We are Hiring!

The Food Hub has 3 positions open for the 2019 year: An Assistant Manager position and 2 student positions. Details as follows:

Apply to admin@pancapebretonfoodhub.ca or call 902-577-3260 with questions.

Title:  Assistant Manager

Overview: The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is an emerging non-profit organization that creates a linkage between food producers and consumers in Cape Breton by providing an on-line marketplace.

Our Vision: A healthy food economy that supports a growing diversity of producers and consumers on Cape Breton Island.  

Our Mission: The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op Ltd. provides a distribution linkage between local food producers and consumers, creating a more sustainable food system by increasing the viability of local producers while improving access to high quality local food.

Job Description:  The Assistant Manager will assist the Executive Director with planning and implementing the strategies and practices of the operation, and will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Food Hub. This person should be passionate about the local food system and working in the non-profit sector.  This position is ideal for someone who wants to learn more about working in this area, and hopes to manage a non-profit in their future. Training will be provided.

Assistant Manager Job Duties:

·         Assist with all day-to-day Food Hub operations.

·         Assist with basic bookkeeping, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

·         Manage basic payroll and payroll remittances.

·         Helping to train volunteers and staff and coordinate volunteer schedules.

·         Supervising staff and volunteers.

·         Assisting with grant writing and fundraising, including events.

·         Providing on-site support during distribution days.

·         Working with quality assurance protocols and conducting documentation.

Skills/Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

·         An education and/or background in business /management or a related field.

·         Must demonstrate flexibility, and the ability to think outside of the box in a fast-paced environment.

·         Must demonstrate a diverse range of skill sets.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

·         Candidates should be Start eligible. Program details here. (Not necessary)

 

Details:

·         $18 per hour plus 4% vacation pay for 37.5 hours per week.

·         Must be willing to work flexible hours.

·         Must be able to travel within Cape Breton.

Student Positions:

Description: Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Job Description: The Marketing and Communication Coordinator will be responsible to generate increased awareness about the Food Hub through consumer relations, representing the Food Hub at community events and using social media and other technology-based platforms to promote the operation. Training will be provided.

Job Duties:

·         Work with management to create a marketing plan to increase Food Hub consumer members and engage existing members.

·         Work with partners to create community celebrations to elevate the agriculture sector and the Food Hub’s public profile.

·         Assist with organizing workshops as needed.

·         Written communication for newsletters, etc.

·         Populate social media platforms, including photo and video posts.

·         Attend tradeshows, agricultural fairs and other events to promote the Food Hub.

·         Work with management to evaluate and develop communication strategies, documents and other materials for both internal and external uses.

·         Be available to assist with on-site distribution once per week and gather photographs and data to create marketing materials.

·         Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications:

·         Computer skills and proficiency in social media platforms.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

·         Experience and education in marketing or related field strongly preferred.

 

Details:

·         $11.55 per hour plus 4% vacation pay for 37.5 hours per week.

·         Starting July 2nd – 8 weeks.  

 

Description: Volunteer and Training Coordinator

Job Description: The Volunteer and Training Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling, recruiting and training volunteers and will also assist in training of new producer members. Training will be provided.

  Job Duties:

·         Position will require travel within Cape Breton.

·         Evaluation and revision of recruiting and training documents for volunteers.

·         Create and maintain monthly volunteer schedules using database software.

·         Engage in volunteer recruitment through various platforms including social media, newsletters, events, etc.

·         Administer group and individual training programs for volunteers.

·         Oversee volunteer communications and concerns.

·          Be available to assist with on-site distribution one day per week and oversee volunteers.

·         Providing quality assurance monitoring of products and service at delivery locations.

·         Submit quality assurance reports.

·         Support producers with developing product quality and consistency.

·         Train farmers in proper boxing and shipping procedures required by Food Hub.

·         Provide technical support for producers using Food Hub software.

·         Provide content for newsletters and social media posts.

·         Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications:

·         Must be able to lift 30lbs.

·         Basic computer skills.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

 Details:

·         $11.55 per hour plus 4% vacation pay for 37.5 hours per week.

·         Starting July 2nd – 8 weeks