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Robotics Day Camp Leader - NIC Youth Academy

Robotics Day Camp Leader - NIC Youth Academy

Expiry Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2023 - 9am
Job Type: 
Comox Valley
North Island College
Working with youth is a rewarding way to have a positive impact within the community this summer! Join the Youth Academy team in providing youth with valuable access to explore the exciting world of Robotics and Engineering. Youth Academy at NIC is looking for enthusiastic individuals to lead Lego Robotics camps this summer in the NICBot Camp program.

The Robotics Day Camp leader is responsible for development and delivery of fun, interactive and age- appropriate robotics camp activities for ages 9-13. The camp leader must be advanced in building, coding, and programming Lego Mindstorm EV3 and SPIKE Prime robotics. The camp leader will be responsible for the supervision, safety and well being of youth while providing an inclusive, fun, and positive summer learning experience. This position includes travel away from the Comox Valley including
Campbell River, Tofino, and Port Alberni. The position is supported by the Youth & Community Outreach
Liaison (YCOL). Two weeks of paid training and orientation are provided.

The camp leader must be local to the Comox Valley or willing to re-locate and have own transportation. Hotel, transportation, and food per-diems are covered.

The program runs for 6 weeks beginning June 19th ending July 28th with potential for contract extension. 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Qualifications & Experience: 

Develops appropriate curriculum and activities for youth ages 9-13 with a broad range of abilities.
Identifies supplies needed to facilitate scheduled activities for the week and work along side the
YCOL to ensure correct supplies are obtained.

Facilitates appropriately planned fun, interactive, and engaging activities between camp hours of

Interacts with youth in an enthusiastic, approachable manner.
Provides excellent communication and client services to youth and their supporting adults
Appropriately prepares the group for the following days activities.
Actively promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity in the camp environment.
Effectively leads the NICBot Camp Assistant and volunteer, and appropriately delegates tasks and responsibilities.
Responsible for relaying student and parental concerns to the YCOL.
Responds accordingly to conflict and emergency scenarios.
Assists with administrative tasks related to the management of camp rosters and form collection.
Upholds all COVID19 health and safety guidelines set forth by NIC and the Provincial Health


Minimum 2 years post secondary education in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related post-secondary program, or
Degree in Education (or Degree in Progress) in Education with advanced Robotics experience would be considered.
At least 3-5 years advanced experience working with Lego Robotics or VEX Robotics.
At least 2 years previous experience working with youth in a paid or volunteer position.
A clear Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check
Current Standard or Emergency First Aid with CPR-C certificate
A valid driver’s license
A personal vehicle
Canadian citizenship or valid working VISA

Demonstrated ability to identify and develop appropriate educational curriculum for youth ages 9-13.
Advanced coding and programming skills.
Experienced in facilitating STEM related lessons, games, and camp related activities for youth.
Effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving abilities.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proven leadership capabilities.
Ability to maintain a high level of energy throughout the day.
Considerable abilities to take initiative, think on one’s feet and improvise.
Awareness of practises to identify bullying, discrimination, harassment and appropriately respond.
Experienced in dealing with, and maintaining, a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, and cultural awareness/sensitivity.
How to apply: 
Email your cover letter, resume and at least 2 references to: