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Job Title: Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Environmental Youth Allliance
Location: Vancouver, BC

  • Terms: 32 hrs/wk, full-time, permanent
  • Start Date: May - June 2023
  • Salary: $39,900 - $41,600 ($24 - $25/hr)
  • Benefits: 4 weeks vacation I $600 Health Spending Account I 4 days paid Professional Development

Are you inspired by land-based education for BIPOC youth? Are you a confident youth facilitator? Do you have experience with land stewardship and/or horticulture? We’re looking for someone to lead environmental education and environmental job skill training programs for youth facing barriers in East Vancouver. This role involves program planning, designing lesson plans and leading activities on native plant horticulture, plant medicines, and ecological restoration.


  • Plan and facilitate multi-week land-based programs for youth ages 14-18
  • Plan and facilitate weekly sessions for our environmental job skill training program (youth ages 18-25)
  • Design lesson plans and curricula on native plant horticulture, plant medicines, land stewardship and/or ecological restoration
  • Host Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers sharing cultural teachings
  • 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
  • Create and post social media content for programs
  • Help with the recruitment of youth participants
  • 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, medicine gardens, and stewardship sites


  • 6 months experience planning and facilitating programs for youth
  • Experience designing lesson plans and curriculum
  • Experience in ecological restoration, horticulture, and/or agriculture
  • 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


  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice
  • Knowledge of local native plants and ecology
  • Class 5 or 7 driver’s license or plans to obtain

Don’t meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly. EYA honours lived experience and welcomes diverse ways of knowing.

Prioritizing applicants from equity-seeking communities
To ensure that our team represents the youth in our programs, EYA prioritizes applications from people who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S, living with a disability, and folks from other equity-seeking communities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application. Your application will only be shared with the hiring team.

To support employees from equity-seeking communities, EYA provides extra sick days, extra paid days off (including Indigenous Peoples’ Day and National Day of Truth & Reconciliation), paid staff socials to connect with coworkers, frequent check-ins, and other supports as needed.

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 recognizes 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:

EYA operates on the unceded, shared territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations, also known as Vancouver. Read our land honouring.

How to apply
E-mail a resume and cover letter to Erica Ellis, Program Director with “Program Coordinator application” in the subject line to: We’re not concerned about format, grammar, or traditional cover letter standards. We really just want to get to know you, how your experience aligns with the role, and why you’re excited to apply. More casual written submissions are welcomed, or video/audio submissions if that is more comfortable for you. Please mention you saw this posting at GoodWork.

The deadline to apply is April 2 or until filled.

Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. We will respond to all candidates who apply, whether shortlisted or not. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a 1-1.5 hour Zoom interview with two EYA employees. You will be provided with interview questions in advance. We’ll also ask for a sample lesson plan from a past experience.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 7 2023    ID: 67322