Job Posting 86521

Program Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits
Prospect Human Services Society
Calgary area
915 33 Street NE Calgary AB
closes in 16 days (Fri, 26 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract


Program Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits


Calgary AB


Full Time (One-year contract will possibility of extension)

Benefits include 3 weeks vacation, Blue Cross Benefits Coverage, and Competitive Salary


Our innovative Outdoor Pursuits team uses the outdoors as a classroom and recreation as a teaching assistant to help our clients develop employability skills. This progressive career provides the opportunity for the Outdoor Pursuits Program Coordinator to utilize their outdoor experience to assist clients in reaching their goals through experiential learning in the wilderness.

Prospect lives by four words: "Break barriers. Employ change.” Anywhere people face barriers to employment, we’re there to help. To join our Outdoor Pursuits Coordinators, you will have experience working with people with a broad range of disabilities including mental illness and developmental disabilities.

What will you do?

  • Design, facilitate, and lead groups of 10-12 clients in Outdoor pursuits, recreation, and fitness initiatives that work to develop essential skills. Programs with clients include activities such as hiking, geocaching, rafting, water sports, indoor climbing, leadership programs, snow-shoeing, and low impact fitness.
  • Work directly with Prospect clients, using your areas of expertise in the outdoors and fitness, in order to teach and expand employability skills.
  • Participate in program planning and development in accordance with client goals and Prospect policies.
  • Actively seek out partners in the outdoor and recreation communities for the purposes of developing new relationships as well as the support and maintenance of these and existing relationships
  • Participate in ongoing program and outdoor specific risk management, including establishment and monitoring of policies and procedures and risk assessment.
  • Maintain open communication with all departments within the team.

What does it take to do this job?

  • Post-Secondary education in outdoor leadership or other related program and 1 to 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in leading Outdoor pursuits, recreation, or fitness related programming.
  • Exposure or experience with risk management as it pertains to working with groups of clients, in a wilderness or outdoor recreation setting.
  • Exceptional oral communication skills with the ability to write effective, clear and concise client notes, reports, and other required documentation.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous experience with behaviour guidance is considered an asset.
  • Willingness to work in inclement weather.
  • Valid class 4 driver’s license or the ability to obtain one (within the first 3 months of employment)
  • Current First Aid and Wilderness First Aid would be considered assets.

Further Notes:

  • The successful candidate must pass a Criminal Background Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • The successful candidate must provide full proof of COVID 19 Immunization



About Us  

Break Barriers. Employ Change.  

Prospect helps people get jobs. We’re a not-for-profit and registered charity, so while the bottom line can’t be ignored, it’s not our priority. Albertans are. We welcome anyone who is looking for a better life through employment, regardless of barriers. We’re creative and resourceful. Our methods include art and the great Alberta outdoors. We help young and old, people changing industries, recent immigrants, veterans, people with disabilities, and everyday Albertans who feel that the job search process has become daunting. If that sounds good to you, read on!

Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:


Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm. We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.


In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.


Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress. Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.


Prospect is driven to achieve equal access for all to opportunities and resources. We strive to create a fair, healthy and high-performing environment where everyone is respected, encouraged and motivated, and their contributions help Prospect attain its goals.


Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.


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