Neighbourhood House Coordinator Contract

Coalition of Neighborhood Houses’ Coordination Contract Posting

The Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region is offering a contract position to a skilled , dynamic professional who can ensure that the Strategic and Operational Plan Objectives are accomplished.  This position would suit someone who works well independently and collaboratively and possesses strong verbal and written skills.

Funding Sources: United Way  (Food Access and Distribution), Island Savings, Alexandra Foundation and Coalition Membership Fees.

Payment Details: Payments of $900 monthly plus $1,200 total for incentives for Funders’ Report Completion ($300 per report) and Operational Plan Update ($300 for the update)

Time Period:. One year from contract start date, with a mutual option for renewal (partial funding currently in place for subsequent years). Position starts as soon as possible.

Summary of Role:

Ensure that identified Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Strategic and Operational Plan objectives are addressed and priority deliverables are met in collaboration with Neighbourhood House Committee of Executive Directors (and designated decision makers).  Priority deliverables change over time. Currently Coalition Food Access and Distribution, joint initiatives and Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses development are high priority.

Ongoing/Embedded Pieces:

-Attend key meetings with priority partners as identified by the Coalition and relay relevant information and opportunities to Coalition;

-Communication with Coalition: informal regular updates, final reports, as well as consensus building as needed and responsiveness to feedback/new directions; 

-Communication and reporting with/to funders and donors including Alexandra Foundation, ColdStar, the United Way, Island Savings and others plus necessary reporting;

-Ensure all identified Coalition grant deliverables are met including evaluation / reporting, and ensure smooth overall coordination of the CNH’s food access and distribution program

-Attend key meetings with community partners (namely the Food Share Network) and relay relevant information and opportunities to Coalition;

Specific Deliverables:

-Facilitate the implementation of the Coalition Operational Plan
-Update and distribute the Coalition website, Operational Plan,  Strategic Plan, rack card, report card and other key materials/documents as needed
Assess, explore and secure funding and other opportunities to build capacity for short-term and long-term Coordination including implementation of the Operational Plan.  Take similar steps to build capacity for collaborative programming including,  food distribution.
-Ensure all grant deliverables are met, including evaluation requirements and final reports.
-Ensure that CNH agency needs with regards to food security (including capacity and the quantity and quality of donated food) are met.
-Support the Food Distribution Coordinator (based at Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group) as needed.

Other Terms and Conditions:

-Invoices required for payment and submitted to designated financial host agency (Quadra Village Community Centre)

-Reports to designated Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses supervisor  (currently Kelly Greenwell, Quadra Village Community Centre)

-Attend and take minutes at all Coalition of Neighbourhood House Meetings (6-10 meetings per year)


The Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region is a collaborative made up of neighbourhood based not-for-profit organizations that offer a continuum of supports and services to children and youth, individuals, families and seniors across the capital region of British Columbia.

Neighbourhood Houses (NH) are committed to a local service delivery model that ensures families are able to access programs within their local neighbourhoods, or nearby communities. Their programs and services reflect the specific needs of the communities they serve and are offered in accessible neighbourhood locations.

NH services focus primarily on prevention and early intervention supports. However, in recent years the growing demand for services to address complex individual and family needs has required the development of further intensive intervention services. Prevention and intervention supports are provided along the life-span from prenatal services, early childhood to school age, to youth, adults and seniors. The service delivery model allows for individuals and families to connect with supports at different levels as needed. Most individuals and families participate in more than one service or program, more than once per week and over a number of years

Application Deadline and Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter demonstrating suitability for this position to by February 24, 2019 .  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

*Please check out the website for the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses : Capital Region at