FoodShare is a food justice organization, advocating for the right to food and working to challenge the
systemic barriers that keep people from accessing food. We support community-led food initiatives and work
alongside most impacted by poverty and food insecurity- Black and Indigenous people, people of colour,
people with disabilities and those living on a low income.
Whether it is supporting urban farms, subsidizing local produce markets or coordinating community kitchens
all of our work is about folks accessing food on their own terms. Our vision is a Toronto where everyone can
feed themselves, their loved ones and their communities with dignity and joy.
We operate on a people-centered model that values fair compensation, policies that respect a work/life
balance and the contributions of our team members at all levels.
Emboldened by its mission to advocate for food justice by supporting community-based food initiatives
through ongoing advocacy and public education, Foodshare is poised for continued positive impact. It is within
this context that FoodShare invites applications and nominations for the role of Executive Director—a position
well-suited to a social justice changemaker, someone who brings a continuous improvement mindset to their
work and to the way they lead teams.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees a range of functions and brings and a
track record of vision and implementation in order to drive the organization forward. Among the
responsibilities under the purview of the Executive Director, some of responsibilities include: strategic
planning and measuring the growth of and impact being made by the organization; reporting to and working in
close partnership with the Board; managing budgets; fundraising and external relations; interacting with a
broad range of constituency groups; overseeing the work of and meaningfully supporting FoodShare’s dynamic
team; and, being a strong and inspirational brand-ambassador for the organization. Overall, the Executive
Director draws upon their expertise as a skilled community-builder to foster deep relationships with board
members, staff, community partners, media, and funders to realize FoodShare’s mission, vision, its current
strategic plan, and any plans determined for the future.
While all interested individuals are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves
adding value to the FoodShare environment, the following criteria and/or experiences are seen as possible
markers of the candidates most likely to realize success in the role: A) the natural inclination and practice of
bringing an anti-oppressive lens and framework to their work, and a deep and abiding commitment to
mending relations as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms; B) several years of experience in
progressively senior roles, preferably gained in the social justice & community organizing space, public or notfor-profit sector, or charitable organization; C) team leadership & management experience D) experience with
financial oversight and managing annual budgets; E) the ability to work collaboratively and develop consensus
among a diverse range of constituency groups; F) experience with revenue development both from a
fundraising and social enterprise perspective and G) an unwavering commitment to improving lives and
communities, and a bold and inspiring stance on our ability—as a global community—to make substantive and
FoodShare is a food justice organization which means a commitment to working to identify and dismantle
systemic forms of oppression that cause and perpetuate food security inequities. Racialized people and others
from equity-deserving groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are
significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. FoodShare believes that those most
affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and
food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived
experiences that exist within the communities they work alongside.
CompensationCompensation and Benefits: Salary: $104,000/year (37.5 hours/week)* Benefits: four weeks of paid vacation, 1-2 week paid winter shutdown, 10 paid personal leave days, 20 paid Wellness Days and Sick Leave, all per calendar year; extended health benefits, matching TFSA/RRSP after successful completion of probation period* Contract Type: Full-time, indefinite term Reports to: Community Action Support Senior Manager Supervise: Good Food Market Facilitator Location: Hybrid, Occasional travel to the FoodShare office and Good Food Market locations is expected, a few times a month, until our COVID-19 protocols are lifted. Once lifted, this role is expected to operate from the FoodShare office a few days a week and from other sites occasionally, which will be discussed with the supervisor. * Note that as part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.
How to ApplyFoodShare is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is as diverse and as intersectional as possible. All interested applicants can send their résumé to Melissa Sumnauth by e-mailing email@example.com, or can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app. Should any applicant require accommodation during the application process, feel free to reach out to Melissa Sumnauth at the email address noted above.
About FoodShare Toronto
At FoodShare, we advocate for food justice by supporting community-based food initiatives and through ongoing advocacy and public education. Our vision is a Toronto where all people can feed themselves, their loved ones and their communities with dignity and joy.