Senior Manager, Knowledge Exchange

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Community Food Centres Canada
  • Community Outreach
  • Education: Administration
  • Education: Teaching / Training
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)$65,000 - 75,0002019-05-132019-05-29
Senior Manager, Knowledge Exchange

Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is a national organization dedicated to building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. We do this by building vibrant Community Food Centres (CFCs) that offer high impact food programs; acting as a central knowledge exchange hub for the broader community food sector, including our 150+ member Good Food Organizations (GFOs); and advocating for policies that reduce poverty, food insecurity, and poor health.

Heading up the tightknit Knowledge Exchange team, and reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Knowledge Exchange Senior Manager’s overarching role is to build knowledge and capacity among staff at our 150+ partner organizations (CFCs and GFOs) as well as the broader community food sector. The primary aspects of this exciting portfolio include: curating and creating impactful training and learning resources; supporting strategic growth and evolution of the Good Food Organizations learning network; planning a dynamic annual conference (CFCC’s Food Summit); and executing a strategy to communicate about all of these.

We are looking for a highly motivated and effective person to join our collaborative team. Our ideal candidate possesses excellent leadership skills, holds high standards, and uses creative thinking to respond to the diverse professional development needs among today’s food security organizations. You are no stranger to “good food programs,” and you are able to bring a critical and justice-informed lens to understanding what makes a strong program or organization.

You will be joining a vibrant national office in Toronto's west end. We are proud of our collaborative, supportive and flexible office culture—beyond our weekly shared “lunch club,” you'll regularly find good food and conversation being shared around the table.

Community Food Centres Canada hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, person of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodation.

Responsibilities:

  • Draw on best practices in the adult education field to plan, deliver, and evaluate CFCC’s education activities for staff at its member learning network of 150 organizations (in-person workshops, panel discussions, and online training). Collaborate with CFCC staff and hired consultants as needed.
  • Supervise planning, content development and dissemination of learning resources (tool kits, program manuals, training videos, blogs/articles).
  • Oversee the coordination of programming, logistics, budgeting, and evaluation for CFCC’s annual Food Summit.
  • Lead editorial planning, content development, and editing for partner-facing communications (articles, announcements) on CFCC’s partner website and e-news.
  • Plan and execute new learning programs for CFC/GFO partners as need and opportunity arise.
  • Supervise two-member staff team.
  • Manage program budget, assist with funding applications and reporting.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of project management experience in community-based/non-profit organizations
  • University degree in a related area, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience with developing training and learning resources in a variety of media (print, video, and web resources; virtual and in-person training) using adult education principles
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of community-based food programs and a strong, critical analysis of what constitutes impactful, efficient programming
  • Experience using a variety of evaluation methodologies to assess impact
  • Passion for using good food as a vehicle for individual, community, and broader social change
  • Understanding of poverty, health, and Indigenous and Northern issues as they relate to food security
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Both strategic and detail-oriented, with a lens and toolbox for long-term planning
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience with budgeting and financial systems/procedures

Salary: $65,000-75,000 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits, including short- and long-term disability and a defined pension plan.

Please email your cover letter and resume to work@cfccanada.ca by May 29, 2019. Specify “Senior Manager, Knowledge Exchange” in the subject line.

Only applicants being considered will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CFCC.

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