Company Name:
The Mustard Seed Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Certification
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Contact:
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Community Food Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Community Programs Manager, the Community Food Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and running community food programs that address food insecurity and actively involve community participants at the Mustard Seed Church. This position will provide mentorship, leadership and assist in creating an environment that is committed to addressing food insecurity by involving community participants as active participants in food preparation through community kitchens and other food security initiatives.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guide, facilitate, and assist in the development of the Community Food program according to the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Operate the Community Food Program in a fiscally responsible manner through budget management
  • Give leadership to the participants and volunteers involved in the programs
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate programs around food including Heat & Eat, Dinner Club, and initiate expansion of community food programs at all TMS locations.
  • Build and nurture relationships with external partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure all equipment needed for the program is good working order
  • Acquire food for program use
  • Ensure food programs are a safe, respectful environment for all community members, staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Maintain specific records, stats and incident reports on log books and computer files
  • Other duties and site related duties may be assigned when required

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Diploma in the human services or food services field.
  • Minimum of one year related experience working with individuals facing mental health, addictions, chronic illness, homelessness, poverty and related challenges.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues contributing to poverty
  • Passion for food – eating, cooking, growing, and food security
  • Proven experience facilitating workshops and programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, applied time management, strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent de-escalation and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working in a volunteer - based organization is considered an asset
  • Highly motivated, compassionate, creative and responsible person

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Considerable periods of standing and working in a fast paced environment
  • Driver’s Abstract, Vulnerable Sector Check and Employment Security Check is required
  • Employment Security Check and Vulnerable Sector Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Availability to work during the week and occasional weekends, including afternoon and evening shifts
  • Moderate physical and mental effort; Must be able to lift up to 20lbs and have good mobility to move food, this position is often fast-paced, and requires moderate amount of mental effort to analyze information and problem solving
  • Must have a reliable vehicle
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

 

Start date: Immediate

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)

 

The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and flex days. The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.

 

Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.