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Program Director, Stop Community Food Centre

Full-time, permanent (37.5 hours/week)

The Stop Community Food Centre is a leading edge and nationally
respected non-profit organization that has provided innovative programs
and advocacy to address problems of hunger and inequality in Toronto
for over 30 years (http://www.thestoporg). The Stop's mission is to increase
access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds
community and challenges inequality.

If you are an organized multi-tasker committed to social change with
strong leadership, program development, communication and people
skills, we need you. The Stop is an innovative and growing community
food centre with a strong staff team and a creative mix of food
security initiatives. We are seeking a person who shares our community
development philosophy and is committed to food justice to manage our
day-to-day operations and ensure that all Stop activities support our
values and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and participatory supervision to 10-15 staff in 7 program areas
  • Foster and maintain positive staff team dynamics
  • Ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of programs that respond to community need and interest
  • Develop and co-ordinate proposals to a variety of funding sources
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of program budgets and allocation of resources
  • Assist in determining community needs and changing trends in order to facilitate creative programming responses
  • Develop and implement policies and protocols with appropriate staff and board
  • Provide staff support to Board committees
  • Represent The Stop's programs and participants at relevant committee, coalition and public meetings

Qualifications

  • Relevant post-secondary degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience working in a not-for-profit, culturally/racially diverse, community-based setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to community development
  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff
  • Excellent ability to manage program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising in the private and government sectors
  • Significant experience working with low-income people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, conflict resolution and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of community-based networks and social service agencies
  • Ability to speak a language relevant to the neighbourhood would be an asset (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin)

Salary: In your cover letter please indicate your salary expectation
Start: As soon as possible

Please send your letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, to

Hiring Committee-Program Director
The Stop
P.O. Box 69, Station E
Toronto, ON   M6H 4E1
charmaine@thestop.org

Faxed applications will NOT be considered.

The Stop is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants
from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being
interviewed will be contacted.

[Source: TFPC listserv, http://www.toronto.ca/health/tfpc_index.htm]