Job Posting 101305

Summer Community Engagement Assistant (NORTH)
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC
closed 12 days ago (Thu, 16 May)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $20.21/hr. -- 4% holiday pay will be added.

The position of the Community Engagement Assistant requires a positive, energetic, and experienced person interested in addressing social isolation through the development of programs and events. The Assistant is responsible for working with the team to plan, implement and support a wide range of community engagement activities for a diverse community. This role involves: planning and implementing weekly activities, promoting activities, supporting volunteers, and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for participants to engage in activities. This is a federal grant, which requires the applicant to be between 19 and 30 years of age.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes BNH program philosophy by ensuring programs have the opportunities to interconnect and achieve participant integration across program areas.
  • In consultation with the Community Development team, plans and implements activities/events/programs/opportunities for community members to increase their engagement.
  • Works with staff team to identify gaps in services and recruit volunteers to address the needs.
  • Plans, implements, promotes via Social Media, Websites and posters, evaluates programs and events.
  • Works within budget limits.
  • Works with and provides leadership to volunteers.
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Develops positive relationships with participants and acts as a role model and mentor.
  • Assists with front reception and information referral.
  • Assists with BNH Programs when needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Advanced skills and experience with Microsoft office, Social Media, Word Press, Zoom, and Canva.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • 1-2 years’ experience event planning.
  • Current Basic 1st Aid certification.
  • Current criminal record search.
  • Second language (an asset).
  • Level 1 FoodSafe certificate (an asset).
  • Class 5 and 4 Driver’s License (an asset).

Hours of Work & Rate of Pay:

  • The Summer Community Engagement Assistant must work 35 hours a week
    • (including some evenings and weekends).
  • The wage is $20.21/hr. -- 4% holiday pay will be added.
  • This position starts ASAP at 35 hours weekly and ends on August 30th - with no time off during contract dates.

Accountability: The Summer Community Engagement Assistant reports to and is supported by the Summer Community Engagement Supervisor and Youth Coordinator.


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