Resource Coordinator - Canada Summer Job Program The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA), is a non-profit organization that provides training on various components of dragon boating in addition to running a full practice season throughout the summer months and annual festival that will occur from August 18-20, 2017. The EDBFA will provide the right candidate with an opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills, such as standard administrative functions and management of a small office, practice and volunteer scheduling, basic site maintenance, event planning, and communications including social media.
Job Description: The main responsibilities are to liaise with teams on behalf of the EDBFA regarding policies and procedures, administer practice and festival registrations, schedule practices, coordinate resources (equipment and skilled personnel) as well as maintain the practice site. On a day-to-day basis you will coordinate and prepare resources for practices, manage the practice site office, monitor the water flow and manage communications with teams in a timely fashion while working on special projects that will assist the EDBFA in delivering an effective paddling season and festival. To achieve this, you will be working alone at the practice site for the beginning of each shift preparing for teams to arrive for practices and manage practices. In addition to this, you will work with various members of the EDBFA board, committees and contractors. You will lead some internal projects, such as the coaching/steering resource program. Your work will enable the EDBFA to grow and promote the sport of dragon boating in Edmonton by delivering a responsive practice season, quality training sessions and a superior festival.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Potential candidates must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year, and that intend to return to school full-time for the next academic year.
To be successful in this position, you must be a self-starter, possess leadership skills and be exceptionally organized and motivated. You need to demonstrate strong skills in time management, organization, communication, leadership and have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel software. You must be available to work 35 to 45 hours per week during a Monday – Thursday workweek. Shift times vary beginning at 1:00PM and ending at 10:00PM, with the exception of long weekends when the practice site is closed. You must also be available during the entire festival weekend (August 18-20, 2017). The scheduled start date is May 23, 2017, concluding August 26, 2017 . You may be required to work the occasional Friday or Saturday for special events. You must be able to lift 50 pounds, have your own vehicle, and be comfortable working around and on the river. The hourly rate is $15.00.
Location: The practice site and office is located at Rafter’s Landing beside the Edmonton Queen Riverboat (9734-98 Avenue). The festival site is located at Louise McKinney Park.
How to Apply: Please submit your resume accompanied by a cover letter. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.