partnerships with food vendors, service agencies, and other strategic partners across Winnipeg
  • Manage a committed volunteer force, including recruiting and training new volunteers passionate about diverting food waste
  • Work with greater community to deliver presentations and increase awareness about the issue of wasted food and Leftovers’ efforts to address this
  • Gain expertise in Winnipeg’s food landscape and act as an advocate for food systems solutions and innovation in Winnipeg; City Leads are expected to take leadership in our organization and in their municipality
  • Contribute to our emerging culture of localized philanthropy, you will be expected to seek out localized funding opportunities (grants, donor relationships, fundraisers) and steward our organization within your municipality
  • Support and liaise with other Operations and Programs team staff
  • Attend relevant meetings with the larger organization and contribute to organizational initiatives such as municipal expansion, Culture Club, Health and Safety Committee, or the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience in a related industry (food, charity, waste reduction)
  • Passion for Winnipeg’s food landscape, waste diversion, climate action, anti-racism, and community building
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to manage both in-person program components and communication with a remote team
  • Proven ability to manage volunteers and manage schedules
  • Experience and proficiency using multiple online platforms is required and key to success in this role; including Google Suites, Excel, video calling (Zoom), instant messaging (Slack), project management software (Trello), and CRMs (Keela)
  • A minimum valid Class 5F license with access to a vehicle is required; air brakes endorsement is an asset

Additional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Schedule flexibility; ability to work some evenings/weekends is an asset
  • Relevant education (community development, culinary) is an asset
  • Experience working in a remote or tech-based environment is an asset
  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing, or fund development is an asset

Compensation:

  • $22/hour, up to 25 hours per week
  • 1 year contract with strong possibility of extension
  • Benefits available after 3 month probationary period

IN THIS ROLE...

... at 3 months, you will be:

  • Leftovers onboarding & community introduction (Public Relations)
  • Learning how to use the app to facilitate food rescue
  • Introduction and relationship development with existing partners
  • Collaborating with operations team (weekly meetings)
  • Familiarizing with warehouse operations and Health & Safety and invited to join Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)
  • Learning and understanding how to do monthly data reporting

... at 6 months, you will be:

  • Refining app-based food rescue (cleaning up/organizing existing app routes)
  • Refining large-scale food rescue and distribution procedures
  • Increasing community engagement:

    • Recruitment of new volunteers
    • Quality communication with existing volunteers through monthly Bits n ‘Bites e-newsletter
    • Moderating community FB group
  • Ongoing collaboration with operations team, app-based and large-scale food rescue program maintenance
  • Producing monthly data reports accurately and on-time

... in 1 year, you will be:

  • Recruiting new food donors to launch new routes on the app
  • Exploring potential to launch Home Harvest
  • Launching Anew Upcycling
  • Ongoing collaboration with operations team, app-based and large-scale food rescue program maintenance
  • Producing monthly data reports accurately and on-time

To Apply:

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume (and an optional cover letter or expression of interest) via email, with “Winnipeg City Coordinator Job Application” in the subject line, to shelby@rescuefood.ca . We would appreciate no phone calls.

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We would like to thank all applicants for applying for this position, however you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered. Leftovers Foundation is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. The Board of Directors and Governance Committee make decisions on hiring and contracts. If you are invited to attend an interview and require an accommodation, please advise us in advance of our meeting.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 7 2021    ID: 61548