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Job opportunity: Edmonton

Junior development position available

The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club wishes to hire a suitably qualified individual to organize and deliver our schools orienteering program and take a lead role in the club’s Kids Run Wild program. A key objective would be to increase junior participation at club events in the city and in the forest, as well as providing resources and skills development to those wanting to compete at larger provincial and national events.

The overall scope of the job is flexible, depending whether the successful applicant wishes to have a full time position or a part time position with significant seasonality to it. Additional activities that would be included in a full time position and that could be included in a part time position to increase the number of hours are:

  • other youth program development initiatives,
  • organizing coaching and training for adult club members,
  • helping with scheduling and getting permission for club events,
  • making school yard maps and minor updates to other club maps,
  • organizing 2 or 3 C level events per year,
  • community outreach to attempt to get more people to try orienteering,
  • help the club executive committee with other administrative tasks from time to time.

Work for the ongoing Schools Program will include liaising with teachers to book sessions, setting up and running orienteering sessions for them in schoolyards and city parks, as well as invoicing and follow-up with the schools. It also includes
organizing the annual orienteering event included in the EPSB Junior High cross-country running series.

The Kids Run Wild Program currently consists of Spring and Fall sessions each between 8 and 10 weeks long with one evening session each week. The program is staffed by volunteer coaches and typically has between 20 and 40 kids ranging from
7 to 16 years of age.

They anticipate paying between $20 and $25 per hour depending the skills and experience of the successful applicant, up to a maximum of 1800 hours of work per year, plus an additional 8% to cover vacation and statutory holidays.

Training in the use of OCAD, Condes and SportIdent software can be provided as well as officials training for organizing events.

If you are interested in the position please email gerainte@shaw.ca by August 18 with your resume, a couple of references, and a brief letter outlining what you would like to see included in the scope of work and some youth development initiatives you would propose to undertake.

You can find out more about the club and its programs at www.orienteer.ab.ca and at www.kidsrunwild.ca.

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