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Krystle

It’s amazing what a simple Google search can lead to. In the fall of 2018, Krystle and a group of friends were interested in donating and helping non-profit groups around Calgary. She searched the ‘ol internet and came across BB4CK. Fast forward to today and Krystle is an active and dedicated volunteer, helping as a Kitchen floater or delivering bins to schools.

“I volunteer with BB4CK because it is a great cause,” says Krystle. “It feels good to be able to help kids.”

When we asked Krystle about her favourite part about volunteering with us she said:

“My favourite part of BB4CK is being part of a group that is passionate about children and helping them to succeed. It feels so good to be able to help in any way that helps kids”

We love how volunteers find themselves as being part of a whole community that works together to make sure that all Calgary kids have a healthy lunch on their plates.

Do you want to join this community? Click here to find out how!

New Job Posting – Kitchen Coordinator

Does taking meaningful action inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the daily life of a child? Are you passionate about creating social change, engaging with and having an impact on your community? Are you looking to take ownership of your career in an organization that values people, action and trust? Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) has an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our dedicated team!

Who we are: Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization, working to build and strengthen communities that ensure every child has enough to eat at school. Our team is small, working together in our areas of strength to ensure we can have broad impact in our community.

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids has increased the number of hungry kids fed daily through its programs by almost 70% since 2015. To accomplish this increased impact, BB4CK has broadened its program delivery through community partnerships and a focus on encouraging and supporting people in Calgary to act in meaningful ways to feed kids. Today, BB4CK continues to grow and transition in order to achieve our goal of no hungry kids. This is an exciting and challenging time in our organizational life, as we continue to meet the growing need in our community, while also focusing our efforts on strengthening our systems and processes to support our growing organization.

Our vision: Communities that make sure all kids are fed.
Our mission: Connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids.

Working cohesively with the Director of Programming, the Kitchen Coordinator is responsible for the leadership and day to day management of BB4CK’s central downtown kitchen, empowering volunteers to work in their areas of strength to make lunches for hungry kids.
The role of Kitchen Coordinator will include the following key responsibilities:
Whole Organization:
• Be responsible for own health and wellness, personally and professionally, and take ownership to ensure you are able to perform this role as needed
• Contribute wholeheartedly to BB4CK’s vision and mission
• Working effectively on tasks assigned within the context of BB4CK values and culture

Kitchen:
• Engage and educate volunteers, maintaining and building strong relationships
• Empower Core (regular) volunteers with all the tools and support they need to manage the lunch-making process in the Kitchen
• Manage all aspects of daily lunch making, ensuring that the necessary lunches are prepared in a timely manner, and maintain systems to do so
• Manage all food and supply ordering
• Maintain database of core volunteer contact information
• Orient and manage each day’s group volunteers to perform necessary tasks in accordance with established guidelines
• Ensure the kitchen operates in accordance with Alberta Health Services and food safety standards
• Participate in planning, leading and supporting miscellaneous third-party projects
• Any other duties that may be required

For the full posting, see here: https://bb4ck.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Kitchen-Coordinator-Role-Description.pdf 

This opportunity might be for you if you:
• Are a dynamic and engaging leader, demonstrating our core values to positively influence others at all levels of interaction
• Have the ability to achieve results that are in the best interests of both the organization and community
• Are flexible and responsive, seeing solutions and creating an environment that empowers others to solve problems
• Are an expert in food safety and preparation
• Are focused on supporting everyone around you to take on the responsibility of making lunches for hungry kids
• Are flexible and adaptable to changing situations
• Have certification or willingness to obtain Alberta Food Safety Basics and First Aid/CPR
• Have a working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Office)

Qualifications:
• 1-3 years experience leading in a Kitchen environment
• 3+ years working closely in a team
• Experience thinking “on your feet” problem solving and building both short- and long-term solutions

BB4CK offers a competitive compensation package along with professional development opportunities for innovation and professional growth. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

If you are looking for a purpose-driven and compelling place to work, please email your cover letter and resume to jan@bb4ck.org by July 18, 2019.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest in BB4CK, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

New Job Posting: Director of Programming

Does taking meaningful action inspire you?  Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the daily life of a child?  Are you passionate about creating social change, engaging with and having an impact on your community?  Are you looking to take ownership of your career in an organization that values people, action and trust?  Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) has an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our dedicated team! 

Who we are:  Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization, working to build and strengthen communities that ensure every child has enough to eat at school. Our team is small, working together in our areas of strength to ensure we can have broad impact in our community. BB4CK has increased the number of hungry kids fed daily through its programs by almost 100% since 2015. To accomplish this increased impact, BB4CK has broadened its program delivery through community partnerships and a focus on encouraging and supporting people in Calgary to act in meaningful ways to feed kids.

