Seniors and Climate Response Coordinator
Reports To: Director, Settlement and Seniors Services
Posting Date: December 5, 2023
Closing Date: December 18, 2023
Starting Date: January 8, 2024 or earlier
Are you passionate about building community? Do you value intergenerational connections and want to support meaningful leadership amongst older adults in our community? Are you a self-starter ready to work collaboratively to develop creative, compassionate, community engaged solutions towards realizing an age friendly community? Would you enjoy the challenge of working with community members to discover how residents can support one another, build resilience and look for long term solutions to mitigate the immediate impacts of extreme climate events?
The Seniors and Climate Response Coordinator position is an exciting role focused on meaningful engagement of older adults and other members of Little Mountain/Riley Park Community. Key functions include convening community members/organizations to build a stronger, more inclusive neighbourhood, amplifying the voices of older adults and identifying practical, local actions to support older adults during extreme climate events. This position reports directly to the Settlement and Seniors Director and works with a part time staff and other programs and department staff to realize project goals.
The Seniors and Climate Response Coordinator will be an energetic, creative and collaborative individual seeking to make a difference in the community. We are a busy, diverse, community driven organization comprising 5 key service areas: Childcare; Family Resources and Community; Seniors; Settlement; Children & Youth, with over 80 regular team members, located at 25 sites across our catchment area.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Older Adult Programs
Work closely with seniors' groups, community stake holders, staff and the Director of Seniors
Programs to design, develop and secure resources for older adult's engagement and
programming in the LMNHS community
Supports the roll-out of recommendations emerging from the Healthy Ageing forum and
coordinates on-going seniors advisory circle (LEAP). Co-ordinate volunteer administrative
support for LEAP (books space, sends out invitations, takes minutes and sends them out)
Hire and support consultants and supervise a part time seniors worker
• Support the seniors worker/food coordinator in the implementation of the weekly seniors
Collaborate with LEAP members and the LMNHS volunteer and community engagement
coordinator to engage and support volunteers to design and implement train the trainer
modules, to support outreach and self-run activities for older adults living in the community
- Support continued development of a neighbourhood-based climate response team (3
meetings per year) and work closely with other NH staff in responding to any extreme
- Develop networks, systems and resources to support further development and
implementation of the Little Mountain/Riley Park climate response plan
- Working closely with staff and volunteers coordinate the distribution of climate response
resources with LMNHS and support climate response team to do this at a neighbourhood
- Work with the LMNHS Communications and Community Engagement coordinators to
promote climate response readiness and education (internally and externally) using various
print, PSA, social media, local media, community networks and other promotional avenues
- Ensure permits are arranged and regulations are met if required for any events
- Prepare funding reports and applications to support projects and activities
- Work closely with the Director of Seniors Programs to support proposal writing and
developing a sustainability plan for the project
- Work within the given budget and account for expenditures
- Other duties as required as a valued member of the Neighbourhood House team (e.g.
attending team training, neighbourhood house events)
- Experience and education in working with older adults and commitment to anti-ageism and DEI
- Skills and experience in place-based community development
- Able to work both independently and collaboratively and manage multiple tasks
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and supervision
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in coordinating and hands-on roles both with
staff and community members
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
- Event planning experience
- Demonstrated ability in record keeping, report writing and proposal writing
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a culturally diverse environment
- Additional languages and knowledge of the LMNHS/Riley Park neighbourhood an asset
- Ability to respect and work with a diverse range of employees, participants and community
members including children, youth, adults and families of all races, religions, cultures, sexual
orientations, statuses, abilities and economic levels.
- Ability to work flexible hours to occasionally accommodate special events, some work from
home and ability to work in multiple locations depending on project needs
- Part-time seniors worker
- Project consultants
Salary & Anticipated Start Date
- $25-$29 per hour, 21 hours per week, 100% employer paid benefits after 6 months and successful
completion of probation period.
- Start date: Monday January 8th 2024 or earlier
APPLICATIONS DUE: December 18th by 5:00pm, with rolling interviews being scheduled throughout.
Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Director, Settlement and Seniors Programs at
Thank you for your interest in Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.