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BC POverty reduction coalition – Indigenous community organizer

We’re excited to announce that we will be hiring an Indigenous Community Organizer to support an indigenous-led poverty reduction project, which aims to build on and support existing work being done by indigenous communities.

Location: 312 Main St., Vancouver, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Hours: 3-5 days/week (whatever works for you), 1 year contract
Wage: $20.91/hr. plus extended health benefits
Closing date for application: May 1, 2019, 9:00 AM
Starting date: June 1, 2019

A project team of indigenous leaders has been established to determine the focus of the project, and will help support the new position of Indigenous Community Organizer. The successful candidate will join the BCPRC in a staff leadership role to coordinate this project, and we will provide a secure, year-long, living wage job with benefits within our close-knit team, as well as networking opportunities within our membership.

This role is an entry-level position for a youth (29 years old and under) with lots of opportunity for growth, and BCPRC will provide mentorship and funded professional development support as needed. 

Send a cover letter and resume before Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (by 9am) to trish@bcpovertyreduction.caClick here to view the full job posting.

URBAN GARDEN PROGRAMMER PART-TIME CONTRACT POSITION

 

 

 

 

The Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute is based out of Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH). With our many partner organizations and volunteers, we strive to promote intercultural learning and leadership around sustainable growing, local food, diverse food traditions, and healthy eating in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. We believe that food is a human right, and that the “right to food” means much more than meeting basic nutritional requirements. We help bring neighbours together to find solutions to issues like hunger and isolation in our community.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Urban Garden Programmer is responsible for operations of our urban growing spaces and garden-based programming. This involves supporting community volunteers to grow and maintain gardens, providing educational support and content, and supporting the leadership and development of our participants.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programming – 40%

  • Plan, organize and facilitate community-led programming in 3 urban food growing spaces: the Norquay Food Forest (permaculture garden), the CNH Rooftop Garden, and the Cheyenne Community Garden
  • Coordinate physical upgrades, production & maintenance to the above food growing spaces (purchasing supplies & equipment, mobilizing volunteers for maintenance, watering, etc.)
  • Ensure programs are facilitated in an inclusive, accessible, and safe manner for all participantsPlanning and Admin – 35%
  • Develop and monitor work plan with supervisor, adhering to project timelines
  • Maintain up-to-date records of program statistics and spending
  • Support evaluation of program outcomes and reporting
  • Coordinate the use of produce amongst volunteers and CNH programsVolunteer Engagement and management – 15%
  • Build orchard volunteer team through in-person and digital outreach, maintain ongoing communication and volunteer stewardship
  • Maintain and strengthen involvement of community gardeners at Cheyenne Community garden
  • Increase participation in weekly rooftop garden sessions through outreach and relationship-building

Partnership development – 10%

  • Strengthen and build partnerships with community organizations including but not limited to: Still Moon Arts Society, Windermere Secondary, Renfrew Park Community Centre and RootShoot Landscaping
  • Collaborate with partners on community celebrations and events (Collingwood Days, Food Forest Jamboree, Ravine Moon Festival)
  • Collaborate with Food Security Staff to ensure project outcomes and objectives are being met

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in urban food and native plant growing and environmental stewardship
  • Passion for food justice and food security issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience facilitating community programs and leading groups of community members/volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills, able to keep projects within budget and timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects independently and collaboratively
  • Knowledge of the Renfrew Collingwood community, resources and networks
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Creative and flexible approach to work
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Search
  • Problem solving skills – able to adapt to changes through project implementation
  • Attitudes and values in keeping with the inclusionary goals and philosophy of the Renfrew CollingwoodFood Security Institute and Collingwood Neighbourhood HouseASSETS
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression framework
  • Valid BC drivers licence & access to a vehicle
  • Resident of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhoodWAGES AND BENEFITS

Wages: Schedule:

Location:

15 hrs/wk at $25.34/hour
May 20th – September 21st at minimum*; weekly schedule is flexible.
*Possibility of extension and/or expansion of hours, based on incoming funding.
Flexible, work from home or Collingwood Neighbourhood House (5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC)

Please submit resume and cover letter to foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca by: End of Day on May 2, 2019

Attention: Mik Turje

Food Security Coordinator Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9 foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca | Fax No. 604-451-1191

Summer Breakfast Program Assistant

SPEC School Gardens Program Coordinator

  • 100 monthly hours on average. The workload varies throughout the year with more hours expected between Mid-September and Mid-November, and between February and June.
  • $20 to $25 depending on experience.
  • May 15, 2019 – May 14, 2020 with a 3-month trial period. Annual renewal dependent on funding.
  • Schools in the City of Vancouver and some other municipalities in the Lower Mainland

SPEC is looking to hire a person in the role of School Gardens Program Coordinator. This position is in charge of running the School Gardens Program that currently delivers garden lessons in over 10 schools in Vancouver as well as consultations and advice to teachers and schools on starting or enhancing school gardens. The position also requires grant writing to ensure the financial sustainability of the program.

Background

Founded in 1969, The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit charitable organization that provides practical solutions for urban sustainability. Areas of work include local food security, zero waste, renewable energy and protection of local land and water resources. Visit the website at http://www.spec.bc.ca for more information on SPEC’s programs and initiatives.