Today, BB4CK continues to grow and transition in order to achieve our goal of no hungry kids. This is an exciting and challenging time in our organizational life, as we continue to meet the growing need in our community while also focusing our efforts on strengthening our systems and processes to support our growing organization. Working cohesively with the Executive Director, the Director of Programming is responsible for the leadership and strategic development of program delivery components of feeding hungry kids and building communities within all the ways BB4CK operates, including our downtown Kitchen, in communities and in schools.  This individual will work 40 hours per week, with flexibility built in regarding the specific hours (projects, events or meetings may require evening and weekend work, and weekday hours are flexible to be worked as required).

The role of Director of Programming will include the following key responsibilities:
Program Development and Implementation: Ensure delivery of quality programming focused on achieving desired organizational outcomes
Team Leadership and Support: Support and direct team members in alignment with organizational desired outcomes
Community Engagement: Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders
Leadership: Participate in BB4CK’s leadership team, championing a culture of people centered leadership that energizes and engages, and empowers team members through strong performance support
Click here for a full role description.

This opportunity might be for you if you:

  • Are a collaborative and engaging leader, demonstrating our core values to positively influence others at all levels of interaction
  • Are committed to building strong community relationships and have a desire to work with others to have a bigger impact
  • Are a change agent who is innovative, open-minded, flexible and persistent
  • Have a win-win approach to problem-solving
  • Have a passion for changing lives and committed to being part of an effective leadership team, leading a cohesive, impactful program team and working collaboratively in the community

BB4CK offers a competitive compensation package along with professional development opportunities for innovation and professional growth.  Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

If you are looking for a purpose-driven and compelling place to work, please email your cover letter and resume to jan@bb4ck.org by July 4th, 2019.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  We thank all applicants for their interest in BB4CK, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

New Job Posting: Communications Coordinator

Does taking meaningful action inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the daily life of a child? Are you passionate about creating social change, engaging with and having an impact on your community? Are you looking to take ownership of your Communications career in an organization that values people, action and trust? Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) has an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our dedicated team!

Who we are: Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization, working to build and strengthen communities that ensure every child has enough to eat at school. Our team is small, working together in our areas of strength to ensure we can have broad impact in our community.

Working cohesively with the Director of Operations, the Communications Coordinator is an integral part of a committed, hardworking and fun team! This individual will work 20 hours per week, with flexibility built in regarding the specific hours (projects, events or meetings may require evening and weekend work, and weekday hours are flexible to be worked as required).

A typical day for you in the role of Communications Coordinator will include the following key responsibilities:

  • Collaborating in driving the communications plan
  • Implementing communication strategy
  • Creating and coordinating content for multiple media channels
  • Leading the creation of marketing materials for print and web
  • Coordinating volunteers to support communications
  • Monitoring and updating mentions of BB4CK online as needed
  • Tracking and reporting on communication metrics and analytics
  • Supporting the creation of external and internal communication materials for community and volunteers
  • Archiving communications materials in physical and digital form
  • Representing and speaking on behalf of BB4CK at external events

This opportunity might be for you if you:

  • Have a solid understanding of communications strategies and tactics
  • Have the ability to build systems and processes to support development
  • Are creative, solution-focused, resourceful, relational and authentic in building relationships; able to quickly build rapport and connection
  • Are a strong strategic thinker – sees challenges as an opportunity
  • Like to take initiative, be pro-active and make things happen

Qualifications:

  • Extremely passionate about non-profit organizations, and in particular about serving kids
    and families
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a Communications or Marketing role (in a nonprofit
    organization, preferred)
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in a small environment and wearing many hats is beneficial

BB4CK offers a competitive compensation package along with professional development opportunities for innovation and professional growth. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience. If you are looking for a purpose driven and compelling place to work, please email your cover letter and resume to jan@bb4ck.org by May 22, 2019.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest in BB4CK, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Lunch Is Love… Story from a S.E. Elementary School

“Our school is in a high needs area where many families struggle to provide adequate meals for their families. Thanks to the support of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, many of our students have healthy food options to eat throughout the day. Every day students come to utilize the snacks that are provided. Without these they would have nothing to eat. The sandwiches, fruit and veggies are provided during our lunch program, which supplements those students who would not have enough to eat throughout the day otherwise. The students are always excited to choose from the options provided, as for many students these types of food are not purchased in their homes. Many students will even ask if they can take snacks home for their younger siblings to eat. This program assists our students in learning, as without proper nutrition we know learning does not occur. We would like to thank you for your continued support as it makes such a difference in our school community.”

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