Community Assistant

External-Internal Job Posting

Position Type:

  • Part-time 7-9 hrs/wk,
  • Saturdays at 543 Powell Street
  • Any remaining hours will be used offsite/online
  • Salary: commensurate upon experience

Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Summary:

Mission Possible’s Power Breakfast Program* is an essential outreach tool for our Employment Readiness Program. This program is also an essential service and offers much needed support for over 200 residents in the DTES. As the program lead, the Community Assistant will be responsible for the overall running of this program. The Community Assistant will work together with other staff and volunteers to ensure the highest degree of satisfaction and efficiency.

*Before COVID-19, Power Breakfast was followed by our Coffee House Program, which is currently suspended until it is safe for us to restart this program. Should Coffee House resume, this program also falls under the responsibilities of the Community Assistant.*

A commitment of 6 months minimum is required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee the Power Breakfast Program
  • Train and supervise Power Breakfast volunteers, the Lead Volunteer, and the Kitchen Assistant
  • Work collaboratively with Volunteer Lead and Kitchen Assistant to ensure coffee and meals are prepared and served to guests in a dignified manner
  • Oversee the cleanup of meals and sanitizing of dishes/equipment and reinforce COVID-19 safety practices to minimize risk
  • Interact with breakfast guests and Mission Possible volunteers
  • Promote Mission Possible’s Employment Readiness Program
  • Ensure a safe and positive environment is maintained at all times
  • Send weekly reports to Community Engagement Coordinator and respond to email communication
  • FoodSafe Level 1, Naloxone training, or First Aid Level C+ certification are assets. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume to the Community Engagement Coordinator, Tara Chang-Swanson, at [email protected] Only those shortlisted will be contacted.