Assistant Summer Camp Director (April- September)
Position Title: Assistant Director
Department: Camp Presqu’ile
Worksite Location: Owen Sound / Camp Presqu’ile
Position Type: Temporary part-time Category: #4
Hours: 44 hours per week
Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends, Nights; Monday – Sunday
Salary: $600.00 – 800.00 per week. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: April 1, 2024
Application Deadline: March 30,2024
Email resume, cover letter and YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to:
Director of Camp Presqu’ile, email@example.com
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Reporting to the Director of Camp Presqu’ile, this position works to ensure the smooth operation of daily life at Camp Presqu’ile, while igniting the potential in both staff and campers alike. They provide direct leadership and supervision to our counselling team. They help to run staff meetings, review camp schedules, coordinate departments throughout camp and act as the staff lead in the absence of the Director. This position is required to have a basic understanding of all departments at camp, and how all departments are interconnected. This position is responsible for the oversite of either the leadership program, wellness department, facilities, or kitchen. Division of responsibilities is based on skill set and interest of director team. Being able to make decisions that keep in mind a variety of schedules, personnel needs and camper experience is a requirement of this position.
• Assisting the Director with the recruitment, selection and onboarding of camp staff and the registration of campers. Liaising with individuals and their families as required during these processes, ensuring positive interactions and proactive communications.
• Providing ongoing supervision of, and support to, staff including assisting the Director in implementing coaching and training activities and assisting in the performance evaluation and performance management processes; offering at minimum, weekly feedback to camp staff.
• Managing staff schedules, including requests for time off and sick time. Providing coverage and support for the entire staff team as and where needed.
• Participating in nightly meetings with the Director team to review camp operations and offering updates.
• Enforcing all health and safety standards and carrying out day-to-day responsibilities in a manner that creates and maintains a safe and secure environment for everyone; conducting emergency drills as assigned and completing any follow-up actions required.
• Developing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, campers and their families; inspiring and assisting staff and campers in meeting personal development goals and igniting their potential by providing a positive environment in which to learn and grow. Encouraging the professional development of staff by mentoring, coaching and leading by example.
• Actively participating in the development and implementation of camp planning, programming and scheduling, including pre-and-post camp activities; taking the lead in executing programs, activities and/or staff meetings as assigned. Communicating and updating staff of any changes to the program schedule.
• Assisting in maintaining supply inventory and ordering any needed equipment, supplies or services. Ensuring all equipment is in good and safe working condition and that there are adequate supplies for planned activities. Carrying out maintenance of the site, as needed.
• Actively thinking ahead to anticipate and mitigate potential problems or concerns with staff, campers or the environment. Responding effectively to problems that occur. Applying camp policies and procedures when responding to and/or disciplining staff and campers and/or communicating with camper families.
• Responding promptly and effectively to incidents and accidents, following camp procedures in addressing the situation, and submitting subsequent reports accurately and on time.
• Attending meetings, workshops and courses as directed or recommended by the Director of Camp Presqu’ile.
• Maintaining confidentiality of information related to the Association, campers and staff.
• Demonstrating appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; taking a camper focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.
• Actively participating in meetings and/or training sessions (including Child Safety and Protection Awareness) as required.
• Modeling appropriate behaviours to staff in line with our Shine On culture, and our Mission, Vision and Values. Establishing rapport and maintaining effective relationship building behaviours with staff, volunteers and campers. Representing the YMCA in a professional manner.
• Promoting teamwork with staff of other departments.
• Self managing ongoing professional development.
• Assuming other responsibilities as assigned.
We are building a community where everyone can reach their full potential; including you! Join the YMCA and become part of a global movement that:
• Values diversity.
• Sees the potential in everyone.
• Has been helping people grow in spirit, mind, and body for 175 years.
Help Build a Stronger Community and Better World:
This is the opportunity for you if you have a:
• Genuine desire to help others take the first steps towards lasting health.
• Welcoming spirit and are ready to invite people to join the YMCA.
• Positive outlook that contributes to a YMCA community that people want to keep coming back to.
• Willingness to learn about the YMCA standards of service and to deliver exceptional YMCA member experiences.
• Availability to work flexible hours including evenings, opening shifts, and/or weekends.
• Fundamental belief that it takes a team effort to put YMCA members at the centre of all we do.
Just Some of the Benefits of Working at the YMCA…
• Comprehensive and ongoing training.
• Free YMCA membership.
• Flexible work schedules.
• Working with fun, passionate and dependable co-workers.
The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust and Safety:
As part a of trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent service and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:
• Confirm you are minimum 18 years of age.
• Confirm you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Provide a current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, & AED certificate (or willingness to complete prior to starting work).
• Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check / Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than ninety (90) days preceding your start date.
• Provide 3 professional references.
• Demonstrate your sincere interest in this position by:
o Confirming post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation, education or a related field.
o Confirming minimum two (2) camp seasons’ experience in a senior leadership and supervisory role.
o Be willing and able to live on-site at Camp Presqu’ile from June to September.
o Confirming National Lifesaving Society (NLS) certification (an asset).
o Confirming valid class G driver’s license (an asset).
The YMCA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality:
The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.