Position: Anticipatory Staffing: Program manager and focal point for Equitable access to healthy, sustainable food
Organization: Food Secure Canada
Location: anywhere in Canada
Food Secure Canada is seeking an experienced Program Manager to oversee a collective process to identify, analyse and document food systems approaches and innovations towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, by influencing Canadian food policy. The manager will be both the focal point for the action area ‘Equitable access to healthy, sustainable food’, and will help coordinate the work of two other focal points leading action areas on ‘Healthy school food’ and ‘Indigenous food sovereignty’, including ensuring rigorous quarterly reporting to the funder. We are looking for a candidate who combines management experience with a deep commitment and capacity to ground the work in food justice, and the lived experiences of communities.This position is financed for three years, for a four-day a week (32 hours per week) employment contract, for a gross salary of $40,000 per annum plus benefits.
About Food Secure Canada
Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three interlocking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. We believe deep and lasting change can occur by: facilitating accessible dialogue to foster participation of civil society in food policy; supporting dynamic networks to facilitate research and enhance learning and collaboration on food system projects and campaigns: and advocating for food policies at the federal level that reflect the priorities of Canada’s food movement.
About the Program Manager Position
Food Secure Canada (FSC) is developing an expanded three year program of work on Sustainable food systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focused on three action areas: ‘Equitable access to healthy, sustainable food’; ‘Indigenous food sovereignty’; and ‘Healthy school food’. The work entails a collective, participatory process to identify, analyse and document food systems approaches and innovations in the three action areas towards meeting multiple SDGs. The process, progress and products will be shared through a bilingual knowledge hub and a dynamic communication flow, with - primarily federal - policy makers and the new Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council as key target audiences. The collective, civil society led approach ensures that the identified pathways forward - to fill the knowledge and data gap about how Canada can best meet multiple SDGs by 2030 - will be rooted in the lived experiences of communities and Nations from coast to coast to coast. The program has anchor financing from a funder which entails rigorous quarterly reporting.
The Program Manager will act as the focal point and lead for the ‘Equitable access to healthy sustainable food action area’, as well as managing the overall work-flow of the program, coordinating the work of the two other focal points as well as supervising other project staff and contractors, and the quarterly reporting to the funder. We are looking for a candidate who combines management experience with a deep commitment and capacity to ground the work in food justice, and the lived experiences of communities. The position reports to the Executive Director of FSC.
Specific tasks include :
Contract length: One year renewable contract, starting April 1, 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) with financing already secured for a further two years. Possibility to increase from 4 days a week to full-time if further financing is secured.
Salary: $40,000 plus benefits
This position is four days a week, for a total of 32 hours. Food Secure Canada’s head office is in Montreal, but the role can be performed from any location in Canada. If and when travel restarts, occasional travel will be expected. To accommodate meetings, the Program Manager needs to be available some afternoons until 5 pm EST and occasionally on evenings and weekends given time zones and interaction with volunteers. Food Secure Canada is a bilingual national organisation.
Food Secure Canada 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 LGBTQ+ community. Eligibility to work in Canada for three years required.
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Please submit the following to Amélie Lévesque, with the subject heading titled ‘Program Manager SDG 2021’, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Materials can be in English or French:
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Application Deadline: March 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST.
Interviews will take place on March 19.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 23 2021 ID: 58781