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.
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:
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:
Proposed Start & End Dates and Location
Employment & Compensation
If you’re interested in applying for this position, send your resume and a cover letter to: email@example.com . Please apply by 5pm on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.
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GoodWork ID: 44109 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 12 2018