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Position: Senior Educator
Organization: Sea Smart School
Location: Vancouver BC

About Sea Smart

Sea Smart is a charity that delivers innovative, engaging education programs based on science and current ocean issues to empower youth to be environmental champions in Metro Vancouver.

Sea Smart teaches youth in Kindergarten to Grade 12 about current issues impacting our oceans and gets them brainstorming solutions in our school workshops, after school programs, and summer camps. Created by a marine biologist, Sea Smart helps youth understand the role they play in making the world a better place while building essential life skills such as creative thinking, personal awareness, and social responsibility.

No oceans, no us. Sea Smart’s innovative curriculum teaches youth about ocean issues with a solutions-based approach that is much needed in this day and age when environmental problems are overwhelming and it is easy to lose hope.

This is a 6 month, full-time contract from May 15th to Sept 15th, 2022. Final dates will be confirmed during the interview process. Please apply by May 1st, 2022. Successful applications will be contacted for interviews by the end of April.

About you

We are looking for a values-driven changemaker who is a self-starter, a quick learner and leaves nothing but a trail of organization in their wake. You’ll thrive in this role if you’re passionate about making the world a better place, love to solve problems and create efficiencies.

This job is for you if you want to:

  • Be part of a team dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth to be environmental champions
  • Teach children about connecting to nature and enjoy mentoring and inspiring youth
  • Provide support in making a big difference in the world, and together, work to do much more for the environment
  • Work in a dynamic, creative, inclusive environment where your ideas, work, and contributions make a difference
  • Actively make a difference both behind the scenes and with on-the-ground implementation

Simply put, this is more than a job; it’s a path to rich career and personal growth.

Qualifications Required

  • Background in science, marine biology, environmental issues or sustainability, or equivalent traditional knowledge
  • At least two years of experience working with children (ages 5-12), ideally in a group or teaching environment
  • Proven leadership skills and exceptional teamwork abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsAt least two years of experience working as a Program Coordinator or similar role.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft and Google Suites is preferred.
  • Ability to clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector within the last two years or ability to obtain and pass a clear criminal record check.
  • Minimum emergency first aid and CPR C level certification that is valid during the term of appointment
  • Fully vaccinated against COviD-19
  • Valid class 5 BC driver’s license (or equivalent) and driving for work purposes as needed is highly desired but not required.

Term of Appointment

This is a 6-month full-time position based in Vancouver and successful applicants must be willing to relocate to Metro Vancouver if they live elsewhere. While the applicant will work remotely from home some days, they will be required to deliver in-person programs at locations across Metro Vancouver.

Our core working hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. The standard workweek for this role will be 37.5 hours per week. There will be some occasions where you will need to work during evenings and weekends. The work hours in such weeks will be adjusted to total 37.5 hours per week.

Federal Wage Subsidy Program

There is a preference for candidates who fulfill the following requirements for a Federal Government Wage Subsidy program. In your cover letter, please indicate if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Able to commit to a minimum 6 month contract

Ready to apply for the position?

Sea Smart hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

If you are hard-working, collaborative, highly skilled and passionate about making a difference, you will find yourself among like-minded people at Sea Smart.



We thank all of those who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 27 2022    ID: 64161