Help us build the Canadian student food movement!
Meal Exchange is looking for a project coordinator for our new bold program, the Campus Food Report Card!
Job Posting: Campus Food Report Card: Program Coordinator
Job Classification: 17 month contract ending January 2018, 37.5 hrs/week
Deadline for application: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until September 16th, 2016
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Meal Exchange National Office, Toronto, Ontario
About Meal Exchange
Meal Exchange empowers young people to take an active role in creating a just and sustainable food system. A national registered charity founded in 1993, we work with over 40 universities and colleges in Canada and our programs have been run in over 100 communities across the country. For more than 20 years, Meal Exchange has been supporting students to develop innovative solutions to increase food security and sustainability on their campuses and in their communities.
At Meal Exchange, we believe that post-secondary campuses are an ideal leverage point for tackling food security and sustainability in Canada, and that student leaders have the power to drive this change. We provide these students with mentorship and resources, and connect them with their peers and stakeholders across the country.
The students we support are achieving landmark changes in campus contracts, policies, and culture, and Ontario is currently home to some of the campuses leading the serving and promotion of good food in Canada. However, there is still much more work to build a resilient agriculture and agri-food system in our province that all students can eat from, and it will take all colleges and universities working together to create a new normal for campus dining.
To get there, we need to coordinate student demand across the province. Meal Exchange is developing a Campus Food Report Card to mobilize students around, giving them an opportunity to rank the leadership of their campuses for the quality and accessibility of food served. Our goal: celebrate the campuses that are leaders in making good food available to all. We’re looking for the right person to come in and lead this groundbreaking project!
The Campus Food Report Card Coordinator will:
1) Develop criteria for a province-wide ranking for campuses’ availability and promotion of good food, working with students and stakeholders from across the province
2) Measure student satisfaction with campuses accessibility and promotion of good food, through a cross-campus survey, hosting events and promoting through social media and campus media
3) Produce feature media stories highlighting Ontario campus leaders for providing good food to all students
4) Promote province-wide ranking, student survey results, and feature stories through print and social media, as well as through webinar and conference presentations
5) Support campuses to understand their Report Card rankings and student satisfaction results, and develop action plans to respond
6) Supporting Meal Exchange activities over the course of the year including events, communications and administrative tasks
You’re a builder and a mobilizer. You believe in the potential of the student movement, and that you can build a project that will serve as a rallying point for this movement. You have as much ambition as pragmatism, and are as creative as you are strategic.
You’re a strong communicator who is excited to help students tell their story − and tell it again and again again − to develop relationships with the stakeholders, partners and funders that we need to scale our impact.
You focus on experience and impact. You know that how we feel working to create change is essential to our ability to achieve it. You’re genuine, and you look for the culture of the teams you work with to be too. You value play, celebration, openness and vulnerability.
You’re ready to work with everyone who’s got a stake in this movement, including stakeholders from across campus, corporate, and communities.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Post-secondary education, or combination of relevant education and experience
Experience in team leadership, as well as the development and evaluation of networks
Experience or demonstrated interest for developing leadership with youth ages 18-30.
Proven ability and enthusiasm to take initiative and engage in active learning.
Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, written, and public speaking situations, as well as meeting facilitation and coordination.
Hands-on and collaborative approach to problem solving and proven ability develop creative but practical solutions to difficult challenges.
Proven ability to lead and manage both large and small scale projects with limited resources.
Applied skill and proficiency with MS Office and web-applications for research, project management and publication purposes. Experience with website development is an asset
Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask, able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
Experience developing and evaluating programs, including designing and implementing new practices or methodologies.
Strong understanding of project/program management techniques and methodologies
Knowledge of food insecurity and sustainable food systems in Canada.
Experience with campus organizing and student movements.
Successful experience fundraising, including grant-writing and reporting.
Location: Based out of downtown Toronto, with travel throughout Ontario.
We are considering applications on a rolling basis. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please indicate your expected salary range in your cover letter.
Meal Exchange is committed to employment equity initiatives, and to having a team that reflects the diversity of the issues and communities we work with. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that applicants may bring, including those based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, age and religion. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application. In our inclusive workplace everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair, and respectful treatment.
Applications should be sent as a single attachment (combining resume and cover letter) to
. If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to the same address.
For more information about Meal Exchange visit www.mealexchange.com.