SPEC’s Food Committee

SPEC’s Food Committee runs a number of projects ranging from working in school gardens, teaching adults about urban agriculture and supporting farmers in adapting to climate change and supporting ecosystems services on farmland. The committee is formed by board members, staff and volunteers that meet monthly for general committee work and more frequently for project specific work.

School Gardens Program

SPEC’s School Gardens Program improves education experiences for students K to grade 12 and professional growth for teachers by coordinating a hands-on food garden project on school grounds. Experienced facilitators assist schools in the implementation and maintenance of an organic vegetable garden while facilitating lessons both outdoors and in the classroom. These lessons teach primarily science, health and environment concepts while fostering student citizenship by connecting students to their community and beyond. The Program partners with outside organizations, businesses, other schools and community members to build and maintain their food gardens.

Job Description & Responsibilities

– Coordinate the School Gardens Program, working with school teachers to meet teacher needs, supporting the planting of, and the learning associated with, the organic food gardens through lessons, meetings and planning support

  • –  Work with the Vancouver School Board to support the involvement of schools and teachers in school garden programming
  • –  Deliver lessons at participating schools and help develop curriculum when required
  • –  Keep a record of lessons delivered and number of participating students as well as other relevant metrics
  • –  Supervise volunteers and interns
  • –  Participate in strategy and vision development for the program
  • –  Participate in monthly SPEC Food Committee meetings
  • –  Participate in Vancouver School Food Network meetings
  • –  Seek and apply for grants to continue funding for the program with support from the Executive Director
  • –  Schedule lessons and correspond with teachers and school administrators
  • –  Coordinate required supplies, tools, and resources for school gardens
  • –  Provide consultations to teachers and administration for starting up and continuing their school gardens
  • –  Report back to the Executive Director and the Food CommitteeQualifications
  • –  Intermediate gardening skills required – advanced organic gardening skills are preferable.
  • –  Fluent in English
  • –  Experience teaching young children as well as youth
  • –  Passionate and outgoing
  • –  Comfortable working under minimal supervision
  • –  Enjoys working on a wide range of tasks and is able to improve working procedures
  • –  Self-motivated, highly adaptable and organized
  • –  Public speaking or workshop design and delivery experience
  • –  Strong interest in environmental issues, urban sustainability and food security
  • –  Excellent people skills; ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact as a representative of SPEC
  • –  Experience and skills managing volunteers
  • –  Able to accommodate a fairly flexible schedule
  • –  Vehicle to move from school to school sometimes carrying gardening and lessons materials (car, bike with trailer or access to a car share program)
  • –  Owning a laptop is an asset
  • –  Strong problem solver
  • –  Strong time manager
  • –  Experience in program coordination
  • Other desirable qualifications

Marketing and Communication/Social Media skills
Project management skills (planning, budgeting, coordinating) Fluent in French or Mandarin

Please forward your resume and cover letter quoting “School Gardens Coordinator” in the subject line by May 5, 2019 to admin@spec.bc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Young Agrarians Land Matcher

Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Central & Northern B.C. region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year?

Young Agrarians needs someone with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland owners who have land to lease. If you’ve got equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and a desire to spend hours (yes, hours – please love admin, regulations and leases!) poring over spreadsheets and the B.C. Land Title Act, we’d love to hear from you!

Young Agrarians is on the hunt for a talented communicator and project manager who understands the agricultural landscape to provide land access “extension services” as the Central / North Land Matcher through the B.C Land Matching Program. This position will work to facilitate access to land for new farm businesses by screening farmland opportunities and farmers ready to start farm businesses, facilitating match making, and developing legal contracts between parties, as well as providing remote technical assistance for the development of leases, in the region. The BCLMP program focuses on relationship development and the creation of secure leases, ensuring that both parties have thought through risks and opportunities as best possible before beginning an arrangement.

Young Agrarians embraces diversity, and we are excited about building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Application Deadline: 5pm Monday, April 15th, 2019

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a land and farmer inventory through outreach and responding to inquiries from landowners and new farmers;
  • Screen farmers who want to start new farm businesses for enterprise readiness, and connect them to business supports and other available resources (such as loans) to develop their agricultural projects;
  • Assist landowners to evaluate their land opportunities for agricultural viability and clarify their land usage vision and terms;
  • Register land opportunities and farmers looking for land on the YA UMAP digital land listing inventory;
  • Publish on-going land opportunities and resource content on the YA Blog.
  • Provide hands-on, personalized, matchmaking to support land seekers to find the most suitable land opportunities for their farm projects; and support landowners to find the most suitable farmer(s) for their land opportunities;
  • Facilitate introductions and site visits;
  • When a match is identified, facilitate negotiations between parties;
  • Provide a final legally reviewed contract between proponents;
  • Conduct follow-up program evaluations and match check-ins;
  • Coordinate an annual Land Linking Workshop to grow the base of engaged and informed landowners, and new and potential farmers;
  • Disseminate tools: BC Land Access Guide, Lease & License Templates;
  • Engage with local governments, Ministry Staff, organizations, and communities to gather data on land access, and deliver a final report on land access needs in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have experience and/or education in farming and food systems, such as a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in agriculture, or experience delivering technical assistance to farmers in areas such as farmland assessment and business planning.
  • You have a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach to community engagement, and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • You are detail-oriented, highly motivated and have the ability to meet deadlines and make progress without direct supervision, as part of a remote team.
  • You are fluent with Google Drive, MS Office, social media platforms, Mailchimp, and WordPress.
  • You are able to outreach, facilitate, and communicate both in writing and verbally with empathy, curiosity, engaged listening, and attention to detail.
  • You can write creative communications content and facilitate structured conversations; you possess a joy for working with people.
  • You have experience gathering qualitative data through surveys, consulting with stakeholders, and preparing reports.
  • You have strong proven leadership and decision making capacities with a willingness to “do what it takes” to get the job done.
  • You are looking for a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends required.
  • You have a valid BC driver’s license and vehicle.

