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 teach our spring Red Cross Standard First Aid certification courses. With 600-1,000 campers (ages 5-18) 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


May 1 – August 31, 2019. This position has been filled.

Scheduled Hours:

Minimum 10 hours/week from start of May 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
  • Ordering and managing first aid supplies for all camps
  • Vulnerable Sector Scan completed prior to work start
  • First Responder or higher and/or 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


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

  • 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.

  • Interview Availability: Interviews tentatively scheduled for February 15th & 16th. Please indicate your availability from 10:00am-6:00pm on each day in your application. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by February 9th to confirm interview details.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide two professional references
  • Consideration will be given to McMaster students who are eligible for the Work-Study program.