Community Outreach Coordinator
Please apply through our WEBSITE: loadedladle.com/jobs Alternative application formats welcome (i.e. video or phone)
Please do not apply directly through Indeed.
Term: 12 weeks, June 6th to August 26th, 2022
Hours/Wages: 16 hrs/week at $22.02/hr
Applications are due Tuesday, May 24th at 5pm Interviews will take place between May 24th-27th, 2022. Interviews can take place virtually via Zoom or in-person at the Dalhousie Student Union Building (applicant’s choice). Accommodations will gladly be made as necessary during the interview process.
About the Loaded Ladle
The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit open food cooperative based out of the Dalhousie Students’ Union Building. The Loaded Ladle provides accessible, sustainable, locally-sourced free food on the Dalhousie University campus. Our collective of students and workers manages this alternative food service.
Food justice: the acknowledgement that our food system is not neutral; we do not have a level playing field. The rules, who gets to set the rules, and the functioning of our food systems contain oppressive and colonizing forces that create and sustain inequities.
Anti-oppressive framework: This framework actively works against oppression. Oppression is the use of power to disempower, marginalize, silence or otherwise subordinate one social group or category, often in order to further empower and/or privilege the oppressor. An anti-oppressive framework actively fights against racism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism and all other forms of intersecting oppressions.
Consensus based-decision making: a creative and dynamic way of reaching an agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with. This ensures that all opinions, ideas and concerns are taken into account. Through listening closely to each other, the group aims to come up with proposals that work for everyone.
Non-hierarchical framework: a flat management structure, where employees work towards a common purpose, without a designated management team.
Visioning Event: Event visioning allows the stakeholders to align on event objectives and create a shared vision for the attendee experience before designing an event.
The Loaded Ladle commits itself to an equity-based approach to hiring, which prioritizes hiring people from historically marginalized groups. The Loaded Ladle commits itself to an anti-racist, equity-based approach to hiring, which incorporates an awareness of systemic oppression. The Loaded Ladle will prioritize applications from people who face racist, ableist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, colonialist, and other forms of oppression. We value lived experience and an interest in food justice work. We value people's histories, identities and backgrounds and encourage people to self-identify in their cover letter. People who have lived experience of disability or barriers to accessibility will be given priority in the hiring process.
The Loaded Ladle is looking to hire a part-time staff member to coordinate all aspects of the Campus Kitchen Project. The Campus Kitchen Project (formerly know as collective kitchen) is a pilot program that mobilizes campus food action and provides a platform for community kitchen development. This position will build a network of interested partners and create space to unite campus food action. This position will include community engagement and community kitchen research. The successful candidate will have some freedom to decide on the details and scope of this role.
- Enthusiasm for food justice, food activism, and community mobilization;
- Committed to anti-oppression, consensus-based decision making, and working at a non-hierarchical collective;
- Comfortable with outreach, facilitation, and public engagement;
- Excellent communication and active listening skills among different communities, ages, and identities;
- Interested in community kitchen development and research;
- Ability to take initiative on tasks and work independently for the leadership of a project.
- Engage student/community groups interested in community kitchen development on post secondary campuses;
- Research community kitchen development and create a ‘toolkit’ to share with community partners;
- Develop a working group to support community kitchen development.
This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program; this means applicants must be:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
- A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act\*; and
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
\*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
- For administrative tasks, the candidate will have the option to work from home and/or work in the Loaded Ladle’s office space, which is located in the Dalhousie Student Union Building.
- This job will include working in person for engagement activities, and the majority of work will take place at Dalhousie or around the HRM (geographic scope can be determined by the successful candidate).
- This job will include commuting to worksites and transporting materials (assistance or accommodations can be requested)
- The candidate will be expected to attend occasional staff, Board, and committee meetings in-person (accommodations can also be made for attending virtually).
- The working hours for this position will be flexible and determined by the candidate based on the demands of the project.
Please apply through our WEBSITE: loadedladle.com/jobs Alternative application formats welcome (i.e. video or phone
Please do not apply directly through indeed.
Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract, Seasonal, Internship / Co-op
Contract length: 3 months
Part-time hours: 16 per week
Salary: $22.02 per hour
Flexible work from home schedule.
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)
Application deadline: 2022-05-26
Expected start date: 2022-06-06