Farms to Friends Program Assistant – Health Promotion Program Officer
Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to defend nature and build sustainable communities. Neighbours United coordinates hundreds of volunteers and outreaches to rural and small town residents each year.
Neighbours United educates and outreaches to thousands of people each summer around current program initiatives, including clean energy, land stewardship, biological diversity and ecosystem health, healthy food access, healthy and safe living, and community involvement. The Farms to Friends program assistant – health promotion program officer will support the low-income local food sourcing and delivery program, Farms to Friends.
Neighbours United practices employment equity and is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. We welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, People of Colour, women, people with disabilities, youth, members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, new immigrants, refugees, or members of other minorities.
Neighbours United is committed to a safe work and volunteer space for everyone. All staff and board members have completed anti-oppression training. All new staff are required to complete anti-oppression training upon starting with Neighbours United if they have not previously completed similar training in the past two years.
Neighbours United is a certified Living Wage Employer. Employment benefits include:
Supply technology hardware
Paid sick days
Paid consideration for days of cultural or religious significance
Flexible work hours/work-life integration
Paid time for leadership and organizer training
Paid time for organizational justice, equity, diversity and inclusion training
Hours tracking and time off enforced
Opportunity for position advancement within the organization
The position is based from home or out of the the Neighbours United office in Castlegar. If the successful candidates reside in the West Kootenay region, they will work out of the Castlegar office a minimum of 0.4 FTE each week when not engaging in communities with the public.
Coordinate volunteers Organize and deliver produce to households in-need Check-in with households Develop and print weekly written materials Work with local food producers to deliver weekly food Enter data Support program promotion Clean supplies Drive vehicle Answer community questions in polite and timely manner Attend staff and volunteer meetings Participate in leadership development and anti-oppression trainings Meet regularly with the supervisor and supporting staff Participate in mandatory organizational development activities, like donor fundraising Ability to follow workplace health and safety protocols Act as an ambassador for the organization
Desired Skills and Experience:
Leadership and teamwork skills, but also able to work independently Suitable home office with access to reliable internet Comfortable asking for donations for programs Fluent in English, and fluency in an additional language preferred Ability to be emotionally resilient during work hours Able to work evenings, as required Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license, weekly travel around the region is required, and mileage is reimbursable
This position is partially funded by the youth Canada Summer Jobs Program (Government of Canada), and as such the following requirements must be met. Candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act [S.C. 2001, c. 27]*; and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents
Additional: Temporary from July 10 - September 1, 2023
Applicants are encouraged to identify in their applications if they are Indigenous Peoples, Black People, People of Colour, women, youth, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, new immigrants, refugees, and/or are members of other visible minorities.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the intention to hire as soon as possible.
Send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “F2F Health promotion program officer” We thank all who apply and only those considered for the position will be contacted for interviews.
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