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View below for both Board Chair & Board Treasurer descriptions and application information.

Board Chair Description and application information:

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Recruitment – Board Chair, Parkdale Food Centre, Board of Directors

Are you an experienced private, public, or non-profit leader who is interested in supporting the efforts of a progressive, Ottawa-based, non-profit organization?

The Parkdale Food Centre is looking for a volunteer to join our Board of Directors in the role of Chair. This position will be part of an organization who believes in an Ottawa where everyone has the means and opportunity to live a healthy, connected and fulfilling life. Our mission is to build healthier, connected neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts. We are co-located with Somerset West Community Health Centre because we believe not only that nutritious wholesome food is a human right but also that it is an integral part of each individual’s good health.

The Parkdale Food Centre works with forward-thinking community organizations, volunteers and neighbours, local businesses who are committed to fulfilling a social purpose, passionate philanthropists, and progressive public officials.

We are at an exciting time in our organization’s history. We’ve grown and matured into a medium sized organization with a talented and committed staff. We care about social justice issues, and we need a Chair who believes in equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression (even if you’re still learning about these values and practices). This is a volunteer position which offers many opportunities to influence change in the lives of many of our neighbours.

This position works mostly remotely but there will be some occasions to attend in-person functions/meetings which are conducted in accordance with Ottawa Public Health COVID19 health and safety protocols. You will assume a leadership role in a fast-growing high profile, high impact Ottawa non-profit and take ownership of a strategic plan that will challenge food insecurity in Ottawa over the next five years. It’s an opportunity to learn and grow and expand your leadership skills or likewise an opportunity to use your experience as a professional. You will work with a dedicated team of staff and fellow volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers.

Parkdale Food Centre is committed to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the diverse identities and lived experiences of the communities with whom we collaborate. As such, we encourage applications from equity-deserving groups; systematically excluded groups; historically under-served and under-represented groups including Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage in the recruitment process. If you’re interested, please contact us at deb@parkdalefoodcentre.org. If you know someone who may be interested in this opportunity, please share this with them.

Ideal Qualities in New Board Chair:

Demonstrated senior leadership experience at an executive level or experience owning/ operating a small business

Lived experience and/or knowledge of food insecurity/food justice.

Past non-profit board experience

Ability to work collaboratively and is able to understand and incorporate different perspectives, as well as the ability to work with diverse social identities.

Commitment to EDI/ARAO Demonstrated commitment to and/or interest in food justice and anti-oppression Is comfortable with technology and collaborative tools (e.g., Google Docs, email, etc.)

Understands basic business finance and HR issues University education and/or professional/volunteer/community experience.

Preferred connections within the public, private, and/or non-profit sector

Knowledge of systems of oppression, intersectionality, food insecurity and community advocacy is an asset but not essential. 

Board Treasurer Description and application information:

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Recruitment – Board Treasurer, Parkdale Food Centre Board of Directors Are you a CPA who is interested in supporting the efforts of a progressive Ottawa-based, non-profit organization?

The Parkdale Food Centre is looking for a volunteer to join our Board of Directors in the role of Treasurer. This position will be part of an organization who believes in an Ottawa where everyone has the means and opportunity to live a healthy, connected and fulfilling life. Our mission is to build healthier, connected neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts. We are co-located with Somerset West Community Health Centre because we believe not only that nutritious wholesome food is a human right but also that it is an integral part of each individual’s good health.

The Parkdale Food Centre works with forward-thinking community organizations, volunteers and neighbours, local businesses who are committed to fulfilling a social purpose, passionate philanthropists, and progressive public officials.

We are at an exciting time in our organization’s history. We’ve grown and matured into a medium sized organization with a talented and committed staff. We care about social justice issues, and we need a Treasurer who believes in equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression (even if you’re still learning about these values and practices). This is a volunteer position which offers many opportunities to influence change in the lives of many of our neighbours.

As a board, we are moving towards a governance board model and this is most deeply reflected in the Treasurer’s role as we are supported with contracted bookkeeping services as well as a virtual CFO in addition to our full time staff. We are looking for someone with some experience supporting a growing organization that has multiple funders and projects.

This position works mostly remotely but there will be some occasions to attend in-person functions/meetings which are conducted in accordance with Ottawa Public Health COVID19 health and safety protocols.

You will support a fast growing high profile, high impact Ottawa non-profit and can expect to be part of new social enterprises, programmes and city-wide initiatives that involve complex funding and accounting approaches. It’s an opportunity to learn and grow if you’re a new CPA and likewise an opportunity to apply your professional knowledge as an experienced CPA. You will work with a dedicated team of staff and fellow board members and a host of volunteers.

Parkdale Food Centre is committed to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the diverse identities and lived experiences of the communities with whom we collaborate. As such, we encourage applications from equity-deserving groups; systematically excluded groups; historically under-served and under-represented groups including Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage in the recruitment process. If you’re interested, please contact us at deb@parkdalefoodcentre.org. If you know someone who may be interested in this opportunity, please share this with them.

Ideal Qualities in New Treasurer:

CPA (or comparable experience)

Preferably experience in a non-profit that has multiple funders and multiple projects

Commitment to EDI/ARAO Demonstrated commitment to or interest in food justice and anti-oppression

Past board experience, or leadership experience as a CPA or in a similar role, and/or willingness to learn and develop if this is a new board experience.

Is comfortable with using technology and collaborative tools (e.g., Google Docs, cloud accounting, etc.)

Is connected within the public, private, and/or non-profit sector (not essential, but preferred) 

 

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.