9 Apr2021

Northern Program Officer

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  • Job ID : 21385
  • Category : Non-profit
  • Job Type : Full-Time
  • Salary : $48,600 - $60,800 Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Posting Date : 09 Apr 2021
  • Expiry Date : 09 May 2021

NOTE: This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!


About Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada (FBC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. The organization supports a network of 10 Provincial Associations, more than 600 affiliated food banks, and over 3,000 food agencies across Canada, sharing food and funds and delivering programs and services, and by providing financial support alongside donor partners. Together, the network assists over 1.1 million Canadians who turn to food banks each month.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of National Programs, the Northern Program Officer will play a key role in supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of FBC’s Northern Strategy. The primary focus of this role will be building relationships with individuals, communities, and organizations in Northern Canada to improve access to emergency food programs and FBC’s programs and services. The Northern Program Officer will also research and encourage policy changes needed to reduce food insecurity in the North. This is a full-time, permanent, remote position, based in the Territories, Northern Quebec, or Northern Labrador.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Support, lead, and evaluate FBC’s plan for the North
  • Foster new and existing relationships with organizations, community leaders, and stakeholders Increase the number of Northern food banks that are eligible to be supported by FBC
  • Provide support and expertise on Indigenous knowledge and cultural protocols
  • When possible, travel throughout the Territories to promote and maintain positive relationships

What You Will Need

  • English (Bilingual English and an Indigenous language is a strong asset)
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience
  • Experience working in, and networks within, the Northern regions Indigenous communities
  • Space in your home (or an alternate location) appropriate to work with access to an internet connection. We will work with the successful candidate to identify and reduce any communications, or infrastructural barriers.


How to Apply

If you are passionate about reducing hunger and increasing food-security in the Northern Canada, please call, email, or send your resume to Kayli Smith, People & Talent Advisor.

Email: kayli@engagedhr.com           

Phone: 778-401-7039          

Toll Free: 1-844-332-0918 Ext. #228

You can also apply directly at: https://engagedhr.prevueaps.com/jobs/160538-33979.html

This posting will remain open until filled. Please note, we are reviewing resumes and conducting interview on an ongoing basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience.


FBC is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural environment and we welcome team members of all backgrounds and cultures including Inuit, Metis, Indigenous, status, non-status, and non-Indigenous.  Employment preference will be given to persons of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per the Human Rights Code and in recognition that local indigenous knowledge is an asset. FBC’s selection of employees is based on the criteria identified in the job description so that the best-qualified applicants are chosen.


Job Categories: Non-profit. Job Types: Full-Time.

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