Job Posting

Leadership and Tripping Section Head

Positions Available: 1
Rate of Pay: $550 – $650 per week

The Leadership & Tripping Section Head is responsible for the success of all leadership
and tripping programs at John Island. The LT Section Head supervises and supports all
Leadership Staff, with a focus on ongoing staff training, evaluations, and feedback. In
addition to staff supervision, the LT Section Head is responsible for scheduling trip
programs for all camper and leadership groups, making sure that all tripping equipment
is in good working order, and will collaborate with other Section Heads to provide incamp programs for Leadership Participants. The LTS is responsible for pre-departure
logistics of all out-trips which includes equipment packing, route planning, booking sites,
arranging transportation, and parent communication. The LTS is the primary point of
contact for all Tripping and Leadership programs which includes pre-trip
communications with parents and trip check-ins throughout the camp season. The LTS
monitors the leadership programs for effective skill development and camper care and
implements systems to improve the camp in this area. The LTS also focuses on the
development of out-trips and seeks out the most impactful experiences for campers.
This person is a mentor and role model to all staff and works closely with other senior
staff at camp to ensure smooth coordination of service delivery to all campers. The last
week of the summer will be spent as a Program Specialist, facilitating programming for
Family Camp at John Island.

Required Qualifications: Standard First Aid and CPR C, Criminal Record Check with
Vulnerable Sector Search, OCA Camp Marine Module (training will be provided after job
offer), Pleasure Craft Operators Card, Ontario ‘G’ Class Driver’s License (or equivalent),
Minimum four years of experience in Camping. Extended out-trip experience, and
knowledge in Out-tipping best practices.
Preferred Qualifications: National Lifeguard, ORCKA paddling and tripping levels,
Wilderness First Responder
Preferred Applicants: Mature, patient, flexible, team player, excellent leadership
qualities, strong understanding of YMCA mission, vision, and values, good organizational
skills, extensive out-tripping and leadership training experience.




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