Board Member – Environmental Youth Alliance – Vancouver, BC

Attend 5 online board meetings annually (2-3 hours, weekday evenings)
Contribute an average of 5 hours/month of volunteer time, including board meetings
Participate in strategic planning and visioning for the organization (every 2-3 years)
Approve annual budget, annual plan, and quarterly financial statements
Help to recruit new board members and support board succession planning
Help to organize and attend EYA’s annual general meeting in July
Help to ensure EYA is meeting its legal obligations
Help to facilitate board meetings if you feel comfortable
Help to reimagine what governance looks like for EYA
Get to know EYA’s programs and act as an ambassador for our work in the community
Be willing to take on officer roles (e.g. Secretary, Co-chair) when vacancies occur
It’s an exciting time to join the EYA board. We’re actively working to reimagine what governance looks like at EYA and decolonize how our board works. We’re also working towards 50% youth representation. We start each meeting with a check-in question and land acknowledgement, and have rotating meeting facilitators. No prior experience on a board is necessary – we’ll provide training and help you feel comfortable in your role as a board member.

Requirements & Assets
Ready to step into a leadership role in your community
Able to complete at least a 3-year board term
Able to respond promptly to email communications
Able to attend online evening board meetings using Zoom
Clear and open communication skills
Able to work collaboratively with other directors and EYA staff
Personal values fit with EYA mission and culture
Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check
Past experience as an EYA participant (asset)
Familiarity with non-profit financial statements (asset)
Understanding of the legal obligations of a board (asset)
Connections to local communities (asset)
EYA prioritizes 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.

About the organization
EYA empowers 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 is grounded in the principles of intersectional environmentalism and a recognition of the intersections of social and environmental injustice. You’ll be joining a collaborative team of caring, creative, fun, like-minded people and an organization committed to decolonizing action. Find out more about our team and work:
EYA operates on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.

How to Apply
E-mail a resume and cover letter to Emily Keller, Executive Director with “Board member application” in the subject line: