Activity Coordinator - Explore Program - Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2013
Explore Program - Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning
Activity Coordinator
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time term, live-in position (during the program) with evening and weekend work required.

$9,568 (16 week term) (vacation pay included). Room and board provided as a taxable employment benefit.

May 6, 2013 to August 23, 2013

The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Centre for Life-Long Learning, is seeking an Activity Coordinator for its youth Spring/Summer English as Second Language (EAL) Program – Explore.
Two Explore Programs will be offered in 2013 for Canadian and International students. A spring program for those 19 years of age and older and a summer program for those 16-17 years of age. Participants have formal EAL lessons during weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday evenings and weekends. The Activity Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the organization and implementation of the socio-cultural activities.
Candidates who are seeking employment as the Activity Coordinator with Explore are to consider the following criteria:
The Activity Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager and is responsible for:
• Organizing and carrying out socio-cultural activities with the assistance of the activity supervisory staff.
• Supervision and delegation of tasks for the Activity Supervisors.
• Resolution of work-place conflicts, conducting daily staff meetings and being a liaison between the Activity Supervisors and the Program Manager.
• Organizing, scheduling and overseeing of weekday afternoon workshops.
• Coordination of transportation for all off-campus excursions.
• Maintaining and supervision of the socio-cultural budget, which includes daily expenditures and program revenue.
• Designing a data base for tracking daily expenditures.
• Soliciting support from local businesses and organizations.
• Upholding and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program.
• Assisting with staff training.
• Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
The Activity Coordinator is required to live in residence and eat meals with students over the course of the Spring/Summer Programs – May 27- August 10, 2013.
Minimum qualifications: Proficient Managerial skills. Experience with supervising other individuals. Administrative experience; including knowledge of maintaining a budget, and setting up a data base to track spending. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Leadership experience within a residential setting. Current First Aid and CPR certification. Proficiency in spoken French. Additional Preferred Qualifications: Class 4 Driver’s License (to drive a 15-passenger van); Previous experience with the Summer EAL Programs

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

I. Thompson

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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