We’re Hiring – contract position

Contract Opportunity – Community Development Coordinator

The Seniors Network Society of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows has a contract job opening for a part-time Coordinator. The successful candidate will be passionate about strengthening programs and services for seniors by engaging and empowering older adults to take a leadership role in the community.


The Seniors Network is a community-based, registered society whose mandate is to be a senior led and seniors driven organization that facilitates a community response to seniors’ issues through collaboration, education, planning, research, information sharing.

Key issues the Seniors Network addresses include housing, transportation, caregiving, age, and dementia friendly issues and creating strong senior volunteer participation. Both the City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows have received the Age Friendly Community designation from the Province of BC and the City of Maple Ridge is also a member of the Global Network of Age Friendly Cities. This work is a core priority.

This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall oversight, leadership, direction, and operation of all initiatives within the portfolio.

The Seniors Network is composed of older adult community members and representatives of service providers, government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and service clubs that are involved in and care about seniors residing in these communities. The Seniors Network creates a central arena for a collective voice, networking and to set agendas for seniors, seniors’ organizations, and the community.

Key Deliverables & Responsibilities

  • Develop with the Board of Directors initiatives to support the strategic direction of the Society.
  • Organize bi-monthly meetings of the Seniors Network including sending out meeting notices, agendas, and minutes to the members.
  • Coordinate Board Meetings and complete annual BC Societies reporting and annual reporting to core funders.
  • Recruit and onboard new volunteers and support their participation in the Network.
  • Support the Seniors Network’s Task Groups to discuss and prioritize activities and follow through of action.
  • Establish new links and strengthen existing partnerships with community groups, agencies, individuals and city councils and government agencies.
  • Maintain accurate program budgets and collaborate with the Treasurer and accountant to ensure operations within budgetary constraints.
  • Identify additional sources of financial support for Seniors Network initiatives and write grant proposals.
  • Develop promotional, public education and media relations materials as needed.
  • Produce a monthly calendar of events and annual Seniors Resource Directory for publication.
  • Oversee and support part-time contractor and Intergenerational Garden project.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Graduation from a post-secondary program in social sciences, communications, community development, gerontology or equivalent.
  • Exceptional leadership and facilitation skills, along with a proven ability to work with community committees and support a Board of Directors.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated coordination/administrative skills including creating agendas, minutes, arranging guest speakers.
  • Knowledge and proven success in grant and report writing, and evaluation of projects is essential.
  • Strong communication skills including writing, public speaking, presentations, social media management, and basic website maintenance.
  • Strong computer knowledge and experience including Windows, Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Canva or another graphic design program.

Community Development and Facilitation Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of community development principles and community building approaches. 
  • Knowledge of relevant community resources, service providers and networks within Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie First Nation.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Proven ability to establish credibility, understanding and trust with partners using consensus building and conflict resolution skills.

Project Design & Implementation Skills

  • Experience designing and implementing special projects as identified from your observations and feedback of stakeholders.  Project assessment and evaluation skills are also required.
  • Ability to recruit, train and maintain volunteer base.

Additional Conditions of Employment

  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.
  • Clear Criminal Records Check.
  • Home office with computer and internet access.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Start Date – Asap.

Job Type: Contractor

Job Status: This is a contract position, part-time, approximately 25-30 hours per week, paid at $30 per hour, plus mileage allowance.

Work Schedule: Days and hours are flexible, except for the Seniors Network meeting times which are fixed and occur every second month on the last Wednesday of the month.

Contract amount: This contract is for $42,000 per year, renewable after one year.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: Eileen Dwillies, Secretary, Seniors Network Society by email to: edwillies@hotmail.com

Deadline to apply: The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Please be advised only those people selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all those who apply.

Seniors Network Meeting – May 29, 2024

Seniors Network meetings are open to everyone and older adult residents of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie First Nation are particularly encouraged to participate.

The next meeting is our Annual General Meeting on Wed., May 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Maple Ridge Public Library – Fraser Room. For more information, email Heather Treleaven at seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com for the location or call (604) 786-7404.