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Operations Coordinator

Innovation Assistance

The vision of Innovation Youth is to offer a space for the neighbourhood to address issues of food insecurity and food justice, called Innovation Assistance (IA). IA is a solidarity market, with a socially-tiered pricing model, while offering community kitchen and food transformation workshops to the neighbourhood. As a Good Food Organization, IA participates in advocacy around food security and food justice. Supervised by the coordinator of Innovation Youth, the coordinator of operations is responsible for managing the technical and administrative aspects, the communications and partner relations of IA. The coordinator of operations works closely with the IA floor coordinator. This person should enjoy human interactions, be highly organized, a team player, and have a passion for food justice issues and community work.


Job Offer

Hours - 30 hours/week, in-person work

Pay scale - $20.75/h

Start date - April 24, 2023, one-year contract renewable


  • Bilingual, written and spoken French and English

  • Comfortable with Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, Canva, and MailChimp

  • Interest and capabilities in research

  • Experience working in teams to develop and manage projects

  • Administratively-minded and highly organized

  • Passion for and experience with thinking about food justice

  • Passion for people, their personal flourishing and the community’s flourishing

  • Experience working in the community sector, an asset

  • Experience working with newly-arrived immigrants, an asset

  • MAPAQ-certified, an asset


  • Work with the IA Floor Team to manage operations of the solidarity market and the mobile market. 

  • Liaise with floor team on hygiene training program

  • Oversee advocacy for food justice 

  • Collaborate with the urban agriculture team and their involvement with the solidarity market and food transformation

  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Engagement Officer

  • Collaborate with the Floor Coordinator on social media management

  • Collaborate with the Innovation Youth coordinator in grant-writing

  • Work on the floor of IA as needed

  • Work with floor coordinator and suppliers to manage inventory and food procurement

  • Liaise with CDI’s Finance Director to manage the IA budget

  • Oversee and carry out public-facing communications, including those towards volunteers, members, donors, suppliers, and partners

  • Track statistics for and maintain the database of IA’s members and volunteers, procurement and billing; oversee checkout at the markets

  • Sit on the Peter-McGill Community Council’s Food Security Committee

  • Participate in conferences, information sessions, and workshops revolving on food security and systems in order to develop IA programming

General responsibilities

  • Attend Innovation Youth and Christian Direction staff meetings, and trainings provided by Christian Direction

  • Meet on a biweekly basis with the Innovation Youth Coordinator

  • Attend the Christian Direction AGA

  • Participate in employee evaluation processes

  • Understand Christian Direction policies, and sign annually and adhere to organisational documents (mission and vision statements, communal commitments, confession of faith, 12 indicators of a transformed city)

  • Participate in Innovation Youth fundraising efforts


Christian Direction is a Christian organisation. Its vision is to see God transform all of life in urban communities by the concerted actions of committed Christians. It fulfils its vision through partnerships with churches that are committed towards their local community and doing ministries with committed Christians. Christian Direction has several ministry sites located in five boroughs in Montréal, but is also doing ministry elsewhere in Quebec.

Innovation Youth is an urban ministry located in Peter-McGill, on the western end of downtown Montreal. Its mission is to offer a community space to families and youth living in or frequently visiting downtown, opening up possibilities for harmonious integration into family, social and academic life. Amongst its services, Innovation Youth offers Connections, a high school diploma program, a children’s library, urban agriculture initiatives, community development and food autonomy programs. 

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Carole Tapin at no later than April 11th, 2023. 





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