Trout Lake/Cedar Cottage Food Security Network Society seeks Coordinator

Position Title: TLCC Coordinator

Reports to: TLCC Board of Directors

Term of Contract: Starts immediately until end of June 2011 with possibility of extension

Hourly Wage: $20.00/hr, 10 hrs/wk.  Flexible schedules can be negotiated.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 4:30pm, March 8th 2011

Description of Position:

The TLCC Coordinator will oversee overall TLCC coordination and support related activities with the following goals:

  • Primarily responsible for actively pursuing &  securing sustainable and ongoing funding for the TLCC activities
  • Support and maintain the existing pocket markets at Brant Villa and developing  one new pocket market.
  • Regular distribution of relevant information to Network members.  Coordinate and facilitate monthly TLCC Board meetings
  • Build community capacity to be involved in food security initiatives and increase awareness of available food security resources and networking opportunities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·         Identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals and create a “sustainability plan”.

·         Identify and sustain opportunities for capacity building and partnerships between community leaders and agencies which would help support the work of the TLCC over the long term.

·         Maintain and develop an email distribution list and blog.  Develop promotional materials for Network activities.

·         Monitor program finances, maintain accurate financial records, and ensure responsible budget implementation.

·         Collaborate with other food security networks in Vancouver to share resources and identify opportunities for strengthening working relationships.



·         Sound understanding of food security principles and the spectrum of food based programs in Vancouver

·         Confident leadership experience with community development and capacity building approaches to project development.

·         Experience with community work and committee based processes, particularly related to pocket markets or farmer’s markets

·         Grant and funding report writing skills

·         Strong communication and computer skills, organization and time-management

·         Must have a valid Food Safe certificate or be willing to obtain one.

·         Experience with volunteer supervision, recruitment and training


NOTE: this position requires use of your own vehicle and may require access to a home based workspace.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, March 8th 2011.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: TLCC Food Security Board of Directors

Attn: Marlene Bell at or Fax: 604-873-4402


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