Current Opportunities

Many Feathers is a non-profit organization in north-Mississauga looking to bring local food and sustainable practices to the community. Beginning in 2014 with a small group of young entrepreneurs, Many Feathers has grown into 2017 through developing a successful community farmers market hosting up to 35 vendors and being visited by an average of 1000 customers per week. Established in 2016 the Many Feathers Garden is a project that produces opportunities for the community to learn about urban agriculture and food security.  As an organization, we are committed to the local food movement and to the local economy by supporting farmers and small businesses within the community and in the greater area.

Our mission at Many Feathers is to create local community spaces to empower residents, promote local food, and sustainable living through community engagement and education.

 
 
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Marketing Manager

Many Feathers is looking for an individual with the interest and experience to fulfil a key marketing role within the organzation. This role is responsible for creating and implementing a marketing plan for Spring/Summer 2018. A brief description of the areas that this role will cover as follows: 

  • Create a marketing plan for events, programming, and outreach by working with internal team members
  • Fulfil sponsorship obligations through ensuring proper signage and compliance for marketing materials
  • Develop budget for advertising, and order marketing materials
  • Oversee social media strategy and presence and track achievements
  • Maintain organization branding through our brand book
  • Be the voice for the organization in electronic communications and maintain a professional and friendly tone

Assets

  • Educational background in Marketing or Business Administration
  • Portfolio, or relevant experience in leading marketing or being a part of a marketing team
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management, and graphic desig
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional team
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Willing to work through email with a response time of under 48 hours
  • Positive and friendly – we want you to be excited about your contributions
  •  Reliable and committed

If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to share or develop your skills and have a commitment to the environment please apply with a resume or a short email about why you are interested in joining the Many Feathers team to: Samantha Staresincic at info@manyfeathers.ca

 
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PROGRAMS DEVELOPER

Many Feathers is looking to add individuals with ideas to develop new programs using our existing projects -- the farmers' market, community gardens, educational programs, and community events. This role focuses on creating programs through Many Feathers’ current projects i.e. fitness programs, kids workshops at the market, adult workshops at the garden, low-income food programs, etc. – you will have free range as long as it fits into Many Feathers’ values and goals.  A brief description of areas that this role will develop for programming to be implemented for Spring/Summer 2018:

  • To propose programs and explain why they are of value to the organization
  • Propose budgets for these programs; work towards creating programs that generate revenue as a fundraising model of the organization
  • Track success and failures of these programs through quantified data, observation, etc.

Assets

  • A clear goal you would like to achieve through volunteering with Many Feathers (could be as simple as getting community service hours, obtaining job experience, or helping a grassroots organization succeed in your community)
  • Interest in the betterment of the environment, local food, sustainability practises, and urban agriculture
  • Looking to develop skills in program creation and development
  • Willing to work through email with a response time of under 48 hours
  • Positive and friendly – we want you to be excited about your contribution
  • Reliable and committed

This position is great for volunteers looking to develop their skills in program development, fundraising, communications, and data analysis.

If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to share or develop your skills and have a commitment to the environment please apply with a resume or a short email about why you are interested in joining the Many Feathers team to: Samantha Staresincic at info@manyfeathers.ca

     
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    Grant Research & Writer

    Many Feathers is looking to add someone passionate about writing and interested in research to the team to work on identifying and applying for grants for our projects. This position is great for volunteers looking to develop their skills in communications, grant writing, business strategy, and development.

    The Grant Research & Writer will be responsible for the following:

    • Research applicable grants in line with the organization
    • Gather data to apply for grants
    • Write application and coordinate with the operations team on grant requirements
    • Develop a “Grant writing handbook” to coordinate with the operations team on necessary into to input into grants
    •  Coordinate with all departments to fulfil approved grants
    • Track all grant requirements and fulfil reports for approved grants

    Assets 

    • Excellent writing and researching skills (preferred post-secondary education pursuing English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or any other related/equivalent education).
    • A clear goal you would like to achieve through volunteering with Many Feathers (could be as simple as getting community service hours, obtaining job experience, or helping a grassroots organization succeed in your community)
    • Interest in the betterment of the environment, local food, sustainability practises, and urban agriculture
    • Looking to develop skills in grant writing and business strategy/development
    • Ability to write and edit writing with a high attention to detail and creativity
    • Ability to work and coordinate with all departments to understand capabilities in order to fulfil all grant requirements
    • High attention to detail to coordinate and track all requirements of the grants and develop clear reports
    • Willing to work through email with a response time of under 48 hours
    • Positive and friendly – we want you to be excited about your contribution
    • Reliable and committed

    If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to share or develop your skills and have a commitment to the environment please apply with a resume or a short email about why you are interested in joining the Many Feathers team to: Samantha Staresincic at info@manyfeathers.ca