Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish Summer Literacy Camp Coordinator Temporary in Vancouver, BC

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Summer Literacy Camp Coordinator
Vancouver, BC

These literacy and mental wellness camps aim to combat summer learning loss, promote a love of reading and learning, as well as increased self-confidence…

Title of Position: Summer Literacy Camp Coordinator Term: June 29 – July 24 (4 weeks) Schedule : Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm Location : Ditidaht First Nation Start date : June 29 This summer, Frontier College is working in partnership with the First Nations School Association and Ditidaht Community School to deliver a children’s literacy camp in Ditidaht First Nation, BC. We are looking for an experienced and inspiring teacher to fill the position of Camp Coordinator. Overall Accountability The Camp Coordinator will lead a small, independent team to deliver a diverse array of indoor and outdoor literacy-based camp activities in a safe, caring and fun-filled environment. The Coordinator must be prepared to demonstrate initiative and creatively engage the community, involving parents, elders and other community members in the camp curriculum. Two Camp Counselors will report directly to the Camp Coordinator, who will in turn be remotely supervised and supported by the Frontier College Community Coordinator in Vancouver. The Coordinator and Counsellors will take part in an intensive two or three-day training program with Frontier College staff before camp, learning the required skills to deliver a successful summer event. Major Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure smooth and effective set-up, operation, evaluation and wrap-up of summer literacy camp
Supervise and mentor two Camp Counselors
Coordinate day-to-day planning and organization of camp activities
Ensure the safety and well-being of all camp participants during camp hours
Establish and maintain good relationships with community members, and solicit and support their participation in the camps
Maintain accurate camp records, ensure all camp documentation is maintained, and reported as required
Implement evaluation, submit camp reports and evaluation documentation
Maintain regular communication with Frontier College office in Vancouver Skills and Attributes Required
Must be certified through the BC Teacher Regulation Branch
Excellent planning, organizational and time-management skills
Previous experience managing projects and people
Previous teaching experience in a First Nations school
A positive, friendly and approachable disposition with good community connections
Adaptable, self-motivated, responsible, durable, creative, confident
Able to work with different personalities/working styles, even in challenging situations
Strong situational problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
Demonstrated experience working with groups of children/youth in a summer camp or literacy program setting
Possession of valid Standard/Emergency First Aid qualification considered an asset
Comfortable working in remote locations Compensation : $210/day for a minimum of 18 days employment. Accommodation and travel costs covered from within BC. Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to : Alicia Tallack – Community Coordinator, Vancouver [email protected] Closing date for applications : 5th June, 2015 but early applications are strongly advised For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Background Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. Frontier College works with a variety of community-based organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. The Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps began in 2005 as an initiative of the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Hon. James Bartleman. These literacy and mental wellness camps aim to combat summer learning loss, promote a love of reading and learning, as well as increased self-confidence children and youth (between the ages of 5 and 14).

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-22
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