ASSETS

  • Experience working in non-profit(s).
  • Agronomy, soil science, real estate, and/or business planning experience.
  • Negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution experience.
  • Aptitude for / or ability to understand and explain regulatory frameworks in easy to understand terms such as the ALC, BC Land Titles Act, BC Farm Classification, and municipal bylaws.
  • Familiarity with local and regional food systems, and an existing network of relationships within the agricultural community.
  • Experience working with regional/municipal and provincial governments.

DETAILS

  • Compensation: $30/hour, 35 hours/week. Contractor must have their own computer, phone and vehicle. Work km’ will be reimbursed at provincial rates .58 cents/km. 
  • This is a remote position, and the applicant must be based in Central/Northern B.C.

START DATE – As soon as possible!

Please send a resume and cover letter c/o Darcy Smith to: land@youngagrarians.org by 5pm Monday, April 15th, 2019. Please include “Land Matcher” and your full name in the email subject line. Email a single attachment with a one page cover letter and resume sent as one PDF document, with your first and last name as the file name.

Interviews may be conducted as resumes come in. If you read this job description after the expiration date and want to send your resume in because you have the qualifications and this is your dream job, please do send your information in.

Market Coordinator – Edible Garden Project

CONTRACT POSITION: 30 hours per week, April 30th – October 31st, 2019
COMPENSATION: $20.00 per hour
Application Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019 – Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit application to: admin@ediblegardenproject.com

The North Shore Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit registered charity serving the North Shore community since 1939. We believe working together to meet the grassroots needs of our neighbours, especially our most vulnerable residents is essential to building a safe, healthy and strong community. The House values and promotes cooperation, respect and empowerment through the provision of programs and services designed to meet the needs of individuals and the community as a whole.

The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is a program of North Shore Neighbourhood House. The EGP is actively increasing land used for food production, building knowledge and skills around food gardening and working with municipalities to increase opportunities for urban agriculture.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Market Coordinator will coordinate and manage the twice-weekly farm gate sales, and will work to build the capacity of our markets to foster community and increase awareness of local, sustainable agriculture. The Market Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to fulfil these goals and will also work with the Farm Coordinator to support the ongoing growing responsibilities at the two farm sites.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Marketing our produce to the public is an important part of the Edible Garden Project. The Market Coordinator will harvest produce two days per week (Tuesdays and Fridays) and will work with the Farm Coordinator to ensure that produce is processed to a standard that is fit for the market stand. Produce sales happen twice per week (Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm), with Saturdays being a Community Market that is part of the British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM). The Market Coordinator will be responsible for managing both weekly market sales, including set-up, take-down, counting deposits, and liaising with community vendors.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES:

  • Manage farm gate sales twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) including preparation, setup, sales, restocking, takedown, etc. Saturday markets will include liaising with community vendors and maintaining and creating relationships with local vendors
  • Manage market volunteers and maintain records of volunteer hours
  • Collect vendor fees and maintain accurate records of market activities
  • Count cash and record deposits
  • Become familiar with BCAFM guidelines and ensure that they are followed at each market
  • Participate in harvesting and processing activities twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • Communicate with Farm Coordinator about which crops will be available for sale at markets and to restaurants
  • Answer questions at market, at community events, and “over the fence” to interested community members
  • Coordinate volunteers at community markets, work parties and other volunteer events
  • Organize monthly volunteer/community potlucks
  • Use Mail Chimp to communicate our available produce to our subscribers (weekly Fresh Sheet)

QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY:

  • Ideally 2+ years experience in a mixed vegetable market farm enterprise situation
  • Excellent communication skills, great team player
  • Ability to work long hours and maintain a flexible schedule that includes weekend work (Tuesday-Saturday schedule, with occasional evening work required in market season)
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs safely
  • Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Experience running markets, customer service, cash handling
  • Experience supervising volunteers
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and knowledge/experience with social enterprise an asset
  • Access to transportation
  • Completion of a criminal record check is required
To submit your application:

Email subject line: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_MarketCoord

Cover Letter and Resume: Please send as One PDF document, 3 page maximum (1 page cover letter, 2 page resume) with this file name: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_MarketCoord

Email to: admin@ediblegardenproject.com

Manager of Community Engagement for the First Nations Food Systems  – Heart & Stroke Project

11 month contract starting May 1st.
First Nations Food Systems started in 2009 as part of a larger Province of BC‐funded project, administered by the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Four years ago, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) took over funding of the Project. Since that time, the FNFS has grown from 17 to 74 BC First Nations communities, driven by community demand to improve access to fresh vegetables and fruit and, through that, improved food security. With now FNHA playing a greater role in the partnership, the FNFS now seeks to expand its scope beyond the production of fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure the work is completed through an Indigenous lens, including traditional foods and building community‐level connections and exchange between the FNFS community projects and other community programs and activities, such as cultural, language, mental and physical health, and education programs.

