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Youth Program Assistant (CSJ – 2 positions)

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Job Title: Youth Program Assistant
Application Deadline: March 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Potential Start Date: July 5, 2018
Location: Peterborough, ON
Duration: 8.4 weeks – 35 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour
Number of Positions: 2

** Please note:  All positions are dependent upon external funding, yet to be received by the OFAH **

Applicants must have been full-time post-secondary students in the 2017-18 academic year, under 30 years of age, and be returning to a post-secondary school full-time in September 2018, as per the requirements of the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program.

 

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is the oldest and largest non-profit, non-government fish and wildlife conservation organization in Canada.  The OFAH represents more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters. The OFAH Get Outdoors program is a national award winning, youth conservation and leadership program which gives today’s youth first hand exposure to our rich outdoor heritage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all Day Camp staff training and daily / weekly program staff meetings;
  • Assist in the setup, and cleanup of camp activities in a variety of outdoor and indoor settings;
  • Develop and deliver conservation-based camp programming, age appropriate for 6 to 13 year olds;
  • Ensure camper safety and wellbeing at all times;
  • Assist with the facilitation of offsite trips;
  • Supervise and instruct campers on the Excalibur Archery Range, Stoeger Airgun Range, and Shimano Fish Pond (training will be provided), and assist with the maintenance of pond and range equipment as required; and

Education and Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Secondary School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED).
  • Minimum of one year of experience in youth program would be an asset.
  • Registered as a full-time student in post-secondary Education for the 2017-2018 academic school year, and enrolment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2018;
  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 at the beginning of employment;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong customer service, public relations, public speaking skills, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability and willingness to work in a team environment, multi-task and problem solve; and
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence (class G);
  • Valid fishing license;
  • Valid firearms license;
  • Valid Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR certification and AED (as a minimum);
  • Valid police record check; And
  • Valid OFAH membership.

Assets:

  • Valid hunting version of the Outdoors Card; and
  • Valid pleasure craft operator’s card.

Please submit in one document an OFAH Youth Program Assistant Application Form, cover letter and résumé indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

Attention: Conservation Education Coordinator
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, ON K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
E-mail: jobs@ofah.org

NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

 

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Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.

The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Julie Young, Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or julie_young@ofah.org.