Job Posting

Camp Director

About the Role:
The Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs provides leadership to the summer camp programs and year-round program operations and ensures that program delivery is in alignment with the guiding principles of the D-Camps National Guidelines and any relevant provincial camping association standards. This position is responsible for all program areas of camp and directly supports the seasonal leadership team during program operations by developing quality programs, purchasing, contributing to the hiring of all seasonal staff, and facilitating inter-departmental cooperation to ensure a successful re-entry to market with in-person programs.
Highlights of the role include:
  • Coordinating, planning and implementing D-Camps programs in accordance with program plans, as established and scheduled by the Sr. Manager, Camps & Youth Programs.
  • Coordinating, planning and implementing year-round programs including but not limited to digital events, summer camp, camp leadership development programs, reunions, weekend events, Diabetes Canada events, family camps, and alumni events. 
  • Function as Program Lead for all assigned year-round programs with responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of program staff at these programs.  When appropriate delegate program lead responsibilities to contract staff.
  • Supervising the hiring, on-boarding and payroll for staff and volunteers in accordance with DC’s policies and procedure. 
  • Exploring opportunities and innovative practices to realign the existing area camping and youth programs, targeting best practices and ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Engaging in operational planning and collaborating with others to ensure high standards of service and program delivery. 
  • Working in partnership with all D-Camps staff and volunteers to ensure alignment with D-Camps national guidelines and provincial camping association standards, and industry best practices.
  • Understanding the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrate the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors, staff, and all stakeholders. 
  • Representing and promoting D-camps to the local, provincial, and camping communities.
  • Ensuring the culture and community at camp is focused on a positive experience for all campers, staff, and volunteers; cultivating relationships with alumni and camp families.
  • Responding to guardian and participant survey results and suggesting appropriate changes each season based on feedback.
  • Ensuring that all requirements for peer reviews, audits and Ministry requirements are met through staff training, program setup, surveys, and staff management.
  • Ensuring all programs and program areas are proactive in health and safety, risk management plans are in place and all audit requirements are met.
  • With guidance from the Manager, Camps & Youth Programs ensuring that all program related expenses are in line with budget requirements and adaptations are made throughout the season to remain on budget.
  • Understanding the legal responsibility and moral imperative to recognize and report suspected child abuse to the Children’s Aid Society.
  • Working closely with the D-Camps team to help manage operational program components such as the Camp Brain registration system, D-Camps merchandise, and with the digital team to update the webpage as needed. 
  • Live on site at Camp Huronda, located in Huntsville, Ontario, for the duration of the summer season programming (mid May – early September). 
  • Supporting the Sr Manager with the coordination of on-site facilities work and ongoing maintenance needs.
About You
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Relevant post-secondary education
  • 3 – 5 years’ progressive experience in marketing or corporate marketing and communication / public relations
  • Proven camp experience with both staff and volunteer management expertise
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to confidently resolve conflict and work with a variety of personalities 
  • Ability to set and achieve business and team goals
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to prioritize effectively
  • Collaborative relationship-builder
  • Proficient with MS Office suite of products, Teams, and database management
  • Able to complete work that requires physical exertion and/or application of concentration of effort that results in physical or sensory strain or fatigue
What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You
  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes
  • A clear sense of what’s expected of you and how you’re doing
  • Rich, on-the-job experiences that will ready you for your next opportunities within or outside the organization
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you feel valued, recognized and rewarded
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture
  • Attractive comprehensive compensation package, competitive salary and benefits
  • GoodLife corporate membership discount and other employee discounts
About the Application Process
  • Apply online here
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



March 31, 2022

Camp Huronda (D-Camps)

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