Job Title: Program Coordinator Calgary
About I Challenge Diabetes (ICD)
ICD is the charity that focuses on delivering the most engaging, inspiring, and empowering opportunities to the type 1 community. We do not shy away from the tough questions. Together amongst peers, we build the skills and courage to face whatever obstacles come our way. We practice them together, leveraging our combined strengths. Each individual may have a different starting point and we meet there to create and celebrate goals together. Life with diabetes demands a lot of us, but the resulting strength gained can expand our horizons.
The Program Coordinator will primarily work on our Sports Camps, taking place April-August. This camp has a specific focus on youth with type one diabetes, enabling them to learn more about their health, and management strategies, with opportunity to practice surrounded by knowledgeable mentors. Each day of camp will include space for 50 T1 campers, siblings and friends.
What You’ll Do
This position covers both on-site, and administrative work to prepare these programs for success. On-site includes the coordination of team members, participants, equipment and signage with clear communication and leadership. Administration will range from responding to inquiries, to detailed planning and organizing of event activities, their schedules and the communications prepared for participants and the leadership team along with other ad-hoc responsibilities as needed.
You will also be responsible for the general safety of campers, and specific diabetes management, including keeping blood sugar logs and facilitating discussions around diabetes management. You will encourage the participation, growth and skill development of the children in their group, and embody ICD’s Core Values: Respect, Compassion, and Empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Works directly with the ICD Team to prioritize initiatives and target regions
– Develops program details, timelines, and planning for on-site logistics
– Develops gear requirements, equipment lists and activity schedules
– Completes each events checklist to completion
– Assists with post-event follow-up evaluation, including participant surveys and filing
– Works with regional contacts to develop and achieve local objectives
– Assists with marketing events to potential participants, including individuals, organizations and health-care networks
– Maintains accurate and complete files, including registration, waivers, and surveys
– Works collaboratively with ICD team to ensure program execution runs smoothly from start to finish
– Assists with the packing and setup of events, teardown, and organization of all ICD equipment
– Assists with volunteer engagement, working to delegate event duties and monitor performance of team members, including volunteers, to deliver optimal outcomes
– Current secondary and postsecondary student
– 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
– Ability to work as a member of a team and supervise/facilitate diabetes management tasks.
– Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
– 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
– Must be willing to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check
– Current Advanced First-Aid Certification (at a minimum).
– Concussion certification which will be provide
-Experience with the production, planning and execution of events
– At least two 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)
– Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with dependability (weekend, evening and overnight events with travel required.)
-Priority will be given to those applicants who possess additional relevant certifications (e.g., ORCA, EMT, WFR, NCCP)
– Must be willing to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check.
– Previous summer camp, child care, or sports camp experience prefered.
– High Five Certification, Mental Health First Aid
Camp Programming runs from 9am-4pm. Typical shifts will be 8am-4pm, or 9am-5pm. Outside of regular programing, the Program Coordinator will oversee supervised before and after care (8am-9am, or 4pm-5pm), participate in team meetings or additional training as needed.
Work will take place at ICD’s head office in North York, at York University, (3 weeks) Brock University (1 week) and other locations in the GTA. Counselors will be responsible to arrange transportation accordingly.
Occasionally, this role will involve standing in during other staff absences, including camp counselors. This may require you to:
-Run, jump, swim and participate joyfully in other physical activities along side campers
-Handle commercial cleaning agents appropriately
-Lift or move objects of up to 50lbs
-Supervise campers outdoors during exposure to varied weather conditions, including sun, rain and other inclement weather.
Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected]ichallengediabetes.org
ICD recognizes and celebrates the strength in diversity. Should you require accommodations during any stage of application process, please contact [email protected]ichallengediabetes.org