Compensation: $19.75/hr

Duration: 7 weeks

Start: Monday, July 18, 2022

Hours:  30 hrs/ week 

Location: Nelson, BC, but working from home (offices closed due to COVID)


About the Employer

Neighbours United 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. Since 1994, Neighbours United has worked to preserve wild places, air and water for future generations; to take action to reduce the crisis of climate change; and to promote sustainable local food systems. 

Neighbours United practises 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. This is a work from field/home position with benefits that include:

  • Supply technology needs for work from home, as required
  • Paid Statutory Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid time for leadership and organizer trainings
  • Paid time for organizational justice, equity, diversity and inclusion trainings
  • Hours tracking enforced

Job Description:
Reporting to the Farms to Friends Program Director, the Health Promotion Program Officer will be responsible for supporting Farms to Friends, the local food sourcing and delivery program for low-income households.

Tasks include:

  • Researching, analyzing and collecting data
  • Organizing and delivering produce to low-income households
  • Cleaning delivery supplies and equipment
  • Checking with and surveying households
  • Assisting with program outreach efforts, incl. developing weekly materials for low-income families, community engagement, photography, supporting digital program promotion
  • Supporting communications efforts, including website updates, social media support, database maintenance, writing, editing, layout, design and promotion tasks as needed,
  • Providing a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and service to served communities
  • Coordinating and training volunteers
  • Attending and setting up virtual meetings
  • Participating in leadership skills training
  • Following all COVID-19 protocols to work safely
  • Other tasks as needed by the Program Team

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong research and report writing skills with attention to detail
  • Leadership and teamwork skills, but also able to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends (occasionally)
  • Suitable home office during social distancing requirements with access to reliable internet
  • Must be able to complete a Criminal Record Check
  • Experience/familiarity with the Farms to Friends program is preferred
  • Valid driver’s licence, and ability to use own vehicle (mileage reimbursable) or Kootenay Carshare vehicles 


This is a wage subsidized position thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible, applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

**International students are not eligible to apply


To apply 

Please send:

  1. Your cover letter
  2. Your Resume/CV

to and put “Health Promotion Program Officer” in the subject line. We thank all who apply and only those considered for the position will be contacted for interviews.