August 21, 2019

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Canada Summer Jobs – Program and Administrative Support

*** Please note that the position below is now filled… BUT we may have opportunity for a shorter-term, six week, part time position. Details will be posted in the coming week. 

One of the highlights of the year is welcoming youth into our staff team through the Canada Summer Jobs program. This spring and summer, we have opportunity for one youth, aged 15 to 30, to join us as we develop creative programming and support for our community.

The Program and Administrative Support position provides valuable work experience with a dynamic community not for profit. The placement provides a balance of mentorship and opportunity to work independently, learning and practicing skills in the areas of youth and community programs; outreach and promotions; administrative support; and garden maintenance. Under the direction of the Community School Coordinator, the placement will liaison with the Garden Coordinator, school staff and volunteers.

All youth are eligible to apply; you no longer need to be going back to school full time in the fall.

  • Remuneration: $16 p/hour
  • 21 hours p/week for 13 weeks 
  • Start date as soon as possible
  • Applications are accepted until the position is filled. So long as the posting is up, the position is not yet filled.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in LTCES; however, only those applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Community School Coordinator:

  • Preparations and on-site facilitation support of summer programs.
  • Day to day administration.
  • Liaison with community members, volunteers, and school staff.
  • Outreach and promotions support.

Under the supervision of the Community Garden Coordinator:

  • Routine community garden maintenance.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office 
  • Social Media (Facebook / Instagram) an asset
  • Comfortable working with volunteers and community members, all ages
  • Collection of funds and cash handling
  • Ability to work independently
  • Friendly and community minded
  • Gardening, horticulture, sustainable/organic an asset
  • Previous Non-Profit experience a strong asset
The placement will mainly work from the Lake Trail Community School property, the Courtenay Elementary School Garden, and from home.

LTCES welcomes input, involvement, and support from the community. 

Join us as a member, volunteer, sponsor, donor, or facilitator.


Join the community school movement at Lake Trail!

Find out more about membership with LTCES.

Garden Volunteers

Get your hands dirty!

Join our Volunteer Work Parties in the Lake Trail Community School Garden. Beginners to skilled gardeners welcome.

Salad Bar Sponsorship

Help keep our weekly Salad Bar free of charge for students by sponsoring a month of ingredients!

Discover how you can support this healthy foods program.

Salad Bar Volunteers

Experienced in the kitchen?

The salad bar team prepares and serves a weekly, nutritious meal, free of charge to Lake Trail students.


Donations in support of Lake Trail Community Education Society are gratefully accepted.

E-transfers can be sent to

Once sent, email with your information and we will issue a charitable tax receipt.

Programming Ideas

Stay tuned for opportunities to submit your ideas online!

Until then, contact Lake Trail's Community School Coordinator:

LTCES acknowledges the following financial supporters:

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development – BC Gaming

School District #71

Employment and Social Development Canada – Canada Summer Jobs

Farm to Cafeteria Canada

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island 

Canadian Red Cross

Comox Valley Community Foundation