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Position: Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: Vancouver, BC

Terms: 32 hrs/wk, full-time permanent
Start Date: Aug - Sept 2021
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000 ($23 - $24/hr)
Benefits: 4 weeks vacation I $500 Health Spending Account

Are you inspired by land-based education for Indigenous youth? Are you a confident youth facilitator? Do you have experience with plant medicines and land stewardship?

We’re looking for an Indigenous educator to lead land-based programs for Indigenous youth in East Vancouver, including designing lesson plans and sharing cultural and/or personal knowledge of harvesting and working with plant medicines and relationship to the land.

Key responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate 10-week land-based programs for youth ages 14-18
  • Design lesson plans and share cultural knowledge and/or personal experience with plant medicines (salves, teas), harvesting protocols, reciprocity with the land, and kinship with plants and animals
  • Host Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers from various nations
  • Apply a trauma-informed and decolonial lens to program delivery
  • Support and supervise Peer Mentors (youth volunteers)
  • Support youth to fully attend and engage with the program
  • Lead weekly social media posts for your programs
  • Help with the recruitment of 8-10 youth participants per program
  • Coordinate program logistics (materials purchase, scheduling guests, etc.)
  • Manage program administrative tasks
  • Support program evaluation: youth surveys, interviews, etc.
  • Help to maintain EYA’s native plant nursery and medicine gardens

Requirements & assets

  • 1-2 years experience planning and facilitating programs for youth
  • Experience designing lesson plans and curriculum
  • Experience with plant medicines, plant harvesting, and land stewardship practices
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice an asset
  • Knowledge of local native plants and ecology an asset
  • Class 5 or 7 driver’s licence or plans to obtain
  • Clear and open communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with a small team
  • Highly organized and a good problem solver
  • Committed to doing your best work
  • Flexible and willing to pitch in to make things happen
  • Personal values fit with EYA mission and culture
  • Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check

This position is open to people who identify as Indigenous. Please self-identify in your application.

About the organization

EYA engages youth facing barriers to become environmental stewards. We provide land-based education and paid job training programs that braid Western and Indigenous perspectives on land stewardship. Our work is grounded in an acknowledgement of the intersection of social and environmental injustice. You'll be joining a collaborative team of caring, creative, fun, like-minded colleagues and an organization committed to decolonizing action. Find out more about our team and work: http://www.eya.ca

How to apply

E-mail a resume and cover letter to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Indigenous Program Coordinator application” in the subject line: jobs@eya.ca

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

The deadline to apply is August 2nd or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

EYA operates on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 18 2021    ID: 60666