National Network Coordinator (Full-time, Permanent)
Location: Toronto, Ontario – candidates in other locations will be considered
Reports to: Senior Manager, Knowledge Exchange
About the position:
CFCC is seeking an individual with strong facilitation skills and a passion for designing conversations and resources that support collaboration and shared learning across organizations. Working within CFCC’s Knowledge Exchange program, the National Network Coordinator will coordinate activities within the Good Food Organization Network, and contribute to content development, facilitation and partner support for over 300 organizations working on food security programming across Canada.
The National Network Coordinator will work with support from CFCC program staff to coordinate regular network calls, develop resources including profiling network stories, coordinating virtual and in person gatherings, building new relationships and completing program evaluation.
- Act as the primary liaison with partners in the Good Food Organization program, including providing information, answering questions, and responding to requests
- Coordinate all administrative tasks for our Good Food Organizations program such as program outreach; contact management; email communications; and member intake, onboarding, and annual membership renewal.
- Responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate data about GFOs, developing and pulling of reports to tell a story about the GFO network and advise on gaps seen in data
- Coordinate evaluation of network activities in consultation with network members, and advise CFCC on opportunities to strengthen and advance the Good Food Organization program
- Collaborate with CFCC Knowledge Exchange staff to design and implement engaging and content rich online training, short courses and webinars for our Community Food Centre and Good Food Organization partners
- Plan, research, and write concise and compelling learning resources (e.g. blogs/articles, program profiles, longer form manuals) that profile promising programs/practices and leaders within the community food security sector
- Support logistics for CFCC’s annual Food Summit including aspects of event planning and management, identifying and working with a variety of external venues/facilities, negotiating contracts with presenters and vendors, and maintaining event budgets.
- Align with CFCC values and contribute to the evolution of our culture, and a work environment that is grounded in collaboration, equity, respect, innovation and transparent communication
Qualifications and Experience
- Demonstrated experience with program planning and evaluation, ideally with subject matter expertise in one or more areas of community food programming
- Demonstrated experience putting equity and inclusion principles into practice, along with a passion for using good food as a vehicle for individual, community and broader social change
- Strong administrative skills, including demonstrated skills in being detail oriented, organized and focused on quality, with a proactive, service-oriented attitude.
- Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills, ideally proficient in both English and French.
- Experience and training around the principles of adult learning would be an asset.
- Experience in facilitating community-based/non-profit organizations in online meetings and in-person gatherings
- Experience with planning multi-day gatherings, special events and/or conferences
- Experience collaborating with team members to achieve common goals, and comfort working independently
- Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, negotiation)
- Strong conceptual, analytical, research and problem solving skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable when working with partners
Why work for us?
➔ Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, short and long-term disability insurance, EAP, membership in a defined benefit pension plan, 15 paid vacation days in first year of employment, increasing to 20 in second year, a December break (usually a week) to recharge and professional development opportunities.
➔ a culture of mutual support where staff are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive Canada
➔ an opportunity to be part of a movement building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food
CompensationHiring Range: $55,000 - $60,000 annually, group benefits including medical, dental and EAP, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development opportunities, 15 paid vacation days in first year of employment (increasing to 20 in second year), as well as time off between Christmas and New Year to recharge
How to ApplyHow to apply: Please apply through this link to our website. Click Apply Now. Please skip the Professional Details and Skills section and attach your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please share what you think makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Posting closes Friday October 1, 2021. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. If you require any accommodations, please email email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in CFCC.
About Community Food Centres Canada
Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is a national non-profit organization that builds health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. We believe food can bring people together to build skills and improve physical and mental health, and create the opportunity for greater equity and social change. We provide ideas, resources and a proven approach to partner organizations so they can establish responsive, financially stable Community Food Centres that support people to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to build greater capacity and to empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. Our vision is a Canada that treats food as a basic human right.
CFCC is growing to support its ambition to develop community food centres in 20 communities across Canada, innovate new approaches to addressing food insecurity and advocate for positive change for low-income communities.
CFCC is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.