Job Posting

Camp Director

Scott Mission Camp

Organizational Profile:

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.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

 

Camp

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

 

Year round

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

 

Qualifications:

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: careers@scottmission.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.

Details

Category:
Management

Posted:
January 28, 2021

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Email:
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