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The Midnight Kitchen is hiring 5 positions!

 

Deadline for all positions: August 18th, 2012 at midnight
The contracts begin the week of August 27th, 2012
* Late applications will not be accepted
* You do not have to be a student to apply for these positions; they are open to all.
* Only applicants accepted for interview will be contacted.

The Midnight Kitchen is hiring:

(1)  Outreach Coordinator (16-18h/week for 55 weeks; total stipend of 14 025$)

 

(2)  Volunteer Coordinator (16-18h/week for 55 weeks; total stipend of 14 025$)

 

(3)  Administrative/Finance Coordinator (16-18h/week for 55 weeks; total stipend of 14 025$)

 

(4)  Kitchen Coordinator (10-12h/week for 32 weeks; total stipend of 5280$)

 

(5)  Pickup Coordinator/Driver (7h/week for 32 weeks; total stipend of 3360$)


The position descriptions are outlined below.
Full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/

Please submit your CV and cover letter in one of three ways:

1. Via email at mk.hiring.fall2012@gmail.com with “job application” and the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

2.  Drop it off at 3600 rue McTavish, Suite 1200, metro McGill

 

3. Send it by mail to (it must arrive before the deadline):

 

Midnight Kitchen

 

c/o Students Society of McGill University

 

3600 rue McTavish, Suite 1200

 

Montreal, QC

 

H3A 0E7

Description of the Organization:

The Midnight Kitchen is a non-profit, volunteer-run collective dedicated to providing affordable, healthy food to as many people as possible. We aim to empower individuals and communities by providing a working alternative to current market-based systems of food collection and distribution. We oppose privatization, corporatization, and other processes that actively disempower people by obstructing their access to resources and independence. We will provide education on food issues, both inside and outside of the collective, and provide a space for the exchange of ideas within the community. We recognize that much of the politics surrounding food production and distribution are part of a larger system of oppression. We works towards social and environmental justice and we will support others who share these goals. We will organize and act according to principles of anti-oppression.

Employment Equity:

Midnight Kitchen recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply.  We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to Midnight Kitchen in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity.

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1. Outreach  Coordinator

16-18 hrs/week, 55 weeks, 14 025$ stipend
Contract begins the week of August 27th, 2012
Contract ends the week of September 15th, 2013

Individual responsibilities include:

·      Networking with other organizations both on and off campus.

 

·      Work a minimum of 3h/week in the kitchen (i.e. at least one coordinating shift)

 

·      Organizing a minimum of 2 workshops on food politics and other events per semester including the summer, this includes coordinating the annual ‘Put Your Politics where Your Mouth Is’ series, as directed by the Midnight Kitchen collective

 

·      Working to update the MK library and purchase new books

 

·      Communicating with Alternative Libraries database and attempting to incorporate the Midnight Kitchen Library

 

·      Coordinating bi-weekly outreach committee meetings throughout the school year

 

·      Attending Midnight Kitchen collective meetings and updating the collective on political programming, networking, and outreach committee decisions.

 

·      Designing food politics workshops that Midnight Kitchen can present

 

·      Being aware of and participating in overall radical political activity based out of McGill

 

·      Coordinating making and serving food at the Annual Anarchist Bookfair (summer)

 

·      Writing a detailed exit report

 

·      Maintaining a log of hours worked

 

·      Working with outreach committee to brainstorm and generate ways that Midnight Kitchen can take political action outside of daily servings and solidarity servings

 

Tasks shared among all paid positions include:

 

·     ·      Working on internal relationship building and internal capacity of the collective. This includes having a minimum of one workshop on: consensus, facilitation, and anti-oppression in the fall and winters semesters (total of 3 workshops/semester). Coordinate a minimum of 3 collective dinners each semester.

 

·      Keeping the office and kitchen clean and organized including keeping computer and printer functional

 

·      Maintaining communication with the Students’ Society of McGill University executive

 

·      Respond to emails and other Midnight Kitchen correspondence, including emails, in a timely fashion.

 

·      Dealing with kitchen use requests, solidarity serving requests, and Room 302 booking requests in a timely fashion

 

·      Researching grants and potential for work-study positions

 

·      Coordinate hiring procedures and have positions evaluated and contracts approved by the time new people are hired

 

·      Work on documentation and maintain collective memory (including keeping records of your work, and compiling and organizing collective and committee meeting minutes)

 

·      Being aware of and up-to-date on all policy

 

·      Generating strategy/mechanisms for actively recruitment of new collective members throughout the year

 

·      Updating outreach media, promo materials, website, facebook, consider twitter.

 

·      Working on making the kitchen a more physically accessible space (have an accessibility audit)

 

·      Working on maintaining MK internal network. Try to generate mechanisms to stay in touch with past volunteers/collective members.

 

·      Keeping track of events and meetings in order to respond to general inquiries

 

·      Participating in visioning, long-term planning, and implementing structural changes

 

·      Assisting with the annual ‘Put Your Politics where Your Mouth Is’ workshop series, as directed by the Midnight Kitchen collective

 

·      Updating the Midnight Kitchen Executive list and get after hours access to the SSMU building for staff and collective members who need it

 

·      Determining who should be ‘signing officers’ with SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) for the collective and update this

 

·      Continuing to develop the serving space (room 302) as a community and social space (includes infrastructure, space-use policy, aesthetics, etc.)

 

·      Coordinating volunteer appreciation dinner once per semester

 

·      Working with the collective to define the summer stipend positions

 

·      Coordinating a collective “Visioning” meeting once a semester

 

***full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/***


Desired skillset:
* Knowledge of radical food politics
* Organized and able to work autonomously
* Creative and flexible
* Outgoing
*Experience with consensus decision-making
* Good communication skills
* Bilingual (asset)
* Cooking skills (asset)

2. Volunteer Coordinator

16-18 hrs/week, 55 weeks, 14 025$ stipend
Contract begins the week of August 27th, 2012
Contract ends the week of September 15th, 2013

Individual responsibilities include:

·      Creating and updating volunteer schedules

 

·      Responding to requests from individuals wishing to become involved with Midnight Kitchen

 

·      Working with outreach coordinators on outreach and political materials

 

·      Attending Outreach committee meetings

 

·      Reporting to the collective at meetings regarding volunteer management and recruitment

 

·      Bottomlining strategizing and generating mechanisms for recruitment of new collective members

 

·      Acting as a liaison between volunteers and current Midnight Kitchen projects and events

 

·      Acting as a liaison for volunteers joining the collective and committees

 

·      Working with kitchen coordinator to coordinate volunteer and kitchen orientations

 

·      Coordinating at least 1 politically oriented volunteer event per semester

 

·      Coordinating kitchen coordinators in terms of schedule, training, and discussion of the implementation of the mandate of the organization (this includes creating temporary schedule of kitchen coordinators for first two weeks in fall and winter semester)

 

·      Coordinate meetings to check-in with kitchen coordinators throughout the year

 

·      Coordinating Midnight Kitchen presence and volunteers at McGill Activities Night volunteer fairs

 

·      Ensuring that the task of facilitating collective meeting is rotated

 

·      Ensuring that the process through which the points to be addressed at collective meetings is collaborative

 

·      Writing a detailed exit report


Tasks shared among all paid positions include:

·      Working on internal relationship building and internal capacity of the collective. This includes having a minimum of one workshop on: consensus, facilitation, and anti-oppression in the fall and winters semesters (total of 3 workshops/semester). Coordinate a minimum of 3 collective dinners each semester.

 

·      Keeping the office and kitchen clean and organized including keeping computer and printer functional

 

·      Maintaining communication with the Students’ Society of McGill University executive

 

·      Respond to emails and other Midnight Kitchen correspondence, including emails, in a timely fashion.

 

·      Dealing with kitchen use requests, solidarity serving requests, and Room 302 booking requests in a timely fashion

 

·      Researching grants and potential for work-study positions

 

·      Coordinate hiring procedures and have positions evaluated and contracts approved by the time new people are hired

 

·      Work on documentation and maintain collective memory (including keeping records of your work, and compiling and organizing collective and committee meeting minutes)

 

·      Being aware of and up-to-date on all policy

 

·      Generating strategy/mechanisms for actively recruitment of new collective members throughout the year

 

·      Updating outreach media, promo materials, website, facebook, consider twitter.

 

·      Working on making the kitchen a more physically accessible space (have an accessibility audit)

 

·      Working on maintaining MK internal network. Try to generate mechanisms to stay in touch with past volunteers/collective members.

 

·      Keeping track of events and meetings in order to respond to general inquiries

 

·      Participating in visioning, long-term planning, and implementing structural changes

 

·      Assisting with the annual ‘Put Your Politics where Your Mouth Is’ workshop series, as directed by the Midnight Kitchen collective

 

·      Updating the Midnight Kitchen Executive list and get after hours access to the SSMU building for staff and collective members who need it

 

·      Determining who should be ‘signing officers’ with SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) for the collective and update this

 

·      Continuing to develop the serving space (room 302) as a community and social space (includes infrastructure, space-use policy, aesthetics, etc.)

 

·      Coordinating volunteer appreciation dinner once per semester

 

·      Working with the collective to define the summer stipend positions

 

·      Coordinating a collective “Visioning” meeting once a semester

 

***full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/***


Desired Skillset:
*Approachability and friendliness and friendly
*Knowledge of radical food politics
* Organized and able to work autonomously
* Creative and flexible
* Experience with consensus decision-making
* Good communication skills
* Bilingual (asset)
* Cooking skills (asset)

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3.     Administrative Coordinator

16-18 hrs/week, 55 weeks, 14 025$ stipend
Contract begins the week of August 27th, 2012
Contract ends the week of September 15th, 2013

Individual Responsibilities Include:

·      Managing MK finances in an organized and transparent fashion

 

·      Managing daily operations (handling petty cash and reimbursements)

 

·      Working with Kitchen Coordinator to ensure replacement and repairs of broken equipment

 

·      Working with at least one other (non-paid) collective member and the kitchen coordinator in a finance committee that meets a minimum of once a month (i.e. giving others access to accounts and including them in correspondence)

 

·      Working with the Kitchen Coordinator to coordinate bulk food orders

 

·      Attending Midnight Kitchen collective meetings, and reporting on finances, kitchen logistics, and operations

 

·      Working with Kitchen Coordinator and Midnight Kitchen collective to research the potential for large equipment purchases, including a new stove, and apply for grants to facilitate these purchases as necessary.

 

·      Working with the SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) VP of finances to draft budget for next financial year

 

·      Managing the Midnight Kitchen discretionary fund

 

·      Working a minimum of 3h/week in the kitchen (i.e. at least one coordinating shift)

 

·      Writing contracts for next paid positions

 

·      Writing detailed exit report

 

·      Bringing policy binder for reference to every Midnight Kitchen collective meeting

 

·      Presenting financial updates to the Midnight Kitchen collective at least once per semester

 

·      Looking into health insurance for staff

 

·      Working with Finance committee on all of the above

 

·      Maintaining a log of hours worked

 

Tasks shared among all paid positions include:

·         ·      Working on internal relationship building and internal capacity of the collective. This includes having a minimum of one workshop on: consensus, facilitation, and anti-oppression in the fall and winters semesters (total of 3 workshops/semester). Coordinate a minimum of 3 collective dinners each semester.

 

·      Keeping the office and kitchen clean and organized including keeping computer and printer functional

 

·      Maintaining communication with the Students’ Society of McGill University executive

 

·      Respond to emails and other Midnight Kitchen correspondence, including emails, in a timely fashion.

