Happy City is Hiring!

Happy City is looking for some great summer students! We have one position already funded, and another 2 positions pending - so get your resumes and cover letters in to admin@happycity.ca

These positions will only be open to students under 30 and returning to school in September or January who are permanent residents of Canada. Thanks!

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We're looking for a Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator (Neighbourhood Worker - Social Services) to work with us this year. It should be a lot of fun! You'll be working closely with our team of board members and volunteers to make St. John's a more engaged place. 

This is a student summer job funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, so applicants will need to be under 30 years old, returning to post-secondary school in the fall, and a Canadian citizen. 

The  Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator will help Happy City expand its work to neighbourhoods around St. John's and strengthen existing and emerging citizen networks in those neighbourhoods. 


  • Outreach to identified neighbourhoods and neighbourhood organizations
  • Profiling individual neighbourhoods according to socioeconomic indicators
  • Organizing events focused on neighbourhood relationship­-building
  • Developing (in partnership with existing neighbourhood associations) a manual for citizens interested in creating such an association or organizing community events
  • Other duties as assigned 


This position would be an excellent fit for a student in social work, sociology, community health, or any other discipline with a strong focus on community outreach and development. 

The ideal candidate is organized personable, knowledgeable about St. John's, excited to make a difference, and looking to work independently over the summer. 

Specific skills being sought include:

  • Event planning and organization
  • Writing and data collection
  • Engaging with the public

Pay and Hours

This position will last for 7 weeks at 35 hours/week and $10.75 an hour. Some flexible hours (evenings and weekends) will be required. 

How to apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to admin@happycity.ca with the subject line "Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator"

Deadline:   May 26th, 5 PM


Pending Funding (Applications Due June 2)

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator will be responsible for Happy City's summer outreach events, including:

  • Setup and takedown of booths and pavilions
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Bookings and logistics
  • Promotion through social and traditional media
  • Representation of Happy City and partners to the community

Documentation and Records Assistant

We are seeking a student who has experience in working with records and documentation. Happy City requires an efficient records system set up to keep our group organized. We have transferred our files to Google Docs and the student would be responsible for creating efficiencies in our system.

We are looking for this student to create content for our websites and and to create documents such as brochures, posters and etc. This position will be responsible for sorting through hard copy records, determining any retention periods as well as developing a records policy for our organization. This student will also be responsible for seeking out grants and funding opportunities for Happy City

Civic Engagement Assistant

The Civic Engagement Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Building citizen engagement on municipal issues through a variety of in-person and online events.
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies for these events
  • Developing media releases, press kits and other materials
  • Coordinating venue logistics
  • Developing and administering attendee evaluations
  • Taking minutes and summarizing discussions
  • Writing reports and articles for public dissemination
  • Organizing online meetings
  • Developing and administering surveys



Written by Happy City at 14:48



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