Job Opportunities
Health & Safety Coordinator, Children's Camps & Certification Courses

The Department of Athletics & Recreation is seeking a caring and experienced First Responder to manage the health and safety of all involved in our summer camp programs and also instruct our May/June Red Cross Standard First Aid certification courses. With 600-1,000 campers (ages 6-18) and 175 staff in attendance each day, the job can be demanding, requiring an efficient and compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced caregiver. Experience working with and passion for supporting the development of children are a must!


Job Details


Position Filled, May 1 – August 31, 2020.

Scheduled Hours:

Minimum 15 hours/week from May 1 to mid-June with flexible schedule, 35-40 hours/week from mid-June to end of August with fixed daily schedule 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday.



  • May & June instruction of Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification classes
  • Full-time late June, July and August primary responsibility is to camps
  • Providing first aid to injured campers and staff and managing their return to activity/work
  • Ensuring parents/guardians and/or supervisors are kept informed of all incidents
  • Detailed daily reporting of all treatment provided in adherence to McMaster policy
  • Developing engaging and informative camp-specific staff training modules
  • Pre-camp review and follow up on camper medical forms (includes familiarizing with the camps registration software)
  • Ordering and managing first aid supplies for all camps
  • Vulnerable Sector Scan completed prior to work start
  • First Responder or higher and Red Cross Standard First Aid Instructor prior to work start; some instructor experience preferred
  • Minimum Standard First Aid/CPR C certified
  • Member of or familiarity with McMaster’s Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) and/or McMaster’s Sport Medicine team an asset

Please send your resume and cover letter to Maggie Cockburn,

In your application, please be sure to note the following:

Interview Availability: Interviews will be scheduled the week of February 24th, 2020. Please indicate your availability from 1:00PM-5:00PM on Monday February 24th, Tuesday February 25th and Wednesday February 26th in your application. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by Friday, February 14th to confirm interview details.

McWork Eligibility: McMaster students who received OSAP this school year, and who are returning to McMaster next school year are eligible for McWork; in your application, please make note whether you are a) a current McMaster student, returning next school year and b) whether you received OSAP this current school year.

  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide two professional references