[UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!]
This summer – Dig in – to food on campus!
Your opportunity to make a difference: We’re looking for students to work with us for the
summer. All projects will have a real impact on the future of food on campus – expect no
photocopying, paper filing, or coffee fetching in this job!
As a coordinator for the Campus Food Strategy Group, you’ll be getting hands on, field experience
with your campus food supply, from farm to plate. Really! You will meet farmers and food
processors, tour distributors’ warehouses, and work with food service directors and chefs. You’ll be
identifying sources of local and sustainable food, and figuring out how to get them into your campus
cafeterias. You’ll also be working with professors to help set up research courses to continue this work
in the fall, and be networking with students on campuses across the country who are tackling the same
issues on their campuses. You’ll be identifying sources of local and sustainable food for your campus
and you’ll be working with professors to help set up research courses to do similar work in the fall.
You’ll also be networking regularly with students on campuses across the country doing similar work. If
you’re up for a challenge, and want to gain tremendous summer work experience, this is the
opportunity for you!
Coordinators will work from a distance with a team of coordinators on campuses across Canada, and
will be in regular contact with the Campus Food Systems Project staff, located in Ottawa and Toronto.
We are excited to be offering this opportunity to benefit the future of food on your campus’ food
supply, from farm to plate.
For more details about specific projects for the summer, please check out:
· Knowledge of food issues
· Excellent interpersonal, self-management and organizational skills
· Excellent communication skills
· Ability to take initiative and engage in active learning
– Openness to new perspectives and desire to do solutions-focused work with a diverse group of
This position is available immediately – it has been funded by Canada Summer Jobs for 245 hours
(approx. 7 weeks at 35 hrs/wks – adjustable to 10 weeks at 25 hrs/wk). This position is only available
for students who were enrolled full time in the 2011-12 academic year, and also plan to enroll full
time the 2012-13 academic year. Applicants must be Canadian citizens between the ages of 18-30.
Course credits for your work and time may be able to be arranged.
Interested?! Get in touch today with Dana: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Caitlin:Caitlin@mealexchange.com