Job Posting 94429

CBSS Heat Response Coordinator
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closing today (Thu, 1 Jun)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Rate of pay between $24.05 – $25.50 (dependent on experience)

The Burnaby Community Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) Committee is currently seeking an energetic professional to join our team as the coordinator of the summer heat response project. The Coordinator will work with the committee to recruit, train and support wellness call volunteers, develop and distribute communication tools and develop communication and outreach strategies.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement a strategy to recruit multi-lingual volunteers.

  • To coordinate volunteer training sessions.

  • To actively participate in CBSS Heat Response sub-committee.

  • Set the BCSS Heat Response subcommittee meetings, create agendas and take notes.

  • Working with partner organizations, to assess needs and assign volunteers as needed.

  • To coordinate heat response wellness call system (tracking system, volunteer check-in, etc).

  • To support wellness call volunteers/organizations during heat emergencies.

  • To develop and implement a promotion plan for the program through print form, ie info postcards, social media, radio and in person campaigns.

  • To source and assemble cooling kits and distribute based on agreed upon requirements.

  • To support organizations to collect stats and consolidate for final report.

  • Create a volunteer strategy along with seniors serving organizations.

  • Communicate with the Task force to End Homelessness EWHR Coordinator(s).

  • Learn and be able to communicate on Base-camp, the virtual workspace



  1. Strong organizational skills

  2. Proven ability to create systems and manage tracking systems

  3. Experience in working with volunteers and with diverse vulnerable populations, including seniors and multicultural community

  4. Excellent communication, writing, planning and problem solving abilities.

  5. Proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and with a broad range of community and public partners.

  6. Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.

  7. Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace

  8. Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

  9. Current Emergency first-aid certification or willing to obtain

  10. Harm Reduction 101 workshop from Fraser Health or willing to take this course.



The Coordinator will work directly with the Heat Response Sub-committee and report to Burnaby Neighbourhood House.


Hours & Pay rate:

35 hours per week

Contract position: start date asap until the end of September 2023.

Rate of pay between $24.05 – $25.50/hour (dependent on experience)


Other Details:

  • BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply


Deadline: until position is filled


Thank you for your interest in this position, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.




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