Education Program Assistant

July 9 - August 31, 2018 | North Vancouver Island (Port McNeil/Port Hardy) BC, Canada | $12.65/hr

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please send your cover letter and resume/CV prior to midnight, June 5th, 2018.

Position Overview

We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate candidate to assist with research, development and delivery of our environmental nature programs. The position takes place in beautiful Northern Vancouver Island (Port McNeil or surrounding area). Part of the position can be done remotely, however candidates will be required to deliver nature programs throughout the area as they arise.

About Ripple Coast Society  

Ripple Coast is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia that provides hands-on education and experiences with the ecosystems and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. We help people understand, value, and build passion for nature which will ripple through to become lifelong respect, appreciation, and protection for the environment. Our mission is to create life-long passion for the environment. Our vision is a world where people play, respect and play in nature.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the research and development of both indoor and outdoor, hands-on environmental education programs for people of all ages
  • Seek outreach opportunities and networking with potential groups for collaboration
  • Delivery of interpretive nature programs to visitors of the area
  • Delivery 2 weeks of our summer day camp programs for children (ages 6-9) in July and August
  • Representative at outreach events and activities as they arise
  • Assist with the development of outreach/marketing material and updating website and social media as needed
  • Administrative and other project related tasks as required
  • Continually seek opportunities for development and growth

Qualifications , skills and abilities

  • Excellent communications skills with people of all ages (both verbal and written) 
  • Experience working and leading children and youth in educational programs
  • A self starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects
  • Must have access to a vehicle
  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check
  • Enjoy working indoors and outdoors, rain or shine
  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with experience in design programs an asset
  • Knowledge of the wildlife, habitats and conservation issues an asset
  • Environmental 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 the growth and development of an exciting new non-profit organization while providing you with a rich background on BC’s important environment.


To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:

  • Between 15 - 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • A recent full-time student returning to full-time studies in Fall 2018
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person under refugee protection
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Members of a visible minority or aboriginal heritage may be given priority

Salary Details

Job Type: Contract

Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week

Total hours: 240 (8 weeks)

Salary: $12.65/ hour


North Vancouver Island, BC (Port Mcneil, Port Hardy or Telegraph Cove region) *Please note*: Accommodation is limited in North Vancouver Island. Ripple Coast Society may help successful candidate look for accommodation, however the Society is unable to provide reimbursement for the living expenses incurred during the employment.

Anticipated date range:

July 9 - August 31, 2018

Application deadline:

June 5th at 11:59 PM (PST)

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Email applications with "Education 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.

Ripple Coast Society BC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Ripple Coast Society 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. Ripple Coast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.