57: Instructor (Cross-country Skiing), Conservation Parks (Hourly)

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.

Summary of Functions

Reporting to the Superintendent, this position participates in the development and implementation of conservation area programming related to cross-country skiing.

Anticipated Start and End Dates: December 13, 2021 – March 6, 2022

Hourly Rate: 19.75 per hour

Eligibility Requirements

  • CANSI certified Instructor (Cross Country, Instructor level 1) or equivalent
  • Ability to provide satisfactory Police Record Check
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification
  • Demonstrated experience conducting cross country skiing lessons to a wide range on students
  • Possessing a valid Class “G2” or “G” driver’s license in good standing is required. Successful candidate must provide an MTO Driver’s Abstract
  • Experience with customer service and customer conflict resolution
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the public and staff both verbally and in written correspondence
  • Being able to work in adverse weather conditions is required
  • Being available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and on call is required

Additional Strengths

  • Knowledge of ski equipment and repairs, ski wax and application
  • Multilingual

Summary of Major Tasks

Perform the following tasks under direction:

  • Provide cross-country skiing instruction to Conservation Areas visitors
  • Have the ability to develop, write, and implement lesson plans related to cross country skiing
  • Lead private and group cross-country skiing lessons
  • Participate in cross-country skiing patrol of Conservation Area trails
  • Participate in promotion of Conservation Areas and other CVC related activities
  • Maintain accurate records and reports
  • Maintain good internal communications and positive contacts with external groups, agencies and the local community
  • Have the ability to work effectively alone and during non-daylight hours;
  • Assist with special events as needed
  • Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner and that all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all time
  • Provide visitors with detailed information about the Conservation Area and surrounding area from a recreational and educational perspective
  • Other duties and as appropriate to the position
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