Strathcona Community Centre Job Posting - Summer Food Program Facilitator

Job Description

The Summer Food Program Facilitator is a summer student position.  The successful applicant will work with the Food Security Coordinator to support the community centre’s summer food programs and activities.  

Projects and responsibilities will balance the student’s interests with the Centre’s needs and may include:

  • Co-facilitating an adult community kitchen program that serves diverse members of the Strathcona neighbourhood
  • Facilitating cooking activities for existing child and youth programs, within which many participants are members of visible minorities, Aboriginal and/or from low-income families
  • Supporting snack planning, food preparation and recipe/nutrition resource development for a variety of community centre programs, including child, youth and seniors programs
  • Assisting with safe receiving, inventory, storage, handling and distribution of food
  • Developing communications materials such as food newsletters/brochures, social media entries, bulletin boards and posters
  • Researching promising practices to further enhance food programing, with a specific focus on increasing accessibility, community-building and dignity for community members
  • Working as part of a team involving daily in-person and written communication in addition to attending regular food team meetings
  • Other food-related projects that may arise

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Current post-secondary student (full-time studies preceding and following summer 2015)
  • Study in the area of nutrition, dietetics, culinary arts, recreation, public health, social work, childcare, education or another relevant field
  • Experience preparing food and certification in Food Safe Level 1 (or willing to obtain)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Demonstrable interest in food and 'food security' issues
  • Ability to work with other organizations and people in a collaborative manner
  • Familiarity with the neighbourhood and other not-for-profit agencies an asset

Application Details

Period of employment: 9 weeks, beginning June 29, 2015

Hours per week: 35 hours

Wage rate: $14.00 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation

Submit resume to: Lauren Brown, Food Security Coordinator, lauren.brown@vancouver.com

Deadline for application: May 24, 2015

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