OverviewGuelph Community Health Centre Food Access Programs Assistant Intern; The SEED Contract in Guelph, ON
Guelph Community Health Centre
Branch Guelph ON CA
Food Access Programs Assistant Intern; The SEED
Our programs, services, and facilities also support the food health of other community members and contribute to Guelph’s overall food security….
PROGRAM AREA: Community Health DURATION: Contract; April 18, 2017 March 16, 2018 HOURS/WEEK: 35 hours per week
This position is funded in part through Career Focus an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada grant. To qualify for this position you must meet the following criteria:
You have graduated from an agriculture-related post- secondary program in the last three calendar years (from the project start date) or will have graduated by the time the internship is scheduled to begin You are between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of selection A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
The SEED is a new and growing collaborative initiative at the Guelph CHC whose primary goal is to increase the food health of Guelph’s low-income community members. Our programs, services, and facilities also support the food health of other community members and contribute to Guelph’s overall food security.
This position will work directing with The Seed’s Distribution Coordinator to assist in the operation and enhancement of existing food access programs, and be a key contributor to the piloting and operation of two new food access programs scheduled to begin in 2017.
The Seed has created and/or enhanced several programs intended to increase food insecure individuals’ and families’ access to healthy, local, fresh food. We are in the midst of piloting these programs out of our new fresh food warehouse space, and we have an exciting opportunity for an intern to learn and grow alongside us as we continue to evaluate and adapt what we offer.
Broadly speaking there are five main categories of responsibilities and activities that the intern would be trained within and responsible for: Communicate with farmers, distributors, and project partners to relay food orders and maintain relationships. Assist with logistical and physical support related to food ordering, receiving, and delivery. Coordinate volunteer efforts that include box packing and delivery, communications. Administrative duties that include payment processing, order tracking, and marketing. Assist with budgeting and forecasting for four food access programs
PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES
Play a lead role in: Communicating with farmers and distributors regarding product availability Creating price lists and communicating availability to buying partners Receiving, sorting, and delivering produce from our warehouse Cultivating relationships with potential food donors
Play a support role in: Administrative duties related to invoicing, payment tracking, responding to inquiries, recruiting and coordinating volunteers Piloting mobile markets in two Guelph locations: responding to customer preferences and demand signals; marketing the enterprise to ensure high participation rates; assisting with the evaluation of the pilot Piloting a local food brokerage enterprise, selling Wellington County produce to Guelph-based institutions and programs: ensuring supply meets demand; increasing demand through marketing; contributing to business decisions and future directions; assisting with the evaluation of the pilot Budget and revenue projections for existing and pilot programs
Prior experience and qualities: Interest in Small to Medium Enterprise Development A passion for working in food security in our community An entrepreneurial spirit Strong MS Office suite skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Superb record keeping and organizational habits Social media aptitude The ability to multi-task and work independently Excellent written and oral communication skills A very positive approach to problem solving Flexible and adaptable; able to work effectively in a fast-paced planning environment with many stakeholders and some moving targets Be committed to the Mission, Vision and Values of the Guelph CHC
Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Guelph, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01