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
    lunch program

  • 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

Climate Response
  • 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
    climate events
  • 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.
Working Conditions
  • 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
Direct Reports
  • 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.