Environmental Education Coordinator (one-year maternity leave position)

If education, nature, and conservation are something that fuels your passion, then this unique opportunity is for you.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a science-based registered charity dedicated to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of British Columbia. We are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate candidate to coordinate, develop and deliver our Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program. Please note, this is a one-year maternity leave position.

Find out more including how to apply.

About Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Led by a team of conservationists and scientists, Raincoast’s projects and programs are rooted in rigorous, peer-reviewed research and science, and informed by community and cultural engagement. Our on-the-ground presence, coupled with our science, distinctive among environmental groups, has given us a deep-rooted understanding of this vast coastline, its processes, and its people.

Our mandate is to investigate, inform and inspire. Through our transformative education programs, we are working to inspire and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Managing, coordinating, and delivering our virtual, field, and boat-based environmental education programs to youth (ages 12-25).
  • Researching and developing educational learning curriculum and resource materials.
  • Advancing the development of our Indigenous stewardship and field monitoring programs with our existing Indigenous partners.
  • Maintaining our relationships with our current Indigenous partners and establishing new partnerships as opportunities arise.
  • Networking with a host of existing community partners working in environmental science and conservation and recruiting new relevant partners as opportunities arise.
  • Assist with the development of outreach and communication materials and updates.
  • Supervising and mentoring our summer staff.
  • Administrative and coordination of program-related tasks as required.
  • Continually seeking opportunities to develop, improve and grow our programs.

Experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge of and passion for British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems and conservation issues.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous history and culture in BC.
  • Experience working with Indigenous representatives or communities and knowledge of protocols around working relationships.
  • Minimum 2 years experience managing, developing and coordinating education programs.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a lead or primary educator for students both in classrooms and outdoors in nature-based programs.
  • Environmental, Education or Conservation studies or related post-secondary education essential, Master’s degree preferred.

Skills and abilities

  • Comfortable working and teaching virtually, indoors, outdoors, and on boats, rain or shine.
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with people of diverse backgrounds and all ages (both verbal and written).
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve.
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certificate, marine first aid, restricted operator certificate (ROC), and wilderness First Aid certification an asset.
  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check required.

If education, nature, and conservation are something that fuels your passion, then this unique opportunity is for you. It will allow you to be deeply involved from the ground up in all aspects of Raincoast’s evolving education programs while keeping you updated on the latest science and conservation issues in coastal BC.

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