Position: Site Manager – Educo Adventure School
Location: 100 Mile House, Canada
Ideal Start Date: April 1st 2020
Contract Length: April 1st – September 15th, 2020
Report to: Program Director – Educo Adventure School
Educo Adventure School is looking for a dynamic, passionate, and hardworking Site Manager to manage and coordinate the day-to-day as well as long term operational and logistic needs of our site up near 100 Mile House. The Site Manager will work alongside the Program Director to ensure the site is well taken care of and to provide on the ground logistical support to enable our on-site programming to run smoothly and safely.
THE EDUCO APPROACH:
Educo Adventure School aims to be more than just an outdoor classroom: we seek to create meaningful experiences that draw forth our students’ emotional, social, and spiritual development. We believe this is fostered through deepening connections with the natural world, embracing challenge, and learning the intricacies of intimate teamwork. We learn experientially – hands-on! Educo offers opportunities for young people to disconnect from the digital and online arenas and to cultivate a sense of belonging in the world as they journey through our local mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers. Educo Adventure School staff facilitate opportunities for youth to become self-aware and engaged with the people, communities, and natural world surrounding them.
Educo Adventure School has a rich history in youth work and community living. In a loving and supportive environment, we encourage each other to step beyond our preconceived limitations and to express ourselves fully and creatively. As a staff team, we work hard (and play harder). We work collaboratively and we value one another’s contributions. We ask of our staff what we ask of our students: a willingness to step beyond our comfort zone and to practice vulnerability and appreciation. If you prefer efficiency to collaboration, dislike ambiguity, and adhere to a very strict schedule, then leading at Educo Adventure School probably isn’t right for you. If you’re looking for a fun, multifaceted, and rewarding work environment that will push you every single day, then we want to hear from you!
The Site Manager is accountable for ensuring quality and completion of the following responsibilities through exemplary leadership, volunteer engagement, and delegation where possible:
Managing of all maintenance and operations of Educo Adventure School site
Managing and maintenance of all program equipment
Managing, maintenance, and accreditation of all program vehicles
Maintenance and accreditation of our low ropes course and climbing wall
Managing all site risk management
Developing and maintaining all site standard operating procedures
Creating and executing site development plan
Operations and Logistics management: extensive experience in operations and logistics of similar camp-style sites or residential sites
Low Ropes Course and Climbing Wall management: experience in accreditation and maintenance of adventure challenge courses and rock climbing walls
Site Risk management: excellent ability to assess and manage all possible risk on site
SOP development experience: familiarity with developing and maintaining appropriate standard operating procedures for similar sites or residential locations
Site Development: ability to think ahead and create plans to ensure the site stays in good working order, is prepared for any future needs, and used to the fullest of its potential
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
5+ years of Operations Management
3+ years experience in adventure program accreditation and operations
Volunteer Management experience
PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS: Wilderness FR, NLS, ACCT
You love working with people. You are open and attentive to all individuals, internal or external to the organization. You are able to appreciate individuals for their diversity and uniqueness. You enjoy creating opportunity for others and working creatively to inspire others to contribute to a vision
You communicate clearly. You appreciate nuanced language that is inspirational and honest. You listen carefully and strive to understand others accurately through inquiry and reflection.
You continuously strive to be clear and concise in your requests, instructions, and invitations.
You are analytical. You use critical reflection, risk assessment, and improvisation to be adaptive when plans change and when problems are presented. You are present and responsive in problem solving situations.
You value self-care. You are attuned to and manage your personal health and well-being. You can laugh at yourself and zany situations. You have the humility to ask for help when you need it.
You live outside the box. You embrace the realm beyond your comfort zone and you believe in inviting others to do the same.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Program staff live and work on site at our beautiful remote base camp, 30km west of 100 Mile House in the Cariboo region.
Accommodation and food provided when onsite.
Opportunity to work internationally and locally in future programming with the JUMP! Foundation.
THE JUMP! – EDUCO PARTNERSHIP:
The JUMP! Foundation is an international non-profit that utilizes experiential education to inspire and empower young people to engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Educo and JUMP! have entered into a strategic partnership to innovate and expand the impact of Educo Adventure School. For more information on JUMP!, please visit www.jumpfoundation.org.
Wage: 3,400-4000 CAD per month, depending on experience and qualifications
Working Terms: April 1st – September 15th, 2020
Application closing date: November 8, 2019
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Interviews will take place the week of Nov 18, 2019.
JUMP! is committed to employment equity. We encourage qualified applicants from members of visible minority groups, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and all those with the knowledge, skills, and values to engage effectively with diverse communities.
Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.