Program Leader I

District of Saanich



Program Leader I

Up to 30 Temporary positions
Term: Approximately 9 weeks
(June – September 2020)

Spend your summer making a difference in children’s lives! Program Leaders with Saanich Parks and Recreation have the opportunity to challenge and develop their leadership skills, grow and learn through excellent training, create friendships, positively impact young lives, and all the while earn an excellent wage. If you want to be a part of an amazing, supportive team, and you haven’t forgotten the value of play and fun, then this is the job for you!

Saanich Parks & Recreation camps are well known and respected in the community for their high quality programming, and experienced, well trained staff team. As a Program Leader, you will rely on your leadership skills, in a variety of camp settings (listed below), to lead and engage children in activities that will inspire their talents, ignite their creativity, and champion their interests. This summer role includes the opportunity to lead and mentor Program Assistants, volunteers and summer interns.  Program Leaders will work with a team to develop weekly camp plans, and work cooperatively with participants, parents, and supervisors to ensure camp safety.

General Day Camps (Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Saanich Commonwealth Place): Enjoy developing and working within creative weekly themes like Masterchef, Superheroes, or Animal Planet just to name a few. Successful candidates will come with a large variety of games, sports, and crafts ideas. Creativity and ingenuity are key!  Activities such as swimming round out these fun, popular camps.

Aquatic Day Camps (Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Saanich Commonwealth Place):  Do you love the water and have experience with swimming and various water sports? Enjoy working with activities such as swimming lessons, fun swims, snorkeling, waterpolo, diving and kayaking? You will need a desire to help kids learn skills and have fun in the water. These camps also include a mix of sports, crafts, games.

Specialty Day Camps (various Saanich Parks and Recreation locations) such as Cooking, Sports, Art, Skateboarding, Dance / Gymnastics / Preschool / Red Cross Babysitting:  Do you have some specific experience and passion in any of these areas? Successful candidates will be able to share their experience through the teaching and instruction of the basics of these specialty areas.  Please describe your experience as it relates to the specific area(s) above.

Saanich Neighborhood Playground Program, SNPP (various outdoor Saanich Parks):  SNPP Staff are passionate about engaging children in an outdoor setting. Successful candidates will be highly energetic, have an abundant knowledge of camp games and songs and will demonstrate a hunger to connect children to the outdoors in creative and fun ways.

Outdoor / Wilderness / Adventure Camps, 9+yrs (various outdoor locations):  Do you have a love for the outdoors and engaging kids in the adventures of nature?  Do you have experience leading such groups? We are looking for adventurous, energetic individuals who enjoy the outdoors, rain or shine! Positivity, risk management and problem-solving skills are key. 

Requirements include completion of Grade 10; three months experience working with participants in a recreational or instructional setting; satisfactory police information check, Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, and for some camps a BC Class 4 Driver’s Licence, is required.  The ideal candidates will have the ability to be inclusive and flexible to ensure a positive environment is created for all participants; demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to maintain a high degree of enthusiasm and personal motivation.  Experience working with people with behavioural or cognitive difficulties is an asset.

Please note: If shortlisted, applicants must provide proof of completion of Grade 10 and current Emergency First Aid and CPR-C at time of interview.

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $20.89 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits.  Job description and competition information can be found at   www.saanich.caYou must complete the Personal Profile and attach to your application.  Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 quoting competition 20029 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email While we thank all applicants for applying, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 11, 2020, 12:14 pm
Expires: February 25, 2020, 11:45 pm

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