FALL CO-OP: Outdoor Adventure (OA) Coordinator, Coastal Action, Lunenburg NS


Job Title: Outdoor Adventure (OA) Coordinator
Salary: $15.00/hour + 4% vacation pay for 35 hours per week
Status: 4-month full-time position (with options for extending to 8-month) beginning in early September 2019 and will last until late December 2019 (final date to be negotiated).
Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Coastal Action is an environmental non-profit organization based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with a mandate to address environmental concerns throughout the south shore region of the province. We work to promote the restoration, enhancement, and conservation of our environment through research, education, and action. Our vision is a healthy environment for future generations.

Coastal Action is celebrating 25 successful years of conservation at work in our community. We manage a variety of environmental initiatives and research projects including environmental education programs, water quality monitoring programs, species at risk research, habitat restoration projects, fisheries research, and climate change mitigation projects. Our dynamic, hardworking team works in a collaborative manner to deliver our environmental work and create meaningful engagement with all partners and stakeholders.

Coastal Action is seeking an experienced Outdoor Adventure Coordinator to join our team. Coastal Action, in partnership with Acadia University, provides environmental education programs for children and youth at Acadia’s Morton Centre, a 99-acre property on Heckman’s Island, Lunenburg County. Coastal Action administers and oversees the development and implementation of the environmental education programs at the Morton Centre. All programs take place outdoors and are designed to provide participants with opportunities to enjoy experiential learning, science, discovery, and being active in nature. Programs typically include games, stories, creative projects, exploration, and physical activity, as well as hands-on learning related to the theme of the camp. Our team consists of Coastal Action’s Executive Director, Climate Change & Education Team Lead, one full-time Environmental Education (EE) Coordinator, one full-time Outdoor Adventure (OA) Coordinator, and other staff and volunteers as required.

Required Qualifications:
• Previous experience in a coordination/leadership role with implementing and managing recreational/educational programs for children and youth;
• Familiarity with environmental and/or earth education approaches;
• Experience in designing program curriculum, program planning, and evaluation;
• University education in recreation, education, or environmental studies/science (enrolled in or completed);
• Demonstrated skills in: group facilitation, risk management, time management, oral and written communication, organization, and paying attention to detail;
• A passion and appreciation for nature, and a strong desire to share that with others;
• Training in first aid: current certification in Standard First Aid + CPR Level A (or equivalent) by the start date of the contract;
• Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a criminal records check (to be completed following offer of employment);
• A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

• Understanding of healthy child/youth development.
• Experience working with/providing inclusion support for persons with a disability.
• Customer service and effective communication skills in dealing with the public.
• Current National Lifeguard Service certification.



Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outdoor Adventure Coordinator will assist the Environmental Education Coordinator in overseeing the implementation of all fall programs. This will include assisting with overseeing all volunteer leaders, liaising with parents/guardians and participants, providing a safe program environment, and facilitating activities. Additionally, the Outdoor Adventure leader will be responsible for leading challenging outdoor activities.

You will…
• Plan and implement exciting experiential learning opportunities, including school activities, day programs, workshops and family nature events;
• Be a leader who uses their influence to ensure that programs run safely, dynamically, and are inclusive to all participants;
• Deliver quality adventurous programming that immerse participants in the natural world;
• Motivate and coach youth volunteers to reach their full potential;
• Be flexible and open to all tasks which promote, support, and facilitate all educational activities associated with Coastal Action.

Application Details

Please submit cover letter and resume merged into one document to Clare Kellock at clare@coastalaction.org. Deadline for submission is June 21, 2019.


To learn more about Co-op at CBU, contact a Student Placement Officer from your school: megan_ringer@cbu.ca (Business), carly_turnbull@cbu.ca (Science and Arts).