Le Frigo Vert Job Posting
Job title: Collective Member
Contract Period: Available to work until May 31, 2018 (with option to renew and possibility of flexible hours in the summer months)
Hours per Week: 30 hours per week with the possibility of increasing hours in the future. Must be available – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Evenings and sometimes weekends may be required.
Compensation: Competitive wage with health benefits after 3 months.
Application Deadline: Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 5:00pm
Job to start: End of November, 2017
Le Frigo Vert is currently hiring a collective member to join its team. As a not-for-profit health food store and community organization, Le Frigo Vert is committed to being a viable alternative business model, community resource and progressive work environment. We aim to provide affordable healthy food to the community at a fair price to producers, and to collect and share educational resources and skills that help us challenge oppressive systems.
Collective responsibilities include contributing to and participating in the overall health and well-being of the organization. Collective members spend the bulk of their time working with the public in a busy store environment: stocking; receiving orders, handling cash transactions; and orienting volunteers.They also spend a significant amount of time cleaning, tidying and organizing cafe, kitchen, office and stockrooms. Collective members are also required to attend weekly meetings within a consensus model. Collectively, collective members are responsible for managing the budget of the organization and all financial tracking. At Le Frigo Vert, new challenges constantly arise that collective members must be able to deal with.
Much of the work at Frigo is structured around 4 committees: The Education/Outreach Committee, The Space Maintenance/Administration Committee, The Finance Committee, and The Human Resources/Payroll Committee. The applicant will work on at least 2 of these committees.
- Commitment to anti-oppression and/or social justice
- Interest and/or experience with collectives and/or consensus-based decision-making
- Ability to work in a self-directed, self-motivated way while being accountable to a team
- Ability to meet the job description
- Experience in anti-poverty organizing
- Experience working or volunteering with community-based organizations, and non-profits
- Experience working with and or co-ordinating volunteers
- Written and oral bilingualism (English & French)
- Interest in and/or knowledge of food autonomy
- Valid Drivers license
We are particularly interested in anyone with the following experiences:
- experience with bookkeeping and other finance tasks
- experience with fee-levy campaigns
Feel free to emphasize any other skills and experience you might have in your cover letter.
Please send a PDF file containing both resume and cover letter to:email@example.com
In your cover letter please:
Feel free to tell us a little about yourself
Demonstrate that you possess the requirements for the job description and highlight any assets and skills you may possess.
Include any hopes or aspirations you might have for the organization, or for your personal involvement in the organization should you be hired.
Let us know if you have any special needs either during the hiring process or, in the case that you get hired, while you work, so that we may attempt accommodate them
Let us know when you are available to work during the week
Let us know if you would like to be considered for employment equity* by including the following sentence at the end of your cover letter: This is an employment equity application.
The Le Frigo Vert hiring committee recognizes the structural injustices and prejudices that impact our experiences, living in a neo-colonial, capitalist state founded on the discrimination of people based on their race, class, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and body type (NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to provide examples). As an attempt to address systemic inequality while at the same time prioritizing the projects of the Frigo Vert, employment equity will be used to differentiate between candidates who meet the required qualifications.
If you identify as a member of a marginalized group, or have an experience that is outside of the standard work market, we strongly encourage you to apply. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for employment equity by including the following sentence at the end of your cover letter: “This is an employment equity application.” In order to avoid tokenism in hiring, as well as to empower candidates to choose whether or not they wish employment equity to apply, we will not ask about employment equity during the interview. Feel free to emphasize any experience that you feel would contribute to Frigo Vert’s environment and address any of the issues mentioned above.
The interviews will take place in English
The interviews will take place between Tuesday November 7th and Sunday November 12th 2017.
If selected, you will be notified with the time of your interview by Monday November 6th 2017.