JOB OPPORTUNITY with the SEA SCHOOL - Program Officer

Job Title: Program Officer
Reporting:Executive Director
Hours:May 8 –August 12th - 35 hours weekly, hours will coincide with Sea School Programs
Salary:$ 14 hourly
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Recruitment and Logistics Coordinator the Program Administrative Assistant manages the day to day activities related to the programs including supporting the program and office staff and the general operations of the organization.

Program Duties
•Act as an administrative resource to the office and field staff, volunteers, families, participants and community partners.
•Prepare and review participant information for trips.
•Support recruitment coordinator by attending public events, conferences, farmers markets and forums to promote the Sea School and helping to distribute promotional materials as requested.
•Maintain the social media presence for the NS Sea School by following our social media outline and administer a social media campaign for the summer programs.
•Support Provisions for trip preparations as requested.
•Train with the Emergency Action Plan and be prepared to participate in the response for any emergency scenarios that may arise.
•Logistical support for programs which may include transporting and / or supervising participants.

•Respond to communications / activities using the values and approaches of the Sea School.
•Respond to inquiries and answer the phone when in the office and liaise with recruitment coordinator accordingly.
•Create a summer work plan and set deadlines for office and field related work. Schedule daily / weekly check-ins with supervisors to report and generate feedback.

Data / Office Management
•Summarize and file all summer evaluations
•File paper and electronic materials accordingly and as requested
•Update mail/phone directories as requested

Candidates should have the following:
•Priority will be given to students (not a deal breaker, we are accepting all applications) Eligibility requires that students must have completed a year of post-secondary this year and enrolled full-time in post-secondary school for the upcoming year.
•A strong work ethic and able to work independently
•Be self-disciplined, organized, resourceful, patient and meticulous.
•Able to supervise and comfortable with teenagers and adult volunteers.
•Experience working with youth or outdoor programs is an asset.
•Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to your own vehicle for work purposes and / or have experience driving in rental vehicles.
•Hold a Standard First Aid and CPR certificate.
•Complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check (through the Sea School Office).
•Have computer knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office programs.

Send cover letter and resume by email to the Sea School office, attn: Heather Kelday, Executive Director: [email protected]; phone: (902) 423-7284;

About us! The Nova Scotia Sea School takes advantage of the Maritime tradition of boats and our environment to help young people discover the values that the sea has taught for generations: courage, leadership, teamwork, generosity, humour and respect. We teach hands-on skills in boat handling, navigation and wilderness survival, and above all give teenagers a chance to live and work together in a challenging situation where each of them has a turn at being in command. During the summer the Sea School runs sailing expeditions lasting up to 21 days. The program operates out of Halifax and Lunenburg.