[sust-mar] Wild Child Programs Coordinator, full-time, Sierra Club, Halifax NS
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Position: Wild Child NS Programs Coordinator
Organization: Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver Wild Child Forest School Programming in the Kearney Lake area of Bedford for our 2019 Summer/Fall Season. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers, enjoy playing & supervising children, with an eye for safety and risk management.
About Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCFs objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Wild Child Forest School is a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation that provides child-led, play-based learning through repeated exposure to nature. At forest school we empower children to take the lead on their learning in a natural setting over time, which may mean getting wet, dirty, making stuff with tools, and learn to extend their limits in a thoughtful and intentional way. Our program takes place entirely outside, so the ideal candidate would be comfortable in an outdoor setting for 8 hours a day.
To find out more about our programs visit wildchildatlantic.ca
Tasks and Responsibilities:
As the Wild Child Coordinator, you will:
Work closely with Wild Child Administrator, to support payments, receipting, and budgeting
Schedule, plan, and deliver program sessions
Supervise Wild Child Educators and Support Staff
Ensure program remains on budget
Work closely with team of staff
Manage and maintain supplies and gear
Engage external presenters and special guests
Engage & support volunteers
Able to transport self and gear to and from site
Contribute to the development & delivery Wild Child Forest School programming with the Wild Child NS leaders and across the country
Lead songs, tell stories, inspire enthusiasm, share knowledge, and create a positive atmosphere for children in a natural setting
Support the development of a childs ability to navigate risks
Mediate conflicts between participants maintaining dignity and respect for everyone involved
Ensure proper protocols and Safe Work Practices are enacted
Foster curiosity and excitement about nature
Maintain session notes and contributions to social media platforms
Fundraising and proposal writing
Combination of education and experience related to working with children and youth and science related to environment and/ or environmental education
Experience with posting to Blogs and Social Media
Post-secondary training in a relevant area (Early Childhood Education, Science (Ecology, Biology, etc.), Psychology, Education, etc.) or sufficient qualifying experience
Be an excellent communicator and team player with attention for details
Have previous experience working with children
Love nature and being outside in it (this include bugs, getting dirty, & playing in the rain)
Have a positive fun attitude, yet professional approach
Ability to assess and manage risk
Valid First Aid with AED/CPR-C or Wilderness First Aid
Valid Drivers License and access to a reliable car
Familiarity with social enterprise model of program delivery an asset
Applicants must also be prepared to provide a clean Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen and a clear Child Abuse Registry Search.
Dates and Times of Work:
This position will be 22 weeks in length with potential for part-time/casual work in the Late Fall and Winter. Starts Monday, April 15th to Friday, Sept. 6th.
Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with 2 holiday Mondays off during the summer.
Remuneration: $18/hr, 40hours/week for 22 weeks
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, April 7th, If you think you are the ideal candidate, please apply early.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your education, experience, and interest as a single email attachment to Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director at gretchenf at sierraclub.ca . Please include Wild Child NS Coordinator in the subject line of the email.
About Forest Schools & Nature Schools
Forest school teacher training
Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca
* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books
* Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv http://richardlouv.com/
* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_education
Environ Ed.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
Orgs., schools & links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/learn.html#ee
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/
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