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Project Manager - Food Skills Program

3-4 hours / weekly
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS

Mission: We are committed to advancing the reputation and availability of professional project management in the expanding nonprofit sector.

Vision: We are an organization of experienced project managers that help nonprofit organizations transform opportunities into successful projects

SInce 2010, we have worked with 250+ non-profit organizations, assisting them with assessing potential projects and then supporting them with finding the right Project Manager from the Canadian volunteering project management community.

Below, is our newest opportunity as were are working with Refood Foundation to find a volunteer project manager. 

REFOOD FOOD RESCUE FOUNDATION

Organization Mission

Based on the 2016 Report by BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) about one in nine BC households (11.8%) could be considered food insecure. 

Refood Food Rescue Foundation is a non-profit social enterprise that responds to this issue by reducing food waste, re-purposing ugly foods, and re-educating the public about food. By partnering with grocers and local non-profit organizations we serve at-risk populations with surplus food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Despite all the challenges, we proudly delivered 216,000 meals to those in need during the second half of 2020.

Project Summary

High school students in Burnaby have limited opportunities to learn essential cooking skills. This may lead to a lifetime of diminished nutrition, malnourishment, limited self-reliance, and increased food waste. To address this, Refood is preparing to launch a Food skills program to: teach students to make a meal planning, nutritious meals, educate students about food waste, and help students meet their volunteer hours requirement by preparing meals for Refood’s community fridge. 

The project will run throughout the 2022 -2023 academic year. Refood have developed the curriculum, have located and engaged a food truck, and will provide the food required for the lessons. Burnaby School District will provide a location for the food truck. As we approach the target launch date of the program, we are seeking a Project Manager to ensure steady progress on deliverables.

Scope of Work

The volunteer project manager will be responsible for:
●	Oversight of the Food Skills Program 

Deliverables

•	Understanding the projects concept and operational needs
•	Planning and execute the plan based on the curriculum prepared
•	Track and oversee progress of project tasks and milestones.
•	Maintain and communicate agenda and minutes for weekly status update meetings.
•	Supporting other project members, including marketing and research, when requested
•	Providing information and regular support to all project stakeholders, including any documentation and reports.

Qualifications

•	Project Management/Coordination experience 
•	Great problem solving and analytical skills
•	Strong communication and great organization skills
•	Ability to effectively present information in writing and respond to questions from a group of volunteers & members.

Estimated Time Commitment

•	3 hours per week, for minimum of 3 months

Start Date: 	October 1, 2022           			End Date: 	May 31, 2023

Accountability

The Volunteer Project Manager will have shared or lead accountability of rhw successful launch of program.

Additional

•	We may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.
•	We may consider a team approach of a senior/junior project manager. We encourage junior project managers who are interested in acquiring experience to apply. Any such arrangement will be contingent on agreement by the client and the applicants.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Refood will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference if appropriate.
Activities involved
Project Management
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule