Job Posting 75027

Community Mobilization Coordinator
FoodShare Toronto
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Toronto, ON
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
full time  •  $56,000/year

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.

 

Main Tasks: The Community Mobilization Coordinator will coordinate organizing and mobilizing work with the communities we work alongside to win policy and systems changes that advance food justice. This includes implementing activities that come through the FoodShare Advocacy Committee + Board that align with our advocacy pillars, supporting our upcoming Right to Food campaign, and working with our grassroots partners on advancing their own self-determined advocacy goals around food justice.  

 

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with the Advocacy and Programs Director on the implementation of our advocacy activities, which can include tasks such as attending coalition meetings, drafting endorsement letters, or researching policy positions
  • Collaborate with communications staff on the use of online campaign tools and educational materials that mobilize FoodShare’s existing base of supporters for advocacy work
  • Support our grassroots partners in animating their own self-determined advocacy goals
  • Conduct research and analysis on issues related to FoodShare’s advocacy priorities and stay up to date on research around food justice, food sovereignty, and income interventions to food insecurity
  • Support FoodShare’s Advocacy Committee with additional research and analysis as requested 
  • Organize trainings for FoodShare staff and grassroots community groups we work alongside on advocacy, organizing, and mobilizing skills 
  • Organize events (virtual and in-person when safe) that engage FoodShare’s networks and that build out our broad base of supporters around our advocacy priorities
  • Track project related costs and ensure expenses fall in line with project budgets 
  • Track project related metrics and milestones
  • Support the reporting process to funders and project stakeholders 
  • Work via G-Suite (Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, Gmail, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in community organizing, movement organizing, and/or working on campaigns related to social justice issues 
  • Experience leading community engagement activities such as organizing neighborhood events 
  • Familiarity with different mobilization tools (petitions, letters, phon zaps, etc) and what tool is the right fit for an action 
  • Experience working with diverse communities informed by a strong foundation in anti-oppression 
  • Knowledge of the policy landscape surrounding food security and rights based frameworks in Toronto and more broadly
  • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate persuasively with a wide variety of stakeholders in person and in writing
  • Experience working in collaborative environments with staff from multiple departments 
  • Commitment to principles of food justice

 

Job Requirements: 

  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

 

Salary: $56,000/year (37.5 hours/week)* 

Benefits: Extended health and dental benefits at start; RRSP or TFSA contributions after successful completion of probation period; 4 weeks paid vacation + paid winter shutdown per year; daily lunch stipend; monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement available depending on work location, 20 paid personal emergency leave/sick days per year.*

Contract Type: Indefinite, contingent on funding availability

Reports to: Advocacy and Programs Director 

Location: Temporarily remote due to Covid-19



* 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. 

 

TO APPLY: Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to FoodShare’s Human Resource Department - - by 11:59pm on Monday September 17, 2021. Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

 

FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all application materials prior to screening by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational institutions, years of work experience, and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role.

 

Please note:

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! 

FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression that cause and perpetuate food security inequities. 

Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe 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 we work alongside. 

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