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Area Head, Leadership & Special Programs


Job Title: Area Head, Leadership and Special Programs (1 position)

Term: May 1 – September 1, 2023

Salary: $720-$840/week (based on 40 hours/week)

Location: CNIB Lake Joe (MacTier, ON)

CNIB Lake Joe is a fully accessible lakefront facility located in Muskoka, Ontario providing a unique blend of recreation, skills training, social interaction and personal discovery in a safe, inclusive environment. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. Staff and volunteers provide a wide range of high-quality programs to people of all ages who are living with sight loss.

Job Description:

The Program Area Head, Leadership and Special Programs will lead and support the planning and facilitation of our leadership programs (i.e., Counsellor-In-Training, Canadian Leadership Development Program) and special programs (i.e., arrival nights, camp-wide games, evening programs and pop-up programming). The candidate will support program facilitators and volunteers to ensure that guests have a safe and engaging experience while at Lake Joe.

  • Plan, manage and facilitate special programs for guests of all ages
  • Coordinate the delivery of leadership programming to campers
  • Manage program resources and equipment to ensure everything is in good working order
  • Ensure Ontario Camps Association (OCA) programming standards are adhered to at all times
  • Provide leadership to program facilitators, including supervision, mentoring, coaching and support
  • Provide clear communication to all guests, including program announcements and any changes to the programs
  • Communicate clear expectations to staff and volunteers about their roles and responsibilities before, during and after the program
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Strong interpersonal skills including patience and communication
  • Experience working in camp or other recreation programs
  • Knowledge of Ontario Camps Association accreditation standards, an asset
  • Experience supervising and coaching others
  • Must have good organizational, planning and leadership skills
  • Current (within 6 months of start date) Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
  • Swimming certifications such as Bronze Cross or NLS, an asset
  • Challenge course or high ropes experience, an asset
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCO), an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours in a changing and busy environment
  • Must reside at CNIB Lake Joe during operational season and be willing to share accommodations with another staff member


CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We’re excited to review your application!

While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to successfully pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening.

About us

Life is a beautiful, wonderful, complex thing. Life with sight loss should be no different. At CNIB, we’re on a mission to change what it means to be blind, and we’re not slowing down. We think big, take risks, embrace change, and ask questions. We’re inviting you to be part of the conversation.

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace and are committed to recruiting and selecting in a fair, transparent, and accessible way. CNIB welcomes applications from those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) to join us in expanding our capacity for inclusion in the broadest sense. To this end, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We enthusiastically invite applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience is a definite asset. CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

Our team’s health and wellness are a priority, which is why we offer comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, and flexible work schedules developed to help you stay healthy.

At CNIB, we are relentlessly passionate about what we do. We are in our second century of smashing societal barriers and stigmas through innovative programs and powerful advocacy. We are a collaborative, empowered team that drives achievement and equality. If that sounds like your cup of tea, let’s talk.

Apply now!



April 24, 2023

CNIB Lake Joe

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