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Position: Education Program Assistant
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Ripple Coast Society BC
Location: Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

July – August, 2018 | Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada | $12.65/h

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to info(at) with your cover letter and resume/CV prior to midnight, May 31st, 2018.

Position Overview

Ripple Coast is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia focusing on environmental education and youth engagement in climate change actions. We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate candidate to assist with educational research, development and delivery of our environmental nature programs. The position takes place in Greater Vancouver, BC.

About Ripple Coast Society BC

Ripple Coast Society provides hands-on education and experiences with the ecosystems and wildlife of coastal British Columbia to help create lifelong respect and appreciation of nature.

We aim to help people understand, value, and build passion for nature which will ripple through to become lifelong respect, appreciation, and protection for the world around us.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the research and development of both indoor and outdoor, hands-on environmental education programs including our summer day camps and school programs.

  • Seeking outreach opportunities and networking with potential groups for collaboration

  • Delivery of interpretive nature programs to visitors of the area

  • Delivery of 2 weeks of our summer day camp programs for children (ages 6-9) in July and August

  • Representative at outreach events and activities as they arise

  • Assist with the development of outreach/marketing material and updating website and social media as needed

  • Administrative and other project related tasks as required

  • Continually seek opportunities for development and growth

Qualifications, skills and abilities

  • Excellent communications skills with people of all ages (both verbal and written)

  • A self starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve

  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects

  • Must have access to a vehicle

  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check

  • Enjoy working indoors and outdoors, rain or shine

  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with experience in design programs an asset

  • Knowledge of the wildlife, habitats and conservation issues an asset

  • Environmental studies or related post-secondary education preferred

If nature and conservation is 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 the growth and development of an exciting new non-profit organization while providing you with a rich background on BC’s important environment and its threats.


Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:

  • Be between 15 - 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • A recent full-time student returning to full time studies in Fall 2018

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person under refugee protection

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

  • Members of a visible minority or aboriginal heritage may be given priority

Salary Details

Job Type: Temporary

Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week

Total hours: 240 (8 weeks)

Salary: $12.65/ hour

Location: Greater Vancouver, BC (Vancouver and New Westminster area)

Anticipated date range: July 9, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Application deadline: May 31st, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST)

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Email applications with "Education Program Assistant" in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.doc)

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Ripple Coast Society BC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Ripple Coast Society BC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Ripple Coast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.

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Numéro : 45652       Date publiée sur May 11 2018