The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op – Assistant Manager


Overview: The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is an emerging non-profit organization that creates a linkage between food producers and consumers in Cape Breton by providing an on-line marketplace.

Our Vision: A healthy food economy that supports a growing diversity of producers and consumers on Cape Breton Island.  

Our Mission: The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op Ltd. provides a distribution linkage between local food producers and consumers, creating a more sustainable food system by increasing the viability of local producers while improving access to high quality local food.

Job Description:  The Assistant Manager will assist the Executive Director with planning and implementing the strategies and practices of the operation, and will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Food Hub. This person should be passionate about the local food system and working in the non-profit sector.  This position is ideal for someone who wants to learn more about working in this area, and hopes to manage a non-profit in their future. Training will be provided.

Assistant Manager Job Duties:

·         Assist with all day-to-day Food Hub operations.

·         Assist with basic bookkeeping, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

·         Manage basic payroll and payroll remittances.

·         Helping to train volunteers and staff and coordinate volunteer schedules.

·         Supervising staff and volunteers.

·         Assisting with grant writing and fundraising, including events.

·         Providing on-site support during distribution days.

·         Working with quality assurance protocols and conducting documentation.



The ideal candidate will have:

·         An education and/or background in business /management or a related field.

·         Must demonstrate flexibility, and the ability to think outside of the box in a fast-paced environment.

·         Must demonstrate a diverse range of skill sets.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

·         Candidates should be Start eligible. Program details here.

Application Details


·         $18 per hour plus 4% vacation pay for 37.5 hours per week.

·         Must be willing to work flexible hours.

·         Must be able to travel within Cape Breton

Apply to or call 902-577-3260 with questions.