Recreation Program Coordinator & Facilitator

Job No: SN181129
Location: Squamish

TERM PART-TIME (Minimum 32 hours per week) IN SQUAMISH, BC

CLOSES:  JANUARY 10, 2019 11:30 PM (PST)

About the Squamish Nation

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.

About the Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for a Recreation Program Coordinator & Facilitator to join our dynamic and progressive First Nations government in Squamish, BC. 

Reporting to the Manager, Recreation & Members with Disabilities, this position participates as a part of the indoor/outdoor programs team in the Squamish Valley.  The incumbent instructs and coordinates classes and in conjunction with the recreation team is responsible for design, coordination and delivery on a full year of recreational events and programs which encompasses a broad range of age groups and capabilities.  The incumbent acts as a role model to Squamish Nation children and adults.

 Primary duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Implements programs utilizing recreation program planning procedures.
  • Leads, supervises or instructs activities and classes and supports children and youth.
  • Carries out shifts at Youth/Teen Centre.
  • Participates in production of event flyers and other promotional material.
  • Promotes Squamish Valley indoor/outdoor recreation programs and activities.
  • Coordinates seasonal events with team for the community.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Recreation & Members with Disabilities and Squamish Valley Operations Teams.

The Ideal Candidate 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Certificate in Recreation Management, Outdoor Programs Management or a related/relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution OR may consider Provincial Instructors Diploma.
  • Plus 1 to 3 years of directly related experience in the majority of specialties listed in this job description including knowledge, skills and abilities relating to Squamish Nation children and adults, supervisory skills and recreational program development.
  • Experience as an intermediate level user MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • Previous experience working for a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish Nation) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have a valid Class 4 Driver’s License or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Reliable vehicle and current auto insurance is preferred.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must pass a Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • Grade 12 plus 1 to 6 years may substitute for above education and experience.

As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to outdoor programs, indoor recreation programs, supervisory skills, life skills, and event co-ordination, etc.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE BY JANUARY 10, 2019 11:30 PM (PST).

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