Position Title: Program Coordinator, Nature Stewards
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: 500-610 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Terms: 32 hrs/wk, permanent (flexible schedule)
Start Date: Flexible - between March and May 2020
Wage: $38,000 - $40,000
Reports to: Program Manager
NOTE: Substantial weekend work will be required for this position.
COVID-19 Update: We are still interviewing and hiring for this (and other) positions (eya.ca/jobs); start dates may be slightly delayed.
What we do: mission & mandate
EYA helps youth facing barriers to connect with nature and develop the skills, confidence, and resilience to become community leaders and environmental stewards. We provide free hands-on programs in inner city green spaces, empowering youth to grow native plants, restore wildlife habitat, carry out community science, and learn about using wild plants for food and medicine.
You'll be joining a small but innovative organization, and a team of creative, fun, and like-minded colleagues. We value collaboration, accessibility & inclusivity, and authentic youth leadership. EYA offers a flexible work schedule, options to work at home, a $300 annual health spending account, and $150 annual pro D budget. To find out more, visit http://www.eya.ca
What you’ll do: situation & role overview
As the Program Coordinator for Nature Stewards, you’ll design and facilitate a number of multisession programs each year, including developing curriculum and engaging youth to learn about native plant horticulture, habitat restoration (invasive species removal, native plantings), and Indigenous plant use. You will also work collaboratively with a team to manage and maintain EYA’s nursery and greenhouse, develop plant medicine harvest gardens, and restore urban wildlife habitat along Still Creek. The program is based in Strathcona and Cottonwood Community Gardens in the Downtown Eastside. There are three positions available.
One of the 3 positions available will also be responsible for leading elementary school field trips at EYA’s program sites, helping students explore urban ecology through art and science.
What you’ll bring: requirements & assets
Are you an energetic and skilled facilitator? Do you have experience with horticulture, herbalism, farming/gardening, Indigenous plant use, or ecological restoration? We're looking for someone with experience running environmental education programs for youth and strong knowledge of plant care and habitat restoration or the use of plants as medicine, foods, and fibre arts. Ideally, you’re familiar with plants native to Coastal BC or excited to learn more. You’re also organized, creative, collaborative, a good communicator, and passionate about plants and urban ecology!
How to apply
E-mail a short cover letter and resumé (in one document) to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Program Coordinator application” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have extended the deadline to April 17. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Three positions are available. COVID-19 update: We are still hiring for these positions, although start dates may be delayed to May or June.
Due to limited administrative capacity, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 28 2020 ID: 55856