The Toronto Youth Food Policy Council is looking for new members!

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APPLICATIONS FORMS here: TYFPC-Application-Form- 2017

Call out for new TYFPC Members!

At the close of an incredible year, the TYFPC is now looking for up to 6 new council members to join our team for 2017-2018!

We are a Toronto-based social organization that seeks to engage and mobilize youth to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for all. We do this by building community, raising awareness, and advocating for policy change. We also organize great events… with amazing food!

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated youth (age 16-30) who is interested in activating positive change within Ontario’s food system, consider applying your strengths and skills to one of the available positions below:

Available Positions (up to 6):

Operations Lead 

Communications Lead 

Education Co-Lead (2)

Advocacy Co-Lead (2)

Application Process:

Interested candidates should first, view the TYFPC Position Descriptions below (and attached as a PDF in links below). Next, fill out the TYFPC-Application-Form- 2017 and email their application to applications@tyfpc.ca along with an up-to-date resume, with their position of interest included in the Subject Line. The submission deadline is Monday July 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST.

Please be sure to read the position description(s) you are applying for thoroughly for further instructions. All questions pertaining to applications can be directed to applications@tyfpc.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you!

TYFPC Position Descriptions

Advocacy Committee Co-Lead (2)

The Advocacy Committee provides leadership in the following areas:

  • Advocacy: offer a youth perspective on food issues while representing the TYFPC at meetings, events, public deputations, and other speaking opportunities.
  • Outreach: develop and lead discussions on food in collaboration with other advocacy organizations. Identify opportunities to connect the TYFPC’s advocacy work with pressing problems affecting the food system or youth more generally.
  • Research: engage the TYFPC network in local food policy issues, for example by creating policy briefs to inform the TFPC’s work, or bringing attention to specific food issues by leading workshops, supporting social movements, and leading social media campaigns.
  • The Council will also facilitate opportunities for community and additional committee members to write “advocacy spotlights” and guest blog posts through our communication channels in coordination with our communications team.
  • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members.
  • Sit on at least one working group (fundraising, anti-oppression, etc.) within the council.

An ideal candidate would:

  • Be excited about municipal food policy and/or food justice issues.
  • Enjoy making presentations and facilitating group discussions.
  • Take initiative on projects and be able to manage their time.
  • Be comfortable in both a research and advocacy capacity.
  • Be interested in generating content for TYFPC’s website and social media.
  • Experience or interest in designing resources and tools for youth., including but not limited to: webinars, instruction kits, informational videos

Other requirements:

  • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in September.
  • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month.
  • All council members are also required to help coordinate one community meeting, which will  place the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by July 31, 2017, 9:00 AM.
  • Submission email subject line: ‘Advocacy Committee Application – Your Name’.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in early August.

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application.

Education Committee Co-Lead (2)

The Education Committee Co-Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Editing the TYFPC’s youth journals: Gathering, our peer-reviewed academic journal,  and Melange, our creative arts journal:
    • Managing the selection process, creating calls for submissions to both journals and answering questions from potential contributors
    • Reviewing submissions and meeting with council members during that process.
    • Coordinating peer review by contacting reviewers and staying in contact throughout editing process.
    • Working with graphic designer in creating layout for journals (having graphic design skills and software is a plus but isn’t necessary).
    • Managing and periodically reviewing internal and external documentation (e.g. forms and website) for journal process
    • Organizing a ‘launch’ event for journal for contributors, peer reviewers and public.
    • Finding sponsorship opportunities to support publication costs.
  • Facilitating workshops
    • Gathering resources for education toolkit and updating workshop content for participatory activities.
    • Contacting potential schools and/or community groups and coordinating materials for workshops (e.g. printing).
    • Facilitate groups in workshops.
    • Liaise with volunteers (if necessary) and co-facilitators in workshops.
  • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members.
  • Sit on at least one working group (fundraising, anti-oppression, etc.) within the council.

A person in this role should:

  • Have strong organizational capabilities.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Be comfortable speaking and reaching out to the public (or want to practice public speaking and facilitation skills).
  • Be attentive to detail (e.g. editing).
  • Experience using WordPress and/or graphic design (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign) for journal layout is an asset .

Other requirements:

  • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2 day strategic planning retreat in September.
  • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings the first Monday of each month.
  • All council are also required to help coordinate one community meeting, which will  place the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by July 31, 2017, 9:00AM.
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Education Committee Application – Your Name’.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in early August.

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome all experiences (i.e. lived and academic), and encourage applicants to note this in their application.

Operations Lead (1)

The Operations Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Administering the TYFPC website (WordPress platform), Google group, Google Drive, Dropbox, and social media accounts
  • Maintaining and responding to the general TYFPC email account (info@tyfpc.ca); organizing the logistics & administration of each monthly meeting; improving Council processes and making strategic recommendations to the TYPFC Executive and broader council.
  • Researching, updating and maintaining the Events Calendar.
  • Developing record processes and keep detailed financial records.
  • Maintain the meeting minutes and archiving of TYFPC google working documents and files.
  • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members.
  • Sit on at least one working group (fundraising, anti-oppression, etc.) within the council.

A person in this role should:

  • Have strong organizational and time-management capabilities.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Have experience with or interest in learning basic financial record keeping.
  • Be self-motivated to meet deadlines.
  • Be comfortable with web platforms (e.g. WordPress, administering Google, Mailchimp and Dropbox).
  • Design skills and other web experience an asset.

Other requirements:

  • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2 day strategic planning retreat in September.
  • All council members are required to attend monthly council,  and committee and community meetings the first Monday of each month.
  • Supporting executive committee strategic decision making processes.
  • All council are also required to help coordinate one community meeting, which take place the first Monday of alternating months.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by July 31, 2017, 9:00 AM.
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Operations Application –Your Name’.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in early August..

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome all experiences (i.e. lived and academic), and encourage applicants to note this in their application.

Communications Lead (1)

The Communication lead is responsible for the following:

  • Finding and sharing content for our social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Promoting community events relevant to the TYFPC community.
  • Creating, collecting, and curating content for our bi-monthly email newsletter.
  • Work with the networking committee to find and connect with complementary organizations and businesses online.
  • Monitor social media and web traffic (Google Analytics).
  • Write and encourage other council members to write blog entries for our website on a monthly basis.
  • Support the development of communications materials and presentations for TYFPC speaking events and presentations.
  • Act as support for any technical issues council and community experience using our website, Google groups, email, or related channels.
  • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members.   
  • Sit on at least one working group (fundraising, anti-oppression, etc.) within the council.

A person in this role should:

  • Be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google apps, WordPress, & Mailchimp.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Comfortable with basic HTML/CSS or more.
  • Connected with the local food community online (or interested in it).
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or other design applications would be an asset.

.Other requirements:

  • Supporting the communications work and storytelling for 2016-2017 grant activities and TYFPC collaboration projects.
  • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2 day strategic planning retreat in September.
  • All council members are required to attend monthly council, and committee and community meetings the first Monday of each month.
  • Supporting executive committee strategic decision making processes.
  • All council are also required to help coordinate one community meeting, which will  place the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by July 15, 2017, 11:59 PM.
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Communications Application –Your Name’.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July.

The TYFPC welcomes applications from all interested food passionate youth, regardless of experience or background, between the ages of 16 and 30. We encourage applications from diverse communities, including Indigenous, racialized, disabled, queer, and trans* youth. We welcome all experiences (i.e. lived and academic), and encourage applicants to note this in their application.