Careers

Human Resources

About Us

The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 13,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to more than 118 community agencies such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters, transition homes and after school programs, which in turn provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including people who are homeless.

Our mission is providing healthy food to those in need. Our vision is to create healthy communities through fair and effective food systems. Currently, the GVFB receives, purchases, and distributes 8 M lbs of food each year.

Position Overview

This close kit team is looking to add an HR colleague to support the continual growth and ongoing development of the GVFB. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to widen their Human Resources exposure in a variety of related areas and practices.

As a member of the HR team, you will work on challenging recruitment assignments, identifying great candidates for opportunities across the organization and then facilitate the delivery of onboarding and employment experiences that our staff talk about for months. Building relationships and connection with prospective candidates and in community organizations is work you love to do. You will thrive in a role which involves marketing the GVFB to active and passive candidates and building partner relationships to enhance new candidate streams.

Our candidate will work also in the areas of benefits administration & case management, health & safety, DEI and in time, more responsibilities and divers work will be assigned. We foster a supportive, collaborative and high-performing culture that invests in learning, development and progression of its employees so the opportunity to learn & grow will be plentiful.

You are super organized and have high attention to detail, are a very effective communicator and someone who builds relationships easily. You are professional, diplomatic and can handle competing deadlines with ease. Adaptability and being able to quickly pivot are critical competencies for this role.

We are passionate about the work we do and who we serve.

Who We Are

The GVFB is a proud winner of two prestigious awards: Canada’s Top100 Employers 2022 and BC’s Top Employers 2022!

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Employee Benefits

We believe in proving employees with flexibility and the resources & tools to excel in their role.   We provide a hybrid work model where employees have the option to work from home two days per week after passing probation and working 3 days in an inclusive office environment with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking on-site. Our competitive benefit plan includes extended healthcare and dental, 3 weeks paid vacation to start, a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan where employees are matched up to 7% of their contributions. In addition, you also get your birthday and two personal days as additional paid days off. And you will work alongside people who are passionate about food insecurity and community.

Career and personal development are at the forefront of the culture here at the GVFB. After 6 months of employment, employees have access to $1,500 towards professional development, half of which can be utilized towards wellness initiatives!

Come and enjoy working in an inclusive, award-winning workplace!

Personal Attributes and Core Skills

Qualifications and Experience

This is a newly created role, we are looking for a candidate who can bring their skills, experience and eye for continuous development and improvement. We are big on training and development and see this person growing within the organization as they become knowledgeable in all things GVFB!

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

Notes

Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.