Current Opportunities

Position Title: Network Coordinator 

ED Reports to: CCFN Board of Directors

Hourly Wage: $25 hr for 10 hrs/wk. Flexible schedules can be negotiated. 

Funding dependant, annual renewal

 

Organizational Mandate: The Cedar Cottage Food Network Society (CCFN) is an independent, non-profit organization working toward more sustainable and just food systems at the neighbourhood level. We create space for Kensington-Cedar Cottage residents to take part in different levels of food systems by providing programs, tools, and opportunities for community connections.

 

Description of Position: The Network Coordinator is responsible for the overall operations of the CCFN and adherence to its mandate. Much of the CCFN’s programing has been put on hold due to Covid-19. The core program that is still operational is the Community Food Market which has recently changed to a Produce Box Pickup program in light of Covid-19 to ensure social distancing. The Network Coordinator will be expected to hire and recruit Market Coordinator staff and act as a backup to the Market Coordinator by being able to run and operate the market. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities – This is the work that needs to be done

Program and Organizational Management

  • Manage the operation of all CCFN programs, including evaluation and reporting of the programs – 
  • Develop and implement new programs to address gaps in food infrastructure in the neighbourhood
  • Plan and lead food-related community events such as workshops, community consultation.
  • Identify and sustain opportunities for capacity building and partnerships between community leaders and agencies which would help support the work of the network and strategic direction of the organization 
  • Build community capacity to be involved in food security initiatives and increase awareness of available food security resources and networking opportunities 

 

Funding

  • Primarily responsible for actively pursuing & securing ongoing funding for the CCFN activities, and reporting to funders.
  • Maintain accurate financial records, and ensure a responsible budget.

 

Administration and Human Resources

  • Ensure that insurance and licensing is up-to-date 
  • Identify and develop new staffing requirements
  • Hire staff members
  • Manage staff members and summer students 
  • Develop and implement a volunteer program integrating diversity into CCFN’s programs and events. 

 

Promotions

  • Ensure promotional strategy meets the needs of the community including language, literacy levels and digital access
  • Designing promotional materials for programs and workshops for various audiences 
  • Advertising programs and workshops through various avenues and networks
  • Maintain website content and social media pages 

 

Partnerships

  • Liaise with representatives from other agencies and institutions within Kensington-Cedar Cottage 
  • Collaborate with other food security networks in Vancouver to share resources and identify opportunities through regular meetings with the Neighbourhood Food Network Working Group 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partnering organizations for the continued operation of joint programs 
  • Help link like-minded organizations in the neighbourhood with each other to meet common goals 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Sound understanding of food security/sovereignty principles, the spectrum of food based programs in Vancouver, and barriers to food access
  • Confident leadership experience with community development and capacity building approaches to project development
  • Experience with community work and committee based processes
  • Grant writing and funding report writing skills  
  • Experience working with diverse community
  • Experience with facilitation and leading workshops
  • Strong communication and computer skills 
  • Must have a valid Food Safe Level 1 certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, supervision and training and appreciation
  • 2 years experience in nonprofit management with knowledge of leadership and management principles related to nonprofits
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating and program development
  • Strong financial management skills including:
    • Experience with annual budget preparation in collaboration with board 
    • Development of annual program and project budgets in collaboration with staff and board
    • Ability to manage programming on available resources
    • Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques

 

The successful candidates will work from home until a suitable office space can be found. Some evenings and weekends are required for special events. Flexible availability is desired.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (in a single PDF file) with the title “Network Coordinator” in the subject field to ccfnboard[at]gmai[dot].com 

Application deadline: May 11th, 2020

We are looking to fill this position quickly and will be reviewing applications as they come in.