Student Engagement, Employment, Volunteer, and Training Opportunities

Want to become part of the Kinesiology Community Outreach team?

Active Kids provides a wide range of leadership positions and training opportunities which allow students to become engaged with diverse local communities through physical activity programming. We are always looking for more students to join our team!

Some benefits of working with us include:

  • Flexible work schedules that do not overlap with exam season
  • Competitive pay rates through our work learn program
  • Meet and work alongside like minded Kin students (and non Kin students!)
  • Be a role model and give back to various local communities through positive physical activity experiences for children
  • Enhance your academic experience by applying coursework content into practical application
  • FREE professional development training, past examples include:
    • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
      • NCCP Gymnastics
      • Aboriginal Coaching Model (NCCP ACM)
    • Canucks Autism- Supporting Positive Behavior
    • Sport for Life- Movement Preparation Workshop
    • viaSport: All Youth Matter- Inclusion Training
    • and more!

To learn more about how to get involved please view the options below:

Active Kids is always on the lookout for coaches for all of our programs including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, multisport, physical literacy, birthday parties, school groups, our adapted physical activity program, our partner program with Musqueam Band, and more!

To learn more about all employment options please contact the Active Kids Program Coordinator, Kimberly Truong

To learn more about Gymnastics Coach options please contact the Gymnastics Program Coordinator, Kari Brackenbury

UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Instructor

Position title

UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Instructor

Volunteer or Employment?

Employment

Employer email address

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Organization

UBC Active Kids

Organization website

http://outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/active-kids/

Job description

UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Program, an Outreach Program of the School of Kinesiology, is led by instructors that plan and deliver developmentally appropriate gymnastics classes to participants aged 12 months- adults at both recreational and advanced levels. Gymnastics Instructors report to and receive direction from the Active Kids Program Manager and Program Coordinator.
The main job responsibilities for this position are to:
• Assist the Kinesiology Outreach Program in implementing the Active Kids Program, a program that engages
children in the local community in developmentally-appropriate physical activity.
• Provide developmentally-appropriate gymnastics and movement instruction to children, youth, and adults of all
abilities a safe, fun and physically active environment.
• Plan and lead lessons tailored to the developmental characteristics of the group, adjusting activities as necessary
to provide optimal challenge for each participant.
• Maintain a safe instructional environment, which includes setting-up and inspecting equipment, bringing forth
health and safety concerns to the Program Manager and Program Assistant.
• Provide ongoing feedback to parents and participants, including the preparation of progress reports.
• Demonstrate a professional attitude and appearance, especially when interacting with parents and participants.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a Kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for working with children and leading physical activity programs. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Kinesiology or Education, but students from other disciplines will be considered.
To be eligible for this position, at a minimum, students must have or be willing to obtain the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Gymnastics Foundations Intro and Foundations certifications. Successful candidates must obtain a criminal record check and emergency first aid certification- both of which are at least partially subsidized by the School of Kinesiology Outreach Programs.
Required skills and experience: The successful candidate will have:
 Experience instructing developmentally appropriate programs for children
 Knowledge and passion for gymnastics as an athlete or coach
 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate skill development for gymnastics
 An ability to professionally represent the School of Kinesiology
 A passion for working with children and be an enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable team player
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
 Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures, the ability to speak other
languages is an asset

Rate of pay: $12.75/hour – $26/hour depending on certifications and experience

Hours/time commitment

Ability to commit to a regular shift for the duration of the session

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing. Please contact for upcoming term deadlines.

 

UBC Active Kids Multisport Coach

Position title

UBC Active Kids Multisport Coach

Volunteer or Employment?

