Position Location: West Coquitlam
Application Deadline: April 15th
Position start date: May 1st
Position end date: Nov 1st, with the possibility of extension
In partnership with the Indigenous Education Department of School District 43, we have been developing and maintaining an outdoor education center that includes 7 acres of forest, a salmon-bearing stream, an orchard, a native plant nursery, and a small farm. We are looking for a person with connections to the local indigenous culture and plants who is interested in food production, environmental education, and youth empowerment!
In this key role, the Suwa’lkh Program Lead will work to plan, run, and support all our different youth programs while continuing the ongoing maintenance and development of the site. This is a role with potential for growth and development, as well as longer-term employment.
As the Suwa’lkh Program Lead you will work with the Suwa’lkh Project Manager to:
How to Apply
Submit a short cover letter (500 words) and resume using the link on this page. The review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates will be asked to provide 3 references at the time of the final interview.
Fresh Roots is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
About Fresh Roots
We believe in Good Food for All! Fresh Roots cultivates educational farms and programs where students dig into meaningful connections with the land, food, and each other, inspiring communities to build just food systems.
About the Suwa’lkh School Program
With 7 acres of forest and a salmon-bearing stream, fruit tree orchard, and food production farm, this little piece of heaven in the heart of commercial West Coquitlam hosts an alternative school for underserved urban youth and the Indigenous Education Department of SD43. Here we use First People’s Ways of Knowing and Being to teach our youth and create young leaders. Our programs include food production, weekly salad program, native plant propagation, forest restoration, weekly market, field trips, field classes, summer leadership program, and more!
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