 

·      Dealing with kitchen use requests, solidarity serving requests, and Room 302 booking requests in a timely fashion

 

·      Researching grants and potential for work-study positions

 

·      Coordinate hiring procedures and have positions evaluated and contracts approved by the time new people are hired

 

·      Work on documentation and maintain collective memory (including keeping records of your work, and compiling and organizing collective and committee meeting minutes)

 

·      Being aware of and up-to-date on all policy

 

·      Generating strategy/mechanisms for actively recruitment of new collective members throughout the year

 

·      Updating outreach media, promo materials, website, facebook, consider twitter.

 

·      Working on making the kitchen a more physically accessible space (have an accessibility audit)

 

·      Working on maintaining MK internal network. Try to generate mechanisms to stay in touch with past volunteers/collective members.

 

·      Keeping track of events and meetings in order to respond to general inquiries

 

·      Participating in visioning, long-term planning, and implementing structural changes

 

·      Assisting with the annual ‘Put Your Politics where Your Mouth Is’ workshop series, as directed by the Midnight Kitchen collective

 

·      Updating the Midnight Kitchen Executive list and get after hours access to the SSMU building for staff and collective members who need it

 

·      Determining who should be ‘signing officers’ with SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) for the collective and update this

 

·      Continuing to develop the serving space (room 302) as a community and social space (includes infrastructure, space-use policy, aesthetics, etc.)

 

·      Coordinating volunteer appreciation dinner once per semester

 

·      Working with the collective to define the summer stipend positions

 

·      Coordinating a collective “Visioning” meeting once a semester

 

***full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/***


Desired Skillset:
*Experience with accounting
*knowledgeable of Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) finances and administration  (asset)
* General knowledge of radical politics and their intersections with food politics
* Organizational skills
* Ability to work autonomously
* Strong communication skills
* Experience in applying for grants (asset)
* Bilingual (asset)

4. Kitchen Coordinator
10-12h/week for 32 weeks; total stipend of 5280$
Contract begins week of August 27th, 2012
Contract ends week of April 8th, 2013

Individual responsibilities include:

·      Working with Administrative/Finance Coordinator to ensure replacement and repairs of broken equipment

 

·      Working with Administrative/Finance Coordinator to coordinate bulk food orders

 

·      Attending collective meetings and reporting back on kitchen operations and logistics

 

·      Working with Administrative/Finance Coordinator and Midnight Kitchen collective to research the potential for large equipment purchases, including a new stove, and apply for grants to facilitate these purchases as necessary.

 

·      Beginning to implement changes brought up in the physical accessibility audit

 

·      Working a minimum of 3h/week in the kitchen (i.e. at least one coordinating shift)

 

·      Attending finance committee meetings

 

·      Working with the summer Special Projects Coordinator to continue work with the SSMU executive to establish Midnight Kitchen’s serving space (room 302) as a social space, and continue work to create a space use policy

 

·      Working on ways to politicize the kitchen and serving space

 

·      Coordinating food safety trainings as necessary

 

·      Working with the Administrative/Finance Coordinator on making small purchases to maintain the daily functioning of the kitchen (i.e. keeping the kitchen stocked with dish rags, soap, oven mitts, etc.)

 

·      Coordinating kitchen orientations with the Volunteer coordinator

 

·      Writing a detailed exit report

 

·      Working with the summer Special Projects Coordinator to generate ways to make the kitchen more accessible to new volunteers

 

Tasks shared among all paid positions include:

 

·        ·      Working on internal relationship building and internal capacity of the collective. This includes having a minimum of one workshop on: consensus, facilitation, and anti-oppression in the fall and winters semesters (total of 3 workshops/semester). Coordinate a minimum of 3 collective dinners each semester.

 

·      Keeping the office and kitchen clean and organized including keeping computer and printer functional

 

·      Maintaining communication with the Students’ Society of McGill University executive

 

·      Respond to emails and other Midnight Kitchen correspondence, including emails, in a timely fashion.

