Job Title: Program Officer
Reporting to: Program Coordinator
Hours: June 17 - Sept 3, 35 hours/week
Salary: $10.50 Hour
Office: Halifax, 2057 Gottingen St.
Deadline: Thursday June 10, 12pm
The Nova Scotia Sea School is seeking a Summer Student for the position of Program Officer. The Sea School's summer program includes a variety of single and multi-day expeditions in sailing, surfing, sea kayaking, remote wilderness survival and community farming. We are looking for a passionate and skilled student who can support all facets of program promotion, delivery, logistics, communications and follow-up. This position will be held primarily in our Halifax office but will involve travel to promotional events and for program support with most travel between the Eastern Shore, Halifax Region and Lunenburg. This position would be an excellent opportunity for students who are studying in the fields of recreation, outdoor recreation, education, environmental science, business administration but is certainly not limited to any.
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JOB SKILLS / BACKGROUND
Outdoor recreation / camp facilitation / sailing experience
Youth recreation / coaching / leadership experience.
First Aid/ CPR Certificate (not mandatory but is an asset)
Computer skills working with Facebook, Kjiji, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Comfortable speaking and presenting to teenage youth and adults
Have access to a vehicle.
Writing skills for grant reports, manual updates and summaries.
Prior knowledge or experience with the Nova Scotia Sea School.
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND PROOF
- A post secondary institution and returning to the same institution in the fall
- need copy of marks and student number
- A post secondary institution and transferring to another in the Fall
- need copy of marks and acceptance letter, student number
- A Grade 12 graduate who will be attending post secondary institution full-time in the fall
- need copy of marks or Grade 12 graduation certificate and acceptance letter from post secondary institution, student number
Reporting to the Program Coordinator the Program Officer manages the day to day activities related to the programs including supporting the program and office staff (Enrollment Coordinator, Program Director), attending promotional and networking events on behalf of the organization and maintaining office administration.
Manages program/ work flow - Ensure programs are on schedule and deadlines are adhered to
Support and liaise with provisions staff, participants, parents, field staff, schedules
Prepare information required for trip, medicals, emergency contacts, etc.
Act as a resource to the program and field staff, volunteers, families, participants, community partners. other
Seek out and attendpublic events, conferences, farmers markets and forums to promote the Sea School
Maintain procedures manual, database, other to ensure consistent performance of routines
Provide assistance with program booking, marketing
Inform senior staff of risk and act on areas of risk within position scope.
Prepare communications / reports as required based on program / project / funding grant
Respond to communications / activities using the values and approaches of the Sea School
Handle all inquiries within scope of position capacity
Facilitate feedback and program appraisals
Data / Office Management
Update all data management in the database insuring detail
File paper and electronic materials accordingly
Update mail/phone directories
Handle administrative detail, as per scope of role
Seek greater role in projects within administrative and other areas of competence
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume and three references (one being your most current work reference) to the Sea School office, attn: Heather Kelday, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (902) 423-7284; fax 423-7241, www.seaschool.org.
About the Nova Scotia Sea School (for more information visit www.seaschool.org)
The Nova Scotia Sea School takes advantage of the Maritime tradition of boats and our environment to help young people discover the values that the sea has taught for generations: courage, leadership, teamwork, generosity, humour and respect. We teach hands-on skills in boat handling, navigation and wilderness survival, and above all give teenagers a chance to live and work together in a challenging situation where each of them has a turn at being in command. During the summer the Sea School runs sailing expeditions lasting up to 21 days. The program operates out of Halifax and Lunenburg.