ATLANTIC TRAINING AND PROGRAM MANAGER

The Role

This position is a split position between the OBC Training Academy (70%) and OBC Core Programming (30%).

OBC Training Academy

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 Core Programming

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.

See full job posting here.

Conservation Programs Specialist – Habitat Asset Management Program

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team in Alberta.

As a member of the Alberta Operations Team, you will be responsible for managing all existing DUC assets in North/Central Alberta, including partner relations.

Practical experience with engineered water control structures, land management and administration, conservation projects and programs, agriculture, engineering and/or biology, would all be considered assets to this very diverse and challenging opportunity.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player and an effective communicator who is able to build positive working relationships with various staff of local governments, landowners, industry, agricultural producers, volunteers and other conservation agencies.

You possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in program planning and implementation and contract management and tendering.  You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

Your minimum 3 -5 years’ experience in conservation program delivery, natural resource management techniques and waterfowl habitat requirements, will make you the ideal candidate for this position.

Requirements
A post-secondary degree or technologist diploma in a related discipline; Engineering, Agriculture, Environmental, or equivalent practical field experience will also be considered
Strong planning, reporting and project management skills
Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management
Basic mechanical aptitude
Experience with GPS, ArcView, MS Office and airphoto interpretation
Awareness of AB Occupational Health and Safety practices
Knowledge of the AB Water Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process would be considered an asset
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to work long/flexible hours in summer, with travel
Experience managing contracts and contractors, supervising construction, strong administrative and budgeting skills
A valid class 5 driver’s license
An understanding of who Ducks Unlimited Canada is and what we do; an understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices would be considered an asset
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: May 22, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

Assistant Park Superintendent – Sandbanks Provincial Park

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Expression of Interest
Position: Assistant Park Superintendent
Classification: M0609A – Legal/Regulatory 03 ($57,398.00 – $84,322.00)
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park
Duration: Temporary assignment for up to 6 months with possible
extension
Are you looking for a great opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment
Conservation and Parks to engage with people and work with a dynamic and motivated
team?
As the Assistant Park Superintendent, you will play a central role by assisting with
planning, developing and managing Sandbanks Provincial Park while protecting their
natural and recreational heritage values.
The Ontario Parks’ mission is to protect natural and cultural resources and provide
opportunities for inspiration, enjoyment and education; now and for future generations.
This is an opportunity to:
• Assist in providing leadership and supervision to a team within the parks as you
deliver the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks / Ontario Parks
mandate with a focus on ecological sustainability
• Assist in the planning, organizing, and implementation of business, resource
management and operational activities
• Provide assistance on human resources activities such as recruitment, training
and evaluation of staff, assigning work schedules and managing performance
• Monitor park programs through an audit process to ensure compliance with cash
handling policies, Park Discovery Program guidelines, compliance with accepted
enforcement practices and techniques and regard for employee and public safety
• Prepare tenders and purchases materials, maintains expenditure control against
allocated budget, administers service contracts and concession agreements
• Participate in the preparation and updating of the risk management plan and
direct the implementation of action identified to ensure duty of care with respect
to the public use
• Take enforcement action as required as a Park Warden involving
serious/sensitive violations as well as providing leadership during park
emergency situations
How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have the ability to obtain a Park Warden designation and ability to
meet the standards in Use of Force training.
• You must possess a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized
by the Province of Ontario.
• Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Emergency First Aid certificate.
Leadership Skills:
• You possess strong interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership,
monitor performance and promote excellence in customer service and team
performance.
• You are able to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, work under pressure and
maintain a high level of accuracy.
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human
resources, including labour relations issues.
• You have the ability to be responsible for the overall compliance with legislative
statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives,
guidelines and commitments related to programs and services.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative
advice and guidance to senior management.
Program Management and Coordination Skills:
• You possess knowledge of resource management principles related to park
management, concessions operations and planning.
• You have a good understanding of accounting, revenue practices, expenditure
control and supply and contract management.
• You possess knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping and utilities coupled
with knowledge of capital development including the ability to understand site
development and construction plans.
• You possess analytical skills and the ability to work independently and use good
judgment.
• You have organizational skills to prepare schedules, organize and implement
work and special projects.
Communication, Relationship Management and Interpersonal Skills:
• You have strong communication skills to effectively develop and manage
relationships with staff, volunteers, visitors, service providers and other
government agencies.
• You have the ability to collaborate with other agencies including ambulance
services, fire services, to develop a comprehensive approach to emergency
planning and management for the purpose of first aid response, critical incident
management, road closures and disaster planning.
• You have the ability to respond to emergencies, complaints and contentious
issues involving the public, staff, stakeholders, interest groups and media with
tact and diplomacy.
• You have interpersonal and team building skills to provide leadership, monitor
performance and promote excellence in customer service and team performance.
Technical Skills:
• You have knowledge of general facility, grounds keeping, utility and equipment
maintenance.
• You have knowledge of capital development to understand site development and
construction plans.
• You are able to apply and interpret relevant legislation, policies and procedures
and possess working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume via
email, quoting “Expression of Interest – Assistant Park Superintendent –
Sandbanks” in the subject line, no later than May 20, 2022 to:
Attention: Curt Morris, Park Superintendent
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Southeast Zone, Ontario Parks
Land and Water Division
E-Mail: curt.morris@ontario.ca
Thank you for your interest. Please ensure you have your manager’s approval to apply.
Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism: We are
committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a
diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable
workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with
disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a
diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and
expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint
pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility,
diversity and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of
employment, consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

ATLANTIC PROGRAM MANAGER

ATLANTIC PROGRAM MANAGER
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.

THE ROLE
The Atlantic Program Manager will ensure that the transformational journeys experienced by the students are planned and delivered in a highly organized, responsible manner. This role will manage the Atlantic region expeditions including employee management, program site areas, and programs, including:
course administration, course planning, programming, delivery, logistics, risk oversight, supervision, and evaluation. In addition, the Program Manager provides support to instructors, clients, partners and all other organizational relationships. This position has been based in St. George, NB, the location moving forward will be determined in conjunction with the Head of Eastern Canada to meet the strategic needs identified by OBC. The expeditions are delivered year-round and currently include canoeing, sea kayaking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and have included expedition areas across New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.

WHAT WE OFFER
Location: Remote, base to be established
Salary: $57,000-65,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package and Employee Assistance Plan
Term: Full Time
Supervisor: Head of Eastern Canada
Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: June 2022

OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
PROGRAM

Coordinates the execution of the program plans with the Head of Eastern Canada.
Hires and manages instructional employees, ensuring high-quality program delivery.
Ensures high-quality and efficient logistical systems which includes facility, transportation and equipment systems.
Works in conjunction with the Head of Eastern Canada and the Training Academy team to enhance and develop programming.
Creates, monitors and maintains: unique programmatic designs, program implementation and evaluation.
Other duties as assigned.
RISK MANAGEMENT

Ensures courses and programs are run in accordance with risk management protocols.
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.
ADMINISTRATION

Ensures the workspace is compliant with provincial labour laws and Health and Safety standards in collaboration with the Head of Eastern Canada and HR.
Provides direct customer care for participants and their families/teachers/agencies.
Coordinates the transfer of course information from key sources to instructors.
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 hours from the base.
Organizes and facilitates program evaluation and paperwork process.
Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and mentor employees and build a positive workplace culture
Supports support (not lead) community outreach and fundraising
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.
REQUIREMENTS

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 tripping practices and principles.
Experience in adventure and experiential educational module delivery.
Focus on providing high levels of customer service.
Ability to be a significant contributor to several small teams as well as work 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.
CERTIFICATIONS
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
CPR-C
Bronze Cross / NLS
Class 4 (or equivalent) Driver’s License (or willing to obtain)
Paddle Canada Certifications
ASSETS:
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.
At Outward Bound Canada we believe that communities that have been historically underrepresented in outdoor recreation must be centred 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.