Job Posting 85184

Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator
Environmental Youth Alliance
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Fri, 8 Jul)
full time  •  $38,000 - $40,000 ($23 - $24/hr)

Position Title: Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator
Terms: 32 hrs/wk, full-time, 7 months with possible extension

Start Date: September 2022
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000 ($23 - $24/hr)

Benefits: 4 weeks vacation I $500 Health Spending Account 


Are you inspired by land-based education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth? Are you a confident youth facilitator? Do you have experience with plant medicines and land stewardship? We’re looking for an Indigenous educator to lead land-based programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in East Vancouver, including designing lesson plans and sharing cultural and/or personal knowledge of harvesting and working with plant medicines and relationship to the land.

We will prioritize applications from people who identify as Indigenous. Please self-identify in your application.

Key responsibilities 

  • Plan and facilitate 10-week land-based programs for youth ages 14-18 
  • Design lesson plans and share cultural knowledge and/or personal experience with plant medicines (salves, teas), harvesting protocols, reciprocity with the land, and kinship with plants and animals 
  • Host Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers from various nations
  • Apply a trauma-informed and decolonial lens to program delivery
  • Support and supervise Peer Mentors (youth volunteers)  
  • Support youth to fully attend and engage with the program
  • Create and post social media content for programs 
  • Help with the recruitment of 10 youth participants per program
  • Coordinate program logistics (materials purchase, scheduling guests, etc.)
  • Manage program administrative tasks 
  • Support program evaluation: youth surveys, interviews, etc.
  • Help to maintain EYA’s native plant nursery and medicine gardens


  • 6 months experience planning and facilitating programs for youth
  • Experience designing lesson plans and curriculum
  • Experience with plant medicines, plant harvesting, and land stewardship practices 
  • Clear and open communication skills 
  • Able to work collaboratively with a small team  
  • Organized and a good problem solver
  • Committed to doing your best work
  • Flexible and willing to pitch in to make things happen
  • Personal values fit with EYA mission and culture
  • Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check 



  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice 
  • Knowledge of local native plants and ecology  
  • Class 5 or 7 driver’s licence or plans to obtain  


About the organization
EYA engages youth facing barriers to become environmental stewards. We provide land-based education and paid job training programs that braid Western and Indigenous perspectives on land stewardship. Our work recognizes 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:

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