Hive Free Lunch Support Coordinator

Wage: $17.00
Hours: 15-25 hours per week
Location: Concordia University Loyola Campus
Duration: 2 month Contract
Late October – mid December

Deadline to apply: October 24th, by 5pm
Interview Dates: TBD
Start Date: Between October 21st & 28th


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The Hive Free Lunch Program serves vegan meals to between 200 and 350 people on the Loyola Campus of Concordia University every regularly scheduled school day. The Free Lunch Program Coordinators are responsible for the timely production of these meals, and must ensure accessibility through attention to common allergies and dietary restrictions, while maintaining product quality, and nutritionally complete selection.Coordinators are expected to support and promote the Hive Cafe Solidarity Co-op and uphold its values and by-laws, while being active cooperative worker members.

2 years of related experience in food production and management
Excellent interpersonal skills; communication and listening skills
Exceptional cleanliness and sanitation practices
Strong organization skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize workload and multitask
A love of food, a passion for food sovereignty, and a firm belief in the importance of sustainability
Familiarity interest in cooperative business model and non-hierarchical structures
Ability to function in a horizontal environment
Ability to balance effective leadership skills with power-sharing abilities
Ability to inspire worker motivation, commitment, and effectiveness with progressive workplace practices that foster teamwork, open communication, respect, equality, safety, and helpfulness
Ethical conduct and responsibility — sets a positive example and fulfills responsibilities with the highest integrity, ethics, and professionalism, and with respect to deadlines

Support the Kitchen Coordinator in observing cleanliness and functionality of equipment, maintenance, repair, and/or replacement, and requesting BOD approval as necessary.
Collaborate with other Free Lunch Coordinators for food planning regarding the menu, recipes, conceptions and costing of meals.
Develop and maintain guidelines and operational systems to ensure staff and volunteers uphold best practices for quality of food and cleanliness, and to ensure kitchen is inspection-ready at all times
Ensure Free Lunch servings are conducted in a timely and consistent manner
Prepare food from scratch (no pre-prepared items) and manage waste conscientiously
Support with admin work as necessary
Collaboratively train, coordinate, and supervise volunteers to ensure they are developing knowledge and skills
Work to provide a safe and anti-oppressive space for volunteers
Uphold and promote the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of the Hive Cafe Solidarity Co-op as outlined in the cooperative’s by-laws

Knowledge of health and safety regulations, as well as safe food handling and compliance including MAPAQ certification
Degree, diploma, or equivalent experience in Food Management
Bilingualism (French/English)
Familiarity with Concordia University hospitality and event policies and procedures

Physical Environment:
These elements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by worker-members:
Exposure to potential hazards exists with respect to cutting equipment, coffee makers, mixers, food allergens and other work aids necessary to perform job duties
Exposure of up to 176˚C while cooking, or washing dishes
Exposure to -1˚C to 4˚C while handling refrigerated products
Exposure to -22˚C while handling frozen products
The worker-member may perform any number of physical activities to accomplish assigned duties, such as walking and standing (up to 90% of the work time), bending, reaching, repetitive motions, and lifting between 40 to 50 lbs.