Food Security Coordinator

35 hours per week, potential evenings | 18 month contract

Salary: $64,000 – $82,000 based on experience


Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership). 

We are seeking a Food Security Coordinator to provide service navigation, link clients to emergency food resources, make referrals to poverty reduction programs that address the underlying cause of food security, and to network with community resources and community partners. This position is in collaboration with United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and the agencies that are represented at the Food Security Jewish TO committee.



  • Collaborate with the Manager to develop the Food Coordinator activities and services

  • Provide intake services and assist with applications and referrals to employment programs, income assistance, affordable housing and mental health services

  • Consult with staff and community partners to ensure appropriate matching of referrals to community resources and programs

  • Ensure comprehensive and seamless client service through internal and external referrals 

  • Build connections, relationships and outreach to food security programs to ensure an active network of community resources

  • Ensure the development and ongoing maintenance of a directory of community resources and related information

  • Partner with community groups in the development of food security projects  for JF&CS (i.e. Chanukah, and other holiday programs as needed)

  • Ensure accurate and timely data collection for internal and external record-keeping in accordance with Agency and professional standards 

  • Complete statistical reports (e.g. case recordings and program reports) in accordance with Agency guidelines and as needed. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent 

  • 3 years program oversight and/or experience in a non-profit social service setting

  • Knowledge of community needs and resources 

  • Strong knowledge of the Jewish Community

  • Demonstrated ability to project manage and ability to maintain standards with competing deadlines

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Comprehension of Russian and/or Hebrew will be considered an asset 


Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 

We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.