Manager Community Food Hubs

Position Summary:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society is seeking a mature and experienced Manager for Community Food Hubs to join our team. The ideal candidate is passionate about a just and sustainable food system. Working very closely with vulnerable populations in our communities, you are passionate about using food to create empowering environments that support individual health and wellness, and overall community capacity building.

You are a team player with an aptitude to learn, willingness to contribute and passion for making a difference at a community level. You will lead the team that works together with our members, volunteers, community partners, support agencies and the academic world. You have a proven track record of collectively creating positive results and fully understand the social issues that impact the ability of people and their communities to create solutions to individual and collective food security. You are keen to create environments of trust, understanding and respect. You are a challenger of systems and a champion of efficiency, a problem solver who brings energy to work each day.

Main Duties:

* Collaborate with the Community Food Hub members, Volunteers and Team Leaders to assess and resolve concerns;

* Develop and maintain a broad range of community partnerships and services that will support our members’ ability to participate in and advocate for food security;

* Liaise with team members to ensure Community Food Hubs have the requisite volunteers for weekly distribution.

* Collaborate with the Operations Director to develop and maintain appropriate processes and protocols for most effective food distribution in the Community Food Hubs;

* Work with the Communications Officer to facilitate the sharing member impact stories in an ongoing way;

* Responsible for risk management, complaint resolution and liability control with regards to member services and Community Food Hub volunteer participation;

* Support the COO to develop (annually) and monitor (monthly) the operational budget for the department;

* Maintain employee schedules including site assignments, job rotations, training, vacations, covering for absenteeism and overtime scheduling;

* Provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with the GVFB’s policies and procedures;

* Coach, mentor and develop staff including new employee onboarding;

* Consciously create a workplace culture that is consistent with the GVFB and that emphasizes our mission, vision, guiding principles, and values;

Candidate requirements:

* 4+ years hands on people management experience in a team-oriented workplace;

* Proven ability to translate the process of analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy;

* Proven project management skills;

* Proven ability to manage a team in a positive and developmental way;

* Ability to work with sensitivity and without discrimination towards peoples of diverse cultures, races/ethnicity, socio-economic positions, ages, religions, genders, physical/mental challenges/disabilities, and sexual orientations;

* Ability to mediate and/or de-escalate challenging volunteer or member situations; Courses in conflict resolution, mental health first aid and non-violent intervention are an asset;

* Effective communication skills, both oral and written;

* Outstanding interpersonal relationship building skills;

* Sense of humour, honesty, compassion;

* A valid and clean driver’s license and own vehicle are preferred to visit our site locations.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

How to apply:

If this role is suited to your career aspirations and you believe you have the required expertise we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Please email your resume in confidence to [email protected]

Application deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019.