Coordinator for Vancouver Youth Climate Corps

 

Position: Coordinator
Location: Vancouver

Hours: 35 hours per week

Date Range: An initial term of approx. November 2022 through August 30th, 2023. Contingent on employee performance during this initial term and based on program needs and budget, there is potential for continuing work through August 30th and beyond.
Compensation and benefits: Up to $30/hour depending on qualifications and experience; 25 vacation days per year (pro-rated for the contract); 30 minutes of paid wellness time per day.

The Coordinator oversees the daily operations of the Youth Climate Corps program in the Vancouver area. Programs typically run for 6-8 months, with a crew of 6-10 youth aged 15-30. The team engages in community-designed climate action projects, working in partnership with other local organizations. With direction from the YCC Program Manager and in collaboration with other YCC staff and external partners, the Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Vancouver YCC is running smoothly and meeting goals set for the program overall, particular projects, crew members, community partners, funders, and others as relevant. They may also assist YCC program operations outside the Vancouver area (e.g. our Kimberley-Cranbrook Crew or North Island crew) as needed and as capacity allows. Examples of YCC crew projects: are fire smarting, retrofits on buildings, food security, ecosystem restoration, and many more. The projects are guided by principles to reduce emissions, improve community resilience, and serve the long-term economic benefit of the participants. All of the work has an equity lens to prioritize projects that serve communities that will be disproportionately affected by the climate crisis.

CLIMATE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
GETTING THE WORK DONE TODAY

GREEN CAREER WITHIN YOUTH CLIMATE CORPS 

Youth Climate Corps is a youth-led climate action program that delivers tangible community benefits at the local level while generating momentum across Canada. 

 

We bridge the gap between knowledge and action, aspirational climate targets and next step practicalities. Our vision is about building better leaders who can communicate, collaborate, navigate barriers, and build capacity by embracing challenges as an opportunity to grow and learn. We provide young people with opportunities to make a difference in their communities while earning wages and developing skills that will prepare them for meaningful future work and engaged citizenship. Within Youth Climate Corps, young people can improve their own lives while becoming part of something bigger than themselves.

Climate Action Coordinator Responsibilities

Building partnerships:

  • YCC strives to build collaborative partnerships with aligned organizations that will better support the communities we serve;

  • Build relationships with stakeholders and Indigenous rightsholders in the community.

Program Design:

  • Design a YCC program in Vancouver that maximizes outcomes of emissions reductions, improved community resiliency, workforce readiness and career training, and prioritizing projects that serve equity-seeking communities; 

  • A strong understanding of intersectional climate action, climate justice, and climate mitigation is necessary;

  • Collaborating with other YCC coordinators to share knowledge and experiences.

Project Management:

  • The coordinator will work with project partners to plan, organize, and direct the completion of specific projects while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope;

  • Working with the Team Lead to fostering a working culture of belonging, inclusion, and a positive learning environment. Experience with conflict resolution and group culture building is an asset;

  • Work with the Team Lead to facilitate, design, and deliver the YCC core curriculum;

  • Work with the Team Lead to interview, hire and onboard crew members, and support the Team Lead in monitoring the crew members' performance.

Climate Action Coordinator Qualifications

Must live in Vancouver (or be willing to relocate on short notice). Strong familiarity with the area, its communities, and local activities relating to climate change and anti-oppressive justice work are strengths.

 

Have pre-existing relationships with local groups and organizations leading climate action and justice work in Vancouver. 

 

Experience, knowledge and passion for the following areas:

  • Group leadership and facilitation: Cultivating positive, inclusive, and productive group dynamics

  • Project management: Keeping many moving parts organized

  • Training/teaching: Helping diverse people learn new things and learning alongside them

  • Relationship building: Being an ambassador to the wider community

  • Communications: Telling impactful stories through various mediums

 

Familiarity with climate change, climate action, and anti-oppressive justice work and related fields such as food security, systemic inequality, energy, forestry, ecology, extractive capitalism, and others

Be able to work independently and within a team.

Candidates 35 years old or younger may be preferred due to youth-specific program funding sources and to support our vision of youth leadership, though older candidates will also be considered.

Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

YCC is committed to equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and works environment, and we encourage women, people of colour, people of Indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2+ individuals to apply for this position. We strive to ensure that YCC is a safe place and are continually deepening our commitment to anti-oppressive operations within YCC. 

 

No ‘formal’ post-secondary education is required, as we recognize that ‘formal’ education at colleges and universities is just one version of many types of meaningful education. 

Please send your cover letter or short video (please no longer than 5 minutes) and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you are a good fit.

 

Applications will be open until October 19th. If you plan to apply but cannot do so immediately, we recommend that you email now to let us know when we can expect your application. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send your cover letter or short video (please no longer than 5 minutes) and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you are a good fit.