- Job posted on: 23rd Jul 2021
- Applications close:
Youth Food Movement (YFM) is a community that brings people to the table, using food to tackle big issues one bite at a time. We love discussing all things food, cooking and eating together, and organising education projects too! We are a not-for-profit organisation with a HQ based in Melbourne and with local chapters in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth; however we cater for all Australians from geographically, socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
We’re on the hunt for a passionate, driven and committed young people who are looking to embark on a world of community building. Ideally, you’re a person who likes to get stuff done, has a can-do attitude, an open mind and is able to manage multiple tasks as you go. You’re someone who loves working with people, who believes in the potential of others, and works to empower and excite individuals and groups to engage with YFM. Above all, you are passionate about supporting our community and encouraging people to grow their knowledge and skills to become their own local food heroes.
You will have some experience in the working world, whether as a professional or volunteer, and have some understanding of the current state and complexity of the Australian food system. You do not need to be an expert though. A good mix of strategic thinking with a practical approach is also a plus - this role involves day-to-day admin and maintaining the big picture of what YFM is all about and why we do what we do.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable, with the capacity to manage a fluctuating workload. The time needed for this role is approximately 4-7 hours per week, but your tasks don’t all need to be completed in one day; they will be shared with your fellow chapter Coordinator/s and will vary week to week.
Ultimately, your role is not to be a 'doer' but an enabler - a team coordinator with the job of building a group of other YFM volunteers, and ensuring they work cohesively, collaboratively and purposefully.
You could be doing any or all of the following:
Being the public face of YFM in your area
Strategic direction setting
If you have any further questions about the role, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Chapter Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.