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Student Nutrition Community Development Animator
Support the community development component of student nutrition programs (SNP) across the City of Toronto in partnership with Student Nutrition Ontario – Toronto (SNO-Toronto) and partner staff from Toronto Public Health, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and the Angel Foundation for Learning.
Detailed Job Description (includes but not limited to):
- Work directly with the school, community, program coordinators and volunteers to implement and develop their student nutrition programs and to offer on-going support and capacity building to ensure their sustainability in the following categories: accessing healthy and affordable foods through local shopping and/or use of distributors, budget consultations, local fundraising, creating program awareness, and recruiting, training and maintaining volunteers.
- Work one on one with sites implementing new programs, a new coordinator or changing program type to allow for relatively stress free start-up, ensuring coordinator confidence.
- Develop and create tools and resources as needed to support SNP coordinators and volunteers; present workshops, presentations and networking sessions to SNP coordinators and volunteers to enhance skills and knowledge.
- Develop community awareness about SNPs to community groups, elected officials and the greater not-for-profit sector; facilitate site visits to reinforce learning.
- Report all types of site contact including visits, telephone calls and e-mails on a site report form template and keep these forms current and up to date.
- Complete daily timesheets and monthly expense reports accounting for all time and funds spent in the position of animator for the purposes of reporting to our partners and funders.
- Support programs and SNO-Toronto partnership in the annual grant application and review process.
- Support SNO-Toronto and Partner staff with Food Safety and Nutrition workshops, website, procurement, and school meetings and presentations and other activities as requested.
- Experience working with student nutrition programs, mobilizing students, teachers, parents and the local community
- Demonstrated interest and understanding of student and youth nutrition
- Past experience working independently as well as in a group
- Strong oral speaking and interpersonal skills, comfortable meeting and working with a variety of people
- Bilingual in French considered an asset
- Experience working with community organizations and/or community development work
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in word, excel, email and internet
- Experience working with volunteers
- Basic awareness of safe food handling
- Ability to create tools and resources necessary to support Student Nutrition Programs
- Openness to change and adaptability in a growing program
Reports to: Student Nutrition Senior Manager
Location(s) of Position: FoodShare Toronto and community
Salary: $36,000 annually, prorated to 10 months, 37.5 hours per week, FoodShare benefits (Class B)
Position Available: October 2, 2017 – June 29, 2018.
TO APPLY: Please send applications to Human Resources – email@example.com by 5:00 pm on Friday September 29th, 2017.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check and FoodShare will cover the associated cost.
FoodShare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors
If you feel you need accommodation because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at 647-770-7602 or 416-363-6441 ext. 272 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. You will also be briefed on FoodShare’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.
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Recipe for Change Lead Event Support Volunteer
Silent Auctions add so much to an event! We’re looking for someone who can help make an amazing auction happen at Recipe for Change 2018. As Lead Event Support Volunteer, you will support all elements of the Silent Auction and support any new contests and systems developed to raise funds for FoodShare. The Lead Volunteer will volunteer over several months and work in consultation with FoodShare staff to deliver tasks outlined below, in team meetings and involve additional volunteers as needed.
Participate in team meetings, and support Customer Service and Office Administrator to seek donations of maximum interest to event guests.
Develop contest and auction communications strategy and website presence.
Develop ideas and work plans for silent auction and possible contest, including recruitment of additional volunteers to support tasks as needed.
Track and record all donations in format appropriate for external communications.
Create bid sheets and create auction/contest layout.
At the event: setup and facilitate silent auction and contest, coordinate volunteers, and payment process.
Ensure items are recorded and payments received post event.
Request, train, and support additional volunteers as needed to support tasks.
Experience with fundraising and non-profit event planning.
Excellent communications and customer service skills.
Creative, hard-working, efficient, and organized team player who can motivate volunteers.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets.
Comfortable with basic content management system (WordPress), and interest in fundraising systems to support event is an asset.
Proactive and flexible attitude.
Recipe for Change is FoodShare’s signature fundraising event attracting 350+ guests to the St. Lawrence Temporary Market for a night of diverse, delicious food and drink in support of FoodShare’s work in schools.
Hours of work
Work hours are flexible and the Lead Event Support Volunteer would be expected to volunteer up to 10 hours per week depending on the event schedule. For example, October through November would require less time commitment contributing a few hours each week, and more time would be required in January and February. Responsibilities that can be completed remotely can be done at home or at FoodShare HQ, 120 Industry St.
2 free tickets for Recipe for Change to give to friends or family
Receive a complimentary small Good Food Box for every week time is spent volunteering
Receive a complimentary healthy lunch on days working at FoodShare
Gain applied experience in a non-profit work environment and exposure to all FoodShare programs, training, and networking opportunities
Count volunteer hours towards course credit or independent study
Applicants must be able to commit to a 5 month Lead Volunteer position, up to 10 hours/ week, October 2017 through March 2018
TO APPLY – Please email your cover letter and resume detailing your experience and interest in the role in a single file by September 30, 2017 to email@example.com using the subject line: [Name] – Lead Event Support Volunteer Application.
Please note in your letter what days Monday through Friday you are available. Candidates in high standing will be invited to interview.
FoodShare welcomes and encourages applications from persons of all cultural and racial backgrounds. FoodShare welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.