Program Leader - Children’s Programs

City of White Rock

Program Leader - Children’s Programs

Summer Incentive (35 hours/week)

The City of White Rock is a unique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and sense of community. The City is located half an hour south of Vancouver on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.

The Recreation & Culture Department seeks two (2) creative and organized individuals to supplement their regular staff during the summer months. Responsibilities include assisting a Recreation Programmer in planning, scheduling, implementing, and leading a 7-week summer day camp program for 6-9 year-olds and a 3-day leadership training program for summer day camp volunteers. Program Leaders will also assist in promoting interest and participation in program activities through various media and community groups. Tasks will broaden both experience and knowledge in planning, organization, and interpersonal skills related to programs for children and youth in a social and recreational setting. Evening and weekend work may be required.

  • Completion of Grade 12 complemented by some related experience, preferably in municipal recreational work and some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; preferred post-secondary studies in the areas of recreation, leisure, education or in related disciplines;
  • High Five Certification including The Principles of Healthy Child Development & Bronze Cross certification is an asset;
  • Possess valid first aid certification by appointment’s start date;
  • Working knowledge of organized community recreation principles and practices including the safe and proper use of equipment and facilities;
  • Ability to plan, schedule, implement and lead assigned recreational programs and provide guidance and assistance to volunteers regarding instructional duties and safe and proper use of equipment and facilities;
  • Proficiency with standard office equipment and computer software including Microsoft Office programs;
  • Sound knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic
  • Ability to develop, draft and maintain various types of promotional materials and publications with creativity, detail and accuracy and ability to prepare and maintain files, records, reports and related material;
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and active listening and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, volunteers, program participants and the public, and to make a positive contribution to a team environment;
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service balanced with the application of best practices and organizational policies;
  • Ability to prioritize work load and manage concurrent projects, to work independently, to perform tasks under periodic work pressure, and to exercise initiative and make decisions in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and policies;
  • Availability to work on days, evenings, and/or weekends;
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license (Class 4 is considered an asset) with a demonstrated safe driving record by the appointment’s start date (please visit for criteria regarding licensing);
  • Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Checks.

The City has applied for the Canada Summer Jobs grant and if approved, applicants must meet the grant criteria. Review the Government of Canada Summer Jobs Website for detailed information about the program.

The hourly wage for this position is $21.66 (2019 rates) with select benefits offered. The expected duration of this appointment is approximately eleven (11) weeks, beginning in June 2020. If your experience and education have prepared you for success and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy, and safe environment, we invite you to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, your current driver’s abstract, and a copy of your first aid certification.

Application Deadline: 4:30 pm, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Recruitment Reference: 2020-12

Thank you for your interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Organization: City of White Rock
Location: White Rock, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 14, 2020, 3:57 pm
Expires: March 1, 2020, 4:30 pm

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