In order to support widening the scope of the FNFS, the Community Engagement Manager will focus on two key goals in 2019‐2010

  1. Increasing engagement of community members in FNFS and other food‐related activities participating communities, as requested by community coordinators and the Field Technical Team.
  2. Promote and facilitate inter‐community networking and knowledge exchange on Indigenous food and health‐related issues, resources, challenges, and opportunities.

To accomplish these goals, the Community Engagement Manager will:

  •   Work with the Technical Team Manager and the Field Technical Team, as well at theFNFS Project Coordinator, to be introduced to, learn about, and build relationshipswith the communities.
  •   Meet with the Field Technical Team regularly to discuss overall project logistics, challenges, and opportunities.
  •   Work with community Project Coordinators, Community Contacts, and Field Technicians to identify key issues, challenges, and opportunities that can be addressed through strategic approaches to community engagement.
  •   Work with communities to promote inter‐community networking around knowledge‐exchange. This will include working with the project team to organize regional and sub‐regional gatherings as possible.
  •   Working with the coordinators of local gardening projects and/or contacts in local administration to identify opportunities for engagement within each community, develop engagement plans, and implement those plans. These may include increasing or enhancing engagement of traditional knowledge keepers, inclusion of traditional foods in FNFS community plans, ensuring cultural protocols are followed, and promoting involvement with other community programs or groups.
  •   Organize regional and sub‐regional gatherings and workshops.
  •   Work with community partners to develop and implement community engagement plans in selected communities.
  •   Work with communities to identify and implement opportunities for networking, collaboration, and knowledge‐sharing on food and health.
  •   Organize multi‐community workshops and knowledge‐sharing events including regional and sub‐regional gatherings as necessary.
  •   Ongoing liaison with FNHA regional teams to identify ways to link them with FNFS.
  •   Work with communities to identify points of convergence within each community between FNFS and other programs and activities, including traditional knowledge‐ keepers and food‐related activities.
  •   Produce monthly reports on the progress of community engagement activities.
  •   Produce final project report.The successful candidate will have
    •   Extensive knowledge of and in‐depth experience with First Nations way of life, culture, and history.
    •   Minimum three years of experience working in community engagement with First Nations communities.
    •   Minimum five years of experience in community‐based food security, food sovereignty and gardening/agricultural work.
    •   Demonstrated experience in project/program management and budget planning.
    •   Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    •   A valid British Columbia Driver’s License – this position requires travel across BC.As an employer, Heart & Stroke is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce. As this is a project that works with First Nations, we ask that all prospective First Nations and Aboriginal proponents self‐identify and preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants.For more information or to submit an application or proposal to contract, please contact Jeff Sommers at jeff.sommers@heartandstroke.ca.

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program Regional Coordinator 2 Positions: Kootenays & Columbia Basin

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
Seasonal Contract: 10 to 14 hours/week Jun 1st, 2019 to Nov 15th, 2019 $20 per hour + eligible travel expenses

About BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

A non-profit founded in 2000, the mission of BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) is to support, develop and promote member farmers’ markets across British Columbia. BCAFM is a unified voice for 145+ member farmers’ markets who share a common BC Grow, Make, Bake philosophy. In addition to many other initiatives, BCAFM is proud to lead and deliver the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority in 60+ communities bcfarmersmarket.org

The Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) Regional Coordinators will support BCAFM and participating farmers’ markets and community partners in the program delivery, systems and administration of the FMNCP in 2 focus regions. There are currently 2 positions available in the following regions:

  1. Kootenays & Columbia Basin
    Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Key Responsibilities

The BCAFM is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented, highly organized individual who is able to work both independently and collaboratively. The FMNCP Regional Coordinator will report directly to the FMNCP Program Manager.

Each FMNCP Regional Coordinator will create a work plan and strategy, in collaboration with BCAFM FMNCP staff, which is uniquely tailored to the participating farmers’ markets and community partners in their region, as well as developing a community of practice.

The FMNCP Regional Coordinator positions are new and will adapt and evolve to meet the needs of the program. Outlined below are the anticipated support activities to be provided by the FMNCP Regional Coordinators.

Administrative & Logistical Support & Orientation/Training

  • Support partners to better fulfill the administrative and reporting duties of the FMNCP
  • Create and share regional specific tools and resources

Program Success & Program Innovation

  • Identify areas where farmers’ markets and community partners need support in order to make the program more successful.
  • Create opportunities for community partners and farmers’ markets in the region to communicate, work together and share information.Media Engagement
  • Work with partners to create content and strategies to successfully promote the FMNCP, farmers’ markets and community partners through social media and traditional media.
  • Contribute to BCAFM’s newsletters and communications related to FMNCP activity in the region.Mentorship
  • Support farmers’ markets to be more accessible to FMCNP participants.
  • Share resources to support food literacy activities at farmers’ markets and community partnersFundraising
  • Support farmers’ markets and partners in their local and regional fundraising initiatives for the FMNCP, through the development of tools, mentoring and sharing resources.
  • Identify regional funding opportunities to support and expand the program in the region. Support new grant applications to funders.Province Wide Networking

• Participate in FMCNP meetings, providing updates on the region and seek additional tools and information to share in the region.

