Hubs Assistant ( Part-Time Contract)

Want to make a difference in your community? Join our team and help us make our vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all a reality.

 Position Summary:

The Hubs Assistant is a part-time contract position until October 2019 with the possibility of extension, full time, or permanent employment. Responsible for tactically supporting the implementation of change initiatives at our 13 locations, as well as supporting maintenance of the key elements that contribute to the Community Food Hub model.

Alongside the Community Food Hub (CFH) staff and volunteers, the Hubs Assistant offers support to solve conflicts, communicate with the office, implement and maintain changes and policy, and gather feedback.

  • Competitive salary with Vacation pay
  • 24 hours per week with more availability as required
  • Position is available to start ASAP


Main Duties:

  • Provide onsite support for Volunteer Coordinators when requested, for example: helping solve conflict, clarifying policy, or maintaining flow
  • Administration and data entry experience for registration
  • Assist the Hubs team in the implementation of initiatives like launching time zones, hospitality areas, or the choice-based shopping model
  • Host or attend volunteer huddle as the staff representative to give updates on policies, upcoming events, and hear feedback
  • Communicates back to the CFH regarding team volunteer shortages, incident reports, and menu issues
  • Attends sites as directed to provide support when coordinators are absent, or specific policies need reinforcement
  • Participating in drafting or documenting current procedures or policies
  • Supports liaising with community partners


Employment Requirements:

  • Be able to attend our North Vancouver and Downtown Hub locations
  • Flexibility to cover at all locations as required
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills (written/oral), including active listening skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and data entry experience
  • Experience working in volunteer driven environments
  • Proven ability to problem solve and takes responsibility to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check for Vulnerable Sectors
  • Proficiency in a language other than English considered an asset
  • Significant experience working in challenging social environments
  • Ability to work as part of an anti-oppression framework with people of diverse cultures, races/ethnicity, socio‐economic positions, ages, religions, genders, physical/mental challenges/disabilities, and sexual orientation
  • Access to own vehicle preferred. If you don’t have your own transportation, you will need to be at our head office or on site for 7am on certain days
  • Courage and a sense of humor


Physical Requirements:

  • May need to sit and stand as needed
  • Knows proper lifting techniques to lift up to 50 lbs when required