Job Posting 102356

Oasis Cafe Coordinator
Tenth Church
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 25 days (Sun, 11 Aug)
part time  •  $28,600 - $31,200 prorated per annum
We are on the lookout for a Food Coordinator to join our team! 
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people from all diverse backgrounds and work with people with barriers to employment to provide a haven for people to find refreshment and renewal through community meals?  
Your strengths include overseeing logistics, leading in meal planning and preparation, overseeing kitchen operations and clean up, developing and managing employees and volunteers, and organizing and managing inventory and supplies.  
You are an empathetic, compassionate, patient collaborator who has a strong sense of self and the ability to observe boundaries with strong conflict resolution skills.  
If this describes you, we welcome you to explore this opportunity with us.  
Ways You Will Contribute:  

Supervise and develop Oasis Café employees: 

  • Supervise and support employees’ kitchen work. 
  • Support the development of employees’ skills and knowledge. 
  • Update the Program Manager with insight/input regarding employee needs, progress, and goals. 

Lead meal preparation, service, and clean-up: 

  • Oversee the kitchen and plating area during Oasis Café by serving as “back of house” lead. 
  • Lead the planning, organizing, and executing of a meal plan in collaboration with the Program Manager, employees, and volunteers. 
  • Execute and organize meal preparation duties among volunteers and employees. 
  • Observe, train, and correct kitchen crew to ensure adherence to proper food handling and sanitation procedures. 
  • Lead volunteers and employees in kitchen cleaning and handling of food surplus and waste. 
  • Manage risks, emergencies, and critical incidents as they arise. 

Maintain Oasis Café inventory and supplies:  

  • Procure and organize the inventory of Oasis Café food and supplies by maintaining freezers, refrigerators, and shelving. 
  • Receive and organize Oasis Café food donations (as authorized by the Program Manager). 
  • Notify the Program Manager of any equipment needs. 

Support Tenth Church Shelter program with Food: 

  • Lead in the planning, organizing, and executing logistics of food production, as approved by the Program Manager. 
  • Lead volunteer teams and work with other Tenth staff to produce Shelter food. 
  • Procure and organize the inventory of Shelter food and supplies by maintaining freezers, refrigerators, and shelving. 
  • Collaborate with Shelter staff to replenish food and supplies. 

Assist in the completion of Oasis Café Hospitality work: 

  • Lead in the planning, organizing, and executing logistics of meal plans for Oasis Café Hospitality contract work with employees (Leadership Team meetings, offsite and/or special events etc.), as assigned by the Program Manager. 


  • As required. 
What You Bring:  
  • Post-secondary education in community development, social service work, or other relevant human services field of study is required; an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience (minimum 2 years) may be considered. 
  • Completion of Occupational First Aid (Level 1), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training and FoodSafe (Level 1) preferred within one year of employment. 
  • Knowledge of substance use care, mental health, food insecurity, homelessness, poverty, and housing in the City of Vancouver. 
  • Basic home cooking skills.   Knowledge and experience with the food service industry practices are an asset but not essential. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment, quick to problem solve and de-escalate conflicts as they arise, and an ability to maintain harmonious relationships while leading with emotional maturity.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and work within a team setting, with an emphasis on leadership, self-initiative, patience, empathy, maturity, and tact, especially with teammates with varied social, economic, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds.  
  • Strong sense of self and ability to observe boundaries, engage in appropriate emotional regulation, refrain from dual relationships with employees and guests, maintain confidentiality, and engage in reasonable self-care strategies designed to reduce stress by balancing work/life responsibilities. 
  • Strong ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of integrity, independent judgement, and acting on a variety of matters as required. 
  • Ability to work and empathize with people who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, substance use, or maybe living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 
  • Ability to provide Christian spiritual support to staff and program participants as needed.
  • Mature individual who possesses a deep and vibrant faith in Christ with a desire to foster spiritual growth in others and experience mutual spiritual transformation. 
  • Compassionate, humble, and teachable spirit with the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback. Friendly, approachable, patient, kind, reliable, and punctual. 
  • Must obtain Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search. 
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada. 
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s license. 
  • Committed to a faith community through gatherings and regular participation. 
  • Agree with Statement of Faith of Tenth Church. 
  • Dedication to the overall goals, health, and vision of Oasis Café and Tenth Church.  
This a part-time position where you will work 25 hours per week. 
Salary is commensurate with experience; the salary range is $28,600 - $31,200 prorated per annum. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
At Tenth Church, we are dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of the multicultural communities in which our sites reside. 
Learn more about us at Tenth Church | Church in Vancouver, BC 

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