[sust-mar] Education Manager, f/t, Food First NL, St. John's, Newfoundland

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Position: Education Manager
Organization: Food First NL
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland

Food First NL is a provincial, non-profit organization with a growing network of over 2,600 organizations and individuals engaged in improving food security across the province. Food First NL’s mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure physical and economic access to adequate and healthy food for all.

Food First NL was founded in 1998 in response to growing concerns of hunger and poverty in the province. Since then, Food First NL has grown into a hub for food security work in Newfoundland and Labrador by catalyzing and supporting community-based food security programs; increasing awareness and understanding of food security and its impacts; and increasing engagement and facilitating dialogue on food security issues across the province. Learn more about Food First NL at: http://www.foodfirstnl.ca

Job Description:

Food First NL is seeking a full time Education Manager to lead education activities for the organization. Working with the Executive Director, the Education Manager will be responsible for:

(1) Leading Food First NL Educational Programs, and ensuring program deliverables are met, including:
• Children and Youth Educational Program, including overseeing administration of the Farm to School NL Project
• Supporting food security educational efforts of community organizations across NL, including administration of the Northern Peninsula Project
• Providing presentations, leading workshops, hosting display booths, etc. as part of Food First NL’s ongoing food security educational initiatives

(2) Assisting in the development, updating, promotion, and supporting the use of Food First NL’s food security resources

(3) Supporting planning and promotion of Food First NL events (including educational, networking, and fundraising events)

(4) Explore funding opportunities and develop applications to support and advance Food First NL’s educational programs

(5) Providing direction and support to other education staff as required.

(6) Other duties as required

Skills & Qualifications:
• Degree or diploma in a related discipline
• 2-3 years practical experience in a community education role
• Understanding of food security and food systems issues, as well as interest in and experience with food skills
• Experience working with a non-profit organization an asset
• Strong verbal and written communications skills, including a strong ability to lead hands-on food skills workshops, presentations, and host display booths at large public events
• Strong ability to network and collaborate with stakeholders or various ages and across sectors
• Strong ability to use computer software, including Microsoft Office
• Must have valid drivers’ license and be willing to travel as required. Access to a personal vehicle an asset

Compensation: Commensurate with relevant experience

Expected Employment Start Date: June 2016

Hours of work: Full time at 35 hours/week. Successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, as the Education Manager may be expected to work some evenings and weekends.

Contract Duration: This is a maternity leave replacement, expecting to run from June 2016-July 2017 (approximately)

Location: This position will be based out of Food First NL St. John’s office

How to Apply: Please submit onePDF document that contains your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Save file as “NAME_EducationManager” (example: KJameson_EducationManager).

Submit your application to Kristie Jameson, Executive Director at: 
kristie at foodfirstnl.ca 
by May 20th 2016.

Any applications sent after the deadline or not in the correct file format will not be considered for the position.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in Food First NL, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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