Job Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in working with BTCEA! If you have applied before, please don't be shy to do so again as what we are looking for changes, and you are gaining experience each year as well! We are also open to Skype interviews with people interested in relocating. Our organization is currently looking for the following Volunteer positions:

  • Workshop Facilitator Volunteers
  • Francophone Youth Workshop Facilitator
  • Francophone Translator
  • Volunteer Operations Assistant

Join BTCEA if you want to…

  • Be part of a team and organization dedicated to transformative education that fosters an ecologically sustainable, just, and thriving culture
  • Work in a dynamic, creative, and inclusive environment where your ideas, work, and contributions make a difference
  • Actively make a difference both systemically behind the scenes and with on-the-ground implementation
  • Build your own capacity, develop professionally, and evolve personally

Be The Change Earth Alliance -Vancouver, BC

Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a Vancouver-based charitable non-profit organization that empowers individual and collective change for a resilient, just, connected, and sustainable world through school programs and community capacity-building. This is predominately accomplished through applying 21st century educational pedagogical approaches to environmental and social justice issues through curriculum materials for middle and secondary school teachers, as well as workshops and training for student and teacher champions. Topics we focus on include climate change, resource conservation, waste reduction, food systems and choices, consumer awareness and habits, ‘connection’ with community, ourselves and others, and various social justice issues, such as water privatization, food security, gender, poverty, and more.  To us, these issues and their solutions are all intrinsically connected.

Currently, we are working on new initiatives, such as our Climate Action Champions Initiative (CAChI), Salmon and the Salish Sea. Ongoing projects include a Social Innovation research project and our SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability curriculum program. This summer we will be adapting some of our materials to be easily accessible to multiple demographics, including STEAM and careers focuses.

Ready to apply for the positions?

  1. Complete the employment survey at the bottom of the page (give yourself some time to complete it)
  2. Send your resume to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org. A brief cover letter is highly recommended.

 

Workshop Facilitator Volunteer

Role Description: Youth Workshops delivered mostly in high school classrooms around Lower Mainland are an integral part of our education programs. These workshops are interactive and focus on climate justice and climate change solutions. The main goals of these workshops are for students to gain a better understanding and environmental and social challenges associated with climate change, explore local and global solutions and their role in them, and feel empowered to take action in their communities. If you’re interested in cultivating your facilitation skills and sharing your knowledge and passion about climate change solutions, this is the role for you!  Alternatively, if you already have a strong background in facilitation, a passion for sustainability education, and the desire to contribute to culture change and empowerment of youth, we’d love to hear from you.

After training and with support from the BTCEA team, volunteers will be invited to co-facilitate workshops in secondary schools throughout the Lower Mainland from September 2018 – June 2019. You will be provided with training before co-facilitating workshops, you will also “shadow” at least one workshop prior to co-facilitating.

Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in working with environmental and social justice issues
  • Knowledgeable about climate change and sustainability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (French is an asset – see Francophone facilitator posting here!)
  • Detail-oriented, reliable, and committed
  • Previous experience in group facilitation and presentations is an asset
  • Comfortable presenting to a variety of age groups, specifically highs school students
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and teamwork capacity
  • Experience working with at-risk or English language-learner youth is a strong asset

Commitment:

Minimum 20 hours in the span of September – December, or September – June

  • This includes in-office training, 1 shadow workshop, and the facilitation of minimum 2-5 workshops.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org as soon as possible, a brief cover letter is also highly recommended, and no later than September 23rd at 11:59pm. Please use the format of FirstNameLastName.DocumentTitle and complete the employment survey below.

 

Francophone Youth Workshop Facilitator

Role Description: Youth Workshops delivered mostly in high school classrooms around Lower Mainland are an integral part of our education programs. These workshops are interactive and focus on climate justice and climate change solutions. The main goals of these workshops are for students to gain a better understanding and environmental and social challenges associated with climate change, explore local and global solutions and their role in them, and feel empowered to take action in their communities. If you’re interested in cultivating your facilitation skills and sharing your knowledge and passion about climate change solutions, this is the role for you!  Alternatively, if you already have a strong background in facilitation, a passion for sustainability education, and the desire to contribute to culture change and empowerment of youth, we’d love to hear from you.

After training and with support from the BTCEA team, volunteers will be invited to co-facilitate French workshops in schools throughout the Lower Mainland from September 2018 – June 2019. You will be provided with training before co-facilitating workshops, you will also “shadow” at least one workshop prior to co-facilitating.

Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in working with environmental and social justice issues
  • Knowledgeable about climate change and sustainability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English 
  • Detail-oriented, reliable, and committed
  • Previous experience in group facilitation and presentations is an asset
  • Comfortable presenting to a variety of age groups, specifically highs school students
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and teamwork capacity
  • Experience working with at-risk or English language-learner youth is a strong asset

Commitment:

Minimum 20 hours in the span of September – December, or September – June

  • This includes in-office training, 1 shadow workshop, and the facilitation of minimum 2-5 workshops.

If you are also interested in supporting us with translating our curriculum materials into French, please let us know, or check out our posting for a Francophone Translator below!

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org as soon as possible, a brief cover letter is also highly recommended, and no later than September 23rd at 11:59pm. Please use the format of FirstNameLastName.DocumentTitle and complete the employment survey below.

 

Francophone Translator

Role Description: With support from the BTCEA Team, volunteers will update and maintain the translation of our SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability curriculum. This entails translating any updates to our SLS curriculum materials and other teacher resources, and researching for links in French that will contribute to our French curriculum resources.

Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in working with environmental and social justice issues
  • Knowledgeable about climate change and sustainability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Francophone with background in sustainability, ecology, or similar subjects preferred
  • Reliable and committed
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and teamwork capacity

Commitment:

A minimum of 20 – 40 hours in the span of 4 months, or more hours depending on applicant’s schedule.

If you are also interested in facilitating Youth Workshops in French, please let us know, or check out our posting for a Francophone Facilitator above!

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org as soon as possible, a brief cover letter is also highly recommended, and no later than September 23rd at 11:59pm. Please use the format of FirstNameLastName.DocumentTitle and complete the employment survey below.

 

Volunteer Operations Assistant

Role description: BTCEA is looking for a dynamic team player that is knowledgeable and passionate about sustainability education. As Operations Assistant, there are numerous tasks you can contribute your skills to:

  • Support the production, upkeep, and outreach of our sustainability educational curriculum and programs
  • Assisting with administrative tasks, including data entry and financial record keeping
  • Assisting in the planning, marketing and production of educational events and community symposiums
  • Updating our website, organizational calendars, and various social media channels
  • Other tasks as required

If you are passionate about sustainability and would like to be part of a tightly knit team, we would love to hear from you!

Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in working with environmental and social justice issues
  • Detail-oriented, reliable and committed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (French is an asset!)
  • Familiarity with social media and an interest in building an online community savvy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and teamwork capacity
  • MS Office

Commitment:

  • 5-15 hours a week

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org as soon as possible, a brief cover letter is also highly recommended. Please use the format of FirstNameLastName.DocumentTitle and complete the employment survey below.