Volunteer Opportunity

  • Position Title: Mentorship Program Coordinator

  • Terms: 3-8 hrs/week, 5 mo contract (April-Aug, 2019) with possibility of extension

  • Start Date: April 22, 2019, or as soon as possible

  • Reports to: Co-Directors

About us: Mission and Vision

Climate Guides is a young, Vancouver-based non-profit, formed by youth, for youth, on a mission to build climate leaders by creating and supporting opportunities for youth to engage in climate action. By fostering communities and empowering youth to create positive change, Climate Guides aims to shift the climate change narrative from one of doom-and-gloom to one of hope and opportunity.

About the position: Situation and Role Overview

The Climate Guides mentorship program recognizes that opportunities to access resources, build skills, and grow a network are often critical to supporting youth become climate leaders. Through the program, Climate Guides connects young climate leaders with mentors in their field and provides skills, resources, and seed-funding to assist mentees in developing their own climate action project. The outcomes include multiple projects that address climate change in a variety of ways and a growing and dynamic community of intergenerational climate leaders.

Climate Guides is launching our second mentorship cohort from June to July. The Mentorship Coordinator will work with the Co-Directors to lead the coordination of this second run. As Climate Guides is 100% volunteer run, this is a volunteer position. Hours will vary from 3-8 hrs/wk, but will more often than not be on the lower end of that scale; peaks will occur during and in the lead-up to the program Summit (June 1) and Wrap-up (July 31).

Climate Guides is growing incredibly fast. We are also looking for someone who wants an opportunity to help us develop and grow and are willing to work through some of that exciting development work. There may be a possibility for extension and further involvement in the organization after the mentorship program’s completion, including possible paid opportunities in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor and mentee recruitment: reviewing submissions, liasoning with candidates, co-selecting successful applicants;

  • Event coordination and co-facilitation: co-designing launch and wrap-up programming, coordinating materials, co-facilitating events;

  • Program coordination: tracking mentee progress, coordinating check-in calls with participants, providing assistance where needed, assisting with mid-program socials and workshops (including co-facilitation); and,

  • Communications and outreach: draft short articles and blogs, use social media to share program updates, monitor and manage emails, etc.

Benefits

  • Involvement in a growing and dynamic youth organization, with strong, established networks in the Vancouver climate community;

  • Opportunity for autonomy and creativity: freedom to help shape the organizations growth and coordinate one of its pillar programs;

  • Potential for extension, further involvement in organization, and paid opportunities in the future;

  • Opportunities to attend conferences and events as Climate Guides staff; and,

  • Potluck parties and sometimes free vegan food!

What we’re looking for: Assets and Requirements

Requirements

  • Be within 18-30 years of age (we are a youth-for-youth organization, and aim to increase opportunities for youth to engage in climate action);

  • Based in the Greater Vancouver Area for the duration of the contract;

  • Dependable, well-organized, and able to work independently;

  • Interested in and committed to the climate and environmental movement;

  • Positive, enthusiastic, and  self-motivated;

  • Innovative, creative, and excited about the potential to contribute to the growth of a young organization;

  • Strong alignment with Climate Guide’s values of climate action and supporting youth; and,

  • Access to internet.

Assets

  • Experience managing and coordinating projects (especially if projects that are youth and/or climate focused);

  • Experience doing work in the climate space, with already established networks and connections in the community; and,

  • Skills in web development, event facilitation, grant-writing and fundraising.

How to Apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, send a CV and a cover letter as a single PDF document to info@climateguides.ca by April 22, 2019 (11:59pm, PDT). Include “Mentorship Coordinator Application - Your Name” in the email subject line. We look forward to receiving your application!