Does taking meaningful action inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the daily life of a child? Are you passionate about creating social change, engaging with and having an impact on your community? Are you looking to take ownership of your career in an organization that values people, action and trust? Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) has an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our dedicated team!
Who we are: Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization, working to build and strengthen communities that ensure every child has enough to eat at school. Our team is small, working together in our areas of strength to ensure we can have broad impact in our community.
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids has increased the number of hungry kids fed daily through its programs by almost 100% since 2015. To accomplish this increased impact, BB4CK has broadened its program delivery through community partnerships and a focus on encouraging and supporting people in Calgary to act in meaningful ways to feed kids. Today, BB4CK continues to grow and transition in order to achieve our goal of no hungry kids. This is an exciting and challenging time in our organizational life, as we continue to meet the growing need in our community, while also focusing our efforts on strengthening our systems and processes to support our growing organization.
Our vision: Communities that make sure all kids are fed.
Our mission: Connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids.
Programs Assistant Role
We are currently looking to hire 2 Programs Assistants.
Hours of Work
0.875FTE; 35 hours/week from 3rd week of August through to end of June annually
6am – 2pm Monday – Thursday & 9am – 12pm Fridays
Seasonal Time Off (due to school closures): July – 2nd week of August
This is a permanent role on our Kitchen team, with a regularly scheduled absence for the month of July, and the first two weeks of August. This 6-week break is considered by BB4CK as an approved, unpaid leave of absence (LOA), but the incumbent has the option of: using a combination of paid vacation time and unpaid time off (eg. 2 weeks paid vacation, 4 weeks unpaid time-off). During this 6-week period, employees are still considered to be permanent employees, and their eligibility for benefits (EHC, vacation, wellness, RRSP’s) will not change.
Overview of the Programs Assistant Role
Our BB4CK kitchens continue to grow to ensure all kids are fed in our community. While our numbers vary, in any given week we have 25 – 30 kitchens and 250+ volunteers preparing lunches to be delivered to K-12 students across the city. It’s not uncommon for our main kitchen to prepare and deliver 2,000 lunches on a school day.
Program Assistants are people-focused, have keen organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy and changing environment. Alongside the Team Lead, K-12 Programs and Kitchen & Volunteer Coordinator, Program Assistants support all BB4CK kitchens and volunteers, to make and deliver lunches each day.
Main Kitchen Weeks:
Monday – Thursday you’ll be in BB4CK’s main kitchen with 20+ volunteers preparing 1500 – 2000 lunches and prepping for the next day’s lunches. Fridays you’ll have admin time to tackle emails or projects you’re working on with the K-12 Programs Team.
Community Kitchen Weeks: Each Programs Assistant supports and engages with a number of Community Kitchen groups. During your Community Kitchen weeks, you’ll spend time with these groups, and lead afternoon baking in BB4CK’s main kitchen.
This opportunity might be for you if you:
BB4CK offers a competitive compensation package along with professional development opportunities for innovation and professional growth. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest in BB4CK, however only those under consideration will be contacted.
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