GFC Operations Lead

Position TitleGood Food Centre Operations Lead
Start DateSeptember 5, 2023
End DateDecember 8, 2023
Rate of Pay$18.00 per hour
Hours per Week12 – 15 hours
Number of Positions1

The Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union (TMSU) is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of GFC Operations Lead. The position is directly supervised by the Good Food Centre Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities

  • Administer the daily operations of the Good Food Centre including but not limited to stocking, intake and general maintenance of the food bank program.
  • Assists with Good Food Centre deliveries, food purchases, providing up to date statistics and inventory of the Good Food Centre.
  • Assists in conducting the intake process, reconciling intake data and providing insight on intake data.
  • Assists in the recruitment, training, orientation and coaching of new and returning volunteers.
  • Adheres to health & safety, food handling and other relevant policies and procedures applied to the Good Food Centre.
  • Assists in the organizing and coordinating events and campaigns that address poverty, food insecurity, health and nutrition.
  • Assists in the coordination of food drives and events.
  • Assists in outreach and promotion of the Good Food Centre programs and campaigns, including updating the information boards with up-to-date information on Good Food Centre services, events & campaigns.
  • Responsible for maintaining regular office hours, providing resources and information to users and working to establish a clean, safe and positive environment.
  • Responsible for reviewing & making recommendations to the Good Food Centre policy & procedures.

Successful Candidates Will Possess

  • Passion for food security, nutrition, sustainability, anti-poverty, social justice, community services or similar topics.
  • Ability to overcome challenges and lead a project from concept and planning through to successful execution.
  • Experience with community development, event planning and developing promotional material.
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision but is team oriented.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organisational skills with proven ability to work within deadlines and adhere to regular tasklists.
  • Effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to motivate others and recruit volunteers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity issues, anti-oppression and creating inclusive spaces.
  • Experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation tactics is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Currently has or willing to acquire food handling certification (if hired, the Employer will cover costs for certification)

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter prior to 5pm on August 27, 2023

Subject: GFC Operations Lead Application


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The students’ union is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from diverse communities, including: First Nations, Inuit & Métis people, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, trans people and women.

Who are we?

The Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union represents over 38,000 full-time undergraduate students at Toronto Metropolitan University, in downtown Toronto. As the central students’ union on campus, the TMSU works to build campus life, advocate on behalf of its members, organize campaigns and initiatives, provide cost-saving services, and work with students across the province and country for a more affordable and accessible post-secondary education system.
For more information on the Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union, please check out our website at

Note: The Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union is an independently incorporated and autonomous from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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