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Summer Program Support (2 positions available)

Title
Summer Program Support (2 positions available)
Duration
One full-time position: 30 hours a week. Contract: June 27 – August 31. One part-time position: 15 hours a week. Contract: July 5 – August 25.
Start
June 27 (Full-time position) July 5 (Part-time position)
Application Deadline
Ongoing until position is filled.
Location
Grande Prairie, Alberta. Various communities and special events. Travel is required and reimbursed.

Description

Work with purpose at Frontier College. 
Frontier College is a national non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899 and accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. 

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Community Coordinator, the Summer Support staff will plan and facilitate outdoor literacy-based activities for children between ages 5 – 12 years old. Our summer position involves community outreach in partnership with local organizations and events. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will assist with the following programs:

Reading Tents - The purpose of the Summer Reading Tent program is to promote a love of reading during the summer months in a fun and engaging way. Focusing on literacy in a broad sense (reading, writing, listening, and storytelling), the team engages children in enjoyable and inclusive activities based on diverse learning styles and reading levels. Reading Tent sessions involve using environmental and social justice themes to engage learners in crafts, reading circles, and movement-based activities, and end with participants selecting a free book to take home.

StoryWalk® - A StoryWalk® is an innovative and exciting way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. A children’s book is taken apart and each page displayed on stakes along a busy walkway. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Some weekend work may be required. Potential for ongoing employment during the school year after successful completion of this contract.

Summer Reading Support Staff have:

  • Energetic, creative, inclusive, and flexible attitudes
  • An interest in literacy, children’s programming, and inclusive education
  • Experience with volunteers, community settings, and diverse populations
  • Respectful communication with kids and adults; the confidence to speak in front of groups of varying sizes and with diverse populations
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • The ability to think critically, solve problems and manage details
  • The desire to work and play outside all summer
  • The physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Experience with computer programs (MS Word, Outlook) and social media (Facebook, Instagram).
  • A valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle.
  • A current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen completed (or be willing to obtain it prior to the start of employment)
Additional Assets:
  • Prior experience volunteering or working with volunteers
  • Experience using Canva

Compensation: We offer a competitive hourly rate, schedule flexibility, and a supportive work environment.
To Apply: send a cover letter and resume to Morgan Cole, Community Coordinator, mannecole@frontiercollege.ca. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at Frontier College. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Furthermore, we welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.
 
 

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