We currently are hiring for three positions.

Position #1

Job Title: Nature Education Facilitator (Contract Position)

Supervised by:  Education and Outreach Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director

Salary/Wage: $25-32 per hour dependent on experience Closing Date: April 3, 2022
Position Purpose 
Under the supervision of the Education and Outreach Coordinator, the Nature Education Facilitator is responsible for aiding in designing, promoting and delivery of all Eagle Point – Blue Rapids (EPBR) Parks Council experiential education programs and outreach initiatives with an emphasis on programs with children 3 to 7 years old. 
Job Duties

Education & Outreach Program Delivery

  • Deliver environmental and outdoor education programs through community and school groups
  • Deliver programming to a variety of audiences including children, youth, adults and industry professionals (with an emphasis on programming for 3 to 7-year old’s)
  • Update the Parks Council social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to encourage, promote and share activities and events
  • Implement and further refine/develop the EPBR Parks Council’s communications and outreach initiatives relating to the overall program, mission and vision of the organization including review and preparation of appropriate materials for mailing, website and social media forums

Education & Outreach Program Development

  • Assist in developing, preparing and delivering educational programs and materials for schools, youth, community groups and the public that reflect the underlying themes needed to provide quality outdoor and environmental education programs and experiences

Other Parks Council Projects and Administration

  • Promote, coordinate and execute Parks Council larger programs and special events; support Parks Council member organizations in the coordination and promotion of their larger programs and special events
  • Assist with other general tasks of the Parks Council and other ongoing programs and priorities

Qualifications / Competencies

  • Preference will be given to an experienced teacher or educator with outdoor experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Experienced and competent in working safely with young people in a field setting
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience and ability to work with children and youth – especially 3-7 year olds
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Keen interest in active outdoor living and connecting with nature, and a respect for natural habitat and local wild places
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) 
  • Experience working within social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • A current valid Alberta driver’s license
  • A willingness to work flexible hours with some on evenings and weekends 
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check and a child welfare check
  • Standard First Aid certification (have or willingness to get it)
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna an asset
  • Physically fit (lifting and carrying gear, hiking, snowshoeing often make up part of your daily tasks)

Terms of Employment

  • Part time, contract position (based on an average commitment of 12-14 hours per week)
  • Work flexibility critical in order to accommodate program delivery
  • Potential for increasing hours exists over the coming months 

 

Position #2

Job Title: Education & Outreach Program Assistant (Temporary Summer Position) Supervised by:  Education and Outreach Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director

Salary/Wage: $19 per hour dependent on experience Closing Date: April 3, 2022
Position Purpose 
Under the supervision of the Education and Outreach Coordinator, the Education & Outreach Program Assistant is responsible for aiding in the design, promotion and delivery of all Eagle Point – Blue Rapids (EPBR) Parks Council experiential education programs and outreach initiatives. 
Job Duties

Education & Outreach Program Delivery

  • Deliver environmental education programs through community and school groups
  • Deliver programming to a variety of audiences including children, youth, adults and industry professionals
  • Cultivate and manage partnerships with local and regional outdoor and environmental education service providers, connect public schools and local groups/organizations with these service providers and facilitate their programs being offered in Drayton Valley and surrounding area 
  • Update and monitor the Parks Council website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to encourage, promote and share activities and events
  • Implement and further refine/develop the EPBR Parks Council’s communications and outreach initiatives relating to the overall program, mission and vision of the organization including review and preparation of appropriate materials for mailing, website and social media forums

Education & Outreach Program Development

  • Assist in developing, preparing and delivering educational programs and materials for schools, youth, community groups and the public that reflect the underlying themes needed to provide quality outdoor and environmental education programs and experiences

Other Parks Council Projects and Administration

  • Promote, coordinate and execute Parks Council larger programs and special events; support Parks Council member organizations in the coordination and promotion of their larger programs and special events
  • Assist with other general tasks of the Parks Council and other ongoing programs and priorities

