Position Title: Program Manager, Seed Generation & Youth Habitat Crew
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: 500-610 Main St, Vancouver BC
Terms: Full-Time Permanent (36 hrs / week)
Start Date: April 2020
Salary: $45,000 - $47,000
Reports to: Executive Director
What we do: mission & mandate
EYA helps youth facing barriers to connect with nature and develop the skills, confidence, and resilience to become community leaders and environmental stewards. We provide free hands-on programs in Vancouver’s inner city green spaces, empowering youth to grow native plants, restore wildlife habitat, learn to use wild plants for food and medicine, and connect with Indigenous knowledge systems. You'll be joining a small but innovative organization, and a team of creative, fun, and like-minded colleagues. We value collaboration, accessibility and inclusivity, and authentic youth leadership. EYA offers a flexible work schedule, options to work at home, a $300 annual health spending account, and $150 annual pro D budget. To find out more, visit http://www.eya.ca
What you’ll do: role overview
As the Program Manager, you’ll lead the development and delivery of EYA’s two paid youth employment programs serving Indigenous youth and other youth facing barriers to employment: Seed Generation and Youth Habitat Crew. Through hands-on learning, youth participants gain basic employability skills like teamwork and communication, as well as job skills in Indigenous plant use, land stewardship, habitat restoration, and native plant horticulture. The programs are based at EYA’s Downtown Eastside youth gardens and other urban green spaces. Please note: We are also hiring two program coordinators to support these programs. If you apply for the Manager role, you will automatically be considered for the coordinator roles.
What you’ll bring: requirements
Are you an energetic and skilled facilitator? Looking to step into a team leadership role? We're looking for someone with experience running land-based programs for youth and strong knowledge of plant care and preparing plants for food and medicines (e.g. salves, tinctures, teas) and fibre arts; native plant horticulture; and/or habitat restoration. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the skills to lead a small team and an interest in helping youth develop employability skills.
Preferably, you’re familiar with our local ecology and/or excited to learn more. You’re also organized, creative, collaborative, a good communicator & passionate about land-based learning!
How to apply
E-mail a short cover letter and resumé (in one document) to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Program Manager application” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is March 30th or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until position is filled.
We encourage applications from BIPOC youth & other youth with lived experience of marginalization.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 11 2020 ID: 56406