Healthy Food Program Coordinator (Cumberland)

Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS)

2674 Windermere Avenue
compensation: $32.96/hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Healthy Food Program Coordinator
Do you love working with children and have a passion for healthy food? Are you highly resourceful & organized, with experience in the food service industry? Our Society is looking for a self-motivated individual to coordinate our universal school food program. This program provides 5,100 meals/month and aims to ensure all children/youth have access to nutritious food. Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and overseeing the daily operations.

What we offer:
20 to 25 hours/week. August 19, 2024 to July 4, 2025
Health Spending Account
Mileage reimbursement for use of personal vehicle
Monthly cell phone stipend
Supportive environment to learn, grow, contribute and be connected to the community

What we are looking for:
Experience working in the food service industry including meal planning, food preparation, sourcing and purchasing supplies
Understanding of food insecurity, causes and effects, and local food systems
Experience working with children and youth in a leadership role
Ability to assist and support children/youth and their families using a non-judgemental and empathetic approach
Demonstrated strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), Google Docs and the ability to learn new online software
Experience working within a budget and tracking expenses
Attention to detail, effective organizational and time management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, community partners, vendors and suppliers
Willingness and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and draw on the experience of others
Strong leadership skills, ability to manage volunteers and staff, provide clear direction and feedback
Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and be resourceful
Positive approach to solving problems and strong decision making skills
Ability to multi-task and to work quickly and efficiently in a fast paced environment
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and availability of resources
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
High level of personal and professional integrity
Class 5 Driver's License and access to a vehicle during working hours
Ability to lift 50 lbs

Education & Training Requirements
Educational background in office administration, project management, nutrition, food service management, or other related field
First Aid (OFA Level 1 or equivalent)
Food Safe Certification

Menu Planning. Design healthy, balanced menus (breakfast, lunch & snacks) that adhere to Canada’s Food Guide and take into account cultural sensitivities and food allergies.
Accessibility: Ensure the program is accessible and available to students who are living with food insecurity. Build positive relationships with children/youth & their families. Support students and their families using an empathetic approach. Maintain discretion and confidentiality.
Food Procurement: Order and shop for food, meals and supplies, ensuring quality and adherence to budget. Develop and sustain relationships with local vendors, producers and wholesale distributors.
Program Administration: Design and distribute monthly menus, manage online ordering system, handle order payments, communicate with clients, print daily meal lists and track expenses.
Volunteer & Staff Management: Recruit and manage volunteers, including youth, parents and community members. Direct and supervise volunteers/ kitchen staff in the preparation and serving of meals.
Communication: Liaise with school administrators, teachers, parents and students to promote the food program and address any concerns or feedback.
Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of expenses, meals served, free meals provided and other metrics as needed for funding reports.
Other Information
Successful applicants will be required to provide a criminal record clearance.

This job description is provided to capture the primary components of this role. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list. An individual may be required to perform other tasks which may not be listed but are consistent with the general intent of this role.

We recognize that our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives allow us to find better ways to approach challenges and champion new ideas. Excited by this opportunity? If your previous experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements, we encourage you to still apply.

CCSS is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. We welcome the spectrum of human diversity including race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and religion.

How to Apply
Please visit www.ccssociety.org to learn more about our Society prior to applying. Job posting is listed on our website with details on how to apply. Deadline to apply is Sunday July 21, 2024. Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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post id: 7762507256


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