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Position: Environmental Educator
Type: summer jobs / age 30 & under
Organization: Ripple Coast Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

July - August 2019
Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to info(at) with your cover letter and resume/CV prior to midnight, June 30, 2019.

Position Overview

Ripple Coast is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia focusing on environmental education and youth engagement in connecting with coastal British Columbia. We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate candidate to assist with the development and delivery of our outdoor nature programs. The position takes place in Greater Vancouver, BC.

About Ripple Coast Society BC

Ripple Coast Society provides hands-on education and experiences with the ecosystems and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

We aim to create a ripple effect of learning that leads to lifelong respect, appreciation, and protection for the world around us.

Our mission is to create a passion for the environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and development of our outdoor, hands-on environmental education programs, including summer day camps and school programs.

  • Coordinate bookings, correspondences and inquiries

  • Prepare for summer day camps including purchasing of supplies

  • Delivery of our interpretive outdoor nature programs to children and adults

  • Delivery of 2 weeks of our summer day camp programs for children (ages 6-8) in July and August

  • Ripple Coast representative at outreach events and activities as opportunities arise

  • Assist with the development of outreach/marketing material and updating website and social media as needed

  • Administrative and other project-related tasks as required

  • Continually seek opportunities for development and growth

Qualifications, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent communications skills with people of all ages

  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve

  • Experience working with children in a teaching setting

  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects

  • Must have access to a vehicle

  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check

  • Enjoy working indoors and outdoors, rain or shine

  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Background in BC’s coastal ecosystem and conservation issues an asset

  • Environmental studies or related post-secondary education preferred

If educating, nature and conservation is something that fuels your passion, then this unique opportunity is for you. It will allow you to be deeply involved from the ground up in all aspects of the growth and development of an exciting new non-profit organization while providing you with a rich background on BC’s important environment and its threats.


Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. 

  • To be eligible, participants must:

    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

    International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

    Salary Details

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week
  • Total hours: 240 (8 weeks)
  • Salary: $13.85/ hour

Location: Greater Vancouver, BC (Vancouver and New Westminster area)

Anticipated date range:

July 2, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to info(at)

Email applications with "Summer Environmental Educator" in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.doc)

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Ripple Coast Society BC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind

Ripple Coast Society BC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Ripple Coast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 12 2019    ID: 53254