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Summer Camps First Aid Coordinator & Red Cross Instructor - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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. This role also involves instructing Red Cross First Aid courses over the months of May and June.  The First Aid Coordinator is vital to the safe operations of camps and can be demanding, requiring an efficient, empathetic and experienced caregiver. Experience working with and a passion for supporting the development of children are a necessity!


Job Details


Spring/Summer 2023

Scheduled Hours:

35-40 hours/week from May 1 to end of August with fixed daily schedule 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, for July and August.



  • Instruct Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification classes during the months of May and June
  • 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 (including support with new Covid-19 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
  • 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
  • Vulnerable Sector Scan completed prior to work start
  • Member of or familiarity with McMaster’s Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) and/or McMaster’s Sport Medicine team an asset
Please apply online through Working @ McMaster / Mosaic.

You'll be asked to provide a resume and cover letter.

  • Application Deadline: January 23rd, 2023 @11:59pm
  • Selected applicants will be contacted via email with an interview offer.  Interviews will take place in February and are approximately 30 minutes in duration.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide two professional references. 

Work Study Eligibility: McMaster students who received OSAP this school year, and who are returning to McMaster next school year could be eligible for Work Study; 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.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. 

  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide two professional references