Posted On: 2021-05-20
Closing On: 2021-06-20
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
- During the pre launch period (now until October 2022), lead and coordinate renovations within the Capital Project Team.
- After the launch, ensure that the physical infrastructure of the community space functions effectively, efficiently and safely (in collaboration with the CFCC Operations team).
- Represent Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) and the CFC with partners in the community and manage inter-agency partnership relationships.
- Plan and execute community consultations with key stakeholders and community members in lead-up to opening, identifying community needs, service gaps and potential partnerships, culminating in a report that will inform the program plan and budget.
- Collaborate with national network of CFC directors to share learning and best practices and to advance shared national policy priorities.
- Work with CFCC’s Development and Communications team on fundraising proposals, reporting, social media and other communications as needed.
- Help to showcase CFC work by hosting tours and making presentations to supporters and stakeholders.
Qualifications and experience
- 8 years experience in program coordination.
- 5 years supervisory experience or management.
- Demonstrated food and health related program planning and evaluation experience.
- Demonstrated project management experience.
- Experience collaborating in a complex team environment.
- Commitment to and demonstrated experience with enacting anti-oppression and equity and inclusion principles.
- Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention, de-escalation, conflict prevention, resolution and/or mediation.
- Strong knowledge of and passion for food and a demonstrated commitment to community development, social justice and advocacy.
- Experience working with low-income, newcomer, Indigenous and multi-racial communities.
Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent leadership skills; Impeccable judgment and discretion; strong diplomacy.
- Creative, solutions-focused, team player.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
- Self-starter, detail-oriented, punctual, consistent.
- Able to work using a trauma informed lens and with healthy boundaries with people of diverse backgrounds, including those who experience poverty and discrimination; cross-cultural competence.
- Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
- Ability to inspire and motivate others; patient with a good sense of humour.
- Knowledge of downtown east Toronto (i.e. Regent Park/Moss Park/St. James Town) an asset.
- A second language relevant to the community an asset.
Desired and Required Organizational Competencies
- Cultivates strong relationships: Builds strong and trusting relationships with partners and the community, the CFC team and the broader CFCC staff and movement.
- Contributes to leadership & culture: Brings authenticity, emotional intelligence and accountability to develop leadership effectiveness in individuals, teams, and organizational culture.
- Passionate for equity and inclusion: Applies an equity and inclusion lens to all they do.
- Inspires courage & innovation: Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and calculated risk taking to create new solutions.
- Has an innate growth and positive mindset: Approaches challenges and opportunities with a growth-oriented and positive mindset.
- Seeks continuous learning and improvement: Consistently seeks to strengthen individual, team and organizational learning.
- Entrepreneurial spirit: Approaches new opportunities with initiative, analysis and excitement.
- Values alignment: Align with CFCC values and contribute to the evolution of our culture, and a work environment that is grounded in collaboration, equity, respect, innovation and transparent communication
Why work for us?
➔ an opportunity to be part of a movement building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food
➔ a culture of mutual support where staff are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace and country.
➔ Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, short and long-term disability insurance, membership in a defined benefit pension plan, 15 paid vacation days in first year of employment, increasing to 20 in second year, pregnancy and parental top-up program, a December break (usually a week) and professional development opportunities
*How to apply:
Please visit the following link and click Apply Now: https://cfccanada.humi.ca/job-board/director/5345
Thank you for your interest!