This posting is for multiple seasonal full-time and part-time positions for up to 5 months
The Outdoor Leader is responsible for planning and delivering high quality outdoor and environmental education programs to the general public, schools, community and adult groups, including summer day-camps at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
- Deliver high quality outdoor and environmental education programs and events to the general public, schools, community and adult groups; including summer day-camps
- Model behaviors and adapt teaching style, in order to provide a positive base for future lifelong learning for Assistant Outdoor Leaders, Junior Outdoor Leaders and volunteers
- Create a safe environment for participants through regular inspections. Follow the safety and OHS policies, practices and procedures for outdoor programs at all facilities/sites. Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained by maintaining inventories as required; set-up and clean-up program areas; maintain and submit logbooks for vehicles and equipment
- Provide excellent customer service including:
- Greeting and welcoming each program participant and ensuring that the participant’s experience is treated with respect and value
- Providing daily feedback to supervisors and communicating any incidents that occurred in the program
- Communicating potentially hazardous situations to supervisors for the purpose of resolving situations in a timely manner
- Participate in various training opportunities and meetings for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving skills and knowledge. Maintain program area specific technical qualifications/certifications. Season specific program delivery areas may include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, environmental and outdoor education, challenge/team building programs, and history/cultural programs
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to manage critical incidents in an efficient and appropriate manner
- Effective planning & project execution
- Ability to build healthy rapport with coworkers
- Exceptional ability to work in a team fostered environment
- Ability to communicate well with different audiences
- In the process of completing or have obtained post-secondary education in Education, Kinesiology, Recreation, Tourism, Environmental Studies or a related field
- Demonstrate proven and logged experience in Cross Country Skiing, outdoor skills, adventure education and/or environmental education program delivery
- Maintain current first aid/CPR, WHMIS
- Possess and maintain program specific certifications like:
- a minimum 40 Hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
- minimum CANSI I Instructor and Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC – cross country skiing)
- Paddle Canada (PC) Waterfront Instructor
- Lake Instructor Tandem, PC Solo Instructor
- PC Moving Water Instructor Tandem or Swift Water Rescue Technician I (SRT 1)
Conditions of Employment
- Satisfactory vulnerable sector check
- Submission of driver’s abstract with less than 7 demerits
Some positions will be working between 20 to 30 hours per week from May to June and 40 hours per week from July to August. Other part-time positions will be working approximately 10 to 30 hours per week.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #082-2019-EXT-RPC closes March 17, 2019
Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.