This position supports the work of Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning (HMCOL), a registered charity and non-profit society working to strengthen people’s connection with nature. The Program Director is responsible for the planning, delivery of various educational outdoor recreation and conservation programs in Hope and the surrounding areas, working in partnership with the Program Assistant. Your energy and passion for sharing information with all ages – toddlers to grandparents – will help HMCOL maintain its high standard of programming.
Through shared outdoor experiences, HMCOL seeks to improve people’s health and the health of ecosystems. Building a love of the outdoors is the best way to inspire people to become better stewards. We offer outdoor programs and events for all ages and abilities, spanning all seasons. Our programs are professionally led, with educational experts who explore topics ranging from ecology and human history to backcountry skills.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
● Plan, direct, deliver and report on educational outdoor recreation and conservation programs, events and activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill HMCOL objectives.
● Carry out program activities within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
● Clean, organize and keep program props, equipment, and storage unit in good working order.
● Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, helps organize and schedule program registrations.
● Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of partners.
● Assist in the development and monitoring of program budgets to meet fiscal objectives.
● Coordinate use of facilities for program activities and events.
● Maintain program statistics. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in programs, and provide monthly reports to the ED and Board of Directors, as well as information for funding reports.
● Assist the Program Assistant with HMCOL’s curriculum-based school programs (preschool through grade 6) inside the classroom throughout SD78 and out in the field.
● Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct program staff and volunteers as needed. Review and evaluate staff performance. Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
● Assist with fundraising activities.
● Attend all monthly and annual meetings.
● Manage program administration including correspondence, report writing, etc.
● Perform all other duties as assigned.
● Strong public speaking, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
● Biology, ecology, education, conservation and/or resource management studies
diploma, degree or related and equivalent work experience. Other relevant areas of study/experience may be considered.
● Experience working with children, adults and groups of all ages and abilities.
● Comfortable working outdoors leading outdoor recreation programs across a variety of mountain activities in any season and weather condition.
● Driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle with winter tires, and experience/comfort driving on mountain and forest roads in all conditions.
● Self-motivated, driven, and able to work both independently and as a team player.
● Current Remote/Wilderness First Aid certificate or willingness to get certified asap. *Successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check
● Extensive knowledge and interest in local wildlife, plants, environment conservation issues, various British Columbia ecosystems found in the Hope region.
● Interpretive skills and experience.
● Passion for mountain culture.
● Flexible schedule.
The position is a remote job requiring you to work from home, as well as at various locations throughout the Hope area for program delivery including schools, local parks, and remote backcountry.
Hours are negotiable but ideally this is a three quarter time regular position involving some evening and weekend work as well as weekday work, with salary equivalent to 30 hours per week at $30/hour, inclusive of vacation pay. HMCOL will provide CPP, EI and WCB coverage. Mileage from Hope centre to work location is reimbursed according to CRA guidelines (currently $0.61/km). Partial phone and business vehicle use insurance allowance will be provided.
Position begins as soon as the right candidate is found so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and contact information for two employment references in a single PDF file no later than August 31, 2022 by email to Kristine Krynitzki at firstname.lastname@example.org