Job Posting 86676

Food Justice Action Coordinator
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative
Edmonton area
9538 107 Avenue
closes in 3 days (Fri, 12 Aug)
full time  •  $28.00-$31.00/hr depending on experience + benefits

About the Role:


The Multicultural Family Resource Society (MFRS) and the Multicultural Health Brokers
Cooperative (MCHB) are seeking a Food Justice Action Coordinator that will oversee
existing food security initiatives and co-create additional innovative strategies grounded
in the realities and aspirations of the newcomer community.
1. Support existing food security initiatives through overall project management
a. Oversee Grocery Run, Khair for All and Urban Agriculture pilots to ensure
they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget
b. Designate project resources
c. Monitor progress and generate relevant statistics and information for
funders and stakeholders
d. Fund development activities including grant writing, donor relations etc.
2. Build and strengthen cross-sectoral relationships
a. Convene grassroots responses to meet over a series of meetings to
deepen understanding of each other’s work, the barriers to food justice
and explore possibilities for collaboration
b. Develop and share tools, knowledge, and learnings with partners and key
stakeholders
3. Explore and co-create prototypes and solutions to food security among
newcomer, refugee and ethnocultural community
a. Conduct community and MFRS/MCHB front-line engagement to
understand lived experiences, strengths and desires related to food
insecurity and pathways forward
b. Work with feasibility consultant to explore feasibility of community
generated solutions
c. Work with community partners and stakeholders to conduct environmental
scan and areas of collaboration to animate
4. Collect and generate data needed to influence higher level decision making and
policy tables
a. Collaborate with grassroots organizations to conduct community-based
research to identify trends, barriers and opportunities.

b. Present these learnings to larger community tables ie. City of Edmonton
Food Resource Coordination Table, Newcomer Food Security Sub-table

 

Knowledge, Qualifications and experience in the following would be considered
valuable assets of the candidate:


• Bachelor's degree required. BSc Public Health or Social Work area preferred
(e.g. Nutrition, Nursing, Health Promotion, Sociology or Anthropology) equivalent
experience will be considered.
• Training in cultural brokering, anti-racism or intercultural competency
• Broad understanding of community-based organizations, city and provincial
programs that support individuals living in poverty, especially in the areas of food
security and food rescue.
• Experience working with newcomers to Canada and individuals with refugee
status
• Understanding of pre-migration challenges, resettlement barriers and experience
• General knowledge about social determinants of health and food security
• Excellent communication skills and resourcefulness
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft applications
• High attention to detail, especially pertaining to efficient and accurate
documentation
• Experience working in a complex, busy organizational environment and meeting
deadlines
• Ability to communicate effectively via phone, video conference, or electronically
with supervisor, key stakeholders, and clients

 

The MFRS and the MCHB are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive
workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women;
First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with
disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all
those who may contribute to the further diversification of strengths and perspectives of
the MFRS and the MCHB to apply.

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