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Job title Ottawa Community Food Partnership Relief Coordinator –
Canada Summer Jobs 2021

Reports to Ottawa Community Food Partnership Manager
This position is 21 hours/week, starting late May, 2021 and completing in early October
2021; Compensated at $18.54/hour

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Ottawa Community Food Partnership (OCFP) Manager, the OCFP Relief Coordinator is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, May 31, 2021 through October 8, 2021 The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that the “Cooking for a Cause Ottawa” program and Good Food Chauffeur seamlessly rescue food and provide good quality meals to those in need across Ottawa in a timely and safe manner. Cooking for a Cause Ottawa leverages community assets – surplus food, as well as under utilized kitchens and chefs – and works with them to ensure they have the resources they need to respond to a growing food/financial insecurity crisis. The OCFP Relief Coordinator is a strong team player, good listener, creative thinker and is
adept at problem solving in stressful situations. Under the administrative lead of the Parkdale Food Centre, the Ottawa Community Food Partnership established Cooking For A Cause Ottawa (CFACO) in order to support food businesses to do what they do best: make delicious, healthy food and assist in filling the void of food insecurity and support services. Servicing over 30
social service agencies including harm reduction sites, food banks, community
resource centres, senior social housing and respite centres, Cooking For A Cause Ottawa is actively supporting our communities by redistributing healthy, fresh local meals.

Duties and responsibilities

1. Network coordination:

Work with the CfaCO Coordinator to
● Coordinate internal communications between all partners to ensure
members are informed of opportunities and challenges.
● Work through logistical issues that arise with the distribution of 5000
meals weekly.

2. Fill in for Good Food Chauffeur as Needed:

● Load van according to delivery manifests.
● Follow route and schedule as outlined, ensuring on-time deliveries.
● Complete individual deliveries following all steps of service and special
instructions (when applicable).
● Collaborate in sharing and promoting this project while touring the city in our
refrigerated van.
● Engage and foster meaningful relationships with our partners.
● Maintaining clean cab and cargo areas on a daily basis.
● Store/organize delivery equipment so that it is ready to be reused the next day.

3. Partnerships:
● Participate in program development and strategic planning as needed.
● Create new cross-sectoral partnerships (e.g. by actively developing and
cultivating relationships between food businesses and local service providers)
● Review and direct communications activities relating to Cooking for a Cause
Ottawa.
● Working with the OCFP team to create tools for collective advocacy work
around poverty and root causes of food insecurity;
● Increasing fundraising capacity and donor communication tools for
businesses.

4. Financial Management:
● Assist businesses ensure systems are in place to track and account for the
funds spent
● Assist OCFP team with grant management and reporting so that it occurs in a
timely fashion

Working Conditions

● Some evening and weekend work may be required
● The role requires frequent travel in Velma the Veggie Van and / or the
Coordinator’s personal vehicle to visit partners across the city.
● The role is frequently assigned to changing priorities
● This is a detail oriented role, requiring patience and perseverance
● Flexible work times will be required
● Other duties as assigned.

Skills required
● Driver’s license, access to vehicle and ability to be added to insurance (clean
driving record, must be 25-30 years of age)
● Knowledge of website design “square space”
● Experienced with logistics, highly organized
● Strong computer skills including Google Workspace
● Comfortable posting and interacting on several social media platforms.
●This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and the successful applicant
needs to be 25-30 years old. Does not need to be attending school.
●French or a second language is an asset

The Parkdale Food Centre is committed to respecting diversity and inclusion for all of our Neighbours. We strive to ensure that our programs are reflective of the communities we serve and that everyone – all of our Neighbours, have an equitable and safe seat at the PFC community table.

To apply: Please forward your Cover Letter and CV to erica@parkdalefoodcentre.org by Friday May 21st, 2021.

The Parkdale Food Centre is committed to respecting diversity and inclusion for all of our Neighbours. We strive to ensure that our programs are reflective of the communities we serve and that everyone – all of our Neighbours, have an equitable and safe seat at the PFC community table.