Explore Activities Coordinator - Explore English as an Additional Language Program - International Relations Office / Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 6, 2017
International Relations Office / Office of Skills Development and Learning
Explore Activities Coordinator - Explore English as an Additional Language Program
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

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

$9,568.00 (16 weeks), (vacation pay included) plus room & board (taxable benefit)

May 1, 2017 to August 18, 2017 

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking an Activity Coordinator for its youth Spring/Summer English as Second Language Program – Explore.

Two Explore Programs will be offered in 2017 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 Explore Program Manager and is responsible for:
• Organizing socio-cultural activities with the assistance of the activity supervisory staff
• Supervision of the Activity Supervisors
• Delegation of tasks for the Activity Supervisors
• Resolution of workplace conflicts, conducting daily staff meetings and being a liaison between the Activity Supervisors and the Program Manager
• Organizing and scheduling 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
• Maintaining a spreadsheet for tracking daily expenditures
• Soliciting support from local businesses and organizations
• Communicating 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 22 - August 11, 2017.  This coordinator is also on call for emergency situations.


Minimum qualifications:
• Proficiency in spoken French
• Experience organizing and planning socio-cultural activities
• Proficient Managerial skills
• Experience with supervising other individuals
• Administrative experience; including knowledge of managing budgets and tracking revenues and expenditures
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Leadership experience within a residential setting;  and
• Current First Aid and CPR certification

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Class 4 Driver’s License (to drive a 15-passenger van)
• Mental Health First Aid training; and
• Previous experience with Explore Programs

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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.

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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