Position: Program Manager, Roots & Shoots
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: Vancouver, BC
Terms: 36 hrs/wk, full-time permanent
Start Date: May - June 2021
Annual Salary: $48,672 ($26/hr)
Annual Benefits: 5 weeks vacation I $500 Health Spending Account
Reports to: Executive Director
NOTE: Some weekend work may be required for this position.
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 Program Manager for EYA’s Roots & Shoots program, you’ll lead the delivery of land-based employment training programs for youth who identify as Indigenous, People of Colour, and/or living with a disability. Through 10-week hands-on job skills training with EYA and 12-week work placements with local environmental organizations, groups of 5-6 youth participants develop employability skills and environmental job skills in horticulture, ecological restoration, Indigenous land stewardship, and environmental education. You’ll also supervise and support a small team of program coordinators. The program is based in Strathcona Community Gardens.
What you’ll bring: requirements & assets
Are you an energetic and skilled facilitator? Looking to grow your leadership skills? We're looking for someone with experience running job skills training and/or land-based programming for youth, and strong knowledge of employability skills, Indigenous land stewardship, environmental education, native plant horticulture, and/or habitat restoration through lived experience or education. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with skills to supervise and lead a small team. Preferably, you’re familiar with trauma-informed and decolonizing practices. You’re also organized, creative, collaborative, a good communicator, and excited about land-based learning and supporting youth to develop environmental job skills!
Covid-19: EYA has health & safety policies in place to keep our staff and participants safe. Until health orders change, you’ll be working at home with visits to programming sites as needed.
How to apply
E-mail a resume & letter describing the experience / skills you would bring to this job to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Program Manager application” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is May 24th or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until position is filled.
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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 Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 14 2021 ID: 59693