Site and Program Development Assistant: Educo Adventure School

Educo, Canada · 100 Mile House, British Columbia
Department Educo, Canada
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.20 CAD per hour

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2

REPORTS TO: Program Manager – Educo Adventure School

LOCATION: 20km outside 100 Mile House, Canada 

START DATE: early August (dependent on forest fire conditions)

WAGE & BENEFITS: $15.20/hour, 40 hours per week

Accommodation and cooking facilities provided on site, food allowance provided at $20/day


APPLICATION DEADLINE: positions open until filled

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will be many and varied! Flexibility is key. Site and Program Development Assistants will work in collaboration with the Program Manager and other members of the full-time Educo team on various projects, some of which are currently still TBD. Responsibilities are likely to include: 

  • Site maintenance: cleaning (including outhouses), chopping wood, filling potholes, mowing and weed whacking, setting traps, dump and recycling runs, cleaning brush etc. 
  • Site development: construction (with supervision and support), renovations (with supervision and support), digging, painting, etc. 
  • General community tasks: team meetings, team games, doing dishes, cooking, etc. 
  • Program design: sharing and documenting resources, coming up with creative new ideas for future programs, perhaps building scavenger hunts, etc. 
  • Program logistics: printing and organizing maps, potentially scouting routes for future programs, checking and repairing gear, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Aged 15 to 30 (under 31 as of July 6, 2020 - as this is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position) 
  • Work experience in construction/groundskeeping OR outdoor/experiential education desirable 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@educo.ca. or apply through job portal.


ABOUT EDUCO:

THE 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. 

THIS SUMMER: We have made the difficult decision to cancel all our programming for the 2021 season. As such, there will be no students on the site this summer. Instead we will mainly focus on site maintenance and development (renovations, enhancements, groundskeeping, etc) as well as some program planning and development (building curriculums for future years, potentially scouting mountain routes, etc). This work will lay the foundation for us to come back stronger than ever in 2022. 

THE CULTURE: 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. 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.

THE PLACE: Our beautiful site is remote and right on the edge of Little Holden Lake. There is no running water (read: no showers), no cell reception, and little to no electricity. Access to 100 Mile House and its amenities (grocery, laundry etc) are roughly 20km away via logging road access. Accommodation in cabins will be provided throughout the contract period, and a food allowance will be provided all days that staff are on site. 

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! Canada, please visit www.jumpcanada.org. 

OUR COMMITMENT:

JUMP! Canada (including Educo) is committed to employment equity. We encourage women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of visible minorities to apply, as well as all those with the knowledge, skills, and values to engage effectively with diverse communities.

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  • Location
    100 Mile House, British Columbia
  • Department
    Educo, Canada
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $15.20 CAD per hour