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 positions:

  • Summer Program Assistants
  • Facilitators (currently mostly volunteer but open to other arrangements or honourariums where funding allows) 
  • Skilled Volunteers

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 and cover letter to 

Job Title:  2018 Summer Program Assistant

Job Description: We are looking for two committed, genuine, and capable Program Assistants to help with the coordination, updates, research, and publishing of our Student Leadership in Sustainability (SLS) educational curriculum, our Climate Action Champions Initiative (CAChI), our Socio-Ecological Sustainability Education Innovation Lab (SESEIL), and our Salmon and the Salish Sea (SASS) Programs. Programs Assistants would also be involved in other aspects of our organization such as marketing, publishing, general research, web content management, event production, and administration. This is a dynamic, empowering position with a relatively high learning curve.

This job is for you 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

From one of last year’s Summer Program Assistants, “My job at BTCEA was definitely an impactful experience and growing opportunity for me and really helped me shape my current vision for my career…. The effort you put in instills within me a desire to work harder and be the best employee I can be. The work here is so meaningful and exciting; I feel so fortunate to have been a part of it even in the smallest of ways.  …It also gave me a lot of confidence in applying for work this year, for which I have you to thank!”

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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting with revisions and the ongoing development of our Student Leadership in Sustainability (SLS) program, a comprehensive sustainability education curriculum being taught in public and private schools throughout Metro Vancouver and B.C. Revisions include conducting online research, editing and formatting documents, developing program content, etc. This summer will have a focus on adaptations for various demographics
  • Providing program support, updates, and potentially delivery for our Climate Action Champions Initiative (CAChI) and Salmon and the Salish Sea Initiative
  • Conducting school and community-based outreach, including research, media relations, calling and emailing contacts, etc.
  • Assisting with assessments and evaluation of ongoing programs, including data collection and analysis.
  • Completing administrative tasks, including data entry and financial record-keeping
  • Assisting in website content management and contact management
  • Updating our website, organizational calendars, and various social media channels
  • Other tasks as required


  • Ready and able to join a dynamic team with a diverse and demanding range of tasks and responsibilities
  • Previous experience, knowledge, and/or a genuine interest working with environmental and social justice issues
  • Previous experience with curriculum design or familiarity with the education system would be a strong asset
  • Experience working on computers, creating schedules, tracking details, and conducting online research
  • Confident, clear, and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems and their basic applications, particularly MS Office
  • Competency with Adobe Creative Suite would be considered a strong asset
  • Competency with HTML and familiarity with NationBuilder is an asset
  • Detail-oriented, dependable, and committed

Contract: Start in early to mid-May, 2018 until end of August 2018.
Average of 35 hours a week, 10am-5pm, and wage offered between $14-$18.

This position relies on a wage subsidy that requires you to be under 30, enrolled as a student, and a Canadian Citizen, Perminent Resident or have Refugee status. 

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume  as soon as possible, and no later than April 26th.  Please use the format of FirstNameLastName.DocumentTitle and complete the employment survey here.


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