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Program Supervisor Job Posting

We are hiring for the 2021 season!

Calling all educators, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and youth mentors! We’re looking to put together an enthusiastic team of diverse backgrounds and skill sets to take the lead on our 2021 summer season.

Interested in applying? Fill out the form below! Must be aged 19 or older.

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CTS Youth Society Program Supervisor (Mentorvisor)

Full time temporary, 30-40 hours/week, April 26 – August, possible extension depending on availability

Remuneration: $16/hour

Application Deadline: Rolling applications until positions are filled

8 positions  Available

CTS Youth Society is now accepting applications for Program Supervisors (Mentorvisors) and encourages young people age 19-30 to apply.

About CTS Youth Society

Our mission is to connect every youth in Metro Vancouver with the natural environment and to the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks system and surrounding communities, in a hands-on way, to provide life changing experiences. Our motto of “For Youth, By Youth” is built into all facets of our organization.

CTS delivers on our mission by providing accessible camps for free to youth ages 12-18. We also promote youth leadership with our Peer Leader program, allowing youth ages 15-18 to take a central role in the operation and planning of our summer weekend camps, providing them with training session from April-June. The programs goal is to:

  1. Create region-wide opportunities for youth to challenge themselves in leadership, social responsibility, personal development, and youth ownership;
  2. Provide an opportunity for youth to connect with their communities through citizen action, environmental stewardship, public service and community education;
  3. Help support and integrate youth into park and community associated activities and purposes.

Position Overview

CTS Youth Society (CTS) is entering our 21st season of our Catching the Spirit stewardship focused camps! We are seeking Program Supervisors (known in CTS as Mentorvisors) to oversee our camp operations for the summer camp delivery season from June – August. Working in pairs within a whole team of 8, Mentorvisors provide guidance, support and mentorship to participants and Peer Leaders. Focused on developing and educating youth with leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, Mentorvisors act as both supervisors and mentors for our program participants. The position requires flexible work hours including weekends while the program is operating. Depending on applicant availability, flexibility is available for required hours and length of term.

Mentorvisors will be directly supervised by the Program Coordinator and work closely each other to deliver outdoor programming with a focus on social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and community building.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with planning, development, delivery & assessment of leadership training for Peer Leaders;
  • Supervise, mentor and work in collaboration with the CTS Peer Leaders aged 15-18;
  • Supervise up to 20 youth aged 12 – 18 and maintain reasonable levels of safety and risk management;
  • Facilitate youth discussion on social issues, leadership, mental wellness and environmental stewardship;
  • Program planning and coordination including communicating with parents, park partners, and the Program Coordinator;
  • Assist with the development and delivery of marketing materials for program;
  • Provide summary reports of camps and regular evaluation of Peer Leaders;
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as registration, reporting, and curriculum development;
  • Assist in the research and development of new programming to be delivered by CTS.

Desired qualifications/experience:

Are you an outdoor educator  looking to build relationships with nature in youth? Or a budding environmentalist hoping to gain experience in conservation and stewardship? How about a positive and energetic facilitator who is ready to challenge youth to develop their own skills? Or are you just stoked about CTS? We’re looking for a diverse and knowledgeable group of people to bring their own expertise to the table and join us on our mission.

  • Passionate about working with youth with a keen interest in mentoring a diverse group of young people;
  • Interest and comfortable facilitating outdoor environmental, experiential education;
  • Recent and relevant experience supervising, educating, and/or working with youth and children;
  • Basic outdoor recreation knowledge such as Leave No Trace, 10 Essentials, outdoor safety, etc.;
  • 19 years of age or older;
  • Willing to obtain a criminal record check;
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting;
  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C or equivalent (Wilderness/20+ hour preferred, training may be provided);
  • Foodsafe Level 1 Certification (training may be provided);
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with access to a vehicle (preferred);
  • Preferred Educational background in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, or Biology;
  • Ability to speak other languages considered an asset, especially languages that may assist in accessibility for diverse populations in the Metro Vancouver region.

At CTS Youth Society, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Funding Requirements: The position is dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. See online for program eligibility and requirements.

Location:  CTS operates our camps out of four of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful regional parks: Pacific Spirit, Burnaby Lake, Capilano River, and Tynehead Regional Parks. You will be assigned to one of these camps for the season. You will be required to attend training, prepare equipment, and store gear at our Headquarters, located in Burnaby Lake Regional Park.

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a mixture of remote and on-site work will be required for the position. Access to a personal computer is mandatory. Extra training will be provided to ensure camps are in line with existing health authority guidelines and all staff are expected to follow protocols.

TO APPLY: Fill out the following application form. For more information call 604.562.0583, email our Program Coordinator at  or check out our website: