[ensu] ENVIROFLASH: Job Opportunity - Community Youth Action Project BC Coordinator

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  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:25:29 -0500 (EST)

ENSU Members,
We will be sending out job postings over the next few weeks, as we are aware 
that many of you are going to be summer job hunting.
Good luck!
Coralie D'Souza
Volunteer Coordinator

Community Youth Action Project ? BC Coordinator

Ø       Job Classification: 8 months contract, full-time        
Ø       Deadline for application: Monday, Feb 7th, 2005
Ø       Start Date: ASAP
Ø       Position Title: Community Youth Action Project ? BC Coordinator
Ø       Wage: $2000/month
Ø       Location: Vancouver or Victoria (negotiable)

About the Sierra Youth Coalition
The Sierra Youth Coalition is a national, youth driven and diverse 
organization working in Canada towards sustained ecological and social
well-being. SYC aims to address globalization, consumption and climate 
through a solutions based approach of promoting education for 
bioregionalism, sustainable communities and lifestyle simplicity.

The Sierra Youth Coalition formed in 1996 as the youth arm of the 
Sierra as the
youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada. It began with a vision of 
Canadian youth in pressing environmental issues. The SYC had grown into 
national youth environmental coalition with members in all regions of 
Canada and
local groups operating out of schools, universities and communities 
across the

Position Concept
The mission of the Community Youth Action Project is to create and 
support an
inclusive and respectful community of empowered youth (ages 13-19). The 
will provide youth with the skills, resources, and support they need to 
critical thinking skills and a unique way of applying them to their 
The project will bring together youth from diverse backgrounds to a 
safe space
that promotes and embodies environmental and social consciousness and 
healthy and sustainable individuals and communities. The project also 
the importance of acknowledging and accepting local circumstances and 
Youth leave the program infused with the ability to develop grassroots 
that affect and include the greater community.  

The CYAP is currently being implemented in both Ottawa and BC. Future 
into the Maritimes is currently in the development stage. Activities 
Youth Action Gatherings (YAGs), workshops, presentations, action 
planning and
project support.

Project Background
To date the CYAP has hosted 3 week-long summer gatherings for youth 
aged 13-19
(two in Ontario and one in B.C.).  The successful pilot gathering in 
called Making Waves, was held in August 2004 and brought together 30 
youth and
over 13 environmental and social justice organizations.  The gatherings 
are a
key component of the CYAP and aim to increase understanding of 
environmetnal and
social justice issues, offer trainings on the skills necessary to take 
action on
these issues, and build a connected network of empowered youth.  It is 
prioirty for SYC to build on last year?s successes and host a second 
in B.C, in 2005.  This position will largely focus around developing, 
and coordinating the British Columbia 2005 CYAP summer gathering.

The main roles of the B.C. CYAP Coordinator are to :
Ø       Support the network of CYAP youth in British Columbia, 
Ø       Develop, plan, and coordinate the organization of the  2005 Summer BC 
Action Gathering and  
Ø       work with the CYAP national coordinator and SYC  to ensure the 
national vision
and goals for the project are being met

Job Requirements
1.      Implement the vision of the youth led B.C. project committee in 
with the project?s larger mission and goals;
2.      Research and target potential funders for the project in BC, draft 
proposals and solicit necessary project funds;
3.      Develop an outreach strategy for the project;
4.      Develop promotional materials for the project;
5.      Assist with the development of the website and other online 
6.      Maintain communication for the project;
7.      Establish office hours and be receptive to participating youth; 
8.      Plan and coordinate the B.C. 2005 Summer Youth Action Gathering. 
This includes:
Ø       Booking a venue;
Ø       Gathering outreach and registration;
Ø       Planning gathering content (workshops and schedule);
Ø       Organizing logistics (food, travel, insurance, etc.
Ø       Coordinate summer project staff and volunteers to assist with the 
Preferred Qualifications
Ø       Experience with project management
Ø       Fundraising experience
Ø       Experience in event planning and building youth leadership
Ø       Posses skills and experience with diverse and marginalized 
Ø       Preferred past involvement with the Sierra Youth Coalition
Ø       Bilingualism is an asset
Ø       Excellent people skills and enthusiasm
Ø       Strong organizational and writing skills
Ø       Understanding of the youth environmental and sustainability movement

Contact Information
Please send complete application ? resume, cover letter ? and writing 
answering the following question ?What does meaningful youth engagement 
mean to
you?? Please include the name and contacts of three references to
tim@xxxxxxxxxxx (email preferred).

SYC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
individuals of marginalized populations and minority groups.

Tim Murphy
Community Youth Action National Coordinator
Sierra Youth Coalition

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