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FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression in the food movement. Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside.
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Compensation at FoodShare
At FoodShare we believe that taking an honest, transparent approach to our compensation structure improves morale and is key to building the trust that is foundational in advancing equity. We also have a transparent ratio between the lowest paid and highest paid FoodShare employee. The ratio is 1:3, which means that the highest paid person at FoodShare can earn no more than three times what the lowest paid person earns for their labour.
We are a living wage employer registered with the Ontario Living Wage Network. This network calculates the living wage in each region of Ontario based on the cost of living for the area. In Toronto, the living wage is $22.08/hr and no employee at FoodShare earns less than $24/hr.
As part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.
FoodShare believes that no one should be living in poverty, or experiencing food insecurity. This commitment to a living wage for all staff is an example of our values in action. It is also a key action identified in our Combating Anti-Black racism Action Plan (activity #18).
Our current pay grid can be found here.
FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all resumes prior to their being screened by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational & employment institutions, dates of work experience (but not duration), and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. We do not remove credentials, job/volunteer titles, or descriptions of experience. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role based on the content of your experience rather than based on assumptions that might come from the information we remove.
As part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity and based on a key action identified in our Combating Anti-Black racism Action Plan (activities #1 and 2), we deprioritize paid accreditation in required qualifications for job postings when possible and prioritize lived experience (of poverty and food insecurity) in qualifications for job postings. This does not mean that paid accreditations will not be considered when evaluating candidates, rather that they will not be used to exclude candidates when possible.
In recognition of the time and labour of preparing for and attending an interview, FoodShare financially compensates interviewees at a fixed rate of $75 per interview. FoodShare sends interviewees the interview questions in advance of the interview to allow them time to process the questions. Any time a candidate is asked to prepare a presentation or assignment for an interview, FoodShare will financially compensate the candidate for that work at a rate equal to the hourly rate for the position, based on the number of hours the hiring committee believes the task should take. FoodShare will not use ideas from presentations or assignments of candidates not selected for the position.
Job Title: Executive Director
Job summary: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees a range of functions and brings and a track record of vision and implementation in order to drive the organization forward. Responsibilities under the purview of the Executive Director include:
- strategic planning and measuring the growth of and impact being made by the organization
- reporting to and working in close partnership with the Board
- managing budgets
- fundraising and external relations
- interacting with a broad range of constituency groups
- overseeing the work of and meaningfully supporting FoodShare’s dynamic team
- being a strong and inspirational brand-ambassador for the organization
View the details of this position here.
The recruitment for this position is being managed by the amazing team at Leaders International. For more information about their process or to apply, please email a convincing cover letter and tailored resume (PDF or Word document only) to John Dugdale or Laura Youngberg at email@example.com indicating the job title in the subject line of the email.
Volunteer title: Board Member
Volunteer position summary: FoodShare Toronto is currently seeking Black and Indigenous candidates to join our Board of Directors.
View the details of this position here. Applications to join the Board of Directors are reviewed on a rolling, ongoing basis. There is no deadline to apply.