Youth Program Advisory Committee opportunity at the Fraser Basin Council
Position: Youth Program Advisory Committee member
Organization: Fraser Basin Council
Location: anywhere in BC
The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is looking for young, enthusiastic leaders (ages 16-30) from throughout BC with a passion for sustainability and community wellbeing to join our Youth Program Advisory Committee. Apply here!
We are currently designing a new pilot for youth engagement through a 2-year initiative, Building Capacity for Youth Leadership in Canada, that will combine dialogue, skill-building, participation in community initiatives and on-the-ground projects. As a member of the Youth Program Advisory Committee, you will provide high-level input that will help to shape the development of the FBC Youth Program and our Building Capacity for Youth Leadership in Canada initiative. This BC-wide initiative will enable a diverse group of youth to get more deeply involved in core environmental, social and/or economic sustainability issues affecting their communities, identify barriers to making meaningful and lasting changes and practise a collaborative approach to identifying potential solutions.
If you’re keen to embrace a leadership role and provide a youth perspective to shape the future of sustainable BC communities, you can apply for the Advisory Committee role only or express your interest to participate in the Building Capacity for Youth Leadership in Canada initiative as well.
The role of the Advisory Committee (AC)
You will help to shape the FBC Youth Program and share your perspectives on our Building Capacity for Youth Leadership in Canada initiative over two years, starting May 2018. You will meet with other AC members by teleconference or webconference roughly once per month to ensure that youth perspectives are incorporated into the initiative, and to enhance the Fraser Basin Council’s understanding of key sustainability issues of interest to youth.
What you will gain as a member of the AC
Advisory Committee members will gain a number of benefits as Fraser Basin Council volunteers. As an AC member, you will have the opportunity to: gain experience in critical thinking, strategic planning, and the collaborative process; contribute to your community; advance a future career; network with like-minded people; and, build your resume.
About the Fraser Basin Council
The Fraser Basin Council is a charitable non-profit organization based throughout the Fraser Basin that is devoted to advancing sustainability across BC. The vision of FBC is “Social well-being, supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.” Learn more about FBC’s programs by visiting http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.
Diversity and inclusion
FBC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all youth regardless of cultural background, nationality, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, gender or physical ability. We highly encourage all youth who are interested in this opportunity to apply!
Please fill out our online form here by Sunday, April 29 at 11:59pm and let us know why you would be a good candidate to join the AC. Information on video and phone applications, as well as applications which use community/representative input rather than personal input on skills and experiences, are available on the online form.
Please email cmurphy fraserbasin.bc.ca* with any questions. Thank you for your interest in joining the FBC Youth Program Advisory Committee!
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GoodWork ID: 45064 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Apr 8 2018