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a similar coordinator position
  • A high level of working knowledge of computers, databases, and software
  • Able to work independently and from a home office, connecting remotely with the BCAFM head office in Vancouver as needed.
  • Strong understanding of the FMNCP program operations, as well as farmers’ markets and community partners.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to problem solve and highly organized
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a happy disposition, ability to exercise diplomacy, demonstrate a flexible attitude, maintain a positive focus, and use discretion with confidential Information
  • Knowledge and interest of farmers’ markets or involvement in the local food movementBC Association of Farmers’ Markets bcfarmersmarket.org bcfarmersmarkettrail.com

BCAFM values inclusion and diversity. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.

Deadline & How to Apply

  • Please send your cover letter and resume in PDF format, with your name in the title of the document on or before Monday, April 22, 2019 to info@bcfarmersmarket.org
  • Please include ‘FMNCP Regional Coordinator’ in the email subject line.

 

Campaigner – BC Health Coalition

Date posted: March 18, 2019
Closing date: April 8, 2019
Job type: Full-time permanent
Compensation: This is a full-time, unionized position at 37.5 hours per week. Compensation is $41.06/hour, plus benefits and matching RRSP contributions.
Start Date: Late May/early June
Location: Vancouver, B.C., unceded traditional Coast Salish Territories
Position overview: 
The BC Health Coalition is looking for an experienced campaigner to help lead a vibrant and effective coalition of over 800,000 members working to strengthen public health care in B.C.
The Campaigner plays a core leadership role at the BC Health Coalition. They are responsible for designing and delivering campaign, communications, and government relations strategies in close collaboration with coalition members.
The BC Health Coalition is a leading voice on public health care in B.C. Together we have won multiple campaigns at the local, regional, and provincial levels to strengthen and defend public health care. From working with elected officials on policy change, to supporting grassroots community organizing, to helping defend medicare in Supreme Court, the Campaigner position plays a central role in our exciting work.
If you love working in a fast-paced campaign environment, have a talent for building relationships with people and organizations, and a passion for helping people to take action for a better health care future, this position could be for you.
We welcome and value the contributions individuals who identify as members of equity seeking communities bring to our organization, and encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, members of visible minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities to apply. We recognize that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.
Some great things about working at BCHC:
  • Direct involvement in meaningful work that makes a concrete difference in people’s lives
  • Challenging and rewarding role in a flexible work environment
  • Coalition structure provides opportunities to work closely with a wide range of experts in multiple disciplines and areas of issue expertise
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Work in collaboration with a small, motivated and friendly staff team
Primary responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in development, delivery and evaluation of regional and province-wide campaigns
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate communications strategies
  • Act as a spokesperson in the media and at public events
  • Participate in daily strategic decision making related to emerging health care issues and campaign activities
  • Provide leadership in organizational development including strategic planning and capacity-building with coalition membership
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key labour and community partners locally, provincially and nationally
  • Conduct coalition media relations
  • Coordinate coalition government relations
  • Identify, recruit, and support local leaders on coalition campaigns
  • Produce high quality written materials including campaign emails to thousands of supporters, news releases, and policy briefs
  • Oversee health policy research projects as needed
Qualifications:
  • Leadership experience in a campaigning/advocacy setting
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze political and policy scenarios to develop strategic campaigns that deliver concrete results
  • Experience with media relations and government relations
  • Ability to thrive in a highly cooperative coalition environment that requires maintaining multiple relationships and collaborations
  • A demonstrated passion for public health care
  • Knowledge of B.C.’s political and media environments
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of community and labour sectors
  • Experience with coordinating staff and/or volunteer teams
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to be self-directed and self-motivated when leading projects independently
  • Willingness to test ideas and step outside your comfort zone
  • Comfortable working with online platforms such as Google docs, Facebook, Google Hangouts, shared calendars, etc.
Bonus points if you have:
  • Policy analysis experience
  • Experience working in a coalition environment
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) software, such as NationBuilder
The BC Health Coalition (www.bchealthcoalition.ca) is a provincial network of organizations and individuals that champion the protection and expansion of Canada’s universal public health care system. Founded in 1994 as a consensus-based non-partisan organization, we work to build diverse support and engagement in our campaigns through outreach, education and action.
The BC Health Coalition is a unionized work environment. Staff are members of the BC Union Workers’ Union, and are covered by a collective agreement. Staff report to the coalition Steering Committee.
To apply:
If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements please email us your resume and a one-page cover letter by April 8, 2019.
Please include in your cover letter: your experience and skills that relate to the position qualifications and tell us briefly about one campaign you were involved in, the impact it had, and what you learned from it.
Please send this email with the subject line “Application: Campaigner” to hiring@bchealthcoalition.ca
Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the posting closes on April 8, 2019.
When submitting your application please combine into one document and name it with your first and last name in the title, such as: “Ann_Li_Application.pdf”

2019 FARM MARKETING/ COMMUNICATIONS/ EVENTS INTERN JOB POSTING
THE SHARING FARM SOCIETY, RICHMOND B.C.
(CANADA SUMMER JOBS)
 

The Sharing Farm is a not-for-profit community organization that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard- working farm events interns for May-August 2019. The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The four-acre farm is situated within Richmond’s Terra Nova Rural Park, located at the west end of Westminster Highway, alongside the West Dyke, in Richmond BC. It is accessible by bus, skytrain, car, or bicycle. Interns will have access to many different skill sets, including event planning and coordination, marketing and communications, and social media for a not-for-profit organization. For more information about the Sharing Farm please visit www.sharingfarm.ca

