SDG Education Programs Coordinator

School District 47 Published: September 28, 2020
Powell River, British Columbia
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The Ecological & Outdoor Learning department in School District 47 is dedicated to providing students with exceptional place-based learning opportunities to help them better understand themselves within a greater cultural and ecological context. In doing so, we hope that our students will become spirited citizens and ambassadors of their passions. We focus on providing students with the necessary skills to deeply engage with the world. We facilitate opportunities for inquiry and reflection on personal choices, and the relationships between society, economy, culture and the environment. The SDG Education Programs Coordinator will support the Outdoor & Ecological Learning Coordinator in projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Marine Debris clean-up project (in collaboration with school district, local NGOs and First Nation)
  • Cut-throat Creek Conservation project (at Brooks Secondary School)
  • Creation of SDG education program for high school students

Duties and responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the SDG Education Programs Coordinator include:

  • Curriculum development for high school SDG educational program
  • Liaison and network with local organizations and partners
  • Grant prospecting and writing
  • Coordinate, support and facilitate several existing and upcoming ecological & outdoor education programs in SD47
  • Monitoring the safety and wellbeing of all participants during programs

Knowledge and skills

  • In-depth knowledge on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strong practical and theoretical understanding of STEM, Outdoor, Sustainability, Environmental & Experiential learning
  • Superior time management and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience teaching and facilitating groups
  • Program and curriculum design experience an asset

Education required

Post-secondary degree or higher in Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Education or related field

Certification required

Certifications an asset but not required

  • 40h Wilderness First Aid
  • Class 4 Drivers License

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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