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Position: Northeast Regional Coordinator
Organization: Local Food and Farm Co-ops
Location: remote, with some travel throughout Northeastern Ontario

Summary

Local Food and Farm Co-ops is currently accepting proposals for a Northeastern Ontario Regional Coordinator. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with LFFC partners and members to support and develop food co-op activities and promote inter-co-op trade in the Northeast region. The goal of this work is to strengthen the food system by facilitating relationships that support food access, distribution, and self-determination for emerging and existing food co-operatives.

Organization description

LFFC is an incorporated non-profit cooperative that has provided organizing and development support for food and farming co-operatives and enterprises in Ontario since 2009. Our Mission: Fostering vibrant, resilient, connected and sustainable food and farm co-operatives

Eligibility and guidelines

This contract is open to individual candidates and organizations with expertise in project or community development in the Ontario food and farming sector. The successful proponent will be expected to provide their own office space and equipment, and be resident in, or operate from Northeastern Ontario (Manitoulin, Algoma, Cochrane, Sudbury, Temiskaming, Nipissing, Parry Sound regions).

LFFC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally-protected factors.

Key Duties

  • work closely with LFFC Coordinators and the Project Manager
  • regular meetings, planning and discussion with LFFC team
  • develop and coordinate resources and learning opportunities including workshops, networking events, tours through existing programs (e.g. ‘Co-op Field Schools’, ‘Trade Routes’) and with sector partners (eg. Fair Finance Fund)
  • collect and develop resources and tools for an online repository
  • facilitate mentorships and peer-to-peer communications between co-operatives, sector leaders and local food system stakeholders
  • lead and facilitate discussions for online wholesale distribution models in the Northeast
  • work with regional partners to evaluate barriers and opportunities to inter-regional food trade
  • seek and form good relations between members, partner organizations and Indigenous communities
  • primary and secondary research and analysis
  • planning, recording and evaluation of project activities
  • reporting for a variety of audiences
  • ensure funders and community partners are recognized and engaged in project activities
  • support and promotion for events and initiatives in which LFFC is a partner

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Ontario local food and farm sector
  • Experience with supply chain and value chain coordination (preferred)
  • Willingness and means to travel throughout Ontario (following recommendations from public health officials regarding safer travel practices during COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Experience with co-ops, nonprofits and social enterprises
  • Experience with Indigenous, diverse, and/or marginalized communities
  • Ability to communicate in French, both oral and written (preferred)
  • Financial reporting experience
  • Fundraising experience (preferred)
  • Work well with supervisors, stakeholders and the public, embodying patience, tolerance and consideration
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Clear and effective communicator

Remuneration & Contract Details

Wage: $3250 per month, billed monthly

Hours: Approximately 18-20 hours per week, or 78 hours per month

Location: remote, with some travel throughout Northeastern Ontario

Duration: August 1st, 2020 - July 31st, 2021 with possibility to renew

Application Details

Deadline to apply: July 10th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Interview Dates: July 20 - 24th, 2020 (to be held by video conference)

Submit proposals in one(1) pdf document to:
manager@localfoodandfarm.coop

Content of proposal:

  • Description of experience in the local food and farm sector
  • Description of work experience in co-ops or non-profits
  • Examples of other contracts or projects related to the local food and farm sector
  • A CV, Resume, or Organizational profile, as applicable
  • Area of residence or operations

LFFC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally-protected factors.

LFFC thanks all candidates for their applications. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 24 2020    ID: 56911