Employment

Employer email address

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Organization

UBC Active Kids

Organization website

http://outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/active-kids/

Job description
See pull PDF posting here: Multisport Instructor job description

The UBC Active Kids Program, an Outreach Program of the School of Kinesiology, is led by instructors
that plan and deliver developmentally appropriate physical activity and sport specific classes to
participants aged 18 months- adults. Instructors report to and receive direction from the Active Kids
Program Manager.
The UBC Active Kids Program is seeking passionate and knowledgeable instructors to join its team of
Multisport and Physical Literacy Instructors. The Multisport program is a partnership program with the
University Neighbourhood Association which introduces children to sport specific skills and reinforces
fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Using a variety
of sports and games all led by an instructor, the emphasis is on fun, lifelong love of physical activity, and
basic skill and sport development for ages 1.5 – 3 YRS (parent and tot style class) and 3-5 YRS.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a Kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for working with
children and leading physical activity and sport specific programs. Preference will be given to students
pursuing a career or have experience in Kinesiology or Education, but students from other disciplines
will certainly be considered. Successful candidates must obtain a criminal record check and emergency
first aid certification- both of which may be partially subsidized by the School of Kinesiology Outreach
Programs. *NCCP certifications will be considered a strong asset.
The successful candidate will have:
 Experience instructing developmentally appropriate programs for children
 Knowledge of fundamental movement skills and ABC’s
 Ability to professionally represent the School of Kinesiology
 Passion for working with children and be an enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable team player
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
 Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures, the ability to speak
other languages is an asset.

Hours/time commitment

Weekly Schedule The program is offered during the following times:
 Mondays, 9:30am – 11:15am
 Mondays, 1pm – 230pm
 Mondays, 330pm-530pm
*Candidates need to be available for a minimum of 1 of the program times, not necessarily all three

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing. Please contact for upcoming term deadlines.

 

UBC Active Kids Basketball Instructor

Position title

UBC Active Kids Basketball Instructor

Volunteer or Employment?

Employment

Employer email address

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Organization

UBC Active Kids

Organization website

http://outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/active-kids/

Job description

See full PDF posting here: Basketball Instructor job description

The UBC Active Kids Program, an Outreach Program of the School of Kinesiology, is led by instructors
that plan and deliver developmentally appropriate physical activity and sport specific classes to
participants aged 18 months- adults.. Instructors report to and receive direction from the Active Kids
Program Manager.
The UBC Active Kids Program is seeking passionate and knowledgeable instructors to join its team of
Basketball Instructors. The basketball program is a partnership program with the University
Neighbourhood Association which focuses on recreational skill development, game play, and fun.
Players will develop individual skill sets such as passing, shooting and dribbling as well as team play and
strategy. All skill levels are welcome.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate is an Kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for working with
children and leading physical activity and sport specific programs, specifically, basketball programs.
Preference will be given to students pursuing a career or have experience in Kinesiology or Education,
but students from other disciplines will certainly be considered. Successful candidates must obtain a
criminal record check and emergency first aid certification- both of which are at least partially subsidized
by the School of Kinesiology Outreach Programs. *NCCP certifications will be considered a strong asset.
The successful candidate will have:
 Experience instructing developmentally appropriate programs for children
 Knowledge and passion for the game of basketball as an athlete or coach
 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate skill development for basketball
 An ability to professionally represent the School of Kinesiology
 A passion for working with children and be an enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable team player
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
 Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures, the ability to speak
other languages is an asset

Hours/time commitment

Weekly Schedule: The program is offered during the following times:
 Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm
 Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm
 Saturdays, 12pm-1:30pm

Rate of pay: If a UBC Work Learn Appointment is available, $17.04 / hour. Otherwise, $14 / hour.

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing. Please contact for upcoming term deadlines.

 

UBC Active Kids Soccer Coach

Position title

UBC Active Kids Soccer Coach

Volunteer or Employment?

Employment

Employer email address

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Number of positions available

Organization

Active Kids

Organization website

http://outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/active-kids/

Job description

See full PDF posting here: Soccer Instructor job description

The UBC Active Kids Program, an Outreach Program of the School of Kinesiology, is led by instructors
that plan and deliver developmentally appropriate physical activity and sport specific classes to
participants aged 18 months- adults. Instructors report to and receive direction from the Active Kids
Program Manager.

The UBC Active Kids Program is seeking passionate and knowledgeable instructors to join its team of
Soccer Instructors. The soccer program is a partnership program with the University Neighbourhood
Association which focuses on principles of the Active Start stage of the Long Term Athlete Development
model helping children to develop agility, balance, and coordination as well as build fundamental
movement skills and soccer specific skills through fun and developmentally appropriate soccer activities
and games for ages 3-5 and 6-9.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a Kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for working with
children and leading physical activity and sport specific programs, specifically, soccer programs.
Preference will be given to students pursuing a career or have experience in Kinesiology or Education,
but students from other disciplines will certainly be considered. Successful candidates must obtain a
criminal record check and emergency first aid certification- both of which may be partially subsidized by
the School of Kinesiology Outreach Programs. *NCCP certifications will be considered a strong asset.

The successful candidate will have:

 Experience instructing developmentally appropriate programs for children
 Knowledge and passion for the game of soccer as an athlete or coach
 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate skill development for soccer
 Ability to professionally represent the School of Kinesiology
 Passion for working with children and be an enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable team player
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
 Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures, the ability to speak
other languages is an asset

Hours/time commitment

The program is offered during the following times:
Mondays, 3:45pm-4:45pm, 3-5 YRS
Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm , 6-9 YRS

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing

 

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09/04/2019 Student Engagement, Employment, Volunteer, and Training Opportunities UBC School of Kinesiology

No experience is necessary!

Active Kids is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and open minded Kin students to become part of our volunteer team! For many, this is the first direct step to becoming one of our coaches. We offer as variety of programs including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, multisport, physical literacy, birthday parties, school groups, our adapted physical activity program, and our partner program with Musqueam Band.

To learn more about volunteer options please contact the Active Kids Program Coordinator, Kimberly Truong

Active Kids Volunteer

Position title

Active Kids Volunteer

Volunteer or Employment?

Volunteer

Employer email address

Kimberly.truong@ubc.ca

Organization

UBC Active Kids

Organization website

http://outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/active-kids/

Job description

UBC Active Kids is currently recruiting individuals to join one or more of our various volunteer crews:
 Gymnastics
 Adapted Multisport
 Musqueam
 Basketball
 Soccer
 Homeschool
 Multisport / Physical Literacy
The ultimate goal of the Active Kids Program is to encourage life-long participation in physical activity through positive physical activity experiences and the development of physical literacy. To achieve this goal, volunteers who are passionate about working with children and who enjoy sharing their love of physical activity through a variety of games and activities play a major role.
As an Active Kids volunteer, you will get to work with a team of volunteers in one or more of our various programs, gain valuable instruction, and leadership experience. Your communication, teamwork, group facilitation and organizational abilities will improve. You will receive ongoing training and support providing you with the tools to succeed as an instructor. We offer students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in various programs by providing KIN research based training along with reimbursements for certifications such as NCCP, SFA + CPR, Gymnastics certifications above foundations, and more.
Responsibilities:
 Support Instructors in creating a safe, fun and physically active environment
 Support/Lead developmentally-appropriate activities
 Provide regular feedback to participants and parents
 Promote an active and healthy lifestyle by being a positive role model
 Represent the School of Kinesiology and the University of British Columbia in a professional manner
 Attend all mandatory training sessions and follow all established policies and procedures
Qualifications:
 Passionate about sport and physical activity
 Enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable
 Ability to develop positive relationships and interactions with children and youth
 A background or experience as an athlete (recreational or competitive) or working with children is a strong asset
 The ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in kinesiology or education
 Successful candidates are required to complete a criminal records check

Hours/Time Commitment

Flexible schedules are available and weekly commitments can be quite minimal. This is a great opportunity for students looking for paid gymnastics coaching hours starting in the Winter, or for students just looking to gain more experience working with children in a fun and physically active environment.

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to the Active Kids Program Coordinator
Kimberly.truong@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing. We are always excepting applications to become an Active Kids Volunteer, particularly from School of Kinesiology students!

 

Date Posted Position Title Employer Application Deadline
mm/dd/yyyy
09/04/2019 Student Engagement, Employment, Volunteer, and Training Opportunities UBC School of Kinesiology

Looking to gain experience in sport and recreation admin and management? Join our registration office team!

Please contact the Outreach Registration Office Supervisor, Chris Lim, to learn more

To view the complete job description please click here

Active Kids provides regular and ongoing training and professional development to our team of coaches, instructors, and volunteers. Whether it be in partnership with a Kin Faculty member, a local community partner, or content we have developed using our staff management team's expertise and experience, we believe our students receive some of the best training available. We also have a reimbursement program available so that students can pursue external certifications, such as general NCCP and sport specific workshops.

Please contact the Active Kids Program Coordinator, Kimberly Truong, to learn more

Contact Us

604-822-0207

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Monday - Friday
8:45am to 4:15pm