Hiring – Market Coordinator
Updated: Jul 26
Reports to: Food Manager
Location: Orangeville, ON
Salary Range: $23.00 an hour – 15 hrs a week
Contract Date: 6 month duration — June 26th, 2023 to December 22, 2023
The Orangeville Food Bank is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to supporting dignified food support to those in need. We provide perishable and non-perishable food through in-person shopping and deliveries, pick up reclamation food from local grocery stores, run a community kitchen program, and support local agencies with a monthly food share. We also pursue proactive solutions designed to end hunger through advocacy and by supporting local farmers and improving our local food system.
The Orangeville Food Bank is piloting a Pay What You Can farmer-style market in and around Dufferin County. This new position will develop two market sites that feature fresh fruits and vegetables available on a sliding scale to local residents. The role will manage the organization, administration, ordering, and market delivery with the support of an assistant.
Coordinate market sites with municipal partners
Develop market promotional materials
Coordinate the weekly running of a Pay What You Can Market including ordering, receiving, sorting, packaging and stock rotation with the support of an assistant
Ensure compliance with food safety and health regulations.
Gather and report on relevant statistical information related to market operations
Manage POS system and market revenue
Prepare and maintain all documents related to inventory, purchasing, & Receivables
Minimum Knowledge and Education and Work Experience:
Be a community builder with an outgoing disposition
Have a solid understanding of community-based food programs, hunger/poverty/food systems issues, and a demonstrated capacity to work with people experiencing marginalization and poverty.
Have excellent organization, time management, and prioritization skills, with an ability to work well both independently and in a team.
Possess a sense of humour with a liberal sprinkling of sunshine
Food safety handling knowledge and certification preferred
Experience with POS systems is an asset
Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong organization and project management skills
Intermediate computer skills specifically Microsoft Office
Ability to give clear written and verbal instructions
Demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with diverse populations
Proven ability to motivate others and foster an energizing, cooperative environment
Ability to understand and comply with Food Banks Canada’s Safe Food Handling Practices & Procedures.
Must be able to:
perform moderate to heavy physical labor (lift up to 50 lbs. regularly)
push/pull a pallet jack at 1200 lbs for 200 ft.
climb a step ladder
be exposed to cold temps and work in a regulated refrigerated environment occasionally (below freezing)
work on a computer keyboard daily
Maintain a current and valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Interested applicants should apply by sending their resume and cover letter by Friday, June 9th, 2023 to Heather Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note: A successful criminal record check and proof of vaccination will be required prior to any offer of employment being made.