THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

  

Outreach Education Assistant 

Prince Rupert Branch

Posting date: March 17, 2017
Closing date: May 6, 2017

The BC SPCA summer camps for kids are held at various locations throughout BC.  Our weeklong camps are designed to teach kids aged 7-12 about pet care, animal welfare, nature & the environment. Spend your summer helping to make a difference by creating a stimulating, fun & positive atmosphere for campers. We are currently recruiting to fill the position of Outreach Education Assistant at our Prince Rupert Branch.

One week prior to camp is allotted for training & camp preparation. The hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information about our summer camps, please visit:  spca.bc.ca/kidsevents.     

Qualifications & Other Job Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience in team-work with a teachable spirit
  • Energetic & enthusiastic
  • Patient, positive & hardworking
  • Ability to communicate & resolve conflict in a constructive & professional manner
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time & general management skills
  • Valid First Aid Certificate is a requirement
  • Must be willing to complete a criminal record check
  • Applicants willing to work in more than one location are preferred
  • Applicants with a valid driver’s license & access to a vehicle are preferred
  • Previous experience with kids or animals is an asset

Other Job requirements:

These positions may be funded by the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Applicants are required to meet CSJ criteria including:

  • must be between 15-30 years of age
  • must have been registered in full time studies during the previous academic year
  • must intend on returning to school after the summer

Job Descriptions:

Outreach Education Assistant

1 position –for 8 weeks, beginning Jul 4th     

The outreach education assistant will coordinate & lead youth programs including special events & summer camps.

Responsibilities may include:

  • planning, promoting & scheduling camp activities
  • communicating with the branch manager to confirm guest speakers
  • dealing with camper behavior issues
  • emceeing group activities & presentations
  • keeping track of supplies
  • ensuring a safe & secure camp environment
  • evaluating the effectiveness of activities & suggesting improvements
  • addressing parent questions/concerns
  • communicating with shelter staff/management
  • gaining a basic understanding of BC SPCA policies & positions on animal welfare   issues
  • gaining a basic understanding of animal stress signals & monitoring shelter animals for signs of stress when interacting with campers
  • maintaining a clean & organized activity space
  • leading a camp group
  • promoting upcoming fundraising events
  • other shelter duties as required

 Application Instructions:   

Step One: Complete the camp application form (PDF). Save the file using your first initial and surname as the file name.

Step Two: Combine this form, your cover letter and resume into one pdf or Word document. (Please note that applications missing one of these items will not be considered).

Step Three: email the file to asimspon@spca.bc.ca

Be sure to include SPCA Camp Job and the location(s) for which you are applying, in the subject line to prevent your application form being tagged as spam.

 

To ensure delivery, please use the following subject line for your email: "BC SPCA Job Posting - PR OEA".

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

The BC SPCA is a registered not-for-profit organization BN 11881 9036 RR0001.

 

 

 

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