Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups.
This position is a split position between the OBC Training Academy (70%) and OBC Core Programming (30%).
The Training Academy will recruit and train a new generation of outdoor leaders in Atlantic Canada. For more information, please click here. Working closely with the Academy Leadership Team, the Atlantic Training and Program Manager will be the primary leader for the Training Academy in Atlantic Canada in terms of trainee recruitment, staff management, and training program delivery. The Atlantic Training and Program Manager will oversee all classroom and expedition-based Training Academy events including: employee management, program site areas and facilities, logistics, risk oversight, supervision and evaluation. Expedition training programs will be primarily focused on sea kayaking, and may also include hiking, canoeing, and/or snowshoeing.
OBC will deliver a small number of core expedition programs in Atlantic Canada (estimated to be 2-5 expeditions in 2023). Most expeditions will be sea kayaking, with the potential for backpacking, canoe, or winter/snowshoeing trips. The Atlantic Training and Program Manager will oversee the staffing, program planning/logistics, risk oversight, and supervision of these programs. For more information on OBC core programming, please click here.
WHAT WE OFFER
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package and Employee Assistance Plan
Term: Full Time
Supervisor: OBC Training Academy Director
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: November 15, 2022
OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
Develops a network of relationships to promote and recruit participants for the Training Academy in Atlantic Canada
Works with the Academy Leadership Team to develop a training program in line with Academy pedagogy and curriculum
Oversees the rental of facilities and the booking of transport providers
Manages, and assists with procurement of Training Academy field equipment
Manages instructional staff and contractors. Provides a broad range of administrative and supervisory functions. Supervises assigned staff including recruitment, training, performance evaluations and guidance
Oversees risk management, logistics, and delivery of Training Academy programs
OBC CORE PROGRAM
Coordinates the delivery of the program plans with the Head of Eastern Canada.
Hires and manages instructional employees, ensuring high quality program outcomes.
Ensures high quality and efficient logistical systems which includes facility, transportation and equipment systems.
Creates, monitors and maintains: quality programmatic designs, program implementation and evaluation.
Other duties as assigned.
Achieves the objectives of the OBC National Risk Management Policy and acts as the Regional Safety Officer.
Addresses and facilitates all incident reporting processes.
Provides risk management briefings and debriefings to employees.
Ensures students are briefed as to participation expectations and safety requirements.
Facilitates and monitors logistics, food, transportation, admissions, route planning, staffing, emergency response and curriculum plans to maintain appropriate risk management and oversight of safety systems.
In times of need: field ready to replace a staff member on course.
Ensures the workspace is compliant with provincial labour laws and Health and Safety standards in collaboration with the Academy Director and HR.
Provides direct customer care for participants and their families/teachers/agencies.
Coordinates the transfer of course information from key sources to instructors and trainers.
Works with the team to schedule and deliver on-call service, manage evacuations and other field responses. On-call requirements include a requirement to be within 100 km or 1.5 hour from the base of operations.
Organizes and facilitates program evaluation and paperwork process.
Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and mentor employees and building a positive workplace culture
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current industry trends and standards.
Participates in national OBC team meetings and retreats, providing regional leadership and representation as required.
Supervises and maintains contractor relationships; e.g. food service provider, parks, etc.
Ensures that there is a positive, welcoming, harmonious and constructive environment.
Post-secondary education in one of the following fields: environmental science, education, recreation, therapy or similar.
Proficient in behaviour management, crisis intervention and problem solving.
Experience with expedition based education practices and principles.
Experience in adventure and experiential education.
Focus on providing high levels of customer service.
Ability to be a significant contributor to several small teams as well as working unsupervised.
Experience in managing and maintaining a positive instructor team and community.
Highly organized, computer, database, and social media proficient.
High level of mentorship, professionalism and follow through.
Fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
Personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors.
Understanding of how systems of oppression take shape in workplaces and a desire to shift the balance of power and privilege to center underrepresented voices.
High level of cross-cultural competence, in recognition that Outward Bound Canada works with students and partners from a diversity of communities and backgrounds.
Passionate about the Outward Bound Canada mission, an interest in outdoor pursuits, and a desire to help get young people outdoors for transformative experiences.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Class 4 (or equivalent) Driver’s License (or willing to obtain)
3 years in a supervisory role, supervising seasonal faculty and administrative staff members is an asset.
Understanding and application of OBC policies and philosophies and pedagogy is preferred.
Bronze Cross / NLS
Paddle Canada Certification
At Outward Bound Canada we believe that communities that have been historically underrepresented in outdoor recreation must be centered in the work we do. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people who will increase representation, and invite applicants to outline how they will contribute to this in their application.
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