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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 2020-2021!

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):

Networking Co-Lead (2) 

Education Co-Lead (2)

Communications Lead (1)

Fundraising Co-Lead (1)

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 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 Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM 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

Networking Committee Co-Lead (2)

The Networking Co-Lead is responsible for the following: 

      • Collaboration: Building partnerships with like-minded youth and food organizations in the city. Gathering and sharing partner and community events with the TYFPC network.
      • Promotions and Events: Attending a variety of community events across the city to meet with other groups and raise the profile of the TYFPC. Hosting networking events for both the council and community.
      • Coordinating one community meeting with other council members

An ideal candidate would:

      • Love talking to new people.
      • Have strong organizational and interpersonal 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 August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month. 

How to apply:

    • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
    • Submission email subject line: ‘Networking Committee Application – First Name Last Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July.

Education Committee Co-Lead (2)

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

      • Determine a project plan to distribute and share submissions
      • Can take the form of a physical journal or alternate mediums.
      • Journals
        • Create a call for submissions campaignCollecting and sharing work by Toronto youth through the council’s journal platform
      • Workshop facilitation 
        • Develop and facilitate educational workshops/toolkits/webinars
      • Council functions 
        • Co-coordinate one community meeting with other council members. 

A person in this role should:

      • Have strong organizational capabilities. 
      • Be self-motivated. 
      • Be comfortable with or interested in public speaking and workshop facilitation.
      • Be attentive to detail (e.g. editing). 
      • Graphic design experience is an asset.

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings the first Monday of each month.

How to apply:

    • Deadline: Send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
    • Submission Email Subject Line: ‘Education Committee Co-Lead Application – Your Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July

Communications Lead (1)

The Communications 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.
      • Monitor social media and web traffic (Google Analytics).

An ideal candidate would:

      • Be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Google Drive, 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).

Other requirements:

    • Supporting the Executive Committee in decision making and strategic planning
    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month. 

How to apply:

    • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
    • Submission email subject line: ‘Networking Committee Application – First Name Last Name’.
    • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July.

Fundraising Co-Lead (1)

The Fundraising Co-Lead is responsible for the following: 

      • Seek out, draft, and edit potential grant applications.
      • Build connections with TYFPC committees to ensure funding for council projects.
      • Keep a list of all grants and deadlines in an organized calendar to ensure deadlines are not missed.
      • Provide new members with concrete tasks and opportunities to learn grant writing skills under supervision or with appropriate support.

An ideal candidate would:

      • Strong time management and organizational skills.
      • Knowledge of policies and regulations as it relates to grassroots organizing and fundraising.
      • Experience with grant applications and editing.
      • Drive and initiative to seek out future funding opportunities.

Other requirements:

    • All applicants selected for council positions must attend a mandatory 2-day strategic planning retreat in August/September.
    • All council members are required to attend monthly council, committee and community meetings on the first Monday of each month. 

How to apply:

    • Deadline: send a completed application and resume to applications@tyfpc.ca by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
    • Submission email subject line: ‘Networking Committee Application – First Name Last 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.