Job Posting: Food Justice Youth Peer Leader
DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Applications due August 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Are you passionate about food? Do you understand the foods we grow, import, cook and eat as symbols of greater systemic forces – such as race, colonization, gender, the environment, migration, and the economy? Do you love creating safer and braver space for conversations with your peers? If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.
Type of Position: Part-time Contract Position – 13 Month Contract, 31.5 hours/month
Start and End Date: September 15, 2019 (Flexible Start Date) – October 15, 2020 (Start time is flexible for the right candidate and contract end will shift accordingly)
Compensation: Living Wage at $20.91/hr
Perks: Professional development opportunities, flexible work hours
Location: Meetings at our office located at Fraser St and Broadway at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser Street), flexible work location otherwise
Our Organizational Culture: Collaborative, passionate, curious, reflective, nurturing
Working closely with the Operations and Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for co-planning and coordinating our Food Justice Project.
- Plan three hands-on, land-based and food-centered public events relating to the intersection of food, justice, race and culture;
- Work from an understanding of Indigenous cultural safety and an anti-racist, anti-oppressive and intersectional lens;
- Coordinate field trips and activities with partners by communicating via email, phone, and in-person meetings within Metro Vancouver;
- Recruit youth to participate in our Food Justice Event Series;
- Participate in on-going program assessment and evaluation efforts;
- Need to have access to your own computer and cell phone.
- Support and mentorship in growing your skills;
- Networking and learning opportunities with other organizations, social justice groups and campaigns;
- Flexible work hours;
- Reference letters upon request
This position is for a self-identified youth who:
- Has some experience in event planning
- Has excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Has a passion for social change and believes in educating, activating, and empowering young people to engage in social, environmental and economic justice movements to create a more equitable, democratic and sustainable future
- Feels comfortable working with migrant, racialized and Indigenous youth
- Is able to work independently, but also enjoys working in a team
- Is available to meet at least every 2 weeks in person at 2455 Fraser Street and can work for 31.5 hours/month
- Is willing to complete a criminal record check
Food Justice Project Goals
- To increase migrant, racialized and Indigenous youths’ knowledge of their position within food systems
- To empower youth to lead each other through critical conversation, education, and action on intersectional themes centering food justice
- To connect youth with each other across cultures through hands-on skill-building activities
We are committed to having a team that reflects the diversity of the youth population in the Lower Mainland. We encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous individuals, newcomers and immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people of all genders and abilities, and members of other underrepresented communities.
To apply: Please email your application as one PDF file to adrienne(at)checkyourhead.org in the following format:
- Subject heading: Food Justice Youth Peer Leader
- Attached file name: firstname_lastname_FJYPL.pdf
- Cover letter
- Resume outlining relevant skills and experience
Deadline to apply is September 5th, 2019.