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CANADA'S FOOD MOVEMENT

Position: Coordinator
Organization: People's Food Institute (PFI) - Institut pour une alimentaire populaire (IAP)
Location: anywhere in Canada

Hours + Rate: 30-40 hours per month, flexible schedule, $30.00/hour, invoiced monthly.
Requirement: bilingualism (English and French)

Possibility of more hours as the organization develops.

Mission: The People’s Food Institute is a Canadian registered charity that was established to support food movement leaders to advance research, education and networking on the right to food, food sovereignty, food security, sustainable food systems and ecological agricultural practices.

Tasks Include:

  • Administrative and Organizational Coordination
    • For every Board meeting, liaise with Board Executive for setting the agenda and preparing relevant material (i.e. project and financial updates);
    • With support from the PFI Finance Committee, manage finances for the organization, including issuing payments as needed and tracking all transactions for reference/review;
    • Managing requirements for compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency, including the submission of board information and relevant annual forms in a timely and organized manner.
    • Guided by the Board Executive, lead coordination of the annual PFI Annual General Meeting – gathering relevant documentation; minutes and follow-up and ensure all organizational documents are appropriately filed and updated in an internal database.
    • Developing and implementing new policies and processes.
    • Other administrative duties, as determined by the Board Executive.
  • Communications and Outreach (could be done with some external consultancy)
    • Manage general communications and follow-up with PFI donors and partners.
    • Track donations in the PFI spreadsheet.
    • Update PFI website content as needed.
    • Support the development and implementation of the annual fundraising strategies with key partners and prepare relevant copy for solicitation.
    • Translate content - English and French - for external communications.
  • Project Management
    • Regularly liaise with project partners on relevant updates and reporting;
    • Assist with the development of funding proposals, MOUs, strategies, partnerships and reporting.
    • Research and identify potential funders and donors to engage in the organization’s activities.

Qualifications:

  • A self starter with a proactive attitude that can maintain projects and identify new opportunities with monthly guidance from the Board.
  • Passionate about supporting the start-up of a national charity assisting Canada’s food movement.
  • Excellent oral communication skills in English and French (bilingualism), excellent written communication in English and French
  • Very comfortable with updating and managing website platforms (Wordpress)
  • Very comfortable with office-related software (Office suite, Google suite, Dropbox, etc.)

Assets:

  • College or university degree in administration, communications or a related field
  • Fundraising experience in the charitable sector.
  • Familiarity with the context, culture and key players representing Canada’s food movement, including comprehension of key concepts, such as food sovereignty, food security and the right to food.

Meeting Commitments:

  • 1x month - The Coordinator would meet with the Board Executive to determine key tasks and direction.
  • 1x month - The Coordinator would participate at a monthly full board meeting and would support the Board Executive in preparing relevant materials (agenda, minutes, reports) as needed.
  • 4x per year - The Coordinator would have quarterly meetings with the Board Finance Committee.
  • Any other meetings would be arranged on an as needed basis.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Amélie Lévesque, with the subject heading titled ‘Administrative Coordinator’ by email to info@peoplesfoodinstitute.org (link sends e-mail) by June 18, 2021. The People’s Food Institute is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Through our processes and practices we are working to eliminate barriers to employment for people who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s workforce and encourage diverse candidates to apply, including Indigenous People, those with disabilities, racialized persons, women, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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About The People’s Food Institute:

The People’s Food Institute was inspired by the People’s Food Policy Project and formed by close friends of Food Secure Canada to support research, education and networking across the food movement. For more information about this organization, please see here (link is external).


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 10 2021    ID: 60231