The Pine Project
Position Title: Operation Coordinator (Summer Camp)
Organization: The Pine Project
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position Type: Full-time, contract
Start Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
End Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm, additional hours as required
About the Pine Project
The Pine Project is Ontario’s leading nature connection organization! We offer year-round nature connection programs for people of all ages in Toronto and the surrounding area, including Outdoor School, March Break programs, and highly sought-after summer camps. Each year we engage with over 1,500 children, teens, families and adults. Our programs foster confidence, competence, resilience and a deep relationship with nature in a way that is hard to achieve in more conventional learning environments.
By helping children connect to nature and teaching adults to do the same, we inspire children to respect, cherish, and care for the Earth. We are empowering the next generation of environmental stewards, problem solvers and leaders. Check out our website – pineproject.org – for more info.
The Operations Coordinator is a crucial role within our summer camp team. This position is geared towards someone who loves the outdoors and enjoys working with children, but also appreciates being behind the scenes. Operations Coordinators are involved in both leading nature connection programming for campers aged 4 to 12 as well as maintaining a safe environment for campers and staff including managing equipment and driving a company vehicle. Operations Coordinators work to embody respect, gratitude, awareness, life-long learning, and resilience, in alignment with our core values.
This position is about supporting high-quality programs being delivered to advance our mission and vision of a world where healthy people care for themselves, others and the natural environment.
Key Position Responsibilities
Ensuring all camp gear and equipment is labelled, well stocked, and in good working order before and during camps;
Daily upkeep of company vehicles, including sanitizing and disinfecting;
Driving a work vehicle from an office to the field site;
Maintenance and organization of camp equipment, use of storage systems and inventory tracking, and development of new systems as required;
Order, purchase and repair equipment if necessary;
Perform errands during camp when necessary;
Assist with wellness coordinator responsibilities when required;
Coordinate with logistics manager on day to day basis; supporting where needed
Support delivery and programming of camps in other ways as required, including filling in as an instructor where needed
Being an ambassador for Pine with campers, families, staff, volunteers and members of the public in the park
Ability to lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or more
Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Class G Driver’s License with a clean driving record
Extensive experience working with children in a mentorship role
The Pine Project understands that the cost of certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment in the outdoor industry. If you identify as a member of a disadvantaged or marginalized group, or have faced other systemic barriers to accessing employment, we may be able to subsidize one or all of the required certifications.
Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
Able and willing to work as part of a team
Have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
Identify with Pine’s mission statement and core values
Have a desire to further own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities
It’d be great if you have experience in any of the following areas:
Outdoor and environmental education
Naturalist experience and knowledge
Survival skills, wilderness experience
Experience with the Pine Project (e.g. volunteering, adult programs)
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Subject Line: “Summer Operations Coordinator 2021: FirstName LastName”
PDF Filename: “FirstName_LastName_OperationsCoordinator2021”
Applications are due March 1, 2021.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
The Pine Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting equity and diversity within our workplace and greater community. We work proactively to develop a barrier-free selection process and inclusive work environment where team members feel empowered to express authentic ideas and experiences.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values. We especially encourage applications from members of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, women and/or LGBTQ2S+. If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.