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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Job Posting: Workshop Coordinator

Workshop Coordinator

Deadline: August 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Term: Part-time, September 15, 2015 to March 15, 2016
Pay: $2,500.00 ($25 per hour; 100 hours total)

Burnaby Food First is hiring a Workshop Coordinator to deliver 12 upcoming educational community workshops. The workshops are intended to be hands-on for participants, and will be targeted primarily towards low-income families, many of whom are newcomers to Canada.

  • Coordinate 12 educational workshops on food security issues for community members. Workshops can be held twice to streamline planning activities;
  • Find workshops locations;
  • Recruit and liaise with appropriate workshop coordinators;
  • Organize workshop supplies and equipment as required;
  • Plan any other necessary workshop details;
  • Work with Burnaby Food First to organize volunteers for the workshops;
  • Attend as many of the workshops as possible;
  • Distribute an evaluation to participants at each workshop;
  • Coordinate clear language editing of handouts by Burnaby Food First volunteers;
  • Work with members for the Burnaby Food First Education and Events Action Team as required;
  • Summarize participant feedback at the end of the workshop cycle; and
  • Participate in the development of a project final report.

  • Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding food security, local foods and cultural diversity;
  • Strong organizing skills;
  • Strong computer and communication skills;
  • Experience overseeing volunteers;
  • Experience working in a collaborative manner with a range of stakeholders; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently. We expect the coordinator will work from home using his/her computer.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a one-page letter outlining your relevant experiences with references and your contact information to us by email by Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm.