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Program Coordinator

Oct 29, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

About Us:

Next UP is a national leadership program, primarily for young people ages 18-32, who are committed to social, economic and environmental justice. We currently have programs in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

Our goal is to build and support a network of people doing justice work in Canada in many sectors, and at different levels of leadership. People who are working boldly, strategically, and with intention, at times working together, to bring about systemic change. Next Up seeks to foster diverse strategies that challenge the root causes of social, economic and environmental injustices; specifically, exploitive and unsustainable economic systems, colonization, white supremacy and privilege, imperialism and cis- hetero-patriarchy. Although we recognize that we do not all share a vision on how best to do this, we seek to build solidarity among activists.

About You:

We are seeking a focused, passionate, and motivated person to be our British Columbia Program Coordinator. The role demands excellent organizational skills and a good knowledge of group dynamics, facilitation, and project management. We value lived experiences and diverse forms of education. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Next UP BC Coordinator will hold relational leadership and equity at the core of their work.


  • Excellent knowledge of economic, social and environmental justice, labour issues, anti-oppression issues and movements, and their interconnections

  • Knowledge of, and willingness to work within, anti-racist and anti-oppression frameworks - and commitment to ongoing learning and reflection

  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with participants, volunteers, and committees

  • Experience in community development and public education, in order to build the capacity of

    diverse individuals and communities

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating projects, campaigns, and events

  • Experience creating promotional and educational materials

  • Self-directed and ability to take initiative in a semi-structured work environment

  • Ability to fundraise and engage with donors or a willingness to learn

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong organizational, office coordination, and time management skills

  • Must complete a vulnerable sector check and submit a police clearance

Other Assets:

  • Experience managing budgets and finances

  • Knowledge of social media and/or web design including NationBuilder, Asana & Slack platforms.

The Opportunity:


Coordinating all aspects of the Next UP BC programs which include: coordinating workshops; attending program sessions; coordinating workshop guests; working with BC participants, funders and partners; liaising with coordinators in other provinces; coordinating advisory committee meetings; fundraising for the program; maintaining a program budget within spending parameters; telling the Next Up story including updates to our newsletter as well as occasional presentations to other groups; representing Next Up at events; and travel within the province.


Next UP offers programming in Vancouver, with some program offerings in other parts of the province. The position would be based out of our downtown Vancouver office.


This is a part-time permanent employment position that runs on a seasonal cycle from September 1 to June 30 each year. The BC Coordinator position will be 15 hours/week; days worked based on candidate availability. Remuneration for this position starts at a rate of $24/hour and then 11% in lieu of benefits after successful completion of the probationary period.

How to Apply:

By email to, including:

  1. Subject Line: Application – NUBC Coordinator

  2. A letter or video that tells us about yourself, your interest in working with Next UP, and answers

    the question: What kind of leadership do progressive movements need in this moment?

  3. Your resume

  4. Three (3) references

  5. Please label your attachments: firstname_lastnameNUBC.doc

We encourage you to explore the Next UP Statement of Purpose and learn more about our leadership team on our websites: & If you have questions that aren’t answered by visiting our website, then send your questions by email to

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 29th

Next Up is a project of the Global Youth Education Network Society (genius), a national charity. In BC, we have many partners and funders including the BCTF, the Vancouver Foundation, BCGEU, Move UP, CUPE BC and many generous individual and in-kind donors.

Next UP thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

A PDF of this posting can be found here.

We value the contributions that people from?equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from LGBTTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities or another equity seeking group with which you identify. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.

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