MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.
The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.
Do you enjoy swimming, aquatic sports, and working with children and youth? Are you looking at a future career in Aquatics and want to get some of your training certifications subsidized? Then join the MacEwan University Aquatics Summer Camps leadership team! MacEwan University offers dynamic Aquatic Summer Camps, which are available for children of all ages. Aqua Troopers camps are for kids 5 to 8 years of age. Aquatic Adventure Camps are for kids ranging between 8 and 12 years old.
Reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisor, the Summer Camp Counselor supports the Summer Camp Coordinator in the planning, set-up, and the direct and ongoing delivery of Aquatics summer camps. Counselors will also assist with processing registrations, participants' drop off and pick up, camp activities and other related tasks as assigned.
The successful candidate must be able to articulate and model professional childcare practices. In this position, the incumbent is responsible for assisting peers in attending to children’s needs, protecting the health and safety of children and participating in play. The ideal candidate must be able to relate comfortably to children of all ages, demonstrate a high degree of physical and mental stamina; and demonstrate flexibility, dependability, initiative, and a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
This is a temporary student position from June 26 to September 1, 2017. Counselors will work up to 35 hours / week. Schedule and hours of work are dependent on the total number of registrants in camps each week. Expected hours of work are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding holidays.
Energetic and enthusiastic – ready to have fun.
Must be able to work effectively with a team as well as independently.
Strong organization and communication (oral and written) skills.
Previous experience with summer camp delivery and/or experience working with children and youth is desired. Candidates are encouraged to list their experience and certifications that are Aquatics or sport related in their application.
In order for our organization to meet the government of Alberta’s Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), applicants must:
Be 15 years of age or older;
Be Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work and study in Canada;
Be Alberta residents with an Alberta address and living or attending school in the province;
Have attended high school or post-secondary institution in 2016-17 and return to full time school in the following year (no later than Nov 1, 2017)
Other requirements are:
Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross certification or higher;
Other Lifesaving Society certifications, including but not limited to Swim Instructor, first aid, National Lifeguard certifications and others are considered assets;
Upon hire into this position, the successful candidate will need to provide a clear security clearance check with vulnerable sector search.
The following is part of mandatory training and is provided at no charge by MacEwan University Sport and Wellness upon hiring:
Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED training;
Lifesaving and Swim Instructor certifications. Course is on May 26-28 and June 2-4, Fri – 6 to 9 p.m., Sat & Sun – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Selected candidates are required to attend this course or obtain the certification at their own cost.
How to Apply
Application Closes: April 30, 2017. Only applications received electronically will be considered. Complete a cover letter and submit along with a current resume to email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted at a time convenient for the short listed applicants. For more information please contact Davi Grossi at 780-497-5691.
Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and MacEwan University students will be given priority.
This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement.
Salary Range $13.98 to $14.94 per hour, depending on experience and certifications.
Closing Date Sunday, April 30, 2017
Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)
Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to the Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.
SEASONAL FULL TIME OR CASUAL LIFEGUARD AND/OR INSTRUCTORS
Position Summary: Reporting to the Supervisor of Aquatic Operations and Recreation Programs, all staff are responsible for providing a safe, clean, professional and friendly environment to ensure that pool patrons have a positive aquatic experience. Staff paid training in return for a long term commitment to the organization. Further involvement in facility scheduling, programming, pool operations and maintenance are coordinated in collaboration with other town departments.
Employment Category: Seasonal Full Time Lifeguards and/or Instructors
Hours per Week: Up to 37.5 - 40 hrs/week. Shift work includes morning, days, evenings and weekends – conforming to the Town Policy and CUPE 4604 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Pay Scale: $15.07 - $17.49 per hour
Education and Experience: Depending on the level of experience, all applicants must have their National Lifeguard or Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate &/or Water Safety Instructor or Lifesaving Instructor; Standard First Aid and Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Candidates with excellent communication and positive interpersonal skills; time management and computer skills and knowledge of aquatics programming principles are encouraged to apply. An effective customer approach and the ability to work in a fast paced environment are essential.
The start dates will range between May 1 and July 1, 2017
Must be able to provide a criminal record check and a child vulnerability check.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be received until April 14, 2017
WANTING A MEANINGFUL SUMMER EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER????
We are looking for engaged, caring staff that are passionate about providing our campers with the best summer of their lives!!
The Lifeguard/Counsellor must coordinate and supervise camp participants in the waterfront activities as well as evening wide game and other recreational programs. The Lifeguard/Counsellor will ensure participants comply with water safety regulations and ensure proper maintenance and storage of waterfront equipment.
The Lifeguard/Counsellor will also be responsible for the care and supervision of up to ten campers in a community living environment. He/she will also provide leadership to participants in the camping program. The Lifeguard/Counsellor will be responsible for supervising any assigned Cabin or Outdoor Ed/Waterfront Apprentices and Leaders In Training.
Required to be at least 18 years of age.
Minimum 1 year previous residential camping experience is an asset.
Have experience working with and teaching a variety of age groups.
Preferable to have at least one year of camp counselling experience,
Have the ability to originate, plan, organize, and carry out the waterfront program.
Be self-motivating and self-directing.
Relate well to children, youth and adults.
Have a lifestyle that is an expression of Christian ethics and principles.
Have appropriate emotional maturity and stability, and be willing to accept responsibility and
work with others in a team situation.
Be adaptable and flexible as individual situations warrant.
Canadian National Lifesaving Society (NL) and/or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
Current Standard First Aid certificate with a minimum of CPR C (including introduction to AED).
Flatwater Canoe Instructor’s certificate from Paddle Alberta (or equivalent). Note: Camp
Kannawin will offer this course as a part of their yearly staff training.