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Position: Youth Engagement Facilitator
Organization: HASTe (Hub for Active School Travel)
Location: Metro Vancouver BC

HASTe – the Hub for Active School Travel is seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Youth Engagement Facilitator


HASTe is British Columbia’s leading Active and Safe Routes to School program and resource centre. Since 2009, HASTe has been working with communities across the province to encourage and support walking and cycling to school, and address traffic safety in the school zone. One of the keys to HASTe’s success is our willingness to engage students themselves as both independent travellers and agents of change.

Cool Routes to School (CRtS) is HASTe’s in-class student engagement program. The program takes a unique and successful approach to creating a school-community culture of walking and cycling by empowering students to become active travel advocates within their schools, families and communities.

The Intermediate Transit Education Workshop is a pilot project HASTe is developing. It is hands-on, in-class workshop series designed to help youth become confident, capable and independent transit users, and enable schools to use public transit to access educational opportunities.

Position Summary

HASTe is looking for a Youth Engagement Facilitator to implement our Cool Routes to School program and Intermediate Transit Education Workshop in schools throughout Metro Vancouver in 2018.

Cool Routes to School employs a linear, three-stage process that takes students from introduction to action over the course of 10 to 12 hour-long, in-class sessions. The program works to: educate students about the benefits of safe and active school travel; enable student leaders to develop and implement projects to encourage active travel at their school and within their community; and empower students to become leaders and role models within their schools, families, and communities. While the process is well established and supported, the approach and execution of the program varies from school to school, and encourages creativity and youth leadership.

The Intermediate Transit Education Workshop takes place over two in-class sessions. The first session introduces students to key ideas about public transit, including what exactly it is, whom it serves, and the impacts it has. The second session uses role-playing and hands-on exercises to build help students become capable, confident and independent transit users. After the workshop, the facilitator supports the teacher and students in planning an educational fieldtrip on transit, putting their newfound skills into practice and learning about how transit connects them to important resources in their community.

Primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • facilitating hour-long in-class sessions and workshops, including educational, planning and implementation components;
  • preparing workshops, lesson plans and activities, using a mix of creativity and available resources and materials, based on school and class needs and interests;
  • mentoring and supporting a group of youth leaders as they develop and implement their action projects; and
  • coordinating program logistics and scheduling with the classroom teacher or staff-sponsor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The Youth Engagement Facilitator will work with a number of student groups of varying size and ages. Essential skills and qualifications include:

  • Fun, energetic and creative individual with the ability to communicate enthusiasm in teaching and learning for youth;
  • Experience and demonstrated skill facilitating activities with youth, ages 11 – 15, in a variety of settings;
  • Educational, volunteer and/or professional experience in health, sustainability, youth leadership and/or active transportation fields;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work well with a broad range of school stakeholders, from students to teachers and administration;
  • Good time management, organizational, group facilitation and public speaking skills;
  • Post-Secondary Degree in teaching or a relevant discipline an asset;
  • Strong personal commitment to active and sustainable transportation essential!

Proposed Start & End Dates and Location

  • Start date: March 2018
  • End date: December 2018
  • Based in Metro Vancouver
  • Candidate should be able to travel sustainably throughout the region

Employment & Compensation

  • Part-time position, approximately 17.5 hrs/week during the school year (Mar -> June / Sept -> Dec)
  • Compensation based on background and experience, $20 - $25/hr


If you’re interested in applying for this position, send your resume and a cover letter to: . Please apply by 5pm on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

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GoodWork ID: 44109       Date posted to Feb 12 2018