ASU Food Cupboard Coordinator

TERM: September 1st, 2019 – April 25th, 2020
(Possible extension for the 2020/2021 Academic Year)

RATE OF PAY: $13.50/ hour – Approximately 6 to 10 hours/week*

*Must work the hours necessary to complete the tasks and requirements of the position.

FOOD CUPBOARD: The Food Cupboard is a student led food service that aims to provide immediate and long-term relief to student food insecurity at Acadia. The Food Cupboard offers non-perishable food and grocery store gift cards to students. The Food Cupboard offers this service to anyone with a valid Acadia Student ID and will be open Monday – Friday with operating hours set based on availability of volunteers.

DUTIES: This position would be responsible for the hiring and coordination of a leadership team, volunteers, applying for grants, organizing donations, and the general operation of the room (managing inventory, financial management, promotions). The Food Cupboard coordinator will be supported by a team of ten (10) to fifteen (15) volunteers responsible for stocking the shelves, assisting in donation campaigns, and operating the room when it is open to students.

TRAINING: Consists of planning meetings and shadowing with the current ASU Food Cupboard coordinator in March 2019.

PREREQUISITES: Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Previous experience working for a food bank, fundraising, and in management roles are an asset. Must be community minded, can manage the time commitment, be firm in decision making, be responsive to individual needs, and be able to work under a high degree of confidentiality. Nova Scotia Food Handler’s Certification is required, but can be obtained upon selection for the position. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 upon submitting your application. Must present proof of a clear criminal record upon selection.

HOURS: A minimum of three (3) in office hours are to be set during weekdays that can be set when the Food Cupboard is not in operation and three (3) hours spent in the food room’s during operating hours.
* Operating hours are TBD in consultation with the committee.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript:

Incomplete resumes will not be considered.
Note: Please direct any questions about this job posting and the Food
Cupboard to

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 at 4:30pm.

The Acadia Students’ Union believes in employment equity and the values a diverse and inclusive workplace, which we believe enriches the work environment.
We encourage qualified applications from all diverse communities and traditions including, but not limited to, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, female-identified persons, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, different nationalities, cultures or religions, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
We strive to use hiring practices that are inclusive to all candidates to ensure equal access to positions. If there are any accommodations you require please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate, where able.
We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The ASU reserves the right not to fill any position that may be posted.

Please note that should a position become available during this time resumes may be considered to fulfill staffing needs.

1. General Responsibilities

While on duty, the Food Cupboard Coordinator works to ensure the efficient operations of the Food Cupboard including training and coordinating volunteers, organizing donations and inventory, and managing the operating hours of the room. In advance of the Food Cupboard opening each semester, the coordinator is responsible for overseeing the set up and promotions of the Cupboard.

2. Specific Duties
(a) to plan and staff operating hours for the room;
(b) to maintain sufficient inventory levels;
(c) to promote the service of the Food Cupboard to the student body;
(d) to screen, hire, and train volunteers;
(e) to screen, hire, and train a leadership team (financial lead, communications lead, and programming lead)
(f) to oversee and monitor the tracking of patron numbers;
(g) to secure adequate funding from internal (ASU, Acadia) and external funding sources;
(h) to coordinate donation campaigns;
(i) to be available to students during office hours and be responsive to student needs and communications;
(j) to oversee the physical organization and general cleanliness of the room;
(k) to ensure the highest degree of confidentiality is upheld by volunteers;
(l) to report any issues or concerns;
(m) the Food Cupboard Coordinator may, from time to time, be assigned duties other than those listed above.
3. Miscellaneous
(a) to help connect patrons with other wellness s

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