Bridge on Murray River
20 Apr 2018

Seasonal Program Rovers

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Brechin, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

General Function:

Under the direction of the Program Supervisors & Coordinators and the Manager of Camping & Outdoor Education Programs the Program Rovers is responsible for providing program area support. The Program Rovers are responsible for providing Family Programming based on program area needs. The Program Rover is a part of the larger Program staff Team and will also be responsible for Reaction and evening programming, emergency procedures, and attending staff meetings and events.

Job Knowledge/Qualifications:

Current Standard First Aid and CPR – Level C

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred

Current Criminal Reference Check (dated within 6 months prior to contract start date

Strong Risk Management skills

NLS required

Pleasure Craft Operator’s card required

Level 1 Windsurfing Instructors preferred

Paddleboard Instructors preferred

Sailing Instructors preferred

Canoe/Kayak Instructor Certifications preferred

Expedition Risk Management and trip planning experience preferred

Previous Trip Leading experience preferred

Instructor or Coaching Certifications in Adventure Activities or Recreational Sports preferred

Non-violent Crisis Prevention certification preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

Delivery of Maintenance: To work in coordination with the Manager of Camping & Outdoor Education Programs and the Manager of Plant and Facility to provide maintenance to summer program areas and the cottage line. To clean the exterior of cottages weekly.

Programming: To work in the summer program areas as directed by the Program Coordinators.

Family Programming: To work in summer program areas as directed by the Program Coordinators and Program Area Supervisors; to help ensure efficient and effective operation of the program areas including equipment and facility maintenance, and all to assist with administrative duties associated with the program areas including program jottings, lesson sign-up, achievement awards, and evaluations.

Role Model: To act as a positive role model for other staff and guests of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka whether on or off duty. To abide by all rules and regulations.

Customer Service: to provide timely and professional interaction with all guests of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to ensure quality customer service and satisfaction.

Staff Development: to participate in all ongoing staff development including training, orientation, hands-on learning, performance management and evaluation

Core Competencies:

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.

Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.

Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.

Effect on End Results and Organization:

High program participation, retention rates and survey scores will indicate value and member commitment

Authority & Responsibility: Reaction Crew Leader, Program Coordinator, Manager of Camping and Outdoor

Education Programs.

Conditions of Employment: Seasonal Contract

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS After reading the application package, please submit to Dave Mitchell, Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs the following:
  1. your completed online application form (copy into your browser if direct link down):
  2. photocopies of all necessary qualifications, current résumé and cover letter, including 3 reference contacts (phone number & email address required for each referee) information via email:

Job Categories: Outdoor Education. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: Geneva Park, outdoor education, program, and ymca.


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