Duties and Responsibilities: -Assist Executive Director with all aspects of annual Garlic Fest event preparation and implementation -Supervise and organize volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities -Manage online presence in terms of social media, blog posts, newsletters, text and images, website and other venues -Assist with educational programs, tours, and fund-raising activities -Report to the Executive Director

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Service Canada):

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications:

— Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative and lead others, work well independently and in a team environment — Have excellent computer, communication and organization skills — Be available the weekend of August 17/18, 2019, and at least one evening a week in July and August — Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co- workers — (desirable) Foodsafe Certified — (desirable) Valid driver’s license — (desirable) Photographer — (desirable) Have experience with social media, marketing, and event planning, and familiarity with not-for-profit organizations and issues of food security — The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in organic farming/ food security and/or non-profit organizations

Salary: $15 per hour 30-35 hour work week. Approx. 8 -16 weeks depending on final HRDC Canada Summer Jobs approval of grant application. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we will begin interviewing in early April. Application deadline: April 14, 2019 Please submit resume and a cover letter to: Assistant Director: Leslie Williams leslie@sharingfarm.ca

 

Community Well-being Specialist

(Maternity leave position of 12 months) Hours: 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) Location: Victoria, BC

Application deadline: February 28, 2019 at Midnight PST Desired start date: March/April 2019
Compensation: $50,000 + range dependant on experience

We are looking for a Community Well-being Specialist to join our innovative and interdisciplinary team at BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC).

In your role, you will be working closely with multi-sectoral groups that include municipal governments and regional districts, regional health authorities, First Nations and not-for profit and community organizations, to build capacity for collaboration and action around critical community health challenges. For more information on our range of programs and services see our website http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca and our PlanH legacy program

http://www.planh.ca

Key Responsibilities

  •   Designing and delivering curriculum and planning processes;
  •   Facilitating learning and planning processes and other activities such as webinars;
  •   Providing content expertise to support community focus areas (i.e. healthy builtenvironments, food security, active transportation, social connectedness, health andclimate change, age-friendly planning, housing, etc.);
  •   Connecting directly with communities to assess where they are at – helping to determinewhat types of issues they are facing and how we can support their work;
  •   Supporting the creation of multi-sectoral partnerships and fostering collaborations;
  •   Work with communities to identify strategies to move forward and create positivesolutions to difficult challenges they are facing—within their own local/regional context;
  •   Gathering data to help communities and BCHC determine if we are effecting change;
  •   Analyzing and synthesizing information from facilitated sessions, identifying themes,opportunities, and areas for further development/support; and
  •   Nurturing meaningful social relationships and partnerships with community groups and local champions in a range of other sectors.About youYou’re a highly experienced facilitator with a demonstrated track record. You have the ability to work through complex community challenges with multi-sectoral collaboratives. You are able to

As part of our team, you will be working in a highly collaborative learning environment to design and deliver a wide range of healthy community programs and fee for service offerings to communities across BC.

think on your feet, quickly synthesize data and adapt processes as needed. Other important things about you include:

  •   You are team player and love to have fun while at work;
  •   You enjoy people! – and strive to facilitate and nurture meaningful relationships withcommunities and individuals, including those in various levels and types of government(local, regional, provincial, and First Nations);
  •   You have a positive attitude with lots of curiosity and the drive to be continually learning;
  •   You understand the links between key social and environmental determinants of health.Focus areas could include one or more of the following:o Developing community plans, rural health and development, affordable housing, poverty reduction strategies, food systems and food security, sustainability planning and climate action, community engagement processes, and/or community health assessment;
  •   You recognize and understand the implications of emerging issues which may have broader influence on communities;
  •   You bring research skills – to ask good questions and then find ways to answer them;
  •   You are self-directed and you feel comfortable working on complex issues;
  •   You show evidence of a high degree of organizational/planning skills and resourcefulness;
  •   You have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.To do this job you will need
  •   A degree in public health or community development, ideally with special coursework related to Indigenous peoples’ health (or equivalent is a bonus);
  •   Minimum 3 years’ experience and demonstrated track record in facilitation and group processes;
  •   Experience working in, or with, a local government (municipality, regional district or First Nation) and/or health authorities, experience working with Indigenous communities an asset;
  •   Experience in curriculum development/workshop design, planning and evaluation;
  •   Must be available to travel to communities across BC (estimated 2- 3 times per month); someevenings may be required for work/travel; and
  •   Ability to work well independently and as part of highly collaborative a team.About Us

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We provide a range of

programs, resources and fee for service offerings to support communities, local governments and multi-sectoral groups to collaborate around a shared vision for a common purpose.

