Trips for Kids Hiring for 2013 Summer Rides Program

on Feb 24 in Events, News

We are hiring for the 2013 Summer Rides Season! We are looking to hire post-secondary-aged staff for the Program Coordinator and Ride Coordinator positions, as well as two high-school aged staff for our Ride Leader positions. Details below! 

Job Title: Program Coordinator & Ride Coordinator
Reports to: Board of Directors
Employment Term: Temporary Full-Time – May 13th – Aug 23rd
Compensation: Per Hour plus vacation pay at 4% –Hourly Wage Competitive and Dependent on Experience    
Hours: 30-35 hours per week –May-June                                                                                                    35-40 hours per week – July-August
Start Date: May 13th, 2013 – Start Date Funding Dependent
End Date: Aug 23rd, 2013

 

Job Purpose 

The Program Coordinator for TFKV will be primarily responsible for managing and executing the 2013 spring and summer rides program, as well as facilitating, leading and organizing rides with partner youth agencies and community centers. The Ride Coordinator will assist in the implementation and delivery of the Trips for Kids spring and summer rides programs. Specific tasks are diverse and engaging, and may vary depending on the initiative and abilities of the applicant.

 

Duties and Responsibilities – Program Coordinator

  • Securely manage incoming budgets, funds, and financial reporting
  • Implement, and evaluate Summer Rides Program
  • Foster relationships with current and potential community partners
  • Connect with Partner schools, community centers and youth agencies to develop rides schedule
  • Develop new partnerships with community youth organizations and like-minded cycling organizations
  • Participate in all scheduled rides, bookings and events
  • Develop and facilitate Youth Leaders Club
  • Plan and coordinate learning themes, components and activities
  • Share knowledge of mountain biking skills and trail etiquette
  • Create a safe, friendly and fun environment for all ride participants 
  • Prepare weekly or bi-weekly program and expense reports to the Board of Directors

Duties and Responsibilities – Ride Coordinator 

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the rides schedule for both the spring and summer programs
  • Participate in all scheduled rides, bookings and events
  • Assist Board of Directors with various administrative duties
  • Maintain bicycles, and all applicable program equipment
  • Coordinate nutritional needs for program participants
  • Coordinate transportation of participants and gear
  • Share knowledge of  biking skills and trail etiquette 
  • Create a safe, friendly and fun environment for all ride participants 
  • Foster relationships with current and potential community partners
  • Assist in facilitating and developing Youth Leaders Club
  • Assist with various other administrative duties as needed
  • Plan and coordinate learning themes, components and activities
  • Share knowledge of mountain biking skills and trail etiquette
  • Create a safe, friendly and fun environment for all ride participants 
  • Transport partner and community youth and leaders in safe manner in the 15 Passenger Van
  • Maintain and repair the Trips for Kids Bike Fleet
  • Safeguard and Protect the Trips for Kids Bike Fleet

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Valid Class 4 BC Drivers License
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification 
  • A criminal record check is  mandatory
  • Must be full-time student (at least 3 full-time courses in each semester of last school year) at accredited post secondary institution, planning to return to school in fall
  • Must be 29 years of age or under in order to qualify for Service  Canada salary funding
  • Intermediate to Advanced Mountain Bike Riding and Mechanic Skills

Other Qualifications 

  • Previous experience facilitating youth, especially in outdoor recreation-skills based environment is an asset
  • Previous experience teaching or coaching youth in sports or team environment is an asset
  • Previous experience in program coordinator role is an asset

 Organization Description

In the spring of 2001, Trips for Kids Vancouver became the first Canadian chapter of a non-profit organization that started in Marin County, California in 1986. Trips for Kids mandate is to take kids biking and prepare them for life. Our organization’s aim is to provide access to the outdoors for inner city youth with a number of barriers – social, cultural, economic and geographic. We are run by a volunteer board of directors are  searching for summer staff who share our same passion.   

Summer Rides Program Description

2013 will be Trips for Kids 13th Summer Rides Program in Vancouver.  The Program involves partnering with community centers, neighborhood houses and youth agencies in Central and East Vancouver to provide a structured mountain bike program with various agencies. Trips for Kids’ mandate is to take kids biking. In previous summers, we have created the opportunity for over 500 youth with barriers to accessing the outdoors each summer to participate in rides in Pacific Spirit Park, Seymour Demonstration Forest, Delta Watershed, Squamish and Whistler.     

Instructions for Applying

Please submit the following in one combined PDF file, in the following order, with a maximum limit of three pages: 

1)     Cover Letter (one page maximum)

2)     Resume (two page maximum)

Other Points: 

1)     Specifically reference your experience in regards to the mandatory and other qualifications above

2)     Include your contact information

3)     Specify if you are applying for Ride Coordinator or Program Coordinator position.

4)     We will be interviewing in Mid-April

Please submit your single PDF file via e-mail to: 

Andre Perret

Board of Directors

andre@tfkvancouver.org 

Job Title: Ride Leader
Reports to: Program Coordinator& Ride Coordinator
Employment Term: Temporary Full-Time – June 24th – Aug 23rd
Compensation: Per Hour plus vacation pay at 4% –$10.25/Hour    
Hours: 35-40 hours per week
Start Date: June 24th, 2013 – Start Date Funding Dependent
End Date: Aug 23rd, 2013

Job Background 

The Ride Leader position is specifically for high-school students who are looking for an opportunity to develop coaching, leadership and facilitation skills by assisting the Program Coordinator and Ride Coordinator in running the Summer Rides mountain biking program in July and August. The position is funding dependent and is expected to be fully funded by a grant from the Federal Canada Summer Jobs 2013 program:

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml 

The Ride Leader will assist in the implementation and delivery of the Trips for Kids spring and summer rides programs. Specific tasks are diverse and engaging, and may vary depending on the initiative and abilities of the applicant.

 Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the Program and Ride coordinator in managing the Summer Rides program
  • Participate in all scheduled rides, bookings and events
  • Assist Program and Ride Coordinator with various administrative duties
  • Maintain bicycles, and all applicable program equipment
  • Share knowledge of  biking skills and trail etiquette 
  • Create a safe, friendly and fun environment for all ride participants 
  • Assist Ride Coordinator in facilitating and developing Youth Leaders Club
  • Share knowledge of mountain biking skills and trail etiquette
  • Create a safe, friendly and fun environment for all ride participants 
  • Maintain and repair the Trips for Kids Bike Fleet
  • Safeguard and Protect the Trips for Kids Bike Fleet

Mandatory Qualifications (Can be obtained prior to employment start)

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification  (Can be obtained prior to employment start)
  • A criminal record check is  mandatory
  • Must be a high school student in grades 8-12 in preceding school year, can be recent grade 12 graduate planning on attending a certified post-secondary institution full time in Fall 2013
  • Must be 29 years of age or under in order to qualify for Service  Canada salary funding
  • Beginner to Intermediate Mountain Bike Riding and Mechanic Skills – purpose of position is to help develop these skills, so beginners are welcome to apply – you will learn a lot throughout the summer!

 Other Qualifications

  • Previous experience facilitating youth, especially in outdoor recreation-skills based environment is an asset
  • Previous experience teaching or coaching youth in sports or team environment is an asset
  • A positive attitude! 

Organization Description

In the spring of 2001, Trips for Kids Vancouver became the first Canadian chapter of a non-profit organization that started in Marin County, California in 1986. Trips for Kids mandate is to take kids biking and prepare them for life. Our organization’s aim is to provide access to the outdoors for inner city youth with a number of barriers – social, cultural, economic and geographic. We are run by a volunteer board of directors and are searching for summer staff who share our same passion.   

Summer Rides Program Description

2013 will be Trips for Kids 13th Summer Rides Program in Vancouver. The Program involves partnering with community centers, neighborhood houses and youth agencies in Central and East Vancouver to provide a structured mountain bike program with various agencies. Trips for Kids’ mandate is to take kids biking. In previous summers, we have created the opportunity for over 500 youth with barriers to accessing the outdoors to ride in Pacific Spirit Park, Seymour Watershed, Squamish and Whistler. 

Instructions for Applying

Please submit the following in one combined file, in the following order, with a maximum limit of three pages: 

1)     Cover Letter

2)     Resume 

Other Points:

1)     Indicate how you found our job posting

2)     Include contact information for any high school teacher/staff references

3)     Specifically reference your experience in regards to the mandatory and other qualifications above

4)     Include your contact information

5)     Specify if you are applying for the Ride Leader position in the opening paragraph of your cover letter (we are accepting applications for senior Program Coordinator and Ride Coordinator positions from post-secondary aged staff)

6)     We will be conducting interviews in Mid-April.  

Please submit your single file via e-mail to:

Andre Perret

Treasurer – Board of Directors

andre@tfkvancouver.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information go to www.tfkvancouver.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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on Jan 04 in News

This past Monday (August 9th), the TFKV Youth Leaders Club were the first group of volunteers to join the crew from the District of North Van to reshape a Fromme favorite – Bobsled!

This joint project by the NSMBA and the DNV offers an exciting shift in North Shore trail-building; with a smooth and flowy style true to its’ namesake.

Trips For Kids is UBER excited to take part in shaping new trails that are accessible to the beginner/intermediate rider. Props to the NSMBA and the DNV for developing this partnership, and the visioning for more collaboration into the future!

Many thanks especially to Nate, James, and Alex from the DNV for hosting us!

Check out more photos on our Facebook page (and “like” us please!):
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9730339747

Call out for Volunteers – Lead a workshop for our Youth Leadership Club

on Jun 23 in News

Do you have a passion for mountain biking and/or playing in the local forests, mountains, oceans, dirt mounds, concrete bowls, or various other outdoor extreme adventure zones?

Here is THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME to share your experience, skills, and age-old (but not “old” old?) wisdom with an amazing group of teenagers.

The TFK Youth Leadership Club targets youth ages 13-17 with an interest in developing their biking skills, and gaining related training and volunteer experience. The program is centered around developing new skills and building self-esteem in a fun and supportive environment.

Past workshops have included:

  • Intro to downhill riding (with various workshops focusing on skills such as body positioning, cornering, and line choice)
  • Intro to trials
  • Basic Bike Mechanics
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Action photography & photo shoot

We are open to all sorts of new ideas related to biking, outdoor education, and personal development. Please contact us with your ideas to lead a workshop, and/or alternatively volunteer to SUPPORT a workshop. There are many ways to get involved and we’d love to hear from you!

The following dates are scheduled for workshops. If none of these dates works for you, let us know and we can try to make arrangements. Thanks!

  • Tuesday, July 6th (evening)
  • Tuesday, July 13th (evening)
  • Monday, July 19th (evening)
  • Tuesday, July 27th (evening)
  • Tuesday, August 3rd (evening)
  • Monday, August 9th (evening)
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 14-15th (weekend in Whistler)
  • Tuesday, August 17th (evening)
  • Tuesday, August 24th (evening)

Please contact Fleurie – fleurie@tfkvancouver.org for more information on how to get involved!

Have you caught the buzz??

on Jun 16 in News

The Peanut Butter buzzzz…. TFK is raising funds for our summer youth programs, and what better way then by “spreading” the love of a favorite healthy snack! For each donation of $30, TFK supplies a scrumptious jar of 100% natural Woodwards Peanut Butter AND our top secret recipe for TFK kid-friendly PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BARS. Here’s how you get involved:

STEP 1: Click on our profile on http://www.givemeaning.com/project/tfkvancouver/member/103874 and make a donation. 100% of proceed go to TFKV!

STEP 2: Send an email to fleurie@tfkvancouver.org with your contact information.

STEP 3: Collect your jar and enjoy! By the spoonful, in a sandwich, in a savory satay… and feel free to share your original PB-infused recipes as a comment on our blog!

Did someone say PEANUT BUTTER BANANA TIME?!

on Jun 11 in News

YUP. Thanks to the help of our good friends at Nesters Market, TFK is able to present The (Crazy) Peanut Butter Banana Contest at the MEC Bikefest this Saturday! The prize? A HUGE SUPPLY OF PEANUT BUTTER! Yes, we’re serious.

This Saturday, June 12th TFK will be at the MEC Bikefest cooking some yummy veggie burgers from our other bbq sponsor YVES & peanut butter banana sandwiches! We’ll be on Twitter tweeting throughout the day and we want YOU to either: RT our crazy peanut butter tweets OR tweet about your own experience with our delicious peanut butter/banana treats – – TWITPICS are highly encouraged!!

Come by our booth this Saturday, June 12th at the MEC Bikefest at Creekside Park and let us know what you think about the peanut butter banana sandwiches. Just remember to tweet AT @ TripsforkidsVan, mention @ MEC Bikefest and use the #PBBT (Peanut Butter Banana Time) hashtag to grab our attention. You MUST tweet in order to be eligible for the prize. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday and announced on both our Twitter & Facebook page!

Nesters Market is one of our fantastic sponsors for our Trips for Kids Vancouver BBQ at MEC Bikefest.  Nesters Market, ‘where the local’s shop’, is a great place to find all your healthy grocery needs in Vancouver.  Whether you need to fuel up pre-bike ride with a peanut butter smoothie or cook a great dinner after a hard day on the trails, Nesters can help!  For more information about Nester’s Market and their locations, check them out at http://www.nestersmarket.com/

YVES Veggie Cuisine is supplying our barbeque with delicious veggie burgers.  Don’t worry, YVES isn’t just for vegetarians.  Their burgers are so tasty meat eaters may give up meat forever once they taste them at the TFK barbeque on Saturday.  YVES Veggie Cuisine is conveniently sold at many local grocery stores so you can grab a great snack for your post-bike barbeque.  All the great details can be found at http://www.yvesveggie.ca/

For all important MEC Bikefest Information please click the link below:

http://bit.ly/dwnTF5

Looking forward to seeing you there,

The TFK Team

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