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Job Description:

Community Networks Food Security Project Coordinator

This is a part-time (8 – 10 hours per week) fixed term position for approximately nine months starting as soon as possible. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to communitynetworkswanaka@gmail.com by 5pm March 28 2021.


The Alpine Community Development Trust operates Community Networks Wānaka and LINK Upper Clutha as a one-stop community support centre, based in the Wānaka Community Hub. ACDT’s vision is that Upper Clutha people are able to thrive, not just survive. Our mission is to provide a community development hub that coordinates, connects, and enables community wellbeing.

The impact of Covid has been felt widely throughout the world, country, and district. The needs and opportunities for community connection and support have increased in the Upper Clutha, and ACDT is increasing its capacity. As a not-for-profit organization, ACDT relies on funding from a variety of sources, and as such its employment contracts are always subject to availability of funding, and the ongoing evolution of community needs.


Working closely with the Community Networks Team, the Food Security Project Coordinator will take a lead in coordinating the operation of the foodbank and looking at the different options and models that could increase food security in our community.

Key Responsibilities

Take a lead in coordinating the Community Foodbank. This will include;

  • Maintaining a well-stocked foodbank
  • Preparing food parcels (ahead of time for other CN staff to use as required)
  • Liaising with Kiwi Harvest to finalize and implement this partnership
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of the foodbank including gathering feedback from clients
  • Completing reports

Look at opportunities to increase efficiencies and lift provision of food in the foodbank such as gathering leftover food from local businesses and community gardens, developing meal plans, partnering with other community groups such as Food for Love, Mana Tahuna, determining the most economical way of getting bulk food.

Scope different models to increase food security across our community. In the long term we need to upscale the foodbank to meet demand and reduce our reliance on current funding.

Desired attributes and skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Administrative skills and experience
  • Take direction and execute independently
  • Take initiative when required
  • Flexibility to meet evolving and changing needs of the job
  • A desire to contribute to community wellbeing

Key Relationships

Reporting to the Community Networks Manager, working closely with the Community Networks Community Services Administrator and Coordinator and working alongside the LINK team in a supportive, close-knit environment. Governance support from the Alpine Community Development Trust.

What’s in it for you??

We strive to create a positive, supportive environment as we work to make a difference in the community around us. The team at Community Networks and LINK is fortunate to enjoy offices at the beautiful Wanaka Community Hub, with plenty of collegial support. If this job sounds like a potential fit for you, please get in touch.