Term: September 1, 2021 – April 31, 2022 with potential to renew for another eight months.
Application deadline: August 15, 2021
Work-from-home position from anywhere in Canada.
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 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.
We offer multiple 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.
Through our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program, these participants 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 and ready to tackle today’s biggest environmental challenges.
About the role
The Starfish Canada is currently looking to add more volunteer Workshop Facilitators to our team. The facilitators will be trained to help lead our educational workshops for K-12 students.
Help facilitate 1.5-2 hour workshops to K-12 students between 9am-3:30pm EST (some evening options may be available)
Learn preset workshop content and feel comfortable presenting it
Lead workshops virtually and in person (depending on covid restrictions and location).
We’re looking for someone that is:
Passionate about the environment and sustainability
An organized, detail-oriented individual with strong verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable and or previous experience working with K-12 students
Comfortable with zoom, google meet, and slack
available for at least one workshop a month depending on how many workshops are booked that month
Must be available for both training sessions taking place on Sep. 8 and 15 from 8-9pm EST and to help facilitate a large youth summit on Nov. 13 or 20
No previous facilitation or teaching experience required. We welcome applications from all forms of educational background (ie, no specific degree requirements).
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2021. We will interview shortlisted candidates after that date.
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.