Qualifications / Competencies

  • Preference will be given to a post-secondary student, planning to return to school, in a related field
  • Experience working for, or volunteering with non-profit organizations
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience and ability to work with children and youth
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Keen interest in active outdoor living and connecting with nature, and a respect for natural habitat and local wild places
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) 
  • Experience working within social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • A current valid Alberta driver’s license
  • A willingness to work flexible hours with some on evenings and weekends 
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check and a child welfare check
  • First Aid (not a requirement, but definitely an asset)
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna an asset

Terms of Employment

  • Full-time, seasonal  position (based on an average commitment of 35 hours per week for 16 weeks)
  • Work flexibility critical in order to accommodate program delivery

Position 3

Finance and Administration Contractor

0.3 FTE Contract

Required:

  • Financial and administrative experience in office operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Experience developing budgets and project based financial reports
  • Knowledge of government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and nonprofit society
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook or equivalents and interest and ability to rapidly learn other workplace and communications applications
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • A friendly, outgoing personality and high comfort level communicating with team members, suppliers, funders, sponsors and community members over a wide range of tasks
  • Willingness to participate in special events hosted by the organization
  • Ability to absorb information quickly, prioritize tasks and deliver on time

Assets:

  • A strong interest and related experience in environmental services, parks planning or administration, outdoor recreational facility planning and or operational programming
    Sound knowledge and successful experience in project development, management and fundraising
    Experience working with a volunteer board of directors and in developing board meeting agendas, support materials and recording of minutes

Terms of Employment

This is a part time, contract position (based on an average commitment of 10-14 hours per week) in Drayton Valley, Alberta. Compensation offered is competitive with established non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Reasonable flexibility in working hours.

Please supply a resume and a letter that explains why you are a strong candidate for this position.
Please submit your resume by midnight, April 10, 2022 by email to sandra@epbrparkscouncil.org

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position Purpose

The Contractor is responsible for the financial management of the Parks Council and will assist the Executive Director in designing, developing and implementing the strategic plans of the Board. Reporting on the financial contract deliverables to the Board, and Executive Director, the contractor is granted all of the power, duties and functions delegated to him/her by any resolution, policy or procedure adopted by the Board and shall carry out these powers, duties and functions in compliance with any contract, bylaw, resolution and policy or procedure passed or adopted by the Board.

Job Duties

Policy Management & Administration

Administer the day to day operations of the organization
Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials
Draft financial policies for Board approval and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies
Review existing financial policies on an annual basis and make recommendations to the Board where appropriate
Submit information as requested or required by law to appropriate government officials or the Board
Assist with development and implementation of operational plans that further the strategic objectives of the organization
Ensure organizational compliance in accordance with all government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and non-profit agency
Act as a resource to members of the Board so that financial policy decisions are made on an informed basis

Strategic Planning & Leadership

  • Participate with the Staff and Board in developing and implementing the organizations vision and mission
  • Support programs and services that work towards the vision, within the policy guidelines set by the Board
  • Ensure, in cooperation with the Executive Director and program staff, that programs and services have the required resources to achieve these goals
  • Helping the Executive Director ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of clients and funders

Financial & Risk Management

  • Administer the funds of the organization, according to the budget and policies approved by the Board
  • Maintain detailed financial and accounting records of the organization
  • Participate in the annual year-end financial audit
  • Ensure that confidential files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Ensure development of annual budget within the context of the annual work plan
  • When necessary, provide recommendations for acquisitions or expenditures that are outside the approved budget
  • Participate in fundraising initiatives, and development of grant proposals
  • Provide input into the budget development of funding proposals to potential funding agencies
  • Provide the Executive Director with regular statements of revenues and expenditures
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments
  • In the absence if the Executive Director, or on his/her direction, sign contracts, leases and agreements on behalf of the organization
  • Assess potential threats to the organization’s people, property, finances and implement control measures
  • Ensure that the Board and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and that Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage