TYFPC now looking for new council members for 2018-2019!

At the close of an incredible year,?the TYFPC is now looking for new council members to join our team for 2018-2019!

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The TYFPC is a Toronto-based social organization that seeks to engage and mobilize youth to create a healthy, just, equitable 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. We are interviewing for all positions, so if there is more than one position you are interested in, please let us know in your application:

Available Positions:

Chair 

Vice Chair 

Operations Lead 

Communications Lead 

Fundraising & Evaluations Lead 

Education Co-Lead 

Advocacy Co-Lead 

Networking Co-Lead 

 

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 TYFPC-Application-Form-2018 and email their application to applications@tyfpc.ca along with an up-to-date resume, with their position(s) of interest included in the Subject Line. The submission deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018 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

The Advocacy Committee provides leadership in the following areas:

  • Advocacy: offers 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 Friday, August 3, 2017
  • 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

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 JFriday, August 3, 2017
  • 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.

Networking Committee Co-Lead

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

  • Promotions and Events: Tabling and presenting at a variety of community events across the city to meet with other groups and raise the profile of the TYFPC, in addition to planning the TYFPC’s annual socials and networking events, and maintaining and posting the TYFPC’s public food events listing online .
  • Opportunity Development:  Find relevant grants, jobs and opportunities and take the lead on working with the Executive Committee to identify new resources and connections for the Council.
  • Organization: Maintaining a record of communications and outreach efforts, and documenting organizational partnerships and network connections.
  • 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:

  • Love talking to new people.
  • Have a keen interest in local food initiatives.
  • Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong event planning skills
  • Have experience writing grants and strong written communication skills.
  • Be friendly, outgoing, and approachable.
  • Have a strong interest in keeping up-to-date on Toronto food related events and activities.

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.
  • 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 Friday, August 3, 2017
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Network 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.

Fundraising and Evaluations Co-Lead

The Fundraising Co-Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Organization: Maintain a database and listing of relevant grants and funding opportunities.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop and implement processes to assess and track and reflect on Council work, including, the creation of surveys and feedback forms to evaluate and report to Council, funders and our broader community on grants, programs and events.
  • Research and Writing: Collaborate with other Council members to conduct research to write grant proposals and applications.
  • Analyze Data: Review survey and evaluation data to provide feedback to inform Council processes, policy processes and broader partnership and collaboration efforts.
  • 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:

  • Love talking to new people.
  • Have a keen interest in local food initiatives.
  • Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong event planning skills
  • Have experience writing grants and strong written communication skills.
  • Be friendly, outgoing, and approachable.
  • Have a strong interest in keeping up-to-date on Toronto food related events and activities.

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.
  • 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 Friday, August 3, 2017
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Network 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

The Operations Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Administering the TYFPC website (WordPress platform), Google group, Google Drive, Dropbox, and social media accounts, and providing technical support to Council members as needed to navigate these channels.
  • 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.
  • Taking and maintain meeting minutes and archiving all Council meeting minutes.
  • Provide support as needed to one of the three Committee Groups.
  • 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 Friday, August 3, 2017.
  • 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

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 and profile 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 community meetings, speaking events and presentations.
  • Act as support for any technical issues council and community experience using our website, or related social media 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, and willing and interested to stay on top of food issues in the city
  • 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 2018-2019 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 Friday, August 3, 2017.
  • 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.

Vice Chair

The Vice Chair is responsible for the following:

  • Providing leadership and support to the TYFPC council members.
  • Contributing to and facilitating incoming TYFPC member orientation and retreat and ongoing council training and hiring processes.
  • Supporting the planning and chairing internal and public council meetings in coordination with the Chair.
  • Provide support as needed to one of the three Committee Groups.
  • Reviewing and soliciting council feedback, and implementing changes to TYFPC processes and procedures.
  • Contributing to financial decisions about the council budget.
  • Regular meetings with Executive committee and other committees to contribute to council cohesion and communication.
  • Representing the TYFPC at other stakeholder tables, including the TFPC, at events and in the media when the Chair is unable to do so.

 

A person in this role should:

  • Be organized.
  • Have peer leadership experience.
  • Be prompt with email communication.
  • Have excellent time management.
  • Have a proven ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Have experience with and interest in practicing conflict resolution.
  • Be willing to accept criticism (of oneself and of the council) and use it to implement improvements.
  • Have approximately 7 hours per week to dedicate to this position and the flexibility to dedicate more hours (up to 10 hours), when necessary at busier times in the year.
  • Commit to a 2-year term with the intent of taking on the Chair role in the second year.

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 will  place the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Friday, August 3, 2017.
  • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Vice Chair Application – Your Name’.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in mid-late 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.

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