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Job Posting: "Burnaby Food Security in Action" Workshop Coordinator

Burnaby Food First
Job Posting: “Burnaby Food Security in Action” Workshop Coordinator

May 1, 2012 to September 15, 2012

The Burnaby Food First Committee is made up of agencies and individuals in Burnaby who work together to promote local food security. Our vision is a food system that is fair, good for the environment, community-based, and supported by governments.

Burnaby Food First (BFF) has received funding from Vancity and contributions from community partners to host a series of workshops with two goals: 1) provide participants with ‘hands-on’ experience of various food preservation techniques; and 2) create awareness and discussion about local food security/sovereignty issues. We are looking for a coordinator who will

  • hire facilitators for workshops on jam-making, fruit canning, pickling, and drying/storing vegetables (total of 9 workshops), with the help of BFF;
  • secure appropriate venues for the workshops, with the help of BFF;
  • handle the logistics of the workshops (purchasing of perishable and non-perishable materials; organizing equipment such as canners, etc.); 
  • advertise the workshops;
  • track the registration;
  • attend the workshops;
  • design evaluations of individual workshops and the overall project; and
  • prepare a draft of the funding report.

Priority will be given to applicants who
  • have a good understanding of the issues of food security and sovereignty;
  • are familiar with the City of Burnaby and its communities; 
  • have excellent communication and organizational skills, including the ability to liaise with a wide variety of organizations;
  • have experience organizing and advertising events; 
  • have good writing skills;
  • have experience facilitating groups; 
  • have experience with budgets and reporting;
  • have access to a vehicle; 
  • have strong skills in working independently using their own initiative, but who are also able to work as part of a team;
  • are available for flexible hours during the duration of the contract; and
  • have their own computer access, phone, and email account.

The Coordinator will report to the Burnaby Food First Education Sub-committee.

Start date:                        May 1, 2012

End date:                         Sept. 15, 2012 

# of hours:                        Total of 60 

Salary:                              $1,500.00

Submit to Attention Of:       Burnaby Food First Education Sub-Committee at burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com (please include a current resume and short cover letter)

Submission Date:               Thursday, April 12, 2012

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. Please direct all questions to burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com or to (604) 570-3623.

As the organization sponsoring the project, Burnaby Meals on Wheels serves to administer funds for the Burnaby Food Security in Action project. As such, the coordinator position will be administered through Burnaby Meals on Wheels.

Burnaby Meals on Wheels provides equal opportunity in employment actions without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual preference, and other characteristics or status as provided by applicable federal law.

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