Nelson Community Food Centre is hiring for the position of Program Assistant, funded through Canada Summer Jobs. The Program Assistant will work with Nelson Community Food Centre staff to support our mission of creating opportunities for people facing adversity to share, connect and advocate around good food.
The position is full-time at 30 hours/week, with a wage of $18.50 per hour. The position will run from June 29 through to August 28, 2020.
The Nelson Community Food Centre supports food access in the Nelson area through 4 main programs:
~ The Good Food Bank – Supplies people facing adversity with healthy produce and nutritious food on a weekly basis,
~ Food Skills – Brings together adults, children and families to learn how to prepare food and where food comes from
~ Our Garden program – Experientially teaches people how food grows and supplies food for our Goof Food Bank, and
~ Harvest Rescue – Gleans fruit from local fruit trees, dividing the harvest between homeowners, volunteers and our Good Food Bank.
All of our programs are no-cost and are accessible to all residents of Nelson and the surrounding area.
The role of Program Assistant supports these 4 programs through program planning and delivery with accompanying administrative tasks, and together, with NCFC staff, brings people together around good food for all.
The ideal candidate will be interested in local food systems, social and food justice, have strong administrative skills and people skills, with some experience or interest in working with staff and volunteers in program delivery. The candidate will be open to a combination of in-office work with appropriate physical distancing measures and remote work with technical support from the NCFC.
Please note, eligible candidates must be:
~ Between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) as of July 6 2020
~ A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and
~Legally entitled to work in BC.
Please send resumes with the subject line “Application – Program Assistant” to firstname.lastname@example.org.