Education Programs Assistant – A Rocha Manitoba

Description:

The Education Programs Assistant in consultation with the Program Manager is responsible for the coordination, development, and safe and efficient operation of A Rocha Manitoba summer day camps and drop-in programs. This includes, but is not limited to, curriculum development, organizing and planning supplies and snacks, coordinating day camp assistants, volunteers and partner organizations, organizing camper applications and leading day camp activities. This position plays a central role in providing children with a fun, safe, and supportive environment to engage in various environmental education opportunities. Other tasks may include administrative support and event planning and implementation.

• Develop and plan four weeks of day camps for children ages 6-11
• Coordinate the advertising and promotion of summer programs
• Working with a budget create a list of supplies and food needed for camps
• Coordinate with volunteers and day camp partner organizations
• Maintain accurate attendance records and administration for all summer programs as well as accident
reports, medical forms, and program reports
• Lead day camp activities in a safe and fun manner
• Prepare healthy snacks for day camps
• Develop and implement evaluations for day camp programs
• Participate in A Rocha community through team days, discussions, events and mentoring
• Plan and lead community events such as hikes and discovery days at the Boreal Ecology Centre

QUALIFICATIONS
• Embodies A Rocha Canada’s Vision, Commitments and Core Values
• Experience and/or education in environmental education, recreation or related field
• Experience working with children
• Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Demonstrated ability to communicate and connect well with new people
• Personal initiative and able to manage details
• Time-management skills
• Willingness to learn

REQUIREMENTS
• Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with official refugee status
• Criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector check required
• Must be a youth between 15-30 years of age

ASSETS
• Knowledge of local environmental concerns
• Experience in event planning and/or curriculum development
• Experience leading programs for groups of people (summer camp, service club etc)
• First Aid and CPR
• Access to transportation

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