 Our values include Integrity, Respect, Equity, Learning and Service and as such we foster and model principles, processes and practices of community development, emphasizing the value of listening, learning, respect and active engagement;

  •   We honour the strengths and experiences of each community, while offering support for capacity building;
  •   We promote inclusion of a broad range of people and perspectives;
  •   We take a big picture, whole systems approach, identifying roots of issues and looking for ways to leverage change; and
  •   We support connections, collaboration and human development at multiple levels: individuals, organizations, sectors and communities

Our Commitment to You

BCHC offers a progressive workplace culture that encourages leadership and learning. We are an interdisciplinary team and we enjoy our time together, with a light hearted and compassionate approach to our work. The benefits of working at BCHC include:

  •  A supportive, respectful team that ‘walks-the-talk’ around personal health and sustainability;
  • Opportunities for professional development to improve your existing knowledge and passion for healthy communities; and  Health and a range of other benefits.
  •   Competitive compensation.
    For inquiries contact Jodi Mucha, Executive Director at jodi@bchealthycommunities.ca 
    Please title the subject line of your e-mail: Community Well-being Specialist_ First Name Last 
    Name.
At BCHC we value diversity and we foster a workplace in which individual differences are 
recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each     person’s talents and strengths. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants and will
take into consideration any accommodation measures required to enable candidates to be
assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Manager of Operations and Community Drop-In Facilitator (maternity leave coverage)

The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is looking for a dynamic individual to manage our day to day operations and lead several programs to cover an eight month maternity leave. The successful candidate will be passionate about our Right to Food philosophy, work from a strengths-based perspective, and effectively bring people together from different corners of the community. This a great opportunity for someone that wants to combine their creativity with strong organizational skills and an interest in community development work.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space where our neighbours can come and learn, share their gifts, and be accepted for who they are.

Operations:

  • Oversee all licensing requirements and overall operation of the house
  • Ensure health and safety and security procedures are in compliance for the kitchen, staff and volunteers
  • Maintaining an orderly, organized programming space ensuring that the recycling, organics and waste are well maintained and prepared for pick-ups, ordering and shopping for program supplies etc.
  • Updating all Neighbourhood House signage as needed

Programs:

  • Oversee the smooth running, staffing and volunteer coordination of the Community Drop-In, Banana Beat and Mobile Smoothie programs
  • Opening and closing the DTES NH with Volunteer support for Programming
  • Coordinate students, volunteers, and staff to ensure programs are operating within the mandate of the NH Right to Food Charter and related funders
  • Oversee the smooth running, set up, safety, security and staffing of all Community Kitchen projects undertaken by the NH and liaise and act as the point of contact for community groups offering similar programs at the NH
  • Provide program direction for Fathers for Thought program
  • Create and publish a monthly calendar of activities
  • Provide statistics on designated kitchen programs, meals served, staffing, volunteer hours, etc.

Other aspects of the role:

  • Advocate for the Right to Food in the community
  • Adhering to the DTES NH Code of conduct policies and procedures
  • Supporting the work of the Right to Food programming with outside groups, attend meetings and network with organizations with shared values
  • Attending staff meetings as required, complete Incident Reports as required and work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively with staff team
  • Assist with staff team in planning and facilitating special events
  • Write reports to funders and community groups when required
  • Other duties as needed for the Neighbourhood House’s smooth operation as assigned by the Executive Director

Here are the requirements/skills/experience/aptitudes that the ideal candidate will posses. However, we will consider other relevant training, experience and factors on a case-by-case basis.

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with diverse or challenging populations
  • Related education in social services, social work, health or education
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Mature judgment, a sense of humour, ability to handle stress, and a “can-do attitude”
  • Ability or willingness to cook great tasting, healthy, organic food
  • Understanding of approaches to community-based assets and development
  • Food safe certification, first aid, non-violent conflict resolution – within one month of hire
  • Standard (Class 5) drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle an asset
  • Pass a criminal records check and background check – mandatory
  • Able to lift 40-50 lbs

35 hours per week, $19- $23 per hour based on experience

Please send resume and cover letter to: ed@dtesnhouse.ca

Executive Director

After 17 years in its current location on the ground floor of the Portland Hotel, Potluck has outgrown the capacity of its existing space, and is looking to re-locate by spring 2020, in order to provide the opportunity for our programs, services, and catering business to grow.

We are seeking a driven, innovative and experienced Executive Director to provide strong leadership to our team of over 30 staff, and to drive the organization’s search for a new home. The ideal candidate has a strong background in fund development, has been involved in a facility move or business expansion, and feels passionate about inclusive employment.

Reporting to: Potluck Café Society Board of Directors

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Lead the organization through the search and transition to a new operating location
  • Drive fund development and donor relations by developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy
  • Successfully develop and steward major gift prospects
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Potluck Café Society
  • Provide executive support to the management of Potluck Café and Catering
  • Ensure financial sustainability of the organization
  • Ensure mission impact of the organization in both the Society and the Catering business
  • Hire, train, manage, and motivate Society staff and volunteers
  • Build strong collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders – employees, board members, partners, funders, and other organizations
  • Act as the primary spokesperson and face of the organization
  • In conjunction with the Board, ensure the integrity of the Society’s charitable mandate and actively participate in strategic and long-term planning for Potluck

Qualifications:

  • Hands-on leader with a minimum of 5 to 8 years non-profit or charity leadership experience, preferably in social enterprise
  • Experience navigating business growth and financing
  • Interest in creating employment for people facing barriers, food security, and in the well-being of the existing DTES community
  • Entrepreneurial with social enterprise or community economic development experience (or both) an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all facets of operating businesses and non-profits
  • Demonstrated experience in building community impact programs
  • Post-secondary qualification in business administration or equivalent, MBA is an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fund development experience
  • Collaborative with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Knowledge of community, political and socioeconomic issues, especially those affecting the DTES and Indigenous peoples.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Send resume and cover letter to: potluckboard (at) gmail.com

 

SCHOOLYARD FARM INTERN – VANCOUVER

Applications due: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Open until filled.

Position Dates: March-November; May-August interns will be employed through Canada Summer Jobs

If you love to be outside and to get away from the monotony of the computer, if you love sharing food with your community, or if you see the magic in sprouting seeds, this might be the position for you!

See the full job posting here: 2019 Vancouver Farm Intern

 

SOYL FACILITATOR – VANCOUVER, COQUITLAM, OR DELTA

Applications due: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Open until filled.

Position Dates: January through mid-May, continuing as Canada Summer Jobs staff mid-May-August.

If you’re passionate about working with teens and cultivating personal growth and community leadership through farming, this could be the job for you!

See the full job posting here: 2019 Vancouver SOYL Facilitator Intern

Quest food exchange Jobs

  • Warehouse Associate
  • Driver/Warehouse Associate
  • Grocery Market Clerk/Cashier (Vancouver)

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please direct them to our website.

http://www.questoutreach.org/contact/careers/

 

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

 

 

Community Events and Engagement Manager

is a dynamic, experienced and self-motivated individual with the primary mission of fulfilling the full cycle of event management principles and processes in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. She/he is responsible for: overseeing and delivering all aspects of current

DRIVERS (Class 3 License)

We’re hiring Drivers with a Class 3 license to collect food from donor locations for delivery to our community food hubs. This role also includes a significant warehouse labour component involving loading and unloading the vehicle at the warehouse and at community hub locations.

SOLE FOOD

Sole Food is looking for some great new people to join our team.  Depending on skill level, there’s something for everyone!  Feel free to distribute widely.
Assistant Farm Manager (Full-time, salaried position on a 10-month contract)
Farm Supervisor (Full-time, hourly position on a seasonal contract)
Seasonal Volunteer (Part-time, entry level position for 5 months with a stipend)

 

Giddy Up and Grow

Are you in love with farming but not the challenges of seasons or weather?  Do you want to live where home prices are a tad more affordable than the bustling city of Vancouver?  Do you love the Fraser Valley and all it has to offer:  biking, boating, fishing, skiing, camping, great food and lots of open space?

Giddy Up & Grow is a year-round operation located in an industrial warehouse in beautiful Mission, BC.   We harvest and deliver crops twice weekly to several large grocery retailers and juice bars in a diesel powered, refrigerated Sprinter van.  Our growing method uses vertical growing technology, ie racks and lights.  Our growing method is organic, sustainable and reliable.

  • Production: We have a well-developed production system allowing for year-round growing of shoots and wheatgrass
  • Social Media Presence: Giddy Up  has established and active networks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as a website.
  • Solid Customer Base: …and growing.

Giddy Up & Grow is seeking a motivated person(s) and take over ownership of the business.  Farming experience is not necessary as training will be provided.  Or add this business to your current farming business and expand into year-round growing.  The warehouse is great for starting seedlings and the refrigerated truck keeps your produce nice and cool.

If you are interested please email us giddyupgrass@gmail.com  telling us a little about yourself and why this opportunity appeals to you.

ORGANIC GARDENER

Small organic veggie gardening business in Vancouver is looking for an on-call helper/ gardener (or a person with gardening experience), helping out on an hourly basis with the perspective for more work during the summer months. Building of raised beds, soil moving, seeding, planting, maintenance of vegetable gardens. $15-$20/h depending on experience. Driver’s licence is required.
Info – companiongardens@gmail.com

unnamedBIKE DELIVERY AND MICROGREEN FARm Assistant 

Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm.  Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents.  Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores.  We are looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining our team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.

Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values:

·       Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business

·       Inspire and assist: Spur the adoption of sustainability principles into others’ operations whenever feasible

·       Innovate: Use innovation to move society towards sustainability and thrive-ability

Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant Contract Position (Part-time of Full-time)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Delivery (by bicycle) of our microgreens to our fine chefs. We have a unique trailer system that is compatible with most bikes

·       Active participation in harvesting and planting is also a key component of this position

QUALIFICATIONS

·       Strong cycling skills are a must

·       Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems

·       Fun and easygoing personality

·       Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details and carry on a conversation simultaneously

·       Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization

·       Must be able to perform physical labour on a daily basis

·       The candidate must have their own bike and be very comfortable pulling a small delivery trailer as well.

·       Ability to perform bike deliveries of our products in all weather conditions. (Remember Vancouver experiences lots of rain!)

·       Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset

IMPORTANT DETAILS

·       1 Part or full time Contract position available (16-30 hours weekly for 6 months minimum with the hopes someone will stay with us for the long-term). Mandatory work days are Wednesdays & Fridays (both positions) with additional days available.

·       Start time: March or April

·       Pay: Starting pay is $13/hr & end of contract bonus $1/hr retroactive pay & Health Benefits & Hot Yoga membership & weekly microgreens 

·       Opportunity to move up within the company as we continue to grow & expand

·       Position is located in Richmond BC, and is a 7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport Skytrain Station

APPLICATION:

To be considered for this position you must fill our Bike Delivery application found HERE. Please submit an introduction of yourself and why you would think you could be a good fit with usa resume and any questions you may have about us or the position to:
aaron@skyharvest.ca

http://www.skyharvest.ca