Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator – Environmental Youth Alliance – East Vancouver

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:

How to apply
E-mail a resume and cover letter to Emily Keller, Executive Director at