Job Posting 95713

Assistant Coordinator – Outdoor Centre, Camp Potlatch
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
7595 Victoria Street, Vancouver
closes in 3 days (Fri, 29 Sep)
full time  •  $42,900 to $44,850 to start depending on experience

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 Metro Vancouver area.


Camp Potlatch has an Outdoor Centre season (April-June, and September-October) and Summer Camp, with over 2,000 visits to the site each year.


Reporting to the Camp Coordinator, the Assistant Coordinator Outdoor Centre is a key member of the Camp leadership team and fulfills a wide range of duties relating to programs, facilities, administration, and human resources at Camp. The Assistant Coordinator will work full-time at our Vancouver office from November to April and will be based at Camp from May to October while programs are being delivered.


The focus of this position is to secure bookings for the Outdoor Centre, then to host groups and deliver programs while on site. During the Summer Camp season, the Assistant Coordinator Outdoor Centre assists in coordination and delivery of the Summer Camp program.  



  • Works with the Camp Coordinator in planning and implementing all aspects of the Outdoor Centre including:
    • program development, program delivery, and evaluation
    • securing bookings for the spring and fall season
    • achievement of revenue targets
    • maintenance of accurate financial and program records
    • participation in long-term planning for Outdoor Centre programs
  • 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.
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of the staff team.
  • Coordinates and supervises volunteer work parties.
  • Supports the day-to-day operation of the Summer Camp.
  • Assists the Coordinator with caretaking responsibilities in the absence of the Camp Caretaker.
  • Assumes leadership of Camp in the absence of the Coordinator, as necessary.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Clear Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • An undergraduate degree or a diploma in a related field.
  • A minimum of one year working in a leadership role 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, or 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 $44,850 to start depending on experience), with group benefits at six months, pension after one year, four weeks paid vacation 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.


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