Employment

Currently accepting applications for: 

  Aquatics Director  
  Aquatic Lifeguard and Instructor

  Program Activity Leader
  Resource Development Director
  School Program Coordinator

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Aquatics Director

Position: Aquatics Director    

Hours: 35 hours/week

Location: Oshawa

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Aquatics Director is responsible for all elements of the Aquatics portfolio. This role is responsible for the scheduling of all aquatics staff, swimming lessons, and other aquatic programs. While working in a busy pool environment, the Aquatics Director will work with the Executive Director and Finance Director to ensure a sustainable budget is created, implemented and adhered to. This position will also oversee the Health & Safety policies of the organization, ensuring that all policies are current, relevant, and that all staff are in compliance from a health and safety perspective. The Aquatics Director will also ensure that all staff are trained in Standard First Aid and CPR-C and update staff files accordingly. The Aquatics Director is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is expected to embrace the mission, vision, and core values of the Club. 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Responsible for all Aquatic programs, operations, and administration
  • Responsible for Aquatic program registration, scheduling, and promotion
  • Recruitment, training and evaluation of all Aquatic staff and Aquatic volunteers
  • On-Deck supervisor for all Aquatic lessons
  • Provide instruction in swimming skills, water safety and aerobics, when needed
  • Available to lifeguard during program times, as needed
  • Organize the delivery of Standard First Aid Training, including CPR-C training, for all staff throughout the year (this may include the facilitation of the training)
  • Assess First Aid training dates of all staff to ensure certification is current
  • Assess and co-ordinate pool maintenance with facility maintenance staff, including daily pool tests required by the Department of Health
  • Responsible for all agency rentals including scheduling, and the preparation and distribution of program and facility rental information
  • Maintain a safe workplace, ensuring all health and safety practices are in place in accordance with the Ontario Health and Safety Act and the Public Health Act
  • Administer all Aquatic and Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Prepare and support a variety of correspondence, data and statistics 
  • Regular reporting of statistics and trends as they relate to the Aquatic portfolio
  • Liaise with other community partners to actively promote the Boys and Girls Club of Durham Aquatic programs
  • Regularly research and explore innovative Aquatic opportunities
  • Administer all agency policies as they relate to the Aquatics portfolio
  • Work with other departments in the agency to co-ordinate programs and new ideas to ensure maximum focus of the organization's mission

Qualifications:

  • College or University graduate of Recreation or related program
  • Valid Red Cross/Lifesaving Society's Instructors Certificate, National Lifeguard, and Standard First Aid - CPR-C
  • Bronze Cross Examiner
  • Preferred Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer and National Lifeguard Instructor and Examiner
  • Minimum 3 years experience in pool facility supervision and teaching with the Red Cross and Lifesaving Society's standards
  • Knowledge of pool operations and filtration systems
  • High Five and Quest certification (or willing to obtain)
  • Strong Leadership and Teamwork skills
  • Working knowledge of RecDesk or other CRM systems

Working Conditions:

  • 35 hours per week - Monday to Friday with some evenings and weekends required
  • Frequently required to work with tight timelines
  • Required to be in the pool to work with staff and program participants

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Mission: To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Vision: All children and youth discover and achieve their dream and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Core Values: Belonging, Respect, Engagement and Support, Working Together, Speaking Out

Please submit your resume to Kathleen Hutton at khutton@bgcdurham.com by August 12th, 2019

The Boys and Girls Club of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process

Aquatic Lifeguard and Instructor

Position: Aquatic Lifeguard and Swim Instructor   

Main Function: The Boys and Girls Club of Durham is hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors for our main location in Oshawa. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who display great leadership skills, responsibility and the ability to work alone and as a team.

