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Program and Outdoor Education Director
posted on 3:46 PM, November 4, 2011

Program and Outdoor Education Director

(Internal/External Posting) 

Sasamat Outdoor Centre, a member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia (ANHBC), is currently seeking a creative and goal oriented individual to join our senior management team as Program and Outdoor Education Director.

 As an experienced leader, the successful candidate will demonstrate a proven record of planning, developing and delivering high quality camping experience for children, youth and families and the ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers and the general public.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program and Outdoor Education Director will be responsible for four key areas with some of the duties listed as follows (a full Job Description is available upon request):

  • Program Management and Development
    • Direct, plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate the delivery of all summer camp programs and activities
    • Develop and prepare funding proposals for programs and identify new funding opportunities
    • Plan, administer, monitor and control program budgets
  • Human Resource Management
    • Plan and deliver a comprehensive onsite staff training program
    • Establish and implement an HR plan including recruitment, retention and performance management
  • Internal and External Relationship
    • Represent Sasamat Outdoor Centre and ANHBC on committees and in the community
    • Establish/maintain relationships with Neighbourhood Houses and other community organizations
    • Communicate with campers, parents, teachers and community groups
  • Marketing and Communication
    • Document and highlight programs and activities through gathering stories and pictures
    • Promote and market programs through media and community events


  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of three years of recent camp experience in a management role
  • Extensive knowledge of the organized camping industry and the requirements for delivery of high quality resident and day camp programs and outdoor education programming for schools and community groups
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and support culturally competent programming
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership ability to guide and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills; second language considered an asset
  • Proficiency with computers and software including word processing (MS Word), accounting programs (Excel)
  • WCB First Aid Level 1; WCB First Aid Level 2 an asset
  • Class 4 driver’s license
  • Clearance of Criminal Record Check
  • Certification in specific recreational activities (i.e. RCABC advanced canoeing, ACCT challenge course) an asset.

Closing Date:                           November 27, 2011

Hourly Wage:                           Starting at $25.59 (ANHBC Band 11)

Terms of Employment:              Regular full time position;40 hrs/week during summer season (18 weeks) and 32.5 hrs/week during winter season (34 weeks)

 Please submit resume in MS Word or PDF to:

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews. ANHBC is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description