Why should you join our team?
YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities - join us in creating a better Calgary.
YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.
Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences, and much more.
YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!
Expedition Centre Coordinator (Contract)
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Salary Range: $1682.00 - $2000.00 bi monthly
Start Date: April 1st, 2024
End Date: October 31st, 2024
You can make an impact in the community - locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:
· Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children;
· Comprehensive health and dental benefits. Premiums paid in full by the Association;
· Anniversary flex day and gifts given to celebrate each year of employment;
· Program discounts;
· Ongoing leadership development and opportunities;
· Leadership award opportunities;
· Scholarship opportunities;
· Paid recertification and training.
What qualifications are we looking for?
At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following;
Experience working with children to facilitate inclusion within outdoor based programs
Experience planning and implementing hike and canoe expeditions
Experience supervising or mentoring counsellors in expedition focused programs
Previous experience working with people of all abilities and a solid understanding of the integration process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months) at minimum
Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
Evidence of proof of COVID-19 vaccine
Three professional references
What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?
Reporting to the Camp Director (manager), the Expedition Coordinator is responsible for:
Organizing the Expedition Centre to best support expedition planning and packing
Plan and book trips and permits for each group through the spring and summer
Organize and participate in spring training and scouting trips
Assess and monitor trip gear and backcountry communication devices
Plan menus and order food, oversee food packing
Plan and execute trip transportation logistics
Leading backcountry evacuations and support, and be available to help with backcountry emergency response
Supervision of 2-4 staff
The Expedition Centre Coordinator will work in the outdoors for the majority of each day. Coordinators will need to lift program supplies, walk, bend, and stand for extended periods of time.
By design Expedition Centre Coordinator positions can be physically taxing requiring long periods of walking and standing and participating in physical activities and games. The position will require moderate bending, lifting and repetitive movements as needed during Camp programs.
What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?
Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies;
· Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
· Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
· Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
· Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
· Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
· Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
· Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement
YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.
Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.