Food Services Coordinator

Position Summary


Job ID:  3949


Location:  Vancouver Island, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

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  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **




Reporting to the Non-Profit Portfolio Manager, the Food Services Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the meal services program. He/She/They develop serving schedules and weekly menus, manages meal services program budget, maintains cleanliness of kitchen areas, oversees the kitchen staff and delivery of meals. The position may be required to assist with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals as required.


The successful candidate will have the following:


Post-secondary diploma in food services or related field and minimum 3 years' kitchen experience as a cook and in a comparable environment. 


  • Plans, organizes and directs the meal services program. Develops and maintains all serving schedules. Ensures all food items are served according to menu specifications in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Develops weekly menu and ensures food choices are nutritional and meet the Canadian Food Guidelines. Ensures that the dietary needs of all tenants are being met in an equitable way.
  • Manages meal services program budget. Procures and orders all necessary supplies for the creation of meals. Monitors and manages the inventory rotation following FIFO (first in, first out) procedures, product storage standards and waste.
  • Ensures all kitchen equipment, supplies and work areas are maintained and sanitized in compliance with health standards, including adherence to WHMIS guidelines. Performs daily dishwashing, sweeping, mopping and deep cleaning of the kitchen as needed.
  • Creates and oversees the kitchen staff scheduling.
  • Supervises staff by assigning and monitoring their work, providing training and orientation, directing and motivating staff, providing advice and guidance regarding staff issues, conducting performance evaluations and disciplining staff when necessary. Participates in the recruitment of staff and resolves grievances at the first stage of the grievance process.
  • Assists with the preparation, cooking and serving of nutritious meals as required.
  • Maintains proper log documentation of kitchen areas, including daily cooler and dishwasher temperature logs.
  • Performs other related duties that do not affect the nature of the job, including participating on project task teams or assisting with special assignments.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

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At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.