Leadership (LIT) Instructor
Leadership (LIT) Instructor
Do you love team-builders, and hands-on outdoor nature experiences? How about supporting the leaders of tomorrow and facilitating leadership discoveries in old forest groves? Are you passionate about leadership and nurturing the next generation of camp counsellors? Leadership Camp Instructors have the privilege of working with eager Leaders-In-Training (LITs) to transform their outlook and leadership skills. When you think of personal growth, challenging yourself, and stepping outside of your comfort zone with support, think of the LIT program. Four of the eight Summer Camp sessions have a side-by-side LIT program for 14 to 16-year-old campers looking to explore their abilities as facilitators, communicators, and leaders. The LIT program is a mix of sessions led by the LIT Instructor for the LITs, and LITs shadowing staff members as they lead activities and campers. Given that all staff stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops, and applicants should enjoy working in a dynamic work environment. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a yearning for an endless summer!
- Cultivate a safe environment for LITs to test different leadership styles and reflect on their experiences.
- Provide feedback to LIT participants throughout the week.
- Demonstrate positive & engaging leadership for campers aged 8-16, fellow staff members, & volunteers.
- Work Transport Bus stops from metro Vancouver/ Squamish as needed.
- Other duties as assigned (e.g. cleaning cabins and program areas)
- Staff training -June 24th – 28th, 2023
- The LIT session dates are:
- Outside of LIT weeks, the LIT Instructor may choose to take on other roles on our team, such as Instructor or OAK Instructor.
- Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures
- Take ownership for the safety of campers and fellow staff members
Reporting and Evaluation
- LIT Instructors report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from senior staff
- The Program Manager will initiate a goal-setting & evaluation process
- Continuous feedback and communication among staff members is encouraged
Required Certifications & Experience
- First Aid Certificate (at minimum, an 8-hour basic certificate that includes CPR)
- Additional certifications & licenses are considered to be assets, including Class 4 & 5 driver’s licenses, certifications in lifeguarding, advanced first aid, paddling, rock-climbing, and outdoor recreation & leadership
- Experience working with youth (in an outdoor setting with an environmental focus is an asset)
- Criminal reference check with a vulnerable secretors’ screening no later than six months prior to the start date.
- Compensation begins at $134/day, with an increase of up to $7/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also provided when programs are in session.
- ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, we value the inclusion of all members of our community, and we strive to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to explore forests
- We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)
- To apply: Fill out our online application form at http://bit.ly/2EwKBRB
*If follow up with your application is required, for privacy & confidentiality reasons, we can only discuss an application with the applicant (i.e. no agents, representatives or family members).