We’re Hiring! Food Literacy Project Coordinator and Ontario Coalition for Healthy School Food Chapter Coordinator

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Author: Carolyn Webb

Posted: April 11, 2022

Categories: Edible Education Network / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / School Food News / Schools / Volunteer. Job and Writing Opportunities

Sustain Ontario is hiring for the joint position of Food Literacy Project Coordinator and Ontario Coalition for Healthy School Food Chapter Coordinator. See the full job posting here.

We are offering a contract for a full-time position from mid-May, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (approximately 10.5 months with potential to extend).

Salary: $25-30 / hour (to be determined based on relevant experience and skills)

Deadline to apply: Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at 5pm EST

This position will combine two separate roles relating to school food initiatives:

  1. Food Literacy Project Coordinator: In March 2022 the government of Ontario announced revisions to the grades 1-9 Science and Technology Curriculum to include more food literacy expectations. Specific expectations related to food literacy are found in the Life Systems, Matter and Energy, Structures and Mechanisms, and Earth and Space Systems strands. In these strands, students describe various plants used for food, including those grown by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, and identify local settings where these plants are grown or found; explain how food literacy can support decisions related to physical and mental health; describe the purpose, inputs, and outputs of systems related to food processing; identify food as a source of energy for living things; and describe how different soils are suited to growing different types of food, including crops.

Approximately 70-80% of the position time will be spent supporting the collection, development and sharing of resources to help educators and administrators in Ontario understand, conceptualize and teach the new Science and Technology expectations relating to food literacy.

  1. Ontario Coalition for Healthy School Food Chapter Coordinator: At a federal scale, the Canada-wide Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is supporting grassroots efforts by advocating for “investment by the federal government in a cost-shared Universal Healthy School Food Program that will enable all students in Canada to have access to healthy meals at school every day”. Members of the CHSF are organizing at provincial and territorial scales in alignment with national CHSF efforts and to encourage their own jurisdictions to support school food investment.

Approximately 20-30% of the position time will be spent coordinating the Ontario Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food.

The full job posting is available here.