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Up to 3 positions - On call, 6 hour shifts (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
The Stop Community Food Centre strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds community and challenges inequality. The Stop is currently looking to hire up to three Relief Cooks. Relief Cooks will be called in as needed to cover for the Chef or Assistant Chef, working with a team of volunteers to deliver high-quality, non-processed meals as part of The Stop’s Drop-in community dining program.
- Meal preparation for approximately 175 to 250 people in a 3-hour period;
- Oversee a team of diverse volunteers in meal preparation, service and clean-up;
- Provide polite and responsive customer service;
- Communicate problems and non-routine matters to the Chef or Assistant Chef;
- Assist with kitchen cleaning, according to the weekly schedule;
- Other duties as assigned by the Chef or Assistant Chef.
- Demonstrated ability to cook large volumes of healthy, tasty and easy-to-prepare food in a professional kitchen setting;
- Self-motivated and able to work constructively as a member of a team;
- Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills;
- Demonstrated knowledge of safe food handling guidelines;
- Experience with customer service and demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community;
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work in a fast-paced environment and be on your feet for several hours a day;
- Food handler’s certificate is an asset.
- Ability to speak a language relevant to the local community is an asset.
Salary: $19.37 per hour Start date: June 10th, 2013
Please submit your résumé by Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Relief Cook, The Stop Community Food Centre, P.O. Box 69 Station E, Toronto, ON M6H 4E1 or firstname.lastname@example.org . No faxes or phone calls please. The Stop Community Food Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.
Green Barn Manager
Full time - 37.5 hours per week, Permanent
The Stop Community Food Centre is a leading-edge and nationally respected non-profit organization that has been providing innovative programs and advocacy to address problems of hunger and inequality for over 30 years. The Green Barn Manager is an integral part of The Stop's team and is responsible for the management of our sustainable food production and education programs at the Green Barn site. The Stop’s focus on urban agriculture at the Green Barn includes a greenhouse, several gardens, a community kitchen, and class-room and a staff of 10. We are looking for an experienced manager who shares our commitment to community, food security and social justice.
As part of The Stop’s senior management team, the successful candidate will:
- Oversee program development and implementation with staff, including setting and achieving targets, ensuring alignment with agency’s mission, and responsiveness to community needs;
- Work collaboratively with other Stop managers and teams to ensure effective program and service delivery, and communication between teams and sites;
- Outreach to partner and community organizations;
- Lead and support program staff in the development and delivery of programs;
- Manage administrative, human resources, and site oversight;
- In collaboration with the fundraising team, assist with relevant funding proposals;
- Develop and monitor budgets, and provide input to overall agency budget in collaboration with the finance and fundraising departments;
- Provide leadership on relevant agriculture and urban agriculture policies and developments.
- Strong leadership abilities;
- Experience managing staff and programs;
- Experience developing and implementing community based programs;
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders and community members;
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, urban agriculture and food production practices;
- Strong written and verbal skills;
- Experience in multi-site organizations especially beneficial;
- Relevant university or college education;
- Passion for issues related to poverty, social justice, community development, urban agriculture and food security;
- Diplomatic, confident, organized, assertive, enthusiastic and a team player;
- Knowledge of another language considered an asset.
Salary: $55,000-60,000 - commensurate with experience, plus benefits. Start date: As soon as possible
Please email your cover letter and résumé by Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. to email@example.com - Subject line: Hiring Committee – Green Barn Manager. No faxes or phone calls please. The Stop Community Food Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.