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Job Title: Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

The Outdoor Adventure Coordinator will primarily work as an organizer of communications and logistics for of our Adventure programs, taking place June- August, featuring overnight programming and one day workshops. 

What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for learning the plans for each program and preparing our Adventure Team to deliver our adventure programs. The preparation phase of each program will include equipment and supply management, participant and ICD gear checks to ensure all equipment needs are being met. You will be managing schedules, and activities to ensure success for participants and staff. Assessing the abilities and adjusting expectations to create an inclusive environment and manage risk while achieving necessary outcomes will be key to success. Effective communication skills are essential with constant relays between other team leaders, volunteers, participants during programs and with the ICD office support team whenever needed. A key to all objectives will be maintaining ICD’s culture, and embodying ICD’s Core Values: Respect, Compassion, and Empowerment.

– Lead the organization of gear, and adjust gear lists to suit feedback
– Prepare and lead pre and post-trip briefings with adventure team
– Identify lost, damaged or spent equipment and replace in a timely manner
– Take on all satellite communication with staff, triaging it appropriately
– Communicate with families and participants pre-trip, and in-case of emergency
– Ensure pre-screening is complete/properly adjusted for all participants and information is shared with team members
– Complete events checklists as instructed
– Assist with post-event follow-up evaluation, including participant surveys as needed
– Work with regional volunteers and ICD team to achieve program objectives
– Maintain accurate files, including program registration, waivers
– Work collaboratively with ICD team to facilitate program execution

 

Preferred Qualifications

– In-depth understanding of type 1 diabetes, including managing the disease, best practices, problem solving, and the stigmas/psycho-social challenges of T1D

– Strong project- and risk-management skills

– Experience with the production, planning and execution of events

– At least three years of experience facilitating activities or adventures, including: hiking, paddling, multi-sport programming, drama, music and/or sports officiating

– Physically fit (e.g., an ability to carry 1/3 of own body weight)

– Superior interpersonal and organizational skills

– Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

– Ability to multi-task with a keen attention to detail, even under tight deadlines

– Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with dependability (weekend, evening and overnight events with travel required.)

– Current Advanced First-Aid Certification (at a minimum). Priority will be given to those applicants who possess additional relevant certifications (e.g., ORCKA, EMT, WFR, NCCP)

– Must be willing to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Location

Based in Ontario.

Compensation: From $17.00 – $20.00/hour

Based on experience and certifications

 

Start date: May 15, 2023  

End date: August 18, 2023

 

 

To Apply:

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected]

ICD recognizes and celebrates the strength in diversity. Should you require accommodations during any stage of application process, please contact [email protected]ichallengediabetes.org.

     
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