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Job Number:  45308
Community Kitchen Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 8 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 15 June 2018
(10 days ago)
Atira Property Management
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)




Internal/External Posting




Community Kitchen Coordinator, The Sarah Ross House (Indeterminate, Full Time)




$18.50 hourly, depending on experience, plus a generous benefits and leave program, paid by





Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




By 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15th, 2018



A gratifying opportunity exists for a Homemaker position within Atira Property Management Inc.’s single room accommodation hotel portfolio in the new modular building, Sarah Ross House at 4480 Kaslo Street. Atira Property Management Inc. offers quality property management services for non-profit housing, housing cooperatives, strata corporations, developers and rental properties in Greater Vancouver. As one of the first mission-driven companies of its kind in Canada, Atira Property Management is a social-purpose business that grew out of Atira Women's Resource Society.





Must have a minimum one year experience as a front-line support worker working with tenants affected by violence and who may also be struggling with substance use and or mental wellness, poverty, episodic or chronic homelessness and who face multiple barriers to securing safe, affordable long-term housing. Must have experience doing community kitchens and must be passionate about all aspects of cooking and have the ability to share and nurture your passion with and in those around you. Must have experience supporting tenants to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.



Primary Responsibilities:


Develop, facilitate and implement a community kitchen program for the new modular building, Sarah Ross House at 4480 Kaslo Street. Duties will include facilitating planning meetings with participation of tenants; developing monthly and annual cooking schedules; ensuring the kitchen has the necessary supplies, within budget constraints, and meets health and safety standards; coordinating and distributing Food Bank orders; supporting and supervising volunteers, liaising with and building community partnerships; and developing, improving and growing the program.



Skills & Abilities:

  • Planning, coordination and preparation of a monthly meal plan
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Good time and general management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of program issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress
  • Knowledge of group processes and facilitation techniques
  • Knowledge of and skills necessary to work with tenants who struggle with substance use
  • Thorough understanding of harm reduction especially as it relates to tenants, violence and struggles with substance use
  • Ability to work effectively with program staff as well as other non-profit and or publicly funded groups, agencies and organizations


A degree, diploma or certificate in a related discipline combined with relevant workplace experience (a community kitchen and or garden program) combined with skill-based training (e.g. through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute, the Native Education College, The Food Bank) is required. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and lived experience.



Additional Requisites/Assets:

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification or equivalent is an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or by fax at 604.439-8804 or to apply in person at the SRO Portfolio & HR Office, 405 Powell Street (Dunlevy and Powell). Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Atira Property Management
405 Powell Street
Vancouver , BC, V6A 1G7


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