Research and Engagement Coordinator

Neighbours United
Posted a month ago
Work from Home
Full Time

Job Description

Terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, until February 28, 2023 (extension possible, funding dependent), $41,600-45,500 annually

Location: Remote; any location in BC, West Kootenay location preferred

Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities. Neighbours United coordinates hundreds of volunteers and outreaches to rural residents each year to build sustainable communities and protect our natural world.

The research and engagement coordinator is a paid internship position for youth between 15 to 30 years old at the start of the position. The internship will be focused on community engagement and will support research of sustainable forestry management solutions for carbon sequestration and engage with rural residents across BC on these potential solutions to raise awareness for implementation.

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 Living Wage Employer. Currently, this is a work from home position (Neighbours United is aiming to re-open an office later this year), and a quiet space to work is required. Employment benefits include:

4 weeks paid vacation (prorated), with flexibility around dates to accommodate staff needs

Work from home $50/month allowance (reimbursement) and paid 30 mins daily exercise (prorated), while offices closed due to COVID

Supply technology needs for work from home, as required

Paid sick days

Paid Statutory holidays including Boxing Day and Easter Monday, and additional consideration for days of cultural or religious significance

Flexible work hours/work life balance

Paid time for leadership and organizer trainings

Paid time for organizational justice, equity, diversity and inclusion trainings

Hours tracking and time off enforced


Research current forestry practice in BC and other recommended best practices from experts to maintain biodiversity values and sequester carbon

Develop materials and communications around potential solutions

Coordinate with community members to educate members of the public and businesses on potential sustainable forestry solutions

Organize and deliver outreach presentations to community groups and stakeholders

Maintain data within CRM database

Support website development and content updating

Follow all COVID protocols to work safely in communities

Participate in leadership development and anti-oppression trainings

Meet regularly with supervisor and supporting staff


15-30 years old as of February 20th, 2022

Bachelor of Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience in community organizing (preferred)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Comfort respectfully navigating interpersonal relationships

Experience efficiently working independently and in teams

Ability to summarize information clearly and communicate to various audiences

Ability to use databases, CRMs, spreadsheets, and support website backend updates

Understanding of forestry practices in BC, including the OGSR, Forest District land use plans, and landscape ecology principles

Ability to follow COVID-19 and other workplace health and safety protocols


To apply:

Applicants are encouraged to identify in their applications if they are Indigenous Peoples, Black People, People of Colour, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, new immigrants, refugees, and/or are members of other visible minorities.

Please send a cover letter and CV to with the subject line reading “Research and Engagement Coordinator Application.” We thank all who apply and only those considered for the position will be contacted for interviews.

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