We're hiring: Golden Youth Climate Corps Coordinator

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Job Title: Coordinator: Golden Youth Climate Corps

Compensation: Up to $23.97/hour per hour (depending on qualifications). The successful candidate will receive non-taxable Private Health Services Plan coverage for dental, prescription and other medical costs worth $125 per month, a taxable $25 per month computer/technology  stipend, and approximately 2 paid days off per month (in addition to stat holidays).

Location: Golden area

Hours: 40 hours per week

Date Range: The position will begin as early as late February and run until sometime in the fall. We expect to solidify these dates in discussion with interested candidates. There is potential for this position to become ongoing, pending job performance, program needs and budget.

About us: Wildsight is an environmental charity, operating since 1987, that works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. We launched the Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in 2020 to connect young people in need of opportunity with work that needs to be done on the climate crisis.

Our first crew was based in Nelson in 2020, expanding to two crews in Nelson and Kimberley/Cranbrook in 2021. This year, we are launching YCC in Golden, where focus will be on reducing wildfire risk within a key area of the community. As determined feasible through development led by the Coordinator, other work may focus on energy efficiency, ecosystem restoration/enhancement, food systems, waste, transportation, and community education and engagement, plus other kinds of projects that address the climate crisis and align with local priorities. Learn more about Wildsight and our YCC program.

Job Description: This position oversees the daily operations of Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps program in the Golden area. With direction from the YCC Program Manager and in collaboration with other Wildsight staff and external partners, the Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Golden 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 Golden area (e.g. Wildsight’s Kimberley-Cranbrook and West Kootenay Crews, along with consultative work to Youth Climate Corps crews run by partner organizations outside of our region) as needed and as capacity allows.

Duties will include:

  • Developing plans for YCC projects in the Golden area, arranging partnerships, and securing funding with the support of the YCC Program Manager and other team members
  • Leading the recruitment process for Golden YCC crew members through outreach and promotion, application review, and hiring
  • Leading the design and delivery of general and project-specific training for hired YCC crew members
  • Managing day-to-day communications, expectations, and support for YCC crew members, including working with crew members in the field for 1-2 days per week (or more if needed)
  • Coordinating on-site project operations and overseeing project outcomes, including 1-2 days per week on-site with crew members (or more if needed)
  • Serving as an ambassador between YCC projects and community members in the Golden area
  • Supporting the YCC team and crewmembers in producing and distributing communications content to tell the story of our work through multiple channels
  • Collaborating with other YCC team members to share tools, best practices, successes, and lessons learned between the crews

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must live in the Golden area (or be willing to relocate on short notice). Strong familiarity with the area, its communities, and local activities relating to climate change are a strength.
  • Experience, knowledge and passion for the following areas:
    • Group leadership and facilitation: Cultivating positive, inclusive, and productive group dynamics; developing and delivering leadership curriculum
    • Project management: Keeping many moving parts organized, familiarity with Google Workspace and/or other project management tools
    • Training/teaching: Helping diverse people learn new things and learning alongside them
    • Relationship building, both within the crew and beyond in the wider community
    • Communications: Telling impactful stories through diverse mediums, including public speaking, emails, press releases, blog posts, social media content, grant applications and reports, and more (with support from our in-house communications experts)
    • Familiarity with climate change and climate action and related fields such as forestry, food, energy, ecology, justice, and others
  • Be able to work independently and within a team, including remotely.
  • Own a computer and associated equipment and be comfortable using a variety of digital tools, as well as working outdoors in the field.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and the means to travel to various work locations around the Golden area and potentially further across the region occasionally to connect with team members and partners.
  • Candidates 30 years old or younger, or enrolled post-secondary students, may be preferred due to youth and/or student specific funding sources and to support our vision of youth leadership, though older candidates will also be considered.
  • Due to funding restrictions, candidates that are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act may be preferred, though others will also be considered.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Wildsight is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and work environment and we encourage women, people of colour, people of Indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2+ individuals to apply for this position.

Please send your cover letter and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you are a good fit to graeme@wildsight.ca.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you plan to apply but are not able to do so quickly, 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.

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