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Research Assistant - Decolonization and Anti-Racism Initiative

Position Description

Program Leads will develop and lead programing for Vancouver Island University campVIU program operating under Athletics and Recreation. Providing leadership for the campVIU and Mariners in Training camp programs, the Leads will develop operational and procedural content, as well as liaise with both internal staff and stakeholders as well as providing customer service to external clients.

Position Overview

As a Program Lead, the student leaders are expected to work with staff, various stakeholders, external clients and community members to create a positive environment conducive to building program success within the internal and external community. In this role, Program Leads will be required to develop content such as schedules, process documentation, program outlines, curriculum development and marketing materials. Program Leads will assist in creating staff training modules as well as assisting with the delivery of the training. During camp sessions, Program Leads will provide leadership to camp instructors, instruct and lead programming and facilitate before and after care, check-ins and registration.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Completion of First Aid and CPR certification
  • Minimum of three (3) seasons experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and organize program area logistics
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Search Clearance
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Previous experience in digital engagement activities 
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which may include, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games, and activities.
  • Must have the ability to manage and physically support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 50 - 200 pounds).
  • May be required to lift up to 70 pounds depending upon specific work responsibility.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks outdoor in different climate.

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Oral Communication
  • Safe and Ethical Practices
  • Collaboration
  • Capacity to Engage in Respectful Relationships

Sign Up Directions

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