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Youth Food Market Leader

Youth in Food Systems

   About the Position

Impact Statement
By joining our Youth in Food Systems team, you can learn about and explore food systems while gaining skills, communicating your learnings with peers, and building capabilities for future career (agri-food and others!) and personal aspirations.

Each year, a group of high school students interested in gaining food systems, business, and leadership experience take on a variety of duties (our “Market Leaders”) in our summer Youth Food Market.

Now, we’re looking for Market Leaders to join us throughout the school year in preparation for 2024's Markets! Leaders will gather virtually on a monthly basis to brainstorm ideas, create strategies, build partnerships with local farms and organizations, conduct community research, and more!

Time commitment: October 2023 onwards for 1-2 hours/week (flexible)

Please note: Market Leaders should be located in Waterloo Region and willing to take part in in-person activities. Some exceptions may apply – get in touch if you’re outside of Waterloo Region but are eager to be a Market Leader!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 14+

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Environment, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, Project Management, Problem Solving, Designing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Market Leaders will work alongside peers, staff, and community mentors through all stages of the project. They will receive resource, training, and ample opportunity for collaboration.
Working Conditions: Remote-first for October - April, with some in person opportunities in the Waterloo Region community.
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Anytime
Meetings will occur on weekday evenings on a monthly basis. Occasional community meetings or field trips will be planned according to the group's schedule. All other independent and smaller team work will be on a flexible, self-directed schedule. Community service hours operate on an honour system, with youth tracking their time and submitting hours as needed.

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Rayna Almas
12 Dupont St. W. Waterloo, N2L 2X6

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