BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
Community Services Assistant 5 - Surrey Nature Centre - Programmer

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The Surrey Nature Centre (operated by the City of Surrey’s Urban Forestry section) offers nature-based programs and events for schools and the public with the goal of fostering appreciation and understanding of Surrey’s urban forest.

This auxiliary coverage is based on a predicted 28-hour work week (primarily Monday to Friday); it may include evenings and weekends. Anticipated start date is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Auxiliary – CUPE 402

As the Surrey Nature Centre Programmer you will:
  • Be responsible for school programs and school break day camps;
  • Supervise school program and day camp leaders (including hiring, training and coaching);
  • Evaluate, maintain, and update current school and day camp programs;
  • Create new school and day camp programs, as required;
  • Supervise volunteers (including onboarding, interviewing, training and coaching);
  • Maintain, update and deliver teacher workshops;
  • Develop promotional, educational and informational materials; and,
  • Ensure the City’s Policies and Procedures are met during the performance of ongoing duties.

  • Completed Grade 12, supplemented by a degree in education, environmental studies, recreation or a related field plus two years of progressively responsible experience in supervision, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience;
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach to their work;
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills;
  • Strong conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong leadership ability;
  • Experience working with school-aged children;
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna;
  • Current Emergency First Aid (or acceptable equivalent);
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving history;
  • High Five Certification (or willingness to obtain);
  • Experience with BC’s school curriculum (an asset).

Approximate Recruitment Timeline
Accepting Applications - November – December 15
Reviewing Applications - Completed by December 20
Interviews - January 6-16; phase 2 – January 20-24
References & Police Information Checks - January 24
Training Begins - February 18

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 3304. Posting will remain open until December 16, 2019.

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Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Community Services,Program Management/Services
Posted: November 26, 2019, 9:59 am
Expires: December 16, 2019, 4:30 pm