Standards Accreditation Associate
Reporting to the Membership Manager, the Standards Accreditation Associate is responsible for administering our Standards Accreditation Program, handling the day-to-day operations of the Standards, and supporting various program committees; specifically liaising with the Standards Accreditation and Standards Review committees. As the Standards liaison to our community, this role requires a high degree of customer service abilities as well as cooperation and collaboration with others. The successful candidate will possess strong project management experience, be a creative problem solver, and be an excellent relationship builder. The work is exciting, challenging, and rewarding, offering the opportunity to have influence in the field of camp in Ontario.
What We Are Looking For
- An ability to collaborate with camps, members, vendors, volunteers, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience in camp management.
- High degree of organization, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the business of camp.
Standards Program Support
- Support, interpret, and apply standards in a variety of settings and explain them in accessible language to members, volunteers, and stakeholders.
- Recruit, support, and manage volunteers in accordance with OCA’s mission, vision, and values.
- Consult with Standards Accreditation and Standards Review Committee Chairs to complete key steps and communications for the Accreditation Program, including maintaining the volunteer components and administrative requirements of the program; assigning visitors; support with the answer sheets; identifying and addressing any issues pertinent to Standards Visits; and support with annual revisions to the OCA standards.
- Guide members and other stakeholders through the Accreditation process.
- Assist in the interpretation of the Accreditation Program’s purpose, background, function, and process.
- Create training material for camp operations and team members.
- Support with the communications outlining the Standards Accreditation process.
- Manage OCA’s Database including tracking standards visit outcomes, standards visitor information, and preparation of annual reports.
- Updating annual Standards Books with accurate data reflecting any changes or updates approved by the community.
- Including management of community orders and maintaining mailing lists.
- Working closely with outside agencies for printing and manufacturing of books.
- Responsible for approximately 2-4 camp visits each summer.
- Provide support with various committees, which may include minutes, tracking deliverables, preparing agendas, etc.
- Attend and assist at OCA events as required (some evenings and weekends required).
- Assist in special projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
- 2-5 years of combined experience in a Camp or Outdoor Education, and/or post-secondary education in a related field.
- Analytical thinking and an ability to solve problems.
- Proven experience in project management.
- Experience working with and supporting volunteers.
- Strong communication, relationship-building, and customer service skills
- Experience in database administration; tech-savvy with considerable experience with technology tools for communication and productivity.
- Valid Drivers License (access to a reliable vehicle is required).
- Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
What OCA Has To Offer
- Paid vacation and sick days, half-day Fridays in the summer.
- A flexible hybrid office model – there is a requirement to work from the Toronto office 2-3 days/week.
- Staff lunches and team bonding activities.
- Value of work-life balance; ensuring all team members are supported with their mental health.
- OCA is deeply committed to ensuring our organization reflects the diversity of our members which includes diversity of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
- This is a full-time position with a salary ranging between $45,500 to $55,000 annually (commensurate with skills and experience).
- Please submit your résumé in confidence to Rose Attard, OCA Membership Manager email@example.com no later than March 1, 2024. We encourage early submissions as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
OCA is deeply committed to ensuring our organization reflects the diversity of our members which includes diversity of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
About The Ontario Camps Association
Since 1933, the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) has played an important leadership role in promoting and encouraging children and youth camping in Ontario. Please visit https://www.ontariocampsassociation.ca/ to learn more about the OCA.