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Managing Director

Managing Director Job Description:

The Managing Director is responsible for the stability, growth and long-term success of the Year-Round Programs at Camp Winston.  The Managing Director oversees the administration of all ongoing programs including planning, staffing and optimization.  This position reports to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Foundation Director to ensure the Strategic Plan is implemented.  The Managing Director is an experienced people leader whose purpose is to lead the organization in its mission to support families and children with neurobiological disorders and thrives on developing programs and establishing operational processes.  


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Year Round Camp Operations, Program Development and Staff Development
  • Collaborate with Foundation Director to implement Strategic Plan
  • Oversee and optimize all aspects of Camp Winston programming, including summer camp and respite weekends leading a staff of 60+ team members
  • Proactively form relationships and establish partnerships with agencies, organizations, and educational and health-related practitioners supporting families and children with neurological disorders.  
  • Evaluate and establish camp operational standards
  • Supervise registration processes and oversee financial plans
  • Provide leadership, vision, professionalism and accountability standards for staff
  • Establish program goals, performance indicators and evaluations
  • Provide expertise and guidance on funding options for new programs and camper fees
  • Establish and manage the annual operating budget in partnership with Foundation Director
  • Oversee the secure storage and archiving of incident reports, medical and camper records
  • Oversee recruitment, onboarding, performance coaching and retention of seasonal and casual staff
  • Oversee professional development and training opportunities for programming staff
  • Establish an Alumni Strategy for past staff, campers and camper families
  • Proactively establish communications with camper families and timely respond to Caregivers’ and partner inquiries
  • Participate in board and committee meetings, preparing board updates and recommendations
  • Establish, maintain and review care standards aligning with Health, OCA, CPI and industry best practices
  • Ensure all programs and areas of operations are proactive in health and safety, risk management plans are in place and all compliance requirements are met
  • Foster strong collaboration with colleagues including Foundation, Kitchen, Medic and Site Team
  • Support the completion of grants and funding opportunities in partnership with the Development Director, including stewardship activities where needed
  • Proactive communications and updates with Camp Founders/Mentors
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Qualification & Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience working with children with Neurobiological Disorders
  • 5+ years of experience managing complex teams 
  • 3+ years of program management and/or camp management experience 
  • Relevant post-secondary education
  • Insurable licensed driver with a clean driver abstract
  • Satisfactory police record and vulnerable sector checks
  • Familiarity with funding options and applications for caregivers of special needs children
  • Ability to learn new software, with experience using CampBrain an asset
  • Willingness to obtain Challenge Course Practitioner and NLS an asset
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict and work with a variety of personalities
  • Ability to set and achieve business and team goals
  • Collaborative relationship-builder


Location, Hours and Compensation:

  • The Managing Director will live onsite at Camp Winston from June – August and will be on call during staff training, sessions and respite sessions.
  • Flexible hours with the summer season being more demanding and a lighter schedule in the winter months
  • From September – May, the position is primarily remote with coworking commitments at the Camp’s location in Kilworthy and in the GTA as needed
  • Full-time 2-year contract with the opportunity to advance to full-time permanent
  • Salary Range $85,000 – $100,000 annual salary  
  • 100% Employer-paid benefits, an additional $700 annual healthcare spending account, cell phone allowance, education/training allowance, and tech allowance offered
  • 20 vacation days and 4 personal days, Office Shut-down from December 23rd to the first Monday in January. 


What We Offer & Our Culture:

  • We operate the Camp Winston Foundation and its programs with Stability, Accountability, Reliability and Compassion as guiding principles
  • We always act in a respectful and effective manner with all people, in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values Camp Winston
  • We uphold a high standard of professionalism as outlined in the Code of Conduct
  • We pick up the phone, we encourage relationships and understand that much more can be accomplished through conversation and listening  
  • We respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and faiths and religions in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities
  • We maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal codes and regulations
  • We continually seek growth, optimization and improvement to offer the very best care possible to our campers

About Camp Winston: 

Located on beautiful Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Camp Winston is a 

unique retreat for children with complex neurobiological disorders who need highly specialized support. At Camp Winston, children have the opportunity to escape their ordinary and often challenging daily lives, connect with others in a way they’ve never experienced, and build life-long skills with the help and support of the dedicated and passionate Camp Winston staff. In most cases, for the first time in their lives, Camp Winston campers feel welcomed, connected, and secure enough to participate without fear of rejection or alienation. Camp Winston’s primary goal is to set these special children up for success. Learn more about Camp Winston at 




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