Scott Mission Camp
The Scott Mission was founded in 1941 by Rev. Morris and Mrs. Annie Zeidman as a non-denominational Christian organization. Each year, it offers practical, emotional, and spiritual support to thousands of people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness in the City of Toronto. The Mission is a community that continually seeks to be:
centered in and dependent on Jesus Christ
gracious, generous, and collaborative in our relationships
servant hearted, innovative, and professional in our work
rooted in God’s rescuing work in history
The Scott Mission’s vision prayer captures the heart of its goal: Poverty in full retreat, flourishing for all, in Toronto and beyond. The Mission is currently implementing a transformational, five-year strategic plan with the following objectives: increasing capacity and enhancing basic needs services, deepening clients’ transformational impact, multiplying partnerships, and offering spiritual leadership to Canadians.
The Mission operates with a dedicated staff at four locations: 502 Spadina Avenue Toronto, its Family Centre in East York, the Collingwood Retreat Centre, and the Scott Mission Summer Camp in Caledon.
The Camp Director will be based in the Caledon Camp during summer months and 502 Spadina Ave or 1550 O’Connor Drive the rest of the year. The Camp Director will give overall leadership and direction to all camp related programs (summer and year round), staff, facilities and property.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Plan, define, guide, operate and oversee all aspects of the summer camp and year round programs
Adjust, envision and implement camp programs and outreach in accordance with safety protocols in changing COVID-19 environment
In collaboration with Camp Manager, define and delegate areas of supervision and leadership duties (potential areas including but not limited to health & safety, food services, registration, maintenance, ministry & program)
Conduct accident investigations and documentation such as incident reports and WSIB forms
Ensure all Ontario Camping Association standards are met and maintained; ensure emergency procedures are explained, observed and practiced by all persons in camp
Responsible for oversight and responsible stewardship of the camp budgets
Oversee inventory, ordering and reordering of supplies and equipment; arrange for proper distribution
Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff and facilities
Manage and bring overall leadership to staff
Conduct regular meetings with senior staff team to ensure goals and objectives set out are met
Provide verbal and written evaluations for staff; provide spiritual development opportunities and support for staff
Provide pastoral/spiritual support to staff and campers when needed
Deal with escalated behaviour issues and situations
Oversee management and expand/vision for Scott Mission Camp retreat centre rented out to church/other groups
Participation and leading in events and ministries to promote/guide spiritual growth in staff
Give oversight to camper follow-up efforts. These include weekend retreats, youth groups, camper reunions and other potential events
Participate and lead in events and ministries to promote/guide spiritual grown in clients
Provide Pastoral support, care and spiritual guidance to both staff and campers
Maintain involvement in Scott Mission ministry programs including chapel, staff devotions and other Mission-wide events
Maintain a vibrant spiritual life with the Lord and build personal fellowship as a resource
Develop staff training material and program for pre-camp and in-service staff training
Develop marketing material for summer season
Develop/purchase devotional materials for staff
Develop and update camp staff’s manual, handbook, and orientation process; ensure policies and practices outlined are being followed
Lead and participate with Human Resources in full cycle recruiting and training for staff in accordance with ESA & OCA’s employment standards
Post-secondary education with at least 4 years’ experience at children’s camp in a leadership capacity
Strong understanding of spiritual formation and discipleship. Theological training an asset.
Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and regulations; ability to respond to crisis and hazardous situations with sound judgement in a timely fashion
Ability to set objectives, delegate and prioritize workflow such that objectives are met
Good conflict resolution skills; ability to provide leadership, spiritual counsel, supervision and motivation to a staff of 50
Ability and desire to work in multiple locations, including living in a residential camp setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; poised to communicate with staff, children, parents, donors, volunteers, leadership team and others
Physical stamina to handle the demands on a residential camp environment including long work days, extended work weeks, extensive walking, intense heat and humidity
Current First Aid and CPR Certification
Child and youth behaviour management training is an asset
G driver’s license required
Proficient in MS Office
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.
Interested applicants are invited to send a resume with cover letter to: email@example.com
The Scott Mission welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Employment is conditional to results of Police Reference Check and satisfactory reference.