Indigenous Food Sovereignty Coordinator

Job Opportunity by FoodShare Toronto

Job type: Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION

FoodShare is looking for an Indigenous Food Sovereignty Coordinator to help coordinate our Indigenous Advisory Circle, organize trainings and dialogues for FoodShare staff and partners on current Indigenous organizing and history, and support networking and relationship building among Indigenous groups doing food sovereignty work.

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Detailed Job Description:
  • Coordinate the Indigenous Advisory Circle as a mechanism to advise FoodShare on our programs, policies, and work plans.
  • Assist with building support for Indigenous food sovereignty into FoodShare's broader advocacy goals and campaigns.
  • Assist with the development of a closed Facebook group for information sharing around food sovereignty and food access initiatives among Indigenous people.
  • Work with the Indigenous Advisory Circle members to animate in-person events and gatherings for Indigenous communities in Toronto.
  • Animate lunch and learns for FoodShare staff and guests from members of the Indigenous Community
  • Support Indigenous-led organizations/groups requesting support from FoodShare to advance their Indigenous food sovereignty and food access work through facilitating connections, sharing funding opportunities, reviewing and assisting with grant applications, and supporting their organizational work plans.
  • Help to share knowledge with non-Indigenous people that occupy this land.

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 Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Knowledge of Indigenous protocols, teachings, worldviews
  • Experience with Indigenous communities, organizations, and businesses, either directly or in collaboration.
  • Experience with Indigenous Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, either directly or in collaboration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to food justice and anti-oppression
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented

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Contract Hours & Dates:
  • Rate of pay: $21.54/hour
  • Total Hours: 5 hours a week (3 days a week)
  • Reports to: Community Food Animation Senior Manager

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 Please note: FoodShare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors. If you feel you need accommodation because of illness or disability during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at your earliest convenience – hr@foodshare.net. You will also be briefed on FoodShare’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.