Cowichan Valley Regional District

Summer Coordinator

Job Locations CA-BC-Lake Cowichan
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Community Services
Cowichan Lake Recreation
Location : Name
Cowichan Lake Recreation

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as a Summer Coordinator at Cowichan Lake Recreation for summer 2023. Reporting to the Manager, Cowichan Lake Recreation, the Summer Coordinator coordinates and supports summer programming including summer camps, playground programs and lifeguarding at the recreation centre, in our community parks and at off-site venues. These comprehensive programs are for children and youth ages 3 – 15.


  • Preferred candidates are enrolled in post secondary education in a related field.
  • A first aid with child CPR certificate and a valid Class 5 BC drivers' license are required.
  • Lifeguarding certification and waterfront certification would be assets.
  • Theoretical and/or practical experience developing, promoting and leading recreation programs and program staff, and experience leading and supervising children and youth ages 3-15 is required.
  • Knowledge of programming for summer camps is also required. Knowledge of public relations in a small community would be an asset.
  • The successful candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and enjoys working with children and youth.
  • The successful candidate also possesses effective organization and coordinating skills and the ability to:
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, managers, and the general public.
    • Effectively supervise and support subordinate staff.
    • Establish and maintain a professional, respectful, fun relationship with children and youth while maintaining a position of authority.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when communicating with co-workers, children and youth, parents and supervisors including listening and following and giving direction.
    • Work independently as well as a member of a team.

Hours of Work

This position is anticipated to start in June 2023 and continuing until September 1, 2023, subject to enrolment and funding. Hours of work are 30-40 hours per week. Hours are flexible for the right candidate.


This temporary position is unionized (USW Local 1-1937) and is compensated at $26.41 per hour plus an additional 14% pay in lieu of vacation, benefits and statutory holidays. 

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application by the closeing date indicated above.


Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check and driver’s abstract.


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