Job Posting

Associate Manager of Camping (1 year contract)

YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women and gender diverse people escape violence, move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing.

We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women and gender diverse people back from achieving equality.


Internal and External Job Posting

Associate Manager of Camping Contract:  Camp Tapawingo

JOB ID: CAMP1033-Repost

Employment Type:         Full-Time, Permanent

Work Hours:                     35 hours per week (As Per Management Hours of Work Policy)

Salary:                                $62,358 to $72,937 annually (M8), plus comprehensive benefits

Location:                           Toronto/Parry Sound, Ontario

Contract Period:            May 15, 2024 to May 14, 2025

Application Deadline:    Tuesday, April 30, 2024



Are you passionate about creating and providing a high-quality camp experience for girls and gender diverse youth? If the concepts of feminism, anti-oppression, racial and gender diversity speak to you, have we got a job you should consider!

YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto has committed to a five-year plan to increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within Camp Tapawingo programs and services.  We aspire to be a camp more representative of Toronto’s diverse community and to provide a welcoming space where camp participants, families, counsellors-in-training and staff feel safe and valued.

This position supports the Manager of Camping to maintain a safe and inclusive community at Camp in all seasons.  This position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of initiatives and partnerships to enhance DEI within Camp Tapawingo programs and services.  This position is at the middle management level, and the incumbent contributes to the overall development and management of the Association.


YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We help women, youth and gender diverse people flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.


  • Participates with the Director of Girls, Youth, & Family Programs and the Manager of Camping to develop short-term and long-term plans to meet the identified needs of the participants and the overall organizational objectives and departmental/program plans;
  • Assists with the hiring of all Sessional program workers and Part-time positions in consultation with the Director of Girls, Youth & Family Programs and Manager of Camping in accordance with the personnel policies of the Association
  • Responsible for the development, evaluation and supervision of the leadership training and day camp programs.
  • Responsible for the development of camp newsletters and social media campaigns.
  • Responsible for shoulder season groups, including food service and their program needs, in collaboration with the Manager of Camping.
  • Ensures the coordination of operations through staff meetings, the sharing of program expertise, and outreach to other service organizations to develop partnerships.
  • Responsible for assisting with evaluating, identifying and measuring program outcomes;
  • Responsible for leading the Camp Advisory Council in collaboration with the Manager of Camping.
  • Conducts research and benchmarking analysis, including monitoring and reporting on DEI topics, to identify best practices and recommend strategies and actions that support engagement for diverse stakeholders;
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the Camp and its programs in the absence of the Manager of Camping


  • Completion of a Recreation, or Physical Education or Child and Youth Work, or Social Work with 3 -5 years of directly related experience (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with youth and vulnerable populations, including evidence of strong cultural competence and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities and/or work environments;
  • Advanced knowledge of the concepts and theories of operating a residential camp with physical, wilderness, and leadership activities for girls and gender-diverse youth;
  • Has held senior staff position(s) in an overnight and/or day camp setting for 2 years;
  • Previous work in a multicultural, unionized environment and demonstrated experience in program development and evaluation are required;
  • Thorough knowledge of girls’, gender-diverse youth and women’s services and access and equity issues are required;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential;
  • Knowledge of current computer applications is necessary, e.g. Microsoft Office, Teams/Zoom, Outlook, etc;
  • Possession of a G driver’s license is required;
  • First Aid and CPR certificate is required.
  • Ability to learn and pass the Water Treatment Certificate and the Food Handler’s Certificate.

Note: This position is based for six months in Toronto and four to six months on-site at Camp Tapawingo in Parry Sound annually. The successful candidate would live on-site for four to six months; room & board provided while at camp. Limited Vacation may not be taken during the spring and summer months. This is a one-year contract position.

 Vaccination Policy: – In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.


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Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter if you are a YWCA Toronto Employee. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting Date: April 19, 2024



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