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Associate Manager of Camping

Associate Manager of Camping
Girls, Youth and Family Programs

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
Application  Deadline: Monday, January 22, 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;
 Responsible for the safe operation of the Camp and its programs in the absence of the Manager of Camping;
 Responsible for assisting with evaluating, identifying and measuring program outcomes;
 Assists in maintaining financial records per the Association’s policies, procedures, and practices;
 Responsible for the development of camp newsletters and social media campaigns;
 Provides the training, supervision, and regular evaluation of all in-city staff (e.g. Registrar, Outreach Worker);
 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 outreach and research and developing partnerships with other groups;
 Responsible for acquiring quotes for a variety of service contracts and/or equipment purchases;
 Assists in the direct maintenance of Camp as needed;
 Responsible for leading the Camp Advisory Council in collaboration with the Manager of Camping.
 Completion of a Child and Youth Work, Social Work, or Physical Education or Recreation degree with three to five years of directly related experience (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
 Advanced knowledge of the concepts and theories of operating a residential camp with physical, wilderness, and leadership activities for girls and gender-diverse youth;
 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;
 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;
 Ability to learn and pass the food handler’s certificate and some knowledge of the food service industry;
 Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential;
 Knowledge of current computer applications is necessary, e.g. Microsoft Office, Teams/Zoom, Outlook, etc.
Note: This position is based for six months in Toronto and six months on-site at Camp Tapawingo in Parry Sound annually. The successful candidate would live on-site for 6 months; room & board provided while at camp.
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




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