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Feed Niagara Coordinator

General Summary


Reporting to the Manager, the Coordinator will evaluate community needs and determine locations for temporary food stations in each area providing dietary essentials to clients registered with a Food Security agency.


The Coordinator will liaise with the ten (10) Feed Niagara agencies to facilitate Food Security services throughout the region, ensuring that programs are accessible to populations facing transportation, mobility, or other barriers to accessing existing supports.


Coordinator Key Responsibilities


Program Development

  • Consult the Manager and member agencies in establishing the program (ie: locations, schedule, equipment, food distribution, volunteer recruitment).

  • Develop and deploy an initial survey to establish baseline needs and services.

  • Identify other potential supports that currently don’t exist or are not available in that community, but would benefit the population served.

  • Create measures and indicators of progress and achievement of objectives, and regularly monitor and report on these.

  • In consultation with the Manager, develop a Memorandum of Understanding outlining roles and responsibilities for affiliated agencies.

  • Explore existing and new partnerships with farms to support the work of this project by supplying fresh produce.

  • Secure cold storage in pre-determined locations as well as transportation details.

  • Work effectively as part of a collaborative team focused on providing exceptional service to Feed Niagara clients, upholding the values of respect, fairness, and equality.

Community Relations and Volunteer Management

  • Collaborate with the Manager regarding marketing and communications strategies.

  • Develop connections and positive relationships with member agency staff, volunteers, and community groups to ensure positive experiences for all participants.

  • Ensure volunteers are trained, well-equipped, supported, and recognized for their contributions.

Records/Reporting

  • Assist in the monitoring and control of the operating budget.

  • Contribute to the preparation of grant reports and proposals.

  • Maintain accurate records, program participation data, etc. in hard copy and electronically.

  • Collect and analyze data every other month to monitor changing needs and impact of

  • the initiative

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in progressive leadership positions.

  • Familiar with the dynamics of food security systems.

  • A team player with experience leading, coaching, and supporting staff and volunteer teams.

  • Excellent relationship-building, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Strategic and innovative thinker who can develop and implement new strategies and initiatives.

  • Ability to speak passionately to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with agency leaders and staff, volunteers, and existing stakeholders, and foster relationships with new or potential supporters.

  • Able to effectively oversee budgets, manage expenses and achieve strategic targets.

  • Understanding and experience of best practices in operating and meeting the statutory and regulatory obligations of a non-profit organization.

  • Proven financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Knowledge of the Niagara region is an asset.

  • A valid Ontario Driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle is required.

Please contact Paul Litschko directly for more information.




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