JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – Central Kootenay Food Policy Council, Engagement Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 20, 2020

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The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is seeking a part-time Engagement Coordinator!

Position Summary

The Food Policy Council is team is seeking a part-time communication professional to deliver the Council’s communications on a range of platforms, to participate in the creation and delivery of meetings and public events (virtual and in-person), and to support the Executive Director in project delivery, development and fundraising. The ideal consultant will be based in the Central Kootenay Regional District and will have both knowledge of and passion for food systems, healthy communities, and policy. This contract will require a time commitment of roughly two days/week commencing in early August through the end of December 2020. There is an opportunity to renew based on performance and fundraising success of the Council.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Engagement Coordinator reports to and will work closely with the Executive Director (ED). The core duties will be to develop and deliver communications on various platforms and to engage the broader public and local government. The consultant will work closely with the ED to refine and deliver the communications strategy and lead the creation of ongoing communications content, including website, e-news, social media platforms, news releases and op-eds. The Engagement Coordinator will work to increase the profile of the Council in the Region and more widely. They will support the ED in the creation and delivery of educational materials and events that increase an understanding of and participation in the creation of food-related policy. The Engagement Coordinator will build and maintain strong working relationships with Council members and with a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to local government (RDCK and area municipalities), farmers and food business owners, non-profits, and funders.

Location: Anywhere in the Central Kootenay Regional District

Qualifications & Skills

  • Deep knowledge of, and passion for, sustainable food systems
  • Degree or diploma in communications, marketing, or a related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to write compellingly, persuasive, engaging content on a range of platforms to a range of audiences, including the ability to translate complex topics for public consumption
  • Strong technical skills, including all social media platforms, wordpress, GSuite, Zoom, and basic photography. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite an asset.
  • Organized and able to project manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license is a requirement, and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends, and flexibility to travel (expenses paid)
  • Willingness to learn, commitment to personal growth and accountability.
    A self-starter able to work independently as well was collaboratively.

Other Details

This is a contract position with compensation at $30 / hour. The contractor will provide detailed invoices on a monthly basis with payment scheduled on a net 30-day schedule. The successful applicant is expected to provide their own office space with computer and software necessary to successfully carry out communications duties as well as high speed internet, cell phone and other related equipment.


All enquiries and applications must be sent electronically to Abra Brynne, Executive Director, at by July 24th. Enquiries after this date will not be considered.

About the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Formed in 2016, the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council Society builds a just,
sustainable and prosperous food system. Each Council member serves as a vital
conduit for information exchange between their respective sector and
communities and the Food Policy Council. We explore issues related to hunger,
food waste, farming, land and water, distribution and processing. Council
members reside across the region and are engaged in many facets of our food
systems. Together, our collective relationships, knowledge and experience help
identify and create solutions that are not possible alone. We make policy
recommendations, and broker best practices and knowledge about food
systems in the Central Kootenay.

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