AVC Vet Camp Counsellors (5 positions) - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
25S16
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016
Date of Posting: 
February 25, 2016
Department: 
Dean's Office - Atlantic Veterinary College
Position: 
AVC Vet Camp Counsellor
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

June 27, 2016 to July 29, 2016

The Atlantic Veterinary College offers two, one week junior day camps for youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9 in the 2016/2017 school year and two, one-week senior day camps for those entering grades 10, 11 and 12 in the 2016/2017 school year.  The national award-winning Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp provides a high quality, hands on educational opportunity unlike any other in Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

AVC Vet Camp Counsellors assist the AVC Vet Camp Coordinator, as well as the AVC Special Events Assistant, with the day to day operations of the AVC Vet Camp.  More information about the AVC Vet Camp can be found at www.upei.ca/avc/camp

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must possess strong organizational and leadership skills  
• Must possess good oral and written communication skills
• Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic and creative
• Counsellors must have the ability to work independently to teach, motivate and supervise the activities of campers
• Familiarity with animals and animal handling is a requirement
• Preference will be given to DVM students who have completed at least one year of the DVM program (by summer 2016); however students in other disciplines will be considered
• Prior experience as camp leader or counsellor would be an asset
• First aid certification is preferred although candidates who are willing to complete certification will be considered

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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