Winnipeg Food Policy Coordinator

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Food Matters Manitoba is seeking a part time Winnipeg Food Policy Coordinator for a 6 month term with the potential for renewal. This position would be based out of Winnipeg, starting November 1, 20 hours per week.


  • Reporting to the Executive Director
  • Develop and initiate an implementation plan for the FMM Community Food Assessment recommendations
  • Support the development of a Winnipeg Food Policy Council
  • Support the development of a Winnipeg Food Strategy
  • Develop a Food Matters Manitoba food policy strategy
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Consult and engage with a range of stakeholders
  • Facilitate local food procurement policy development and implementation
  • Coordinate a Manitoba Food Security network gathering
  • Assisting with other tasks as required


  • Knowledge of and commitment to community food security, constructive engagement principles, and community development approaches
  • Experience in community and public engagement including meeting and group facilitation and event planning
  • Working knowledge of Manitoba municipal and provincial governments and understanding of how to change constructively engage with diverse partners to create public policy change
  • Experience working with elected officials, public service, and partner agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that can be adapted to various audiences, formats, and styles including government briefs, news releases, presentations, and online communications
  • Ability to work well within collaborative structures and coalitions
  • Post-secondary college or university degree in a related field ( planning, politics, public admin etc.)
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, independent, professional, and able to work in a flexible, open-office environment on an area with multiple priorities
  • Proposal writing experience an asset
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Experience in collaborative engagement
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and occasional access to a vehicle is considered an asset

Those interested in applying for this position are invited to forward their resume, cover letter, and salary expectations by email to Carolyn Townend at info at (Subject Line:Food Policy Coordinator) by October 23rd, 2015. Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Food Matters Manitoba is aregistered charity working towards good food for all Manitobans!

SOURCE: Food Matters Manitoba

23 Oct 2015
Food Matters Manitoba
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Food Security
Policy Development & Advocacy