Youth Program Manager, Land-Based Employment Training –

Design lesson plans engaging youth to develop employability skills
Apply a trauma-informed and decolonial lens to curriculum design
Supervise and support a team of two program coordinators
Manage project timelines, deliverables, and budget
Plan and co-facilitate 10-week land-based training programs for BIPOC youth
Support design of lessons on horticulture, habitat restoration, and Indigenous knowledge
Develop partnerships with work placement employers
Support youth and employers during work placements
Support youth to connect with community resources
Develop positive relationships with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
Lead the recruitment of 5-6 youth participants per cohort
Coordinate program logistics (materials purchase, scheduling guests, etc.)
Monitor and track progress of youth participants
Manage program administrative tasks
Lead program evaluation: youth surveys, interviews, etc.

Requirements & assets
1 – 2 years experience managing projects; budget experience an asset
Experience planning and facilitating programs for youth
Experience supervising and supporting a small staff team or volunteers
Experience designing curriculum and lesson plans
Able to manage a large project and achieve deliverables
Knowledge of basic employability skills through training or lived experience
Knowledge of trauma-informed practice and decolonizing practices
Knowledge of local native plants, ecology, and land stewardship an asset
Clear and open communication skills
Able to work collaboratively with a small team
Highly 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
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 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:

How to apply
E-mail a resume and cover letter to Emily Keller with “Program Manager application” in the subject line:
The deadline to apply is August 2nd or until filled. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. We hope to fill the position as soon as possible but are flexible on start-date for the right candidate.