Foodsharing Ottawa (FSO) has been rescuing surplus food in Canada’s capital since 2015. We donate most of our rescued food to a network of 40+ organizations in the city. We are passionate about supporting fairer, more sustainable ways of distributing, using and disposing of food. We are looking for someone who is motivated and shares this passion to be our Operations Lead.
What we are looking for?
We are looking for someone to coordinate and oversee activities across the various FSO teams, to provide leadership to review and establish proper processes and procedures to ensure things run smoothly across the organization. We are looking for someone who can commit to an average of 10 hours/week of volunteer work. Although previous experience in leading teams and/or operational aspects of internal/external communications, outreach, volunteer management, fundraising is an asset, we value the following:
Attention to detail, organized
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to change
Integrity, Responsible, Perseverance
Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
As an Operations Lead, you will work with team leads to ensure FSO activities are coordinated across teams, and that issues are addressed in a timely manner. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Executive Director to ensure activities are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan. You will also support the Board of Directors as required to advise and provide recommendations on new and current initiatives. Other duties could include providing updates to the Board of Directors, presenting at the Annual General Meeting. Other administrative tasks will be required from time to time.
If this sounds like it is for you, please provide a covering letter and CV. We look forward to hearing from you!
Good for people interested in: operations management and planning; team leadership; administration.
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will be part of a greater movement to reduce food waste. (Did you know that ½ of the food in Canada is wasted?)
You will have an opportunity to meet new people in the community
You will have an opportunity to learn new skills
You will have an opportunity to gain leadership experience
How will the organization benefit?
FSO will be able to continue to operate in an efficient manner to meet its mission and strategic goals
FSO will be able to attract new volunteers and partners to work with us on activities and initiatives around reducing food waste.
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