Summary of Responsibilities
Camp Potlatch, a wilderness Summer Camp and Outdoor Centre located in Howe Sound, is operated by BGC South Coast BC, which provides a wide range of social development and recreational services to children, youth, and families in the Lower Mainland.
Reporting to the Coordinator, the Assistant Coordinator will be part of the leadership team at Camp Potlatch, focusing primarily on the operation of the Summer Camp programs, and providing some assistance with the Outdoor Centre programs during the spring and fall seasons.
The Assistant Coordinator will work full-time at the Vancouver office from November to May and be based at Camp from May to October while programs are being delivered.
- Supports the Coordinator in the oversight of the day-to-day functioning of Summer Camp, including supervision of 50 staff and 135 campers (aged 6-17) during each session.
- Works with the Coordinator in planning and implementing all aspects of the Summer Camp including:
- On-site camping programs (e.g., swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing).
- Multi-day, land, and water-based off-site out-trips.
- Kitchen functions at Camp, including support for the Cook.
- Incident response and reporting.
- Maintaining accurate financial records.
- Builds relationship with campers, Camp Leaders, and support staff.
- Supports the Coordinator in ensuring the highest degree of health and safety standards in relation to camper care, program delivery, food services, facility maintenance, and health/medical services.
- Supports the Coordinator in ensuring that all facilities, equipment, and programs are managed in accordance with BGC expectations, British Columbia Camping Association standards, and legislative requirements.
- Assists in the recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff and volunteers.
- As directed by the Coordinator, assists in the preparation of Camp promotion and registration materials, including working with the Registrar.
- Assists the Coordinator with caretaking responsibilities in the absence of the Camp Caretaker.
- May be required act on behalf of the Coordinator as needed (e.g.: Coordinator off-site).
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
- An undergraduate degree or diploma in recreation, social services, or child and youth care.
- A minimum one year of experience working in a leadership role(s) at an accredited summer camp or other large child and youth-serving recreation sector program.
- Industry-recognized certifications and/or equivalent experience in kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and lifeguarding.
- Occupational First Aid Level III (must be obtained within 6 months).
- Experience supervising, training, and evaluating staff and volunteers.
- Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, and supervisory skills with the ability to resolutions to issues/conflict.
- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
- Computer and data management experience, with working knowledge of MS Office.
- Strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure and remain focused within a constantly changing work environment.
- Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, as well as living on site for the duration of the Camp program (May – October).
- A Class 4 driver’s license.
This is a full-time salary position ($42,900 to start), with group benefits at six months, pension after one year, three weeks paid vacation leave in first year, paid sick and personal leave, birthday off and up to 5 days statutory holiday substitution days per year to celebrate/recognize religious, cultural, and/or personal days that are important to the employee where those days are not currently recognized as statutory holidays in BC/Canada).
Position will remain open until filled.
Thank you in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.
BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.
For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:
- Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
- Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
- Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs