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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