The Ottawa Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its network of over 100 emergency food programs across the city. We work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity. We are currently seeking a Registered Dietitian to join our team.
The Ottawa Food Bank is committed to improving the outcomes of those who access food security programs. Key components of this are increasing the amount of nutritious food that we distribute to the Ottawa Food Bank Network of member agencies and assisting them in providing nutritious food to people attending their programs.
The Registered Dietitian works closely with internal resources, member agencies, and stakeholders to support programming and initiatives related to food nutrition. They contribute to the development and maintenance of a framework that ensures that foods offered across the Network are nutritious and culturally appropriate.
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND LICENSES
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTACTS
The work involves regular contact across the organization, particularly with Operations and Programs and Planning staff. External relationships include existing and potential member agencies, the City of Ottawa’s Social Services and Public Health departments, educational institutions, other food banks and food programs, and social service agencies.
The incumbent works closely with external stakeholders to lead and participate in working groups, and to influence decisions made regarding food nutrition and food insecurity. A high degree of tact, discretion, and good judgment are necessary, as the incumbent collaborates with a diverse range of contacts and organizations. The ability to recognize various perspectives and identify solutions that support all stakeholder’s is critical.
The incumbent works with internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve issues that negatively impact the Ottawa Food Bank’s and the Network’s ability to meet their objectives regarding the receipt and distribution of nutritious food.
The incumbent collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that projects continue to move forward as planned, or to adapt project plans to reflect changing circumstances.
This position has no employee reports. The incumbent works with post-secondary institutions to secure student interns and is responsible for their mentorship and evaluation.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERRORS
The incumbent works within the College of Dieticians of Ontario’s practice guidelines. Failure to act within these guidelines could negatively impact the Ottawa Food Bank’s reputation with stakeholders and negatively impact the ability to move objectives forward.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL
Work is generally performed in an office environment. The incumbent also works with Operations in the food distribution (warehouse) area. Work is sometimes performed at member agency locations or at the other stakeholders’ facilities. Travel is usually limited to the National Capital Region.
The incumbent may occasionally work on evenings or weekends.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The work may be stressful at times, due to multiple projects and deadlines. There are minimal physical requirements.
Excellent verbal and written English skills are required. The ability to speak and write in French is strongly preferred. The ability to communicate in additional languages is an asset.
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 per year. Starting salary is based on the candidate’s experience and is usually in the $70,000 - $80,000 range.
The Ottawa food bank also offers and excellent benefits program, a retirement savings plan, and a health and wellness spending account.
HOW TO APPLY
In your cover letter please share what makes you an ideal fit for this position and why you want to join the Ottawa Food Bank.
If you are interested in this position, but do not have all the qualifications listed, we’d still like to hear from you. We recognize that people gain skills and experience through different paths.
The Ottawa Food Bank values diversity in our workforce. We invite applications from all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities and members of the 2SLGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.
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