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Stewardship Program Assistant (details below). Job closes at midnight on June 26.

Stewardship Program Assistant

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to with your cover letter and resume prior to midnight, June 26, 2020

Position Overview

We are seeking an energetic, creative, and passionate candidate who will be working alongside Raincoast’s Education Coordinator to assist with the research, development, and delivery of a new stewardship program for the Tsawwassen First Nation youth. The position takes place in Tsawwassen, BC.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the research, development, and implementation of a new environmental stewardship program with the Tsawwassen First Nation youth.
  • Networking within the Tsawwassen First Nation and natural science community to recruit and involve relevant program partners, Knowledge Holders, and Cultural Experts
  • Researching and developing educational program activities and resources
  • Conducting program site visits and assessments
  • Delivering educational programming to youth
  • Purchasing activity and research supplies
  • Coordinating meetings, administrative duties, and other project-related tasks as required
  • Public outreach and community engagement at events as they arise.

Qualifications , skills and abilities

  • Strong interest in environmental conservation, Indigenous culture, and stewardship 
  • Excellent communications skills with people of all ages 
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to time-manage and appropriately prioritize projects
  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check
  • Enjoy working outdoors, rain or shine 
  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Someone with extensive knowledge of the Tsawwassen First Nation community an asset
  • Knowledge of British Columbia’s wildlife, habitats, and conservation issues an asset
  • Environmental, Indigenous 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 an exciting new program while providing you with a rich background on BC’s important ecosystems and conservation issues.


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 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. 


Job Type: Temporary
Total number of weeks: 8
Hours per week: 30 hours per week


Tsawwassen, BC 

Anticipated date range

July 2 – August 28, 2020 (start and end dates may vary slightly)

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Email applications with “Stewardship 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.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation (Raincoast) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Raincoast 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. Raincoast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.

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