Job Title: Summer Intern Coordinator
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Work Location: Princeton BC
Term: May through August 2019
A little bit about the job
The Summer Intern Coordinator partners with the property staff team to train, mentor and develop young Christian leaders for RockRidge Canyon and extend to the YL mission.
The program would include the following:
- Weekly Bible study as a whole group with study materials that will provide opportunities for solid spiritual growth.
- Morning devotions during the rental season
- Provide mentorship to train interns on leading their small groups in the summer.
- Check in with individual interns regularly to encourage and stay informed as to progress in their spiritual lives.
- Meet with individual interns regularly to provide direction and counseling to interns as they progress through the program.
- Monitor the sense of community within the group and provide guidance regarding interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution and stewardship.
- Participate in planned activities such as River Rafting, Rock Climbing, Movies, Sports and Camping trips, bonfires, soccer games, jam sessions, computer games as they are able.
- Work alongside Departmental Supervisors to monitor work ethic, productivity and quality.
- Work with Department Heads to provide a letter a Letter of Reference for future employment.
- Work with Property Manager on providing an Exit Interview to encourage further development or to refine objectives.
- Make recommendations regarding suitability as a future YL Staff member.
The Intern Coordinator will support the various property departments by working alongside and encouraging the Summer Interns professionally; coordinate and lead their Spiritual development and plan and participate in community building events and activities.
A little bit about us
RockRidge Canyon is a Young Life of Canada property located in Princeton, BC, Canada. At RockRidge Canyon, teenagers are treated to the resort-quality facilities for which Young Life has become known. Kids can get away from the pressures of everyday life, have fun with friends and their Young Life leaders, and hear the message of God’s love in terms they can understand. Young Life camping involves high adventure, lots of fun, great food and excellent speakers. Each year, more than 2,000 kids from across Canada and as far away as Europe or Asia, spend a week at RockRidge Canyon, having an experience that many describe as the best of their lives. From September through June, when not hosting Young Life camps, RockRidge Canyon rents its excess capacity, serving as a conference and retreat centre for businesses, churches, and schools. To learn more about RockRidge Canyon – visit RockRidgeCanyon.com.
Since Young Life began in Canada in 1954, our staff and volunteers have cared enough to leave the comfort of their adult worlds and enter the arena of high school and junior high school life. Trained Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached. We go where kids are and spend time in their world playing road hockey, going to the mall, watching a basketball game, or heading to the ski hill. Young Life leaders build bridges of friendship in order to “earn the right to be heard.” We are all about communicating God’s love and the Christian message to kids in terms they can understand. Young Life values and respects all young people, and welcomes all teenagers, both junior and senior high, regardless of religious beliefs. With staff in over 40 communities throughout BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, Young Life of Canada employs more than 120 staff, and works with over 500 volunteers. To learn more about Young Life – visit younglife.ca.
A little bit about you
You have a vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and are able to provide effective spiritual leadership to interns. You LOVE working with people and are able to be flexible. Experience in Young Life is preferred. As a spiritual leader, you will help mold and shape future leaders through your actions as you demonstrate what it means to be a servant leader all while enabling volunteers to grow in their faith and leadership abilities. While a large portion of your time will be spent in mentoring and development, you may be asked to help various departments not limited to hosting, and retail.
Your background includes a high school diploma with the ability to read and write English proficiently. Guest service experience and work in a camp setting are strong assets. Experience in Young Life or other youth ministry is preferred. Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and experience in a faith-based Christian organization are assets.
Your exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills will enable you to thrive in this relational ministry environment and to develop effective and trusting relationships throughout the organization. You are an effective leader and trainer of volunteers. Your ability to take instruction and work independently enables you to patiently manage conflicting priorities, effectively plan your work, and complete the myriad tasks required in this role, while keeping a clear head. You possess strong analytical and decision-making skills and apply excellent judgment and discretion while you demonstrate a methodical and logical approach to problem-solving. You act with integrity and diplomacy.
The Intern Coordinator is a paid temporary property staff position. The role can be filled by an individual or a couple. An individual would work 40 hours per week or a couple would split the role & responsibilities, working 20 hours per week each.
All employees of RockRidge Canyon may have unsupervised access to children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search, as a condition of employment.
Individuals considering employment with RockRidge Canyon must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and subscribe to our Statement of Faith. All employees of RockRidge Canyon must be able to work a flexible schedule according to seasonal operating requirements.