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Curriculum Development Specialist and Learn & Play En Français Counselor - Panther Academy

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 14, 2015
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Curriculum Development Specialist & Learn and Play En Français Counselor - Panther Academy
Hours of Work: 

40 hours per week

$13.56 per hour (vacation pay included)

Curriculum Development - May 2015 to July 3, 2015
Head Counselor - July 6, 2015 to August 21, 2015

The Athletics & Recreation Department and the Faculty of Education are seeking a motivated team member who will organize a high quality French day camp. The camp’s mission is to promote and enhance French language, to build positive relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of every child attending the camp.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will spend the first four weeks developing the camp curriculum and then the remainder of the term working as a Head Counselor.

Day camps are offered to children currently in Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Our camps provide the opportunity for campers to learn in a safe and fun environment.


The Curriculum Development Specialist will
• Prepare an inventory of all supplies needed for the weekly camps
• Actively participate in planning the weekly program schedules for all activities for each camp monitor
• Meet with the camp counselor to explain the programming and seek input from them to enhance the program
• Work hand in hand with the coordinator of the Panther Academy Camps to make sure the schedule does not conflict with the other camps offered
• Working with the camp counselors revises curricular materials that best fit the needs of every child attending the camp


Under the guidance of the Camp Coordinators, the Head Counselor will:
• Provide mentoring to new staff and support during staff training
• Be responsible for the supervision of campers
• Conduct themselves and their work in an enjoyable, presentable and professional manner
• Have effective behavioral skills and be prepared to deal with various behavioral issues
• Perform duties without direct supervision
• Be responsible for submitting daily reports to the Programs Coordinator
• Perform other related duties as required.


Priority will be given to UPEI  graduates of the Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program or students who belong to the Pre-BEd (French) Learning Community.  Priority will also be given to students in accordance with the Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures Manual who possess the following:

• An excellent proficiency in French
• Previous experience working with children or working in a camp setting (a background in engineering/sciences would be considered an asset)
• Previous experience developing or leading educational programming for children and knowledge of gym/outdoor games and activities
• Ability to communicate and be assertive, enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly and courteous
• Ability to relate positively to staff, campers and parents
• Adapt easily to unexpected circumstances and additional duties
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education is required
• Criminal Record Check upon hiring

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 below. 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.

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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