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Industry

outdoor recreation

est. since

2015

business type

limitedcompany


About Mike's Paddle

Our stand up paddleboard kids program is hiring instructors for our 2021 season. We are looking for teachers, youth coaches, environmental educators, and outdoor adventure instructors that have experience working with youth and a love for adventuring outside. There are full-time, part-time and summer seasonal positions available. We are in beautiful Alameda, CA, and have outdoor SUP camps for ages 6 – 16 years old.

Kids Programs Offered: We have many different youth programs that we offer year-round as well as private lessons and group events. Our primary summer camp season is June 1st – August 30th with our kid's league and private programs operating during the shoulder seasons. Please review our offered programming on our Mike's Paddle website.

 

Program Coordinator: oversees the daily supervision and operations of the kid's programs under the guidance of the Programs Director.

Pay: $25,000 - $35,000 per year.

  • Oversees daily operations and instruction of kid's programs, with a heightened focus on risk management and safety.
  • Oversees and develops instructor staff and Interns. Ensures staff understand and follow all policies, procedures, and emergency action plans.
  • Create fun and inclusive environment for campers, interns, and staff.
  • Develop daily activity and paddle plan based on conditions and weather reports to limit unnecessary risks due to inclement weather.
  • Oversees the daily check-in for programs, including program paperwork, and addresses parent and camper issues as needed.
  • Maintain files and paperwork for all programs while they are in session, including participant liability and medical forms, medical emergency and incident report forms, risk management reports, and policy updates.
  • Manage the regular maintenance, inventory, and repair of equipment. Coordinates with the Program Director regarding facility development, equipment maintenance, and purchases.
  • Works with Program Director to develop program curriculum, activities, and structure to meet the needs and outcomes of Youth Program.
  • Oversee and develop strong group management on and off of the water for staff, interns, and campers.
  • Teach stand up paddling to individuals and groups.
  • Must be flexible in working additional hours to include evenings and weekends.
  • May perform other duties as needed.

 

Lead / Assistant Instructor: works with the lead instructor to create a fun, exciting, educational, and safe camp experience.

Pay: $14 - $19 per hour

  • Help with daily operations and instruction of our youth program with a heightened focus on risk management and safety.
  • Help to ensure staff and campers are following all policies, procedures, and emergency action plans.
  • Create fun and inclusive environment for campers, interns, and staff.
  • Teach stand up paddling to individuals and groups.
  • Help develop camps games and activities on and off the water.
  • Review weather and paddling conditions to work with the lead instructor to develop the daily activities and paddle plan to avoid unnecessary risk due to paddling in inclement weather
  • Daily maintenance and care for equipment and site.
  • Must be flexible in working additional hours to include evenings and weekends.
  • May perform other duties as needed.

 

Experience: we are looking for an individual that either has a strong background in working with youth or a strong background in leading outdoor adventure programs. We want to develop our staff to grow with our program. in turn, have them and their experience help to develop our program.

  • Must have had at least two years of experience with a recreation program, outdoor leadership, customer service, and supervision.
  • Have at least 2 years of experience with aquatic programs and/or youth facilitation.
  • Ability to work well with the program director, instructors, interns, volunteers, youth participants, parents, organizations, clients, and the surrounding community.
  • Heightened focus on risk management, group management, and safety in an outdoor setting.
  • Excellent customer service skills to include the ability to respond courteously and knowledgeably to the needs of all campers, parents, and the surrounding community.
  • Experience in youth activity programming, activity coaching, game and drill development, and creating a culture that kids will love.
  • A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to provide a working atmosphere that is positive, inclusive, and productive.

 

Physical Requirements: As a stand-up paddle instructor you will spend a large amount of the day on the water paddling, swimming, and playing. We load, unload, and wash equipment daily. The following requirements are to ensure a safe and comfortable work experience.

  • Strong swimmer and comfortable in open water (San Francisco Bay)
  • Physically fit with the ability to lift and carry equipment (approximately 45 pounds)
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, or paddle for extended periods of time.

 

Certifications: The following certifications are preferred except for CPR & First Aid which can be taken once hired for the instructor position.

  • Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Open Water Lifeguarding
  • ACA Level 1 SUP
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Complete a background check

 

To Apply: Please fill out the Instructor Application and email a resume to [email protected] Feel free to contact me with any questions prior to applying.

 

COVID-19 Considerations:  Alameda County has officially updated the COVID-19 shelter in place order to include outdoor business, outdoor fitness and summer camps to operate. We are working on new safety protocols, camp curriculums, and activities so our campers can still have a ton of fun on and off the water. Our number one priority is to operate our business and summer kids programs with a heightened focus on safety, cleanliness, mask wearing and physical distancing to ensure our campers stay safe and healthy.

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