Reports To: Aquatic Director

Duties: 1. Have an understanding of child development 2. Has a solid knowledge of all strokes and skills for all levels of the Red Cross Swim program 3. Prepare lesson plans for every Aquatic class 4. Prevent Accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations of the Club 5. Prepare mid-session and final Aquatic progress reports according to policy. 6. Be physically fit and alert to meet any emergency situation 7. Maintain current qualifications 8. Attend all staff trainings and meetings 9. To perform all other duties deemed necessary by the Aquatic Director & Executive Director

Eligibility Requirements: Potential Candidates must have the following awards prior to the start of employment:

  • Current National Lifeguard
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Current Lifesaving Instructor
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  • High Five (Considered an asset)

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume detailing skills and qualifications; Applicants must be available to attend an interview in person, interviews will not be conducted via the telephone and/or the internet;

Application Instructions: To be considered for an Aquatic Lifeguard and Instructor Position, the cover letter and resume must be submitted to clamb@bgcdurham.com OR dropped off in person by the deadline date of August 6th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Interview Disclaimer:

We thank all those persons who apply, but advise that due to the large number of applications received, acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants invited for an interview.

The Boys and Girls Club of Durham is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise the agency of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Program Activity Leader

Position: After School Program Activity Leader

Main Function: Provide leadership and supervision to children in the After-School Program. Implement lesson plans, ensure children participate in all activities, while ensuring the safety and well being of all participants.

Reports To: After-School Program Assistant, Coordinator, and Program Director

Duties:
1. Provide supervision and leadership to program participants.
2. Will provide a safe, structured environment for the participants.
3. Will ensure that the participants’ needs are met and that they are enjoying the program.
4. Will assure that the Members’ Rules of Conduct are carried out in the program.
5. Will act as a role model for the participants conducting oneself in a respectful, cordial, mature and responsible manner.
6. Will adhere to the Principles for Healthy Child Development
7. Will take the time to research and to plan assigned program activities, making activities innovative, motivating and interesting to our Members.
8. Maintain acceptable appearance in uniform and personal hygiene at all times.
9. Will work with and provide directions to the volunteers and students.
10. Will attend the staff meetings, trainings, and planning sessions as required.
11. Responsible for helping to clean the program areas and other maintenance duties as needed.
12. Will act as a representative of the Boys and Girls Club of Durham and help promote the Club by example and being of service to parents, volunteers, and other clients as the need arises.
13. Will maintain regular, positive and consistent feedback to parents when they are signing out their child/children.
14. Will complete written documentation as required and submit to supervisor in a timely fashion.
15. Will follow and practice all health and safety rules in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Public Health Act.
16. Ensure that supplies and equipment are adequate, safe and in good repair.                                                      

WORKING CONDITIONS
•Monday to Friday - flexible hours are required, dictated by programming needs, hours typically fall between 2pm and 6pm
•Required to work in a variety of settings including outdoors and in the pool.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
1.Experience in programs for youth 5-18 years of age and a knowledge of child development.
2.Excellent communications skills.
3.Familiar with the High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development.
4.Knowledge of fitness and nutrition.
5.First Aid and C.P.R. certifications.
6.Punctual, meticulous, reliable.

Submit your resume to Marcia at mboone@bgcdurham.com

Resource Development Director

Position: Resource Development Director

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Location: Oshawa

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Resource Development Director is an optimistic, flexible, problem-solving senior professional with strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Planning, directing and executing a comprehensive resource development plan to promote the mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Durham and enhance funding support is a key deliverable. Directly responsible for planning and executing the annual campaign including grant proposals, special events, marketing as it relates to fund development, cultivation and stewardship of donors for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham. The Resource Development Director is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and is expected to embrace the mission, vision, and core values of the Club.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Develops and implements a vigorous Resource Development program to secure financial support from a board array of potential funding sources
  • Works with the Executive Director to establish goals and objectives and monitors individual performance against the strategic plan
  • Develops, refines, executes and evaluates a comprehensive annual campaign to acquire, retain and upgrade annual donors through a variety of strategies
  • Cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects; will involve significant community leadership and outreach
  • Leading Event Committees, advises in the planning, execution, and evaluation of all major fundraising signature events
  • Responsible for the solicitation of sponsorships - provides timely follow-up and acknowledgement for sponsorships, gifts, and personalized stewardship
  • Identifies, cultivates, and designs individualized plans to secure major gifts from foundations; individual and corporate donors to align donor interests with agency need
  • Conducts donor research and proposal writing and presentation to align donor and agency goals, build capacity and strengthen the relationship between the donor and the Boys and Girls Club of Durham
  • Contributes to the marketing strategy to coincide with the fundraising plan
  • Manages portfolio financial resources in accordance with budget and annual goals and objectives
  • Maintains accurate donor and gift records in an electronic system
  • Ensures timely and appropriate recognition of all agency development stakeholders
  • Develops a creative donor stewardship program
  • Works with the Director of Finance to report all financial outcomes, providing monthly reports to the Executive Director
  • Works with the Executive Director to establish fun development goals and objectives

Qualifications:

  • College or University graduate in related areas: Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Minimum 3 years direct experience in Resource Development in the not-for-profit sector
  • Documented success in not-for-profit fundraising, directly responsible for securing a minimum of $200,000 annually
  • Successful experience in a full range of developmental functions including: annual campaigns, corporate and major giving, grant writing, marketing, stewardship, and special events
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong Leadership and Teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of current trends in not-for-profit philanthropy including knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy's Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills relating to planning and implementing multiple tasks and activities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Working knowledge of E-tapestry or other CRM systems
  • Valid Driver's Licence and access to reliable vehicle
  • Current Police Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search

Working Conditions:

  • 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday with some evenings and weekends required
  • Frequently required to work with tight timelines
  • May be required to work overtime with compensating time off
  • Frequent travel throughout the community and Durham Region

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Mission: To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Vision: All children and youth discover and achieve their dream and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.

Boys and Girls Club of Durham Core Values: Belonging, Respect, Engagement and Support, Working Together, Speaking Out

Please submit your resume to Kathleen Hutton at khutton@bgcdurham.com by August 19th, 2019

The Boys and Girls Club of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process

School Program Coordinator 

Position: School Program Coordinator                                                                                                                 

Main Function: Administration of the overall development, operation and evaluation of School Based Programs in designated Durham Region communities. Ensure a high quality, cost effective, safe and stimulating program is provided to Club Members. Adhere to the agency Mission and Core Values.

Reports To: Director of Children and Youth Recreation Programs

Duties: 1. Planning, organization and supervision of After-School Program for children and youth ages 4-14 years in accordance with the MTCS After-School-Program guidelines.     
2. Working collaboratively with other coordinators and program directors, develop and deliver the After-School Program using a pre-determined, coordinated approach.
3. Administer all related agency policies and procedures pertaining to the Child and Teen programs.
4. Supervision of participants, staff and volunteers in a way that reinforces the Boys and Girls Club philosophy by creating a sense of belonging and positive interaction.
5. Recruitment, placement, training and evaluation of all staff leaders and students involved in the program.
6. Maintain monthly, quarterly and annual statistical data on Club Members.
7. Working in conjunction with the Program Director, ensure program goals and outcomes are measured at least once annually.
8. Monitor the safety of all children involved in the programs.
9. Adhere to the principles of Healthy Child Development as categorized by High Five.
10. Administer the programs within established budgetary guidelines, keep accurate records of all program supplies. 11. Keep up to date on child and youth issues and training opportunities.
12. Maintain a good working relationship with other community groups, in particular the school in which the programs operate.
13. Complete regular, informative correspondence for Club Members and their families.
14. Is an active and integral part of the Leadership Team.
15. Attend Coordinator meetings, training sessions and accept any other assigned responsibilities and duties for the Club or community as assigned by the Program Director.
16. Enforce and practice all health and safety rules in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The Boys and Girls Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive, barrier free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Working Conditions
• 35 hour work week (Mon., Wed. and Fri. -10:00-6:00, Tues. and Thurs. 12:30-6:00). May include evening and occasional weekend work.
• The Program Coordinator is frequently required to work within tight deadlines
• The Program Coordinator may be required to work overtime with compensating time off
• This position may include occasional travel

Employment Requirements
1. Post-secondary graduate in Social Services
2. Minimum four years’ experience in the field
3. Experience in group work programs for youth 4-14 years of age
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5. Excellent time management skills
6. Familiar with the High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development
7. Proficiency in computer skills
8. Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
9. First Aid and C.P.R. certification.
10. Punctual, meticulous, reliable

Submit your resume to Elizabeth at eawilliams@bgcdurham.com

We thank all that apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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