(VR-23026-RB)Community Kitchen Coordinator Job at Atira Womens Resource Society – Vancouver, BC

Competition Number: VR-23026-RB

Type: Internal & External -Full-Time

Hours of Work: Avg. 36 hours per week; afternoon (Monday through Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with every second Friday free from work)

Compensation: $26.69 – $28.73/hrs. based on experience, plus a generous leave, benefits and pension package

Program & Location: Rice Block Support Recovery Housing for Women – Downtown Eastside, Vancouver

Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023

About Us:
Atira Women’s Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.

About the Job:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Community Kitchen Coordinator, will develop, facilitate and implement a Community Kitchen Program that supports & encourages the women to actively attend and participate. The Community Kitchen Coordinator will ensure the kitchen has all necessary supplies, will maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen that meets all health & safety guidelines, provide meals independently for 30+ women when required, and will have strong budgeting and organizational skills to effectively maintain weekly menus and food supply orders while working within the constraints the women themselves experience (i.e. limited food budgets, lack of access to transportation, lack of proper equipment etc.). In addition, the role will include facilitating community garden projects, providing support & supervision to kitchen volunteers, coordinating and distributing Food Bank orders, and will continue to provide support to the women by taking referrals and completing intake, crisis prevention, intervention & conflict, teaching basic cooking skills, provide women with one-to-one support and advocacy, assists women moving in and moving out, cleans and prepares rooms for new residents when needed, keep accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per practices/policy and maintains the safety and security of the building.

About You:
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm-reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of a woman includes transgender, two-spirit and intersex women, and transfeminine individuals. You are sex worker positive.

You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.

Resumes from qualified First Nations Métis and Inuk women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled and women from other equity-seeking groups. Fluency in a language(s) other than English is an asset.

Additional Requisites/Assets:

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Experience doing community kitchens and must be passionate about all aspects of cooking
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
  • Minimum one (1) year of front-line support work experience; preference given to candidates with lived expertise
  • Covid-19 (Including Booster) and annual flu vaccinations are required, unless with an exemption
  • All positions are subject to a Criminal Records Review (Submitted by Atira)

Application Process:
Applications should be emailed to [email protected] Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a cover letter with a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira are guaranteed a review. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.

About the Company

Company: Atira Womens Resource Society –

Company Location:  Vancouver, BC

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