Job Details - Food Security Project Manager - 1 Year Term

Food Security Project Manager - 1 Year Term

Eskasoni Mental Health Services

Full-Time Temporary



Eskasoni Health Center is dedicated to providing high-quality health services, across the lifespan that are culturally appropriate, community-based and community-led. We aim to achieve excellence in health service delivery by working as individuals, as a team, and as a community to create healthy people and a healthy community.

Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, opportunities for development, and a real opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for individuals with strong community development, system navigation, and intervention skills with an openness to sharing their creative talents to enhance the well-being of our community, clients, and our workplace.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the operations of a community kitchen, Food pantry and Take What You Need, Leave What You Can Food cupboard;
  • Create a weekly and monthly menu of meals, in collaboration with the Health Center Dietician, to be distributed throughout the community;
  • Assist in the ordering, securement, planning and distribution of healthy foods for utilization within the community kitchen;
  • Assist with forming partnerships, drafting proposals and obtaining a sustainable source of food items to outfit all food security initiatives;
  • Create a warm, safe, inviting, non-judgemental community kitchen environment, where community members are received, and made to feel welcome;
  • Work collaboratively with community fishers, hunters and UNIR to obtain traditional foods for utilization and distribution from all Food Security locations;
  • Organize traditional food hunting and fishing expeditions.

Successful Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working within the food (in)security sector;
  • Knowledge, and experience of community services and organizations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals within the organization and external to the community;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information;
  • Be outgoing, flexible, tactful, polite, courteous and sensitive;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license;
  • Provide a Criminal Records check and Child Abuse Registry check;
  • Ability to speak Mi’kmaq required.

How to Apply:

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Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to by April 16, 2021.
Please note: selected candidates will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check and Sexual Abuse Registry. 

While we sincerely appreciate all applicants, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Eskasoni 3
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Eskasoni Mental Health Services
NOC Code
Administrative officers (1221)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
May 3rd 2021
End Date
May 3rd 2022
Language Requirements
Ability to speak Mi'kmaq is required
Language Proficiency Level
Intermediate (CLB 5-7)
Posted on
April 7th 2021
April 16th 2021