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Food Services Coordinator

Boyle Street Community Services

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REPORTS TO: Drop-In Manager

SALARY RANGE: $43 036-$50 641/year ($22.07-$25.97/hour)

HOURS: 37.5 hours/week, with some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

JOB ID: 19-033BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.

This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.

Job Purpose:

The Food Services Coordinator will be responsible for all food services in the Drop-In, as well as supporting other food initiatives throughout the agency. Please note that there is only one paid employee in the kitchen.


  • Order food and ensure on budget, pick up from the Food Bank, prepare meals, clean-up, and general upkeep of the kitchen.
  • Support other food initiatives throughout the agency, as required.
  • Oversee and encourage internal volunteers and external groups, who spend their time in the kitchen.
  • Take full responsibility for the set up and effective operation of the kitchen to maintain a high standard of sanitary practice and consumer service
  • Provide healthy meals for community members
  • Work with the Drop-In & Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteers in the kitchen, including identifying and monitoring their training needs and taking an active role in their development
  • Knowledge of and adhere to licensing, health and safety guidelines and applicable federal or provincial legislations.
  • Work with the Drop-In Manager and the Development team for special event food requirements, as well as other required program needs (Cultural, Inner City Recreation, catering for agency meetings/events, etc.)
  • Monitor and report all maintenance issues through the Drop-In & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Manage all processes relating to deliveries including checking in the orders, storage, security, loss prevention
  • Ensure storage areas, dry storage, coolers and freezers are clean and organized
  • Other duties as required and specified by the Drop-In Manager



Culinary Arts Diploma preferred. Relevant experience will be also be considered.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Great attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to deliver high quality and customer sensitive services
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability as a supervisor and motivator of internal volunteers
  • Able to plan and make decisions in a timely, organized and appropriate manner
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to work in, at times, a stressful environment
  • Able to take criticism from emotionally elevated clients with a “grain of salt”

Experience and other requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of food service experience preferred
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues, trends and   services, particularly in Edmonton, is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture is desirable
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: July 12, 2019

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-033BSCS, Food Services Coordinator in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.