Paddling Literacy Program Development Opportunity

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We are hiring for a short-term contract, to develop a paddling literacy program for our provincial and member club programs. The goal of the program will be to provide a comprehensive and holistic paddling program which teaches participants water safety and fundamental skills for paddling any type of boat.
The program will provide a background on fundamental elements that every participant should learn, lesson plans for a 5-day camp environment, skill break down/explanations as well as drills to encourage the learning process, coach to athlete ratios. In addition to the priorities mentioned, a tie back to the long-term athlete development model and fundamental skills that should be developed by all youth are a priority.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a willingness to reach out and ask questions, experience in multiple types of paddling, able to accomplish tasks without direct supervision. Coaching certifications and program and or project development experience are considered an asset. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an ability to demonstrate their experience completing a task, of this nature, within a designated time frame.
The successful candidate with produce the following products by the end of the six-week project:
1. A description of the Paddling Literacy Program based on research of similar programs and the CKC LTAD model and the basic elements that each paddler will learn by the end of the instructional period (camp);
2. A description of the skills to be learned and the drills to teach each skill;
3. Detailed lesson plans for each component/module of the camp;
4. A description of the human and other resources to deliver the program, including preferred equipment.
This position will run from May 8 through to June 19. It is expected that the program will be completed and ready to be piloted within the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan community.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to ed@canoekayaksask.ca by 5:00 pm on May 5, 2017.

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