Food for Life is seeking Directors for our Board with background and expertise in any of the following 3 areas: Operations, Finance and Community Health/Food Security/Impact. Each position is a three-year term beginning at our next annual meeting in June 2022. 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 February 28, 2022, 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:

Operations Finance Community Health/Food Security/Impact
  • You possess skills in HACCP/Food Safety compliance, fleet and logistics, ideally from within the food industry.
  • You have a demonstrated capacity to provide strategic mentorship and guidance to Operations team members.
  • You provide a level of business, political or community connectivity and networking in the Operational, Supply Chain or Logistics fields.
  • You have past Board experience preferably in a Not-for-Profit environment or food-related organization.
  • You understand and/or have a strong passion for food security.
  • CPA, Finance Degree or a senior financial role in a private/public company
  • Experience in annual budgeting, analysis of monthly results to budget, preparation of business cases and ad hoc financial analysis
  • Experience with financial reporting, tax reporting and financial statement audits
  • You have a demonstrated capacity to provide strategic mentorship and guidance to Executive Director and outsourced accounting team.
  • You provide a level of business, political or community connectivity and in Halton and Hamilton
  • You have past Board experience 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

 

Other

 

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