Position Title: Youth Program Manager
Terms: 36 hrs/wk, full-time permanent
Start Date: Flexible - July or Aug 2021
Annual Salary: $46,800 - $48,672 ($25 - $26/hr)
Annual Benefits: 5 weeks vacation I $500 Health Spending Account I $150 and 3 paid days for professional development
Reports to: Executive Director
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 braid Western and Indigenous perspectives on land stewardship. Our work is grounded in an acknowledgement of 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: www.eya.ca
What you’ll do: situation & role overview
We’re looking for someone to lead our Roots & Shoots land-based employment training program for youth who identify as Indigenous, People of Colour, and/or living with a disability. The program engages small groups of five youth in hands-on training in employability skills and job skills in native plant horticulture, ecological restoration, environmental education, and Indigenous land stewardship - followed by work placements with a local environmental organization. The manager oversees the development and delivery of this program and supervises a small team of program coordinators. Activities take place at outdoor sites in East Vancouver.
What you’ll bring: requirements
We're looking for an energetic and skilled facilitator with experience managing projects and supervising small teams. You have knowledge and/or interest in skills training for youth and land-based education. You’re familiar with lesson planning and curricula - and ideally with trauma-informed and decolonizing practices that allow you to apply a critical lens to employability training. You’re a good communicator, organized, collaborative, and excited about EYA’s mission.
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.
EYA believes environmental stewardship must centre the voices of communities targeted by systemic marginalization. We 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 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people.
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