EYA is hiring a Pollinator Program Manager!

December 9, 2016 Homepage, News


Join the Environmental Youth Alliance team!

We help children and youth discover their inner nature. Through place-based education, citizen science, and youth engagement, we seek to nurture young environmental leaders in Metro Vancouver. In partnership with schools, community groups, and local government, we create transformative nature experiences that open a world of imagination, discovery, and possibility for inner city kids. We believe the magic and wonder of nature can transform values and inspire environmental stewardship. Our programmatic priority is urban biodiversity, specifically rewilding and pollinators. To find out more please go to www.eya.ca


Impactful and innovative programs define the Environmental Youth Alliance. The Manager of the Pollinator Program is responsible for planning and delivering the Pollinator Citizen Science and Community Hive initiatives. The Manager is an experienced youth facilitator, skilled in program design and evaluation, and capable of building effective partnerships. They are passionate about youth engagement and the environment, and demonstrate commitment to high quality work and continuous learning. The Manager is resilient, self-aware, open, adaptable, kind, and curious. They are also highly organized, communicate clearly, and efficiently manage program logistics.



Position Title
Program Manager, Pollinators

Commensurate with experience; starts at $22.50/hour

34 hours/week, dependent on funding. Weekend and evening work is often required to deliver programs, particularly in the spring and summer.

This position is based in Vancouver, BC.

Reports to the Executive Director


The Program Manager, Pollinators is responsible for two core EYA programs: 1) Pollinator Citizen Science, and 2) Community Hive Beekeeping. Managing these programs involves the following activities:

  1. Program design and planning
    • Draft annual plans for each program, including overarching goal, annual objectives, activities, timeline, outcomes, and outputs
    • Ensure program goals and strategies align with organizational mission and priorities
    • Identify strategic opportunities for program evolution and/or development of new programs; lead the development of new EYA initiatives
    • Seek consultation from external experts on program design
    • Participate in strategic planning processes
  2. Program execution and delivery
    • Deliver programs as outlined in annual plan; ensure annual objectives are met and program is completed on schedule and on budget
    • Market and promote the program in the local community
    • Coordinate program logistics – participant registration, partner confirmation, event/workshop details, waivers, fees/honouria, etc.
    • Design and document workshop and training content
    • Facilitate workshops and trainings at various schools and greenspaces in Metro Vancouver, including Strathcona Community Garden
    • Ensure program activities adhere to organizational policy, relevant legislation, and professional standards
  3. Program evaluation and reporting
    • Identify key outcomes, outputs, and indicators of success/impact
    • Track outcomes and outputs; carry out quantitative & qualitative evaluation; gather impact stories
    • Provide regular program updates to Executive Director and Board of Directors
    • Draft year-end program reports
  4. Partnerships
    • Manage partnerships with community groups, schools, local government, and other non profits
    • Ensure partnership responsibilities are clear and well documented
  5. Fundraising
    Working with the Executive Director:

    • Develop funding proposals for programs
    • Draft program reports for funders
    • Cultivate and steward program funders
  6.  Administration
    • Carry out administrative duties in timely manner, including expense reports and invoice processing
  7. Budgeting & Financial Tracking
    Working with the Accountant:

    • Draft annual budget for each program, including HR, material, travel expenses
    • Monitor expenses and ensure compliance with grant restrictions
  8. Communications & Social Media
    • Post regularly to EYA’s social media streams
    • Take on-site photos to support organizational communications
    • Identify and seek opportunities to promote projects in local media
    • Contribute to bimonthly newsletter as needed


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in biology, environmental science, or related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience with program coordination and/or management
  • Training and/or experience in group facilitation, preferably with youth
  • Sound knowledge of program design, planning, delivery, and evaluation
  • Familiar with youth engagement strategies and best practices
  • Experience working with youth, particularly underserved youth
  • Experience designing strong workshop and outdoor learning content
  • Knowledge of native plants, native pollinators, and pollination ecology
  • Experience with beekeeping and citizen science
  • Project management training an asset
  • Experience with fundraising an asset
  • Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 or willingness to obtain before start of work
  • Criminal record check required


  • Excellent group facilitation skills, specifically with youth; sensitive to different learning styles and able to quickly adapt to meet group and individual needs
  • Sound skills in program/project management, including design, planning, delivery, and evaluation; ability to define clear goals and outcomes
  • Able to cultivate and manage partnerships with community groups, schools, local government, and other non profits
  • Able to develop and deliver robust programming/workshops on native pollinators and honeybees
  • Capable of designing innovative, creative, and robust programs that capitalize on external opportunities while ensuring strategic alignment and impact
  • Able to write in a compelling manner that is also clear, accurate, and concise
  • Highly organized; able to track information accurately and clearly
  • Able to efficiently manage logistics and communications related to program coordination
  • Effective and respectful communication and active listening skills; intercultural communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with others to achieve collective goals
  • Commitment to quality, excellence, and achieving best possible results
  • Dedication to continuous learning and growth
  • Able to skillfully give and receive feedback
  • Resilient, adaptable, open, and self-aware
  • Genuine appreciation for the magic and wonder of nature!

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity by email to Emily Keller, Executive Director (emily@eya.ca)

Email subject line should read “Program Manager application”.

The deadline for applications is January 8, 2017. The anticipated start date is February 6, 2017 to allow for training with outgoing Program Manager.

We recognize the importance of employment equity and workplace diversity, and encourage applications from people with disabilities and visible minorities.