Food for Life is seeking Directors for our Board with background and expertise in any of the following 2 areas: Human Resources and Community Health/Food Security/Impact. Each position is a three-year term beginning at our next annual meeting in June 2023. We are looking for strategic contributors to work with a mature Board and strong and enthusiastic management team to help Food for Life continue doing GOOD.

Food for Life is the collaborative leader in sourcing, sorting, and sharing fresh food in Halton Region and Hamilton. Over 25 years, Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region bringing fresh and nutritious food to those in need. Through the pandemic, Food for Life emerged as a leader, pivoting quickly to respond to a 30% increase in neighbours reaching out for food support.

Directors work closely with the executive team at Food for Life to provide guidance, direction, and expertise to help develop the organization’s strategic mission and further the impact we are providing in the communities we serve. Past Board experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment, and an understanding of, and passion for food security are beneficial.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by March 31, 2023, to Leadership@FoodForLife.ca

 

Role descriptions, time commitment, expectations and additional details are below…

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

If you have any of the following skills, we would like to hear from you:

Human Resources Community Health/Food Security/Impact
  • Executive-level Human Resources role at a public or private enterprise
  • Experience with compensation and benefits, talent management, succession planning, coaching and leadership development
  • Dedicated focus on employee (and volunteer) engagement
  • Experience defining and supporting an organizational culture that supports an organization’s long-term success
  • Past Board experience would be an asset, preferably in a not-for-profit or food-related organization
  • Community health/social sciences background focused on poverty and food security
  • Strategic development in a not-for-profit environment
  • Experience designing and implementing charitable ‘impact’ measures, including sustainable development goals and food security indexes
  • Past Board of Directors experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment or government agency

 

 

Time Commitment & Expectations

Board Members can expect to allocate approximately 10-15 hours per month on average to Food for Life duties. This time commitment can fluctuate up or down depending on circumstances.

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board is comprised of community and business leaders and contributors.

The Board currently comprises 9 Directors, organized into the following Committees.