Assistant Camp Director
Location: YMCA-YWCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre- 1620 Sixth Line Rd. RR#1, Dunrobin, On
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Preferred Start Date: January 2021
Closing Date: October 25, 2021
As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.
Working for the Y
Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA-YWCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:
What we offer
At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.
Our competitive wage and benefit package include:
- Free Y membership.
- Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
- Health and dental insurance for full-time, permanent employees
- Development courses at no cost in several areas
- 100% coverage for renewal of professional designations
- Up to 27 vacation days per year, including two float days and one birthday vacation for full-time, permanent staff
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program
- Long-term disability and life insurance for full-time, permanent employees.
- Workplace pension plan available for full-time, permanent employees
- Extended Maternity leave to all our staff up to 6 more months after the year of leave.
What you offer?
Some of the tasks of this position include:
- Reporting to the Coordinator of Camping
- Responsible for supervising and implementing the delivery of quality programs, services, and experiences to children and youth aged 4 to 16 enrolled at Camp Otonabee
- Manage any concerns related to customer service and helps follow up concerns that arise
- Supervise Camp Section Heads, Camp Counsellors and Camp Program Staff
- Responsible for supporting in the training of staff and providing them with tools to be successful in their role.
- Responsible for supporting the leadership team with the daily administrative requirements of the day campsite. These onsite administrative duties include: report printing, attendance, camper phone calls, etc.
- Required to be the designated onsite supervisor in the absence of the Camping Coordinator in an emergency situation
What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?
At YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field
- Fluent in English, oral and written
- Bilingualism an asset
Experience, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience in day or overnight camp in positions with progressive leadership and responsibility
- A minimum of 4 years experience working in and around camping and outdoor education and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in and around camping and outdoor education
- National Lifeguard Certification, Bronze Cross, Paddle Canada, or other relevant certifications are strongly considered as assets for this position
- CUI Level 1 or Level 2 or previous high ropes experience/hours is considered an asset
- Current Standard First Aid & CPR “C” certification
- Well-developed interpersonal, conflict resolution skills and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, members, staff and volunteers
- Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
- Minimum of 18 years old
- Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
- Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required
- As a condition of employment, in accordance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy for Staff and Volunteers, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption.
- Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.
- Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
- Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
- Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness. Create an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members.
- Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y:
Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve and as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
How to apply?
All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position. Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job, unless approved by People and Culture.
Applications must be submitted to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Sara Pinsky. Please send applications to Camp Program Supervisor, Sara Pinsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.