ASSISTANT YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Are you ready for one of the most diverse and rewarding jobs in BC? Are you driven by making a meaningful difference in youth? Are you a balance of independent and team player? Join the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) to help educate present and future generations on the importance of conserving fish, wildlife, and habitat in BC!
The BCWF is searching for an Assistant Youth Program Coordinator to take on a leadership role in the Youth Program team. The successful candidate will be integral in delivering and further developing conservation and educational programs through the BCWF summer camps – Wild Kidz (ages 8-15) and Go Wild (ages 13-17). Furthermore, they will support the fast-growing National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) through coordinating archery training and distributing program information to schools. The Assistant Coordinator is also responsible for securing funds for these programs through grant writing and seeking out sponsorship opportunities. If you are looking for a job that balances office time and being out in the field engaging youth in a wholistic approach to outdoor education, then this position is for you.
The Assistant Coordinator will report directly to the Youth Program Manager and work closely with the Youth Program team. They will be involved in all aspects of planning, delivering, and budgeting of programs and projects. This includes some travel in BC to deliver program and projects. Key tasks of this position will include:
- Review current conservation and outdoor education programs.
- Develop new programs for Wild Kidz, Go Wild, and in-school programs.
- Supervise summer staff and interns in program development.
- Link programs to BC school curriculum.
Marketing and Communication
- Email stakeholder progress reports regarding programs (i.e. Wild Kidz and Go Wild).
- Develop information packages for parents, grantors, sponsors, and other stakeholders.
- Meet with parents, grantors, sponsors, and other stakeholders.
- Compose monthly NASP newsletters for instructors and schools.
- Prepare social media posts (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), advertisements, posters, blogs, and newsletters to highlight program and project successes.
- Update content on youth program website.
- Create email campaigns regarding programs and events.
- Research and connect with guest speakers and contacts for Wild Kidz and Go Wild.
- Organize travel logistics for staff, campers, and guests.
- Manage online registration for camps, NASP, and other workshops.
- Track program revenue and expenses.
- Clean and maintain program equipment.
- Other duties related to the Youth Program or other BCWF programs as required which includes, but is not limited to: grant writing, procurement of materials, design of outreach materials or learning modules, data collection, management and analysis, and/or field work (e.g., invasive species maintenance, planting, collecting biological monitoring data),
- Develop evaluation surveys for Wild Kidz and Go Wild campers.
- Analyze measured outcomes from surveys and record results.
- Track youth program yearly engagement camps, events, school programs, and workshops
- Wild Kidz and Go Wild
- Attend Wild Kidz and Go Wild camps (July and August 2020).
- Purchase camp supplies.
- Lead educational programs.
- Complete necessary camp administrative work.
- Correspond with parents.
- Prepare camp meals.
- National Archery in the Schools Program
- Receive Basic Archery Instructor Trainer (BAIT) certification.
- Schedule Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) courses.
- Teach BAI courses.
- Attend Provincial Tournament (April 25th, 2020).
- Manage instructor database.
- Events and In-School Programming
- Represent BCWF Youth Programs at tradeshows and conferences.
- Deliver educational programs in schools.
- Research conservation projects to lead with kids and youth.
- Plan and coordinate beginner conservation projects for Wild Kidz and Go Wild camps.
- Plan and coordinate advanced conservation project(s) for Go Wild.
- Follow up with Go Wild alumni regarding their personal conservation initiatives.
- Track measurable impacts of finished conservation projects.
- Develop supplemental educational programs linked to conservation projects.
- Compose grants and proposal to secure program funding.
- Prepare program reports and measured outcomes to grantors and sponsors.
- Develop and maintain relationships with grantors and sponsors.
- Seek out sponsorship opportunities and partners.
Training and Mentoring
- Assist with training and supervising summer staff and interns
- Train volunteers at the office, camp, and events.
- Supervise summer staff, interns, and volunteers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Strong personal alignment with BCWF’s mission, goals and values (applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website for further details on these topics)
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a professional demeanor and a positive attitude
- Must be extremely well organized, flexible, and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
- Must be a self-starter, capable of working well independently as well as within a dynamic, multi-faceted team environment
- Must be able to keep strict confidentiality and sign an oath of confidentiality
- Must be capable of lifting objects of up to 40lbs; with no physical or health limitations
- Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and extended hours, where necessary, to accommodate activities and events of the Federation
- Must be comfortable working outdoors in natural spaces, occasionally in adverse weather conditions for program delivery (e.g., camping, hiking, etc.), and be able to travel throughout BC for an extended period of time (e.g., up to 20 days)
- Have a diploma or degree in relevant field (e.g., Environmental Sciences/Studies, Education, English, Political Science, Economics, Communications, etc.).
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment, and be eligible to work in BC
- Be proficient working in a Windows/Microsoft environment, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
REQUIRED LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION
- Class 5 Driver’s License (Required - Driver’s Abstract will be requested)
- Standard First Aid or higher (considered an asset)
- National Lifeguard certification (considered an asset)
- Creative and enjoys writing; able to produce aesthetically-pleasing and engaging printed and electronic communications material
- Experience with environmental education and outreach
- Experience in event or workshop planning
- Experience researching, writing reports, and managing budgets
POSITION TERMS: This is a full-time, 12-month position, with potential for extension. This position is based at the BCWF office in Surrey (101-9706 188th St), conveniently located close to Hwy 1 and the Golden Ears Bridge. Bus stops are also nearby. This position will require travel throughout the province as noted above.
COMPENSATION: $17.50 to $20.00/hr (please note: compensation will reflect previous experience); This position is for an average of 40 hours/week - some weeks may require more time than others based on the nature of the work, weekend work is occasionally required; staff are expected to sign averaging agreements that balance their time over a 4 week period.
START DATE: January 15, 2020
END DATE: January 15, 2021 (with possibility of extension)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: December 23, 2020
To apply, please send the following documents as a single word or pdf file to chris.lim @bcwf.bc.ca
- Cover letter
- Formal writing sample (e.g. research paper, report, post-secondary essay, etc.)
For more information, you may contact:
Chris Lim, Youth Program and NASP Manager, BC Wildlife Federation
T: 604.882.9988 ext 228 | chris.lim @bcwf.bc.ca
We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only (no fax or mail applications please). Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the BC Wildlife Federation. For other career opportunities, please visit our website - www.bcwf.bc.ca
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $39,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year
- Working with Youth or Outdoor Education: 2 years (Required)
- formal or post-secondary writing: 2 years (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Required)