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Yukon Orienteering is hiring

Job Opportunity:
Yukon Orienteering Association  Programs Coordinator

Yukon Orienteering Association is seeking a temporary, full-time coordinator to plan and deliver a suite of youth and adult orienteering training opportunities in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Time period:  late- April to mid-June 2022 (approximately 12 weeks).  Some flexibility for start and end dates. 

Hours: Non-regular hours; day, evening and weekend work required based on scheduled clinics and activities: 35-40 hrs per week, fewer hours are possible if coordinator has other commitments.

Wage: $20-28/hr – based on skills and experience. Travel, room and board will be subsidized.

Job Duties:

  • Plan, coordinate and implement all aspects of weekly evening youth and adult training delivered in person and through videoconferencing training sessions.
  • Using online and past resources, design 6-week program for Kids running wild (7-9 y. old), Yellow Squad (10-13 y. old), and Orange Squad (13+ y. old)
  • Liaise with YOA to ensure skill development and progressions are consistent with LTAD and group abilities.
  • Communicate with coaches to ensure goals of the training are being met.
  • Support juniors who come to YOA regular Wednesday evening meets.
  • Email participants/parents on a weekly basis and/or develop a blog to provide information.
  • Log activities and provide feedback on successfulness/adjustments for future years.
  • Implement other projects (depending on skills and interest) at the direction of YOA executive


  • Preference will be given to Canadian residents.
  • Must be a competent orienteer (coaching experience and qualifications an asset).
  • Must be organized and have attention to detail.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain basic first aid (YOA will cover training costs if needed) and a vulnerable sector check.
  • Knowledge of course setting software to plan exercises and digital mapping skills are assets.
  • Valid driver license is preferred.
  • Yukon requires that all coaches be fully vaccinated against Covid

To apply send an email with resume: Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2022.

Questions? Please email

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