Agreement length: August or start of September (start date flexible) – December 31, 2021
Work from home position. Due to potential in-person programming needs, this position will need to be located in Victoria, BC.
This role is contingent upon wage subsidy funding and a successful applicant may be asked further questions to determine the correct wage subsidy provider for them.
The Starfish Canada is a registered charity that celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and a community of change-makers. Since 2010, we have inspired young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers contributing to the environmentalism movement.
We do this through three programs:
Our editorial program provides articles on environmental topics by and for Canadian youth. This peer-to-peer program matches editors with writers. Editors are trained to coach and mentor peers in environment & journalism, then practice learnings by empowering a team of volunteer writers. Those writers are also trained to take technical science, policy and research and turn it into accessible articles for our readers to enjoy.
Our flagship program, Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 rewards and showcases impactful youths across Canada. These winners receive an award, care packages from environmentally minded businesses, speaking engagement opportunities, media coverage and mentorship by our network of experts. Top 25 award winners leave our program feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to accelerate the positive impacts they have in their local communities.
We offer multiple educational workshops, including a debate-style session on the intersectionality of environmentalism, discussing climate change from Western-based science and traditional knowledge perspectives, and a speaker’s bureau where environmental change-makers under the age of 25 discuss their innovations and solutions (note: this role does not directly support our educational programming).
This role will directly manage the strategic direction and implementation of two sessions of our new leadership labs format in the City of Victoria.
Reporting to the Director of Programs, this role will:
Provide strategic direction for the future of our programs collegially with the leadership team
Directly support the day-to-day execution of our leadership labs, including collaborating with partners for content creation, supporting facilitators with program delivery, and ensuring all metrics are tracked and reported
Collaborating with team members across the country to execute on our program strategy, including ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion principles are embedded into our programming from start to finish
We welcome applications from individuals that do not meet all requirements.
A student at a post-secondary institution with expected graduation no earlier than January 2022. If an undergraduate student, you are ideally in your third year or later. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Due to funding requirements, this is an essential qualification.
Demonstrated understanding of project management and leadership development amongst a team of volunteers
Excellent communication skills between volunteers and staff in an online space
Able to collaborate with other team members and connect with new people virtually
Able to take leadership in their role as they work from home
Must be able to communicate in English (proficiency in French and other languages is an additional asset)
A supervisor will be available to guide the work and clarify any questions regarding their work. One on one meetings with a supervisor will be scheduled to discuss their onboarding and progress in the role.
If skill development in a particular area is identified, we will work to access mentorship and resources in our networks that can best support you. This can include an accountability structure to assist coach the team member in their learning. We will provide a stipend for French lessons upon request.
Health and safety are important to our organization. There will be check-in meetings on a weekly basis about their work environment and help address any opportunities for growth that may arise through their work or with their peers.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This position will be available until we find a successful candidate.
We encourage all people interested in the role that meet the above requirements to apply, including youth, women, LGBTQ2+ peoples and Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. We also encourage you to contact us at the email address above if you require any accommodations during the application process.