Food Pantry Support Worker

Position: Algoma University Students’ Union Food Pantry Support Worker
Contract length: One (1) year
Hours: Part-time (10-20/ week)
Remuneration: $16.20/ hour
Department: AUSU Equity Centre
Location: Sault Ste. Marie Campus

The Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that the university experience for students is fulfilling, safe, and enjoyable. AUSU exists to represent students and provide services that address student needs, well-being, and opportunities. 

As an organization that is run by students, for students, AUSU works to ensure that students’ voices are heard, recognized, and respected. As a student of Algoma University, you are a general member of the Algoma University Students’ Union.

AUSU provides a number of advocacy and equity based services such as the Food Pantry, in addition to services such as the health and dental insurance plan, academic support, the student newspaper, and more.

AUSU is seeking a part-time support worker, whose purpose is to support the  operations and development of the AUSU Food Pantry. The AUSU Food Pantry is an emergency food resource centre for students in need of food and other necessities. The Food Pantry also provides food related education, programming, and projects aimed at improving food security on campus. 

The duties and responsibilities of the AUSU Food Pantry Support Worker shall include but not be limited to:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the AUSU Food Pantry, including tracking donations, serving students, cleaning, assisting with food pickups, and organizing inventory
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts and other special projects related to food security, sustainability, and community engagement 
  • Assist with the training and retention of Food Pantry volunteers 
  • Work closely with the AUSU People’s Garden to coordinate the delivery and availability of People’s Garden produce and herbs 
  • Support the AUSU Food Pantry Coordinator and volunteer team where necessary 
  • Provide suggestions and improvements for pantry operations, inventory, donors and policies

Other Duties

  • Represent the Algoma University Students’ Union and uphold its values, mission statement, and strategic plan 
  • Shall attend AUSU board and committee meetings as necessary 
  • Shall perform any other duties that are in the best interest of AUSU as approved and/or mandated by the Board, its By-laws, policies, and/or members.


  • Must be enrolled in a post secondary degree in a program such as Community Economic & Social Development, Social Work, Geography, Biology, Environmental Science or other related program at Algoma University 
  • Must be passionate about food security, sustainability, and/ or community engagement and hold a minimum of 1 year of experience working or volunteering 
  • Must be eligible to legally work in Canada
  • Comfortable working independently, remotely, and office setting
  • Preference will be given to currently enrolled Algoma University students first and then-recent graduates. 
  • Ability to provide a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) 

How to apply:

If you are looking for a challenging and deeply rewarding opportunity, and you believe you meet the requirements to be successful in this role, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references via email to Monday, August 1st at 4 PM. 

This one-year contract position offers a Competitive Base Wage of $16.20/Hour plus a flexible work environment and an Extended Healthcare & Dental Benefit Package. A contract extension will be considered based on performance. Only those advancing to the interview stage will be contacted.

AUSU is an equal opportunity employer who offers a diverse work environment. Applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.


Food Pantry Support Worker


1-Year Contract

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022

Start Date