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(Posting #1)

Summer Kitchen Program Assistant

This position is being funded under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative.   To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Summer Lunch Munch’s goal is to address the issue of food insecurity for children in our region through food procurement and summer food programs.  The primary role of this position will be in coordinating and providing the Summer Lunch Munch Program and the summer day camps.  They may also participate in the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon program.  Students will assist in preparing and distributing healthy lunches to children in need at parks and other locations.  Ensure food prep is done in a foodsafe manner.  Clean food prep area daily and store food appropriately.  Assist with record keeping such as # meals, food items and amounts used, and # of children accessing the program.   They will teach a variety of food skills, including nutrition, food safety, cooking skills and clean up, and about local sustainable food choices.

Job Title:                                                                          Dates:

Summer Kitchen Program Assistant                                June 12 – August 25, 2017

Hourly Wage:                                                                 Application Deadline:

$16.00 / hour based on 40 hours/week                           May 28, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing and developing the Summer Lunch Munch Program strategy
  • Develop menu for the summer
  • Responsible for preparing and distributing lunches to designated parks daily
  • Clean the food preparation area daily, and store food appropriately
  • Responsible for all ordering, shopping and inventory
  • Responsible for waste and usage of food
  • Ability to work within pre-determined budgets
  • Supervise staff
  • Assist in fundraising
  • Assist in promoting the program within the local media
  • Assist with fundraising events or special events for the Summer Lunch Munch program (may involve occasional weekend or evening availability)
  • Assist with BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program
  • Assist with other Foodshare activities as needed

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Have to be registered as a full time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the next academic year.
  • Be students in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program, but not attending full-time classes during job placement.
  • Food related skills an asset
  • Foodsafe certificate
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • First Aid and CPR an asset
  • Ability to input information into various computer programs such as Word and Excel
  • Ability to take direction and follow through with instructions
  • Ability to work well as a team
  • Sensitivity to issues of hunger and poverty with a good understanding of food security
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition
  • Responsible, punctual, good organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to be available for media opportunities to promote the program
  • Ability to be creative in planning fundraising events
  • Background in related field of study including: Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, Community Development, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education.

Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nanaimo Foodshare Society, 271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 2B7, and attention: Jen Cody. Resumes can also be email to: foodshareadmin@shaw.ca  or Faxed: 250-753-9335

 

(Posting #2)

Summer Lunch Munch Program Assistant

This position is being funded under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative.  To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.  

Summer Lunch Munch’s goal is to address the issue of food insecurity for children in our region through food procurement and summer food programs.  The primary role of this position will be in coordinating and providing the summer lunch munch program and the summer day camp.  They may also participate in the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon program.  Students will assist in preparing and distributing healthy lunches to children in need at parks and other locations.  Ensure food prep is done in a foodsafe manner.  Clean food prep area daily and store food appropriately.  Assist with record keeping such as # meals, food items and amounts used, and # of children accessing the program.   They will teach a variety of food skills, including nutrition, food safety, cooking skills and clean up, and about local sustainable food choices.

Job Title:                                                                          Dates:

Summer Kitchen Program Assistant                                June 12 – August 25, 2017

Hourly Wage:                                                                 Application Deadline:

$14.00 / hour based on 40 hours/week                           May 28, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing the Summer Lunch Munch Program strategy
  • Responsible for preparing and distributing lunches to designated parks daily
  • Clean the food preparation area daily, and store food appropriately
  • Responsible for all ordering, shopping and inventory
  • Responsible for waste and usage of food
  • Ability to work within pre-determined budgets
  • Supervise volunteers
  • Assist in fundraising
  • Assist in promoting the program within the local media
  • Assist with fundraising events or special events for the Summer Lunch Munch program (may involve occasional weekend or evening availability)
  • Assist with BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program
  • Assist with other Foodshare activities as needed

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Have to be registered as a full time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the next academic year.
  • Be students in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program, but not attending full-time classes during job placement.
  • Food related skills an asset
  • Foodsafe certificate
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • First Aid and CPR an asset
  • Ability to input information into various computer programs such as Word and Excel
  • Ability to take direction and follow through with instructions
  • Ability to work well as a team
  • Sensitivity to issues of hunger and poverty with a good understanding of food security
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition
  • Responsible, punctual, good organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to be available for media opportunities to promote the program
  • Ability to be creative in planning fundraising events
  • Background in related field of study including: Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, Community Development, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education.

Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nanaimo Foodshare Society, 271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 2B7, and attention: Jen Cody. Resumes can also be email to: foodshareadmin@shaw.ca  or Faxed: 250-753-9335

(Posting #3)

Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant (1)

This position is being funded under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant will be working with the Community Roots Gardens, the Summer Day Camp Program and the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program.  The role will involve planning and maintenance of school gardens, including teaching children and families garden skills at various locations.   They will schedule work party days and engage the community in the school gardens.  They will ensure that foods from the gardens are used in the community and by the summer lunch munch program and help with processing foods.   They will teach a variety of food skills, including gardening, nutrition, food safety, cooking skills and clean up, and about local sustainable food choices.

Job Title:                                                                            Dates:

Program Assistant                                                                  July 3 – August 25, 2017

 Hourly Wage:                                                                 Application Deadline:

$14.00 / hour based on 35 hours per week                      June 4, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing all necessary supplies for garden activities
  • Ensuring proper watering, weeding and general maintenance of the garden sites and participate at Urban Farm site and Urban Farm activities
  • Seeding and Planting of fall and winter vegetables
  • Organizing and facilitating children’s and family garden workshops
  • Participation with BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program
  • Organizing community gardening opportunities
  • Ensuring produce from garden sites is available for cooking classes and the Summer Lunch Munch program
  • Facilitating garden activities with children and with community groups
  • Other roles as needed, including processing garden foods
  • Support Foodshare Farm Box and Good Food Box programs where needed

Qualifications:

  • Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Have to be registered as a full time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the next academic year.
  • Be students in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program, but not attending full-time classes during job placement.
  • Food related skills an asset
  • Previous experience (min. 1-2 years) of organic gardening
  • Valid BC drivers license
  • First Aid and CPR an asset.
  • Ability to work well as a team and independently.
  • Criminal record check
  • Good understanding of Food Security
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating

 

Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nanaimo Foodshare Society, 271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 2B7, and attention: Jen Cody. Resumes can also be email to: foodshareadmin@shaw.ca  or Faxed: 250-753-9335

(Posting #4)