Friday, July 8, 2011

Employment Opportunity

Trout Lake/Cedar Cottage Food Security Network (TLCC) Coordinator Position

Trout Lake/Cedar Cottage Food Security Network (TLCC)

Position Title: TLCC Coordinator
Reports to: TLCC Board of Directors
Term of Contract: Start immediately – January 2012 with possibility of extension.
Hourly Wage: $20.00/hr, 16 hrs/wk. Flexible schedules can be negotiated.
Deadline: Applications must be received by 4:30pm, Friday July 15th 2011

Description of Position:
The TLCC Coordinator will oversee overall TLCC coordination and support related activities with the following goals:
 Primarily responsible for actively pursuing & securing sustainable and ongoing funding for the TLCC activities.
 Support and maintain the existing pocket markets at Brant Villa, Orchard Park, Reclaiming Our Spirit and Culloden Court.
 Regular distribution of relevant information to Network members. Coordinate and facilitate monthly TLCC Board meetings
 Build community capacity to be involved in food security initiatives and increase awareness of available food security resources and networking opportunities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals and create a “sustainability plan”.

• Identify and sustain opportunities for capacity building and partnerships between community leaders and agencies which would help support the work of the TLCC over the long term.

• Maintain and develop an email distribution list and blog. Develop promotional materials for Network activities.

• Monitor program finances, maintain accurate financial records, and ensure responsible budget implementation.

• Collaborate with other food security networks in Vancouver to share resources and identify opportunities for strengthening working relationships.


• Sound understanding of food security principles and the spectrum of food based programs in Vancouver
• Confident leadership experience with community development and capacity building approaches to project development.
• Experience with community work and committee based processes, particularly related to pocket markets or farmer’s markets
• Strong grant writing and funding report writing skills
• Strong communication and computer skills, organization and time-management
• Must have a valid Food Safe certificate or be willing to obtain one.
• Experience with volunteer supervision, recruitment and training

NOTE: this position requires use of your own vehicle and a home based workspace.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, Friday July 15th 2011.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
TLCC Food Security Board of Directors
Attn: Marlene Bell, Reclaiming Our Spirits
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Fax:604-874-6635 or

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