Position Title: Program Coordinator, Nature Stewards
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: Vancouver, BC
Terms: 32 hrs/wk, full-time permanent
Start Date: May - June 2021
Annual Salary: $38,000 - $40,000 ($23 - $24/hr)
Annual Benefits: $500 Health Spending Account I $150 Training Budget
Reports to: Program Manager
NOTE: Regular weekend work (Saturdays and Sundays) is required for this role.
What we do: mission & mandate
EYA engages youth targeted by systemic barriers to become environmental stewards. We provide trauma-informed, land-based education and paid job training programs that engage youth to connect with nature, community, and skills through hands-on activities like growing native plants, stewarding urban wildlife habitat, and learning about plants as food and medicine. Our programs braid ecology and Indigenous knowledge systems through visits from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. You'll be joining a small but innovative organization, and a team of creative, fun, and like-minded colleagues. We value collaboration, equality, inclusivity, and youth leadership. Find out more about our team and work: http://www.eya.ca
What you’ll do: situation & role overview
As a Program Coordinator for EYA’s Nature Stewards program, you’ll work closely with other coordinators and the Program Manager to lead land-based programs engaging youth to learn about plant medicine, Indigenous land stewardship, native plant horticulture, and habitat restoration (note: on our website these programs are called Native Plant Nursery, Rewilding Still Creek, Land Guardians, and Plants & People). You’ll design lesson plans and curricula, coordinate program logistics, and help to care for EYA’s program sites, including our nursery and greenhouse, habitat areas, and plant medicine gardens. The program is based in Strathcona Community Gardens and Renfrew Ravine.
What you’ll bring: requirements & assets
Are you an energetic and skilled facilitator? Do you have experience leading land-based programming for youth? We're looking for someone with strong knowledge of Indigneous plant medicine, native plant horticulture, and/or habitat restoration through lived experience and/or education of any form. Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and decolonizing practices, as well as local native plants and ecology, would be huge assets in this role. You’re also organized, creative, collaborative, a good communicator, and excited about land-based learning!
EYA has health and safety policies in place to keep our staff and participants safe during the pandemic. Until BC’s provincial health orders change, you’ll be working from home with visits to EYA’s programming sites as required.
How to apply
E-mail a resume and short letter describing the experience and skills you would bring to this job and why you are interested in the role to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Program Coordinator application” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is May 18th or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until position is filled. If the posting is still up, we are still accepting applications.
EYA believes environmental stewardship must centre the voices of communities targeted by systemic marginalization and prioritize applications from people who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S, living with a disability, and others with lived experience of oppression. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.
EYA operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), s?l?ílw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh), and S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) people.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 29 2021 ID: 59659