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Community Food Animator, Stop Community Food Centre

Full-time, 12 month contract (probable extension)

The Stop Community Food Centre, a leading edge food security
organization (http://www.thestop.org), is seeking an experienced
community developer to work in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC)
buildings, focusing in Scarborough, to facilitate the establishment of
new community gardens and other food programs as determined by TCHC
residents. While based out of The Stop, the successful candidate will
work as an integral member of the Community Food Animators Project team.

Responsibilities

  • Organize community meetings with key stakeholders to determine
    interest and need for community food programs in identified TCHC
    communities
  • Provide hands-on assistance in launching community food projects
  • Encourage leadership and involvement of tenants and community
    leaders in project planning, design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Provide expertise and resources in community organizing
  • Foster project sustainability through capacity building
  • Work with Community Food Animator team and project partners to organize quarterly City -wide training sessions
  • Work with Community Food Animator team and project partners to organize yearly bus tour of food programs

Qualifications, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated experience as a community developer
  • Demonstrated experience working on community food security initiatives including community gardens, kitchens and/or markets
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, conflict resolution and written communication skills
  • Significant experience working in low-income and culturally/racially diverse communities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of team
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as required
  • A valid driver's licence
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English is an asset

This is a 12-month full-time, contract position beginning July 2006 and continuing to July 2007 with possibility of extension.

Salary: $36,500 plus benefits
Start: As soon as possible

Please send your letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2006, to

Hiring Committee-Community Food Animator
The Stop
P.O. Box 69, Station E
Toronto, ON  M6H 4E1

Emailed and 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.

The Stop gratefully acknowledges the TCHC's Social Investment Fund for its generous support of this initiative.

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