Community Connections Coordinator – Canterbury Hills Camp
The Community Connections Coordinator is primarily responsible for nurturing positive and communicative relationships with the wider camp community via social media, marketing, and volunteer engagement.
Salary: $10,970 (17 week contract)
*Please note: This position begins on April 29th, 2024. Resource Team members will commute daily to our site in Dundas (Hamilton, Ontario) from April 29- June 9th, then are required to live onsite (Sunday-Friday) from approximately June 10th – August 24, 2024.
Spring (May-June ) duties will include:
- Assisting with staff hiring
- Developing dynamic social media posts, newsletter updates, and blog posts to engage with wider camp community in the lead up to camp
- Overseeing camp store operations including ordering of 2024 merchandise, inventory tracking, and fulfillment of online orders
- Connecting with the Board of Directors Alumni Coordinator to engage alumni and volunteers in opportunities to contribute to the 2024 camp program
- In collaboration with Program Coordinator, planning “staff summer challenges” to enrich staff work environment throughout the summer season
- Participating in Resource Team hard and soft skill training
- Developing personal and program goals and objectives
- Planning and implementing staff training events
- Working on site improvement projects
Summer (July-August) duties will include:
- Taking weekly group photos of all Units and printing photos to send home with campers
- Overseeing frequent social media updates
- Ensuring accurate and up to date record keeping of all camper social media permissions
- Overseeing camp store summer operations including inventory tracking, weekly sales figures reporting, and product displays at arrival and departure days
- Coordinating volunteers as needed to support camp operations (ex. Clergy for end of week Eucharist service, topic specialists for LIT sessions, alumni support for arrival days etc.)
- Facilitating activities for staff with aim towards enriching staff experience and emphasizing community well being
- Engaging in ongoing staff check-ins and coaching
- Implementing a performance evaluation process established by the Camp Director for all summer staff
- Collaborating within the Resource Team to contribute to tasks related to office administration, health and wellness, and the Leader-in-Training program
The Community Connections Coordinator is a member of the senior staff team, called the Resource Team, at camp. The Resource Team works collaboratively with the Camp Director and Assistant Director to oversee all aspects of the summer camp program. All team members balance team and individual responsibilities throughout the work term.
All Members of the Resource Team will:
- Have strong leadership, initiative, organizational, and administrative skills and ability to work in a team environment
- Be able to initiate, support, and encourage spiritual growth of campers and staff
- Be able to relate well to a variety of ages and demonstrate an ability to mediate, facilitate, and build unity among staff
- Enjoy working with children and possess relevant soft skills in youth interaction
- Exhibit commitment to serving campers and staff as per the mission of Canterbury Hills and values of inclusivity, collaboration, celebration of successes, and asking of questions
- Welcome all and celebrate diversity within Canterbury Hills Camp
- Have previous experience working in summer camp (preferred), or equivalent experience.
- Submit a Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening by contract start date
- Obtain Standard First Aid & CPR C Certification by June 30th, 2024
Additional Qualifications considered an asset:
- NL (National Lifeguard) certification
- Challenge Course Certification – ACCT Level 1 or 2
- Valid G class drivers license
- Ontario Food Handlers Certificate
Key Dates for 2024
- Resource Team Work Begins: Monday April 29th
- Resource Team Move In: June 10th (To Be Confirmed)
- May Staff Training Weekend: May 17th – 20th
- Head Unit Leader Training: June 17th – 25th
- Staff Training Week: June 26th to July 5th
- Camp sessions begin: Sunday July 7th
- 7 weeks of camp sessions through July and August
- Camp sessions end: Friday August 23rd
- Staff clean-up, debrief, and celebration: Saturday August 24th
- Optional Contract Extension: August 26th – 30th
To be considered for the above role please submit an application in one of two ways:
Complete an online application at canterburyhills.campbrainstaff.com
Submit a resume and cover letter
Your cover letter should address the following questions:
- What calls you to be a part of the Canterbury Hills staff community this summer?
- What core values would guide you in this position?
- Describe unique quality, skill, or interest that you have that sets you apart as a candidate for this position
- What strategies do you use to promote inclusion at your workplace?
- How have your personal faith experiences prepared you to be a resource for staff and campers in spiritual development and faith formation throughout the summer?
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with interviews beginning January 7th
Canterbury Hills Camp is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity within our workplace and greater community. We work to develop a barrier-free selection process and inclusive work environment that is increasingly representative of the communities we live and work in, and where all team members are able to express ideas, opinions and experiences.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values, and assisting us in deepening our commitment to Anti-racism/Anti-oppression. We especially encourage applications from members of historically disadvantaged and under-represented groups, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and/or LGBTQ2S+. If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.
Canterbury Hills Camp is affiliated with the Diocese of Niagara, Anglican Church of Canada.