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Position: Environmental Education Youth Coordinator
Organization: Ecosource
Location: Mississauga, GTA, Ontario

Due to COVID-19, program activities will primarily take place virtually until in-person engagement is permitted by public health authorities.

Ecosource is seeking a Environmental Education Youth Coordinator

Details: 35hrs per week, 10-month position (June 2021-March 2022)

Who we are:

Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond. Learn more about our work at http://www.ecosource.ca.

The position:

Ecosource is seeking an Environmental Education Youth Coordinator to support a youth leadership program that engages youth aged 15 to 30 in environmental action and in developing their understanding of Indigenous history, culture and teachings. This position involves supporting the development and delivery of workshops in collaboration with Indigenous partners. It also entails coaching participants in realizing individual action projects designed to promote environmental education, stewardship, and cross-cultural understanding. The successful candidate will integrate anti-oppression practices in their work with youth engagement and land-based learning.

Due to COVID-19, program activities will primarily take place virtually until in-person engagement is permitted by public health authorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Connect with Indigenous leaders and community organizations to collaborate and deliver educational programming.
  • Co-design programming with youth and Indigenous partners using an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens to ensure the program reflects social justice principles and supports reconciliation.
  • Support youth participants in gaining volunteer hours and realizing individual action projects through regular check-in meetings and promoting peer collaboration.
  • Coordinate in-person stewardship activities in the context of COVID-19, including the implementation and regular monitoring of health and safety guidelines.
  • Support the delivery of hands-on educational materials to support workshop implementation.
  • Coordinate a youth steering committee to ensure youth perspectives are centered in the program.
  • Lead outreach activities and engagement of local community members, with a focus on promoting youth leadership among Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, English Language Learners, people with accessibility needs and more.
  • Coordinate regular email, written, and telephone communication with program participants.
  • Track project spending using established systems and support financial reporting.
  • Implement a communications strategy to promote the program and highlight activities.
  • Develop and deliver evaluative tools and techniques to measure program impact.
  • Assist with other Ecosource programs as required and represent the core values of Ecosource.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of/lived experience with Indigenous cultures and traditions.
  • Knowledge of environmental education and climate issues.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the community in a coordination role or other equivalent work/volunteer/lived experience.
  • Familiarity with the Region of Peel and/or Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and anti-oppression principles and an understanding of environmental justice and its connection to sustainability.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, and comfort in working in diverse settings, from youth and volunteer events to formal presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Sound program planning, development and implementation skills.
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising considered assets.
  • Excellent networking and public relations skills.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and in diverse settings.
  • Strong computer skills, including all MS Office applications and online communication tools.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle for transportation.

Application Information:

This is a full-time, 10-month contract at 35 hours a week. Salary is in the mid-$40,000s per year (dependent on experience) prorated to the length of the contract and a comprehensive benefits package is offered after the probationary period.

Deadline for application is Sunday May 23 at 5:00pm. A Police Record Check will be required upon hiring.

Ecosource offers a great work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. In alignment with our organizational value of inclusivity, it is our aim to have a staff team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We provide equal opportunity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, 2SLGBTQ persons, and others. We value and welcome applicants to outline any relevant community involvement and/or lived experiences in their applications.

To Apply:

If you are interested, please send a personalized cover letter outlining how you heard about the position and why you want to support youth action and reconciliation through this program. Please send your cover letter (maximum 1 page) and resume (maximum 2 pages) via e-mail to:

Stephanie Rivera, Sustainability Education Manager, at hiring@ecosource.ca with Environmental Education Youth Coordinator in the subject line.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

Documents must be formatted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please note that resumes without a cover letter or generic cover letters and resumes will not be reviewed.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 27 2021    ID: 59634