About This Position
The Nutrition & Community Kitchens Coordinator position is a full-time 12.5-month parental leave replacement. S/he will oversee five Community Kitchens activities within our Food Skills hub. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Food Skills team, directly supervise community kitchens facilitators and liaise with local partners. S/he will also be responsible for our nutrition corner and for supporting our overall nutrition vision across Depot programs.
Responsibilities / Tasks:
• Coordinate the five existing community kitchen programs: Cultural Cooking, Collective Creations, Intergenerational Meals, Boomer Café and the Summer Picnics.
• Coordinate the nutrition corner.
• Provide support on nutrition across the Depot as needed, including sharing strategies and current best practices in nutrition.
• Plan activities and develop menus for each program.
• Supervise and support community kitchen facilitators, nutrition interns, and guest facilitators.
• Recruit and supervise participants for activities. Maintain regular and consistent communication with participants and community partners.
• Record statistics and collect qualitative and quantitative data to support program evaluation.
• Foster an educational environment that enables participants to acquire cooking skills and nutrition knowledge.
• Promote the adoption of social skills like inclusion and cooperation to strengthen a sense of belonging.
• Contribute as a member of the Depot team to realize our vision of a community food centre.
• Participate in the development and implementation of new activities and projects.
• Fluently bilingual in both English and French, with excellent communication skills.
• Experience with project development, coordination, evaluation and maintaining budgets.
• Sophisticated understanding of nutrition and its role in the community setting.
• Experience managing a diverse team of staff and volunteers. Experience working with vulnerable communities.
• Experience with creative menu planning for a variety of group sizes.
• Hands-on experience with facilitating groups of various ages and capabilities.
• Understanding of food systems and passionate about healthy food for all.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently and under pressure.
• Drivers licence preferred.
• Salary: $20/hr
• Full-time (35 hours per week)
• Contract begins September 17, 2018 and ends in October 2019.