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Position: Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: candidates must self-identify as Indigenous

Terms: 32 hrs/wk, permanent
Start Date: February 2022
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000 ($23 - $24/hr)
Benefits: 4 weeks vacation / $500 Health Spending Account

Are you inspired by land-based education for 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 co-lead land-based programs for 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.

This position is open to people who identify as Indigenous. Please self-identify in your application.

Key responsibilities

  • Co-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
  • Lead weekly social media posts for your programs
  • Help with the recruitment of 8-10 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 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


  • Experience designing lesson plans and curriculum an asset
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice an asset
  • Knowledge of local native plants and ecology an asset
  • 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:

How to apply

E-mail a resume and cover letter to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Indigenous Program Coordinator application” in the subject line:

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Deadline to apply is January 23, or until the position is filled. 

EYA operates on unceded x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel?íl?witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 11 2022    ID: 62390