Nature Centre Coordinator – Oshawa

Job title: Nature Centre Coordinator – Oshawa
Posted on: January 9, 2023
Job Description:

REPORTS TO: Summer Program Director / Assistant Director
● On-site staff training weekends (May 13, June 17-18)
● Ten weeks of full-time hours (35 hours per week) during summer camp operations (June 26 – September 1)
The Nature Centre Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Nature Program for all campers. This position will also be responsible for maintaining the equipment, the Nature Centre cabin facility, as well as all supplies & services necessary for the operation of this program. The Nature Centre Coordinator must be organized, passionate about working with youth & interested in developing creative opportunities for campers to explore the biodiversity around them. This position requires adaptability & an interest in supporting the Senior Staff in incorporating more of the Canadian Path principles into the Summer Camp program.

1. Coordination & implementation of the Nature program for all campers in accordance with weekly themes, Outdoor Adventure Skill (OAS) requirements, and Scouts for Sustainability objectives in mind.
2. Responsible for maintenance of the Nature Centre, supplies & resources.
3. Incorporation of Camp Samac’s ecosystems into innovative programming for youth of various ages.
4. Participation & assistance in office duties and staff coverage as assigned.
5. Weekly submission of any supply request forms to the office team or designate.
6. Provide feedback to the Summer Program Director at weekly Senior Staff meetings.
7. Assist in the set-up/take down of camp & weekly turnover to weekend user groups as required.
8. Organize staffing plan at site daily.
9. Support with large-group supervision & operations (e.g., drop-off/pick-up, lunch time, swim time).
10. Provide a final written report at conclusion of season for succession planning purposes.
11. Assist in other related duties as requested by the Summer Program Director & Assistant Director.

Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Counselling/Education
Required skills:

1. Experienced in developing and supervising a balanced outdoor education program.
2. Experienced in working in a camp environment for children.
3. Training in accessibility & inclusion to meet all participants’ needs at the Nature Centre site.
4. Proven ability to provide direction to others as necessary.
5. Ability to self-start and work independently.
6. Current Standard First Aid & CPR (Level C).
7. Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principles & Practices of Scouts Canada.
8. Strong communication & customer service skills.
9. Completes Scouts Canada screening process including a clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
10. Willingness to complete all necessary training.
11. Willingness to work non-traditional hours.

Company information

Company Name: Scouts Canada - Toronto Council
Address: 1711 Simcoe Street North
City: Oshawa
Postal Code:L1G 4Y1
Additional information:

If you think you will make a great addition to the team, please complete our Online Application by January 20, 2023. Scouts Canada, thanks you for taking the time to consider this position. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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