Community Development Coordinator - Ottawa School Breakfast Program

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Ottawa Network for Education
  • Program / Project Management
  • Education: Teaching / Training
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-06-122019-07-02

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) is a non-profit charitable organization that develops innovative collaborative programs to enrich public education in Ottawa.  Working with partners from business, education, government and the community, ONFE has launched over 40 programs since its inception in 1985. ONFE also acts as a catalyst for discussion and collaborative action around local education issues. 

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program ensures that children in need have access to a healthy breakfast in a safe, supervised environment – to help each child start their day ready to learn and grow. More than 13,500 children in 190 schools begin each school day with a nutritious meal provided by the program. The Ottawa School Breakfast Program is offered every day on school premises. Volunteers, breakfast monitors and school staff oversee the day-to-day delivery of the program in the school. The program offers highly nutritious foods that meet the Ontario Student Nutrition Program Guidelines. Participating schools are identified by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the Ministry of Education and the local Steering Committee, including members from Ottawa’s 4 regional school boards and ONFE.

Community Development Coordinator – Ottawa School Breakfast Program

 We are looking for an energetic, team-oriented individual with excellent relationship management skills to join the ONFE Ottawa School Breakfast Program team. Reporting to the Director, Ottawa School Breakfast Program, you will provide support and resources to assigned school breakfast and snack programs. You will be working as part of a team of Community Development Coordinators and will work collaboratively on the development of program resources and administrative processes to ensure that program objectives are met. 

 Key Responsibilities

  • Work with principals and daily on-site coordinators (program monitors, school staff and volunteers) to ensure smooth delivery of programs within assigned schools;
  • Establish new breakfast / snack programs in schools, as required;
  • Provide ongoing support to assigned schools;
  • Assist program coordinators in the creation of menus that meet the Ministry of Children and Youth (MCYS) Nutrition Guidelines;
  • Assist schools in ensuring food safety standards are met;
  • Deliver training programs for on-site coordinators in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health;
  • Develop resource materials to support schools in program delivery and administration;
  • Complete on-site school evaluations for each assigned school;
  • Provide administrative support to the Program Director;
  • Collect consistent program data – including financial and participation;
  • Maintain an inventory of school equipment purchases and track equipment needs for assigned schools;
  • Assist schools with volunteer recruitment and recognition;
  • Participate in regular ONFE School Breakfast Program team meetings;
  • Represent the ONFE School Breakfast Program at community events and fundraising activities as requested; and
  • Other duties as required.


Required Skills/Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in community development, social sciences, nutrition, education, health promotion or related field;
  • A post-secondary degree in related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment;
  • Experience managing multiple and complex stakeholder relationships;
  • Demonstrated time management skills and flexibility to meet emerging priorities;
  • Good judgment and problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including web-based skills and Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent data management skills and attention to detail;
  • Highly organized with strong knowledge of general office administration procedures;
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Strong English written and oral communication skills;
  • Bilingualism - English and French (an asset);
  • Experience in school-nutrition related programs (an asset);
  • Experience working with Ottawa schools and school boards (an asset); and
  • Knowledge of food safety practices (an asset);


Employment is conditional on a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Records check, which is required within two weeks of acceptance of an offer. 

This is a full-time, parental leave contract position from September 2019 to December 18, 2020 (with 6 weeks of unpaid leave in July and August 2020).  You will be working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week, during core business hours.

ONFE is committed to providing a recruitment and selection process that is both inclusive and free from barriers.  Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request and will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants are required, in advance, to make any accommodation request known to Human Resources by contacting Human Resources will strive to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodation for all applicants during the recruitment and selection process, which will ensure the process is conducted in a fair and equitable manner.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by 4:00 PM July 2, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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