Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education Program Coordinator

The Hamilton Conservation Authority currently has a full-time position in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area for one

Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education Program Coordinator


job overview

The Outdoor Environmental Education Program Coordinator is a staff member of the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s (HCA) Outdoor Environmental Education Team and assists the Outdoor Environmental Education and Program Specialist with the HCA’s Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation programs.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Wellness, the Outdoor Environmental Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, organization, and implementation of environmental education and community programs.


professional duties

  • Assists in the development, implementation and leadership of new curriculum-based outdoor education and recreation programs.
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of outdoor education programs for schools and communities in partnership with the Outdoor Environmental Education Program Specialist.
  • Create and maintain records, reports, packages and advertisements e.g. Attendance records, reports for school boards and other educational institutions, the Hamilton Conservation Foundation. Assisted in website promotion for environmental education programs with marketing department.
  • Lead outdoor, environmental and recreation programs agreed with school groups and follow a pre-planned and approved lesson plan.
  • Contact the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, the HCA Foundation and other educational organizations as needed.

minimum qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma in outdoor recreation or a related field
  • Valid “G” driver’s license

minimum experience

  • Two (2) years of outdoor instruction
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • lesson planning; understanding of safety and risk management; Problem solving and decision making skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; possesses customer service and interpersonal skills; a commitment to the environment and protection of land and water resources; Enjoy working outdoors in any weather.

working conditions

  • This position will be outside of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas, ON. This is a remote location, so personal transportation is required
  • Working hours are 7.5 hours a day and 37.5 hours a week. There may be a need for weekend and/or evening work for special occasions
  • This position involves working outdoors 60%-80% of the day, year-round

The successful candidate must meet the Province of Ontario’s definition of COVID-19 as “fully vaccinated” or provide evidence of an exception to the Human Rights Code prior to commencement of employment in accordance with HCA’s COVID-19 immunization policy.


income level

That is a full-time job with an hourly rate starting at $25.47. Progression through the salary range is merit based and considered annually. Annual cost of living adjustments (COLA) may also be considered.


advantages

HCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, healthcare expense account, life and disability insurance after the 3 month trial period and a defined contribution pension plan and group RRSP after 1 year of service.


application procedure

Interested applicants please send your CV and cover letter to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2022 to:

Hamilton Conservation Authority
PO Box 81067
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 4X1
Attention: Head of Human Resources
Email: [email protected]

(Please include “Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education Program Coordinator” in the subject line and submit in MS Word or PDF format)

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Police control for vulnerable sectors must be provided upon recruitment

Accessibility customizations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; Applicants are asked to notify Human Resources in advance of any necessary disability accommodations.

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