 

·      Dealing with kitchen use requests, solidarity serving requests, and Room 302 booking requests in a timely fashion

 

·      Researching grants and potential for work-study positions

 

·      Coordinate hiring procedures and have positions evaluated and contracts approved by the time new people are hired

 

·      Work on documentation and maintain collective memory (including keeping records of your work, and compiling and organizing collective and committee meeting minutes)

 

·      Being aware of and up-to-date on all policy

 

·      Generating strategy/mechanisms for actively recruitment of new collective members throughout the year

 

·      Updating outreach media, promo materials, website, facebook, consider twitter.

 

·      Working on making the kitchen a more physically accessible space (have an accessibility audit)

 

·      Working on maintaining MK internal network. Try to generate mechanisms to stay in touch with past volunteers/collective members.

 

·      Keeping track of events and meetings in order to respond to general inquiries

 

·      Participating in visioning, long-term planning, and implementing structural changes

 

·      Assisting with the annual ‘Put Your Politics where Your Mouth Is’ workshop series, as directed by the Midnight Kitchen collective

 

·      Updating the Midnight Kitchen Executive list and get after hours access to the SSMU building for staff and collective members who need it

 

·      Determining who should be ‘signing officers’ with SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) for the collective and update this

 

·      Continuing to develop the serving space (room 302) as a community and social space (includes infrastructure, space-use policy, aesthetics, etc.)

 

·      Coordinating volunteer appreciation dinner once per semester

 

·      Working with the collective to define the summer stipend positions

 

·      Coordinating a collective “Visioning” meeting once a semester

 

***full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/***


Desired Skillset:
* General knowledge of radical politics and their intersections with food politics
* Organizational skills
* Ability to work autonomously
*Experience with grant writing (asset)
* Strong communication skills
* Experience in applying for grants (asset)
* Bilingual (asset)

5. Pickup Coordinator/Driver

7h/week for 32 weeks; total stipend of 3360$
Contract begins week of August 27th, 2012
Contract ends week of April 8th, 2013

Tasks include:

·     Driving to Midnight Kitchen food pickup locations, collecting food donations, and delivering it to the Midnight Kitchen two times per week

 

·      Doing other driving based on organizational needs as determined by the collective

 

·      Liaising with the Midnight Kitchen collective to ensure that all pickups occur as scheduled

 

·      Attending collective meetings in order to ensure that all pickups occur as scheduled as well as staying involved with and aware of other collective decisions and work

 

·      Working with the Midnight Kitchen collective to communicate with food donors and maintain positive relationships

 

·      Maintaining a log of hours worked

 

·      Writing a detailed exit report

***full job description available at: https://midnightkitchencollective.wordpress.com/***


Desired Skillset:
* General knowledge of radical politics and their intersections with food politics
* A Valid Drivers’ license
* Access to a vehicle of sufficient size for the three weekly pickups
* Ability to lift boxes that weigh approximately 20lbs (on average)
– Bilingualism (an asset)

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***This call-out is only in English because all hired individuals must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking in English***

Deadline for all positions: August 18th, 2012 at midnight
The contracts begin the week of August 27th, 2012
* Late applications will not be accepted
* You do not have to be a student to apply for these positions; they are open to all.
* Only applicants accepted for interview will be contacted.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in one of three ways:

1.     Via email at mk.hiring.fall2012@gmail.com with “job application” and the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

2.      Drop it off at 3600 rue McTavish, Suite 1200, metro McGill

 

3.     Send it by mail to (it must arrive before the deadline):

 

Midnight Kitchen

 

c/o Students Society of McGill University

 

3600 rue McTavish, Suite 1200

 

Montreal, QC

 

H3A 0E7


Employment Equity:

Midnight Kitchen recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply.  We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to Midnight Kitchen in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity.

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