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Position: Youth Programs Coordinator
Organization: Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
Location: Vancouver, BC

Youth Program Coordinator (12.75 month parental leave)

Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) is seeking a Youth Program Coordinator to oversee our pro-d, spring break, and summer camps based at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. Visit our website to learn more about our camps here.


  • Coordinate all aspects of the pro-d, spring break, and summer camp programs
  • Ensure a high level of camper safety and respond to emergency and challenging situations with campers, parents, staff, and volunteers
  • Ensure high camper and parent satisfaction and that children receive a fun, educational, and meaningful experience
  • Interviewing, hiring, training, and managing camp staff and volunteers
  • Applying for and managing camp related staffing grants
  • Registration tasks including database management and parent inquiries
  • Other task may include leading educational programs for youth such as school and community field trips and our annual event Pollinator Days, as well as facilitating in-house and external outreach events

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience in a supervisory role in elementary aged childcare, camp, education, or a related field
  • Education and/or courses and workshops related to childcare
  • Experience leading a staff and volunteer team with human resources knowledge
  • Experience organizing multiple programs and developing exceptional programming
  • Comfortable with public speaking to diverse audiences
  • Exemplary customer service skills in person, electronically, and on the phone
  • Dedication to environmental awareness and sustainable living
  • Current certification in standard first aid AND a clear criminal record check (or willingness to obtain prior to start date)
  • Vehicle or access to a vehicle


  • A combination of education and/or experience in biology, ecology, environmental studies or a related field
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience working in a non-profit


Required full-time, Monday to Friday 35 hours a week. Some evening and weekend shifts are required. Start date by March 2, 2020. End date is March 26, 2021.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Chantal Martin, Assistant Director of Education

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 29 2019    ID: 55273