FEED NOVA SCOTIA Membership Services Assistant Temporary in Halifax, NS


Branch Halifax NS CA

Membership Services Assistant
Halifax, NS

If you are a positive, dedicated, team-oriented person who is prepared to work hard, work fast, and work safely, then we want to hear from you!…

(Summer Student Position)

Who are we?
FEED NOVA SCOTIA is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to 147 member agency food banks and meal programs. Our mission is to feed Nova Scotians in need and reduce that need. Working at FEED NOVA SCOTIA is an opportunity to give back to your community, and make a positive difference in people’s lives. If you are a positive, dedicated, team-oriented person who is prepared to work hard, work fast, and work safely, then we want to hear from you!

What is a Membership Services Assistant?
S/he provides support in the development and distribution of resources that enables a sustainable, reliable, and efficient province-wide network of food banks and meal programs. This includes assisting in the launch and roll-out of a food bank management software program, and helping build the capacity of our Member network to efficiently respond to the broad range of needs of low income Nova Scotians.

What does a Membership Services Assistant do?

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a system to track and promote resources, programs, and services offered by respective organizations;
  • Assist in the development of a plain language overview of the new food bank management software program;
  • Assist in the delivery of the overview of the food bank management software program to staff and volunteers at member agency food banks;
  • Respond to requests for food support and identify trends regarding barriers to, and opportunities for, creating a more nutritious and accessible food system;
  • Help provide volunteers with an engaging and impactful experience;
  • Perform other administrative duties as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (community college, CEGEP, technical institute, university) and returning to school in the fall of 2016;
  • Knowledge of adult education or group facilitation techniques required, and practical experience in using this knowledge is preferred;
  • Flexible; able to adapt to varied work requirements;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong attention to detail and efficient research techniques;
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • Public speaking skills; strong level of comfort engaging with individuals in an informal setting; able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Previous database and statistical analysis experience considered an asset;
  • A valid Nova Scotia Class 5 driver’s license would be helpful, as there may be some travel around the province, but not required.

What’s in the fine print?

  • Available to returning students only, this position is funded through a government grant;
  • Place of work is located at 213 Bedford Highway;
  • Full-time hours; Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm;
  • Term position, starting June 13th, 2016 and ending on August 26th, 2016

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make an impact in your community, and work with an organization that restores hope, please submit a cover letter and resume in a PDF document by end of day May 27th, 2016. Please include HR-080 in the subject line. We thank you for your interest in employment with FEED NOVA SCOTIA, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory criminal record check.

Job Type: Temporary

Required experience:

  • Statistical Analysis: 1 year
  • Adult Education: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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