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Network Development Coordinator

Date Posted: July 11, 2019
Closing Date: July 21, 2019
Job Type: Graduate Employment
Job Category: Social Science, Education, Government Service And Religion
Number of Positions: 1
Job Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

About the Position

Network Development Coordinator

Permanent, FT

Who are we?

Our mission is to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration. To achieve this, we distribute almost 2 million kilograms of donated food each year to our member network of 144 food banks and meal programs across the province. Our role also extends beyond food. We support our members as they build capacity to serve their communities, and we help raise awareness of the challenges hunger and poverty create each day for thousands of Nova Scotians. Working at Feed Nova Scotia is an opportunity to give back to your community, and make a difference in people’s lives. If you are a positive, dedicated, team-oriented person then we want to hear from you!  

What is a Network Development Coordinator?

Our goal is to support a network of member agencies that, collectively and individually, aspire to create food secure communities by providing a wide range of services and programs, working collaboratively, changing hearts and minds. The Network Development Coordinator’s role is to help individual members develop the capacity to achieve their own objectives and create the enthusiasm and confidence to work together to achieve our goal of food secure communities.  

What does a Network Development Coordinator do?

·         Builds a provincial network and mobilizes our collective impact

·         Strengthens the capacity of individual agencies through knowledge exchange and capacity building

·         Supports members, community, staff and volunteer efforts to increase food security

·         Helps build an organizational culture committed to creating a food secure province


What are we looking for?

Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. community development, community recreation, international development) and approximately three years’ related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience). Demonstrated experience in community development with an interest in food security. An understanding of and experience applying Adult Education principles. Understanding of both urban and rural communities. Must have experience in handling sensitive and confidential information with diplomacy and professionalism. Experience using information systems. Candidate should demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities, problem solve and implement process improvements. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are critical. Valid Drivers license.  

Our total compensation package includes paid vacation time, a health and dental plan, an employee and family assistance program (after 3 months) and an employer contributed group RRSP (after 6 months). 

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make an impact in your community, please submit a cover letter and resume that clearly indicates how you meet the requirements of the position, in a PDF document to: humanresources@feednovascotia.ca by 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Please include Network Development Coordinator in the subject line.  

Feed Nova Scotia welcomes all qualified candidates to apply.  

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.  

We thank you for your interest in employment with Feed Nova Scotia, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Company

Feed Nova Scotia
67 Wright Avenue
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B1H2

Phone: 902-457-1900

Company Contact

Christina Jahncke
Preferred Contact: Email

Documents to be Forwarded

  • Resume
  • Cover letter