Job Opportunity – Program Coordinator

Foods of the Fundy Valley is seeking a Program Coordinator, to work 25 hours per week for 34 weeks.

Job purpose
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and managing the food security related programs run by Foods of the Fundy Valley, ensuring timely delivery, adherence to budget and other requirements, quality control and evaluation. The Program Coordinator will also work with the Board to identify food security program needs in the area, seek funding and develop plans for future programs.
Duties and responsibilities

Food Box Program

  • Research existing food box programs in other areas, and develop a plan suitable for our catchment area.
  • Working with partner organizations, coordinate and oversee implementation of the plan.
    • Market the plan throughout catchment area
    • Solicit and coordinate volunteers
    • Maintain list of clients, collect and track payments
  • Complete and file all necessary reports related to the program (e.g. PERT).
  • Develop a plan for follow-on programs.

Our Food Project

  • Coordinate the Community Gardens
    • Advertise their availability in the spring, take care of assigning plots to individuals or groups, and work with Forestdale and RCS on the two community plots.
  • Maintain the Workshop Series
    • Advertise the workshops in a timely fashion.
    • Coordinate speakers
    • Coordinate venue
  • Complete and file all necessary reports related to the program (e.g. PERT).
  • Develop a plan for follow-on programs.

Other Projects

  • As necessary, at the direction of the employer, and time allowing, provide assistance with other FFV endeavors, such as the Farmers’ Market, Apple Museum, Oktoberfest and other events.
  • Maintain awareness of other food security models and community needs.
  • Maintain awareness of available funding for programs. With Board approval, be responsible for initiating and following through on appropriate grant applications.


  • Working with the Board Treasurer, maintain the books for each program. Track income and expenses and adhere to budget.


The successful candidate must have experience in food security and community sustainability, including a good understanding of the issues facing rural sustainability. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, including experience in facilitating seminars and workshops. The candidate must also have excellent bookkeeping skills. Experience in working with children and elders is also required, and the candidate must be able to pass the necessary background checks.

The following qualifications, while not required, are considered to be a plus:

  • Community/School garden experience
  • Food Box program experience
  • Experience in organizing collective kitchens and other food related initiatives
  • Bilingual
  • Knowledge of FFV
  • Knowledge of the Our Food NB project
  • Knowledge of PERT tracking system
  • Level 4 Drivers licence or willingness to obtain one

Interested parties should submit their resume by e-mail to [email protected] by January 31, 2016.  You may also send e-mail to the same address, or call Lisa Brown at 506-734-1908, to request more information.  Start date is negotiable, but as close as possible to February 15, 2016.