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Position: Communications & Program Assistant
Organization: Be The Change Earth Alliance
Location: Lower Mainland preferred, but if you are outside the Vancouver area, you may still apply from anywhere in Canada
Eligibility: 30 or younger

Apply by: Oct 19th 2021 at this link. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

About the Organization...

Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a bold, agile and creative charitable organization founded in 2005 with a mission to support global sustainability through education that empowers personal and collective change. We have engaging programs for adults in community and workplace as well as for students in middle and secondary schools.

Our Student Leadership for Change (SLC) learning resources have been developed collaboratively with teachers and used in hundreds of classrooms throughout Metro Vancouver. We support SLC by providing assemblies and education-in-action workshops for students and Professional Development workshops for teachers. The SLC holistic approach covers a full spectrum of ways participants can ‘be the change’ to address global issues, from individual, school and community actions to political advocacy.

This job is for you if you…

  • Deeply care about climate, environmental and social justice
  • Excel at communications, social media and outreach
  • Possess a passion for transformative youth education that fosters an ecologically sustainable, just, and thriving world
  • Seek a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative team environment where your ideas, work, and contributions are heard and appreciated

About the Role

The Communications & Program Assistant will work collaboratively with other staff to perform key roles in the promotion and delivery of Be The Change’s educational programs.

This role will be split between 75% communications and 25% programming tasks. The incumbent’s core communications work will involve collaborating with our Communications Team to promote Be the Change’s programs through emails, newsletters, social media, and printed materials. In this work, clear, concise writing; strong organizational skills; and a flair for visuals and graphics are all key assets.

In addition to communications, the incumbent will support the deliver of Be the Change’s educational programs. Current areas we are looking for support include outdoor habitat clean-ups with youth; a youth ecological gardening project; empowering clubs across BC to take climate action; and revising our existing learning resources to focus more on social and racial justice.

All of the incumbent’s work will be highly team-oriented and collaborative. BTCEA’s small but diverse staff team seeks create an inclusive, supportive, and fun environment for work.

This position is for a short-term contract over 16 weeks for a total of 280 hours at a wage of $16.50/hour. The week-to-week hours are flexible and can be set by the incumbent. This is primarily a remote work position, however opportunities for outdoor, in-person program delivery may arise in Metro Vancouver. The ideal start date would be late October, or beginning of November at the latest. This position is partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program (see eligibility criteria below).


  • Secondary degree
  • Independent worker – self-starter who can take initiative, but also knows when to ask for questions and support
  • Strong writer – clear, compelling and concise writing style
  • Passionate about youth empowerment & education, climate change, and environmental and social justice


  • Organized, detail-oriented
  • Communications writing experience
  • Blog, newsletter and/or social media skills
  • Experience taking action related to the climate, environment, social justice
  • Visual or graphic skills are not necessary but valued
  • Self-motivated, creative, positive, with a ‘can-do’ willingness to learn
  • Kind, empowering and glad-to-help others team player
  • Strong time-management skills to set and meet deadlines
  • Able to develop systems and processes to execute plans and track results
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as Slack, Google Drive and Microsoft Office

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, candidate must:

  • 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 for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Application Process

Be The Change Earth Alliances values kindness, inclusion and diversity. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

If interested, please submit an application (which will require a resume and cover letter) through this form:

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Cover letters can be addressed to “George Radner”.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. These candidates may be invited to submit sample emails or posts highlighting their communications skills to support their candidacy.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 5 2021    ID: 61529