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Community Food Animation Assistant

Please note you must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training to be considered for this role. More details available here:

FoodShare Toronto is looking for a Community Food Animation Assistant to support the development of community-led food projects in Weston-Mt. Dennis in the York South Weston community. The Community Food Animation Assistant will work closely with a project team that includes staff from the Community Food Animation and Good Food Program teams.

Detailed job description

  • Assist in animating new and existing fresh produce markets, called Good Food Markets, including supporting start-up, outreach and facilitating activities at market
  • Assist in community evaluation of pilot Good Food Markets including disseminating surveys, supporting focus groups and data entry
  • Assist core team members in planning and organizing logistics for community trainings, meetings and events, with stakeholders and community residents related to the project onsite and in community
  • Support grassroots groups on our Supportive Partnerships Platform in organizing, planning and attending their events
  • Attend community meetings, such as the York South Weston (YSW) Neighbourhood Planning Table
  • Document weekly activities and tracking relevant information
  • Participate in FoodShare staff meetings, all staff training and handle other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Interested applicants must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
  • Interest in community-led food projects and/or neighbourhood-based community organizing
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of food justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds)
  • Interest in conducting outreach, facilitating workshops and delivering presentations
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar and proficient with G-Suite in (Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, Gmail, etc.)
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends

Reports to​: Community Food Animation Manager
Salary​: $36,000
Hours:​ 35 hours/week

Duration:​ This is a one year contract beginning May 2018 and ending March 29, 2019.

TO APPLY​: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources Coordinator – Manal Sayid at​​ by April 27th by 5:00 pm.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Community Food Animation Assistant job posting.

Please note:
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 during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources 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.