Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Food Security Organizer (Mile End, Montreal)

Food Security Organizer -- student summer position 2011

With funding support from the Federal Government Summer Jobs Program, the Mile End Community Mission is pleased to advertise a full-time (40 hours/week) position for 11 weeks between May and August, 2011, for students returning to full-time study in the fall. In following with Mission programming and policy, we would like the breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks of each of these positions to be:
10 hours/week: Work with staff on on-going programming, projects, events, office administration, fundraising, etc, depending on the needs of the organization, as identified by the Executive Director and the Volunteer and Events Coordinator.
30 hours/week: Work to increase access to healthy food for those accessing the services of the Mile End Mission. This will include: developing a neighbourhood program food distribution program from research to implementation stage under the supervision of Mile-End staff, organizing healthy lunches for children in neighbourhood summer programs, and working with other community organizations to increase access to local farmer's markets for those in poverty. Each of these work of an existing community resources in Montreal but require initiative, resourcefulness and organization of someone to adapt them to the needs of this particular community.

Skills and experience required
Must be a full time student between the ages of 15-30, returning to full-time school in fall, 2011
Comfortable in English and/or French (bilingualism preferred)
Experience working as part of a diverse team in a challenging, dynamic environment
Experience working in community development an asset
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
Interest in issues of food security, social justice, community development, poverty
Willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization and its members
Organized, autonomous, self-motivated, flexible

40 hours per week; May -- August
Reports to the Executive Director and the Volunteer and Events Coordinator

We are very excited about the potential of these positions, and encourage interested students to visit our website (www.mileendmission.org), or contact us directly to discuss possibilities.
Please email your CV or drop it off by Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
99 Bernard Ouest, corner St. Urbain

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