Job Posting

Camp Coordinator

YMCA-YWCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre

Position: Camp Coordinator (Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Centre)
Location: Camp Otonabee – 1620 Sixth Line Rd. RR#1, Dunrobin, On
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Preferred start date: November 2021
Closing date: October 25, 2021

Overview:

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:

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Facilitating the onboarding and management of the seasonal teams of the Bonnenfant Outdoor Education department and Camp Otonabee
  • Train, schedule, coach and evaluate all seasonal teams on site
  • Work collaboratively with peers and supervisors and provide feedback when necessary for the overall quality and experience of all of our program areas – Bonnenfant Outdoor Education, Camp Otonabee and Neighbourhood Day Camps
  • Communication with participants, staff, volunteers, and management
  • Program development
  • Management of program areas
  • Organization and scheduling
  • Seasonal staff hiring and management
  • As per the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons Policy, staff of the YMCA-YWCA will take allegations of abuse seriously.
  • All staff members are familiar with their duty to report and the procedure for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

 

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:

Education

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field

Language

  • Fluent in English, oral and written
  • Bilingualism an asset

Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3-4 years experience working in an outdoor education and camping environment
  • Standard First Aid and CPR “C” certification
  • WFA 40 hr or WFR 80 hr an asset
  • Sound knowledge of child development
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of camping programs and team management
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of new programs and services
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Flexible to work days, evenings, and weekends

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.

 Core Competencies:

  • COMMUNICATION: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Facilitates appropriate and timely solutions to conflict.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.
  • DIVERSITY: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.
  • INITIATIVE: Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT: Works independently within prescribed parameters, can discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to his/her supervisor.

 

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 (sara.pinsky@ymcaywca.ca)

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.

Details

Category:
Management

Posted:
October 12, 2021

Website:
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Email:
sara.pinsky@ymcaywca.ca

Phone:
613-832-1234 x616