Position: Assistant Director of Camp
Department: Children, Youth & Camp
Work Location: 502 Spadina & Camp in Caledon
Status: Full Time
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Starting Date: ASAP
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist in planning, defining, guiding, operate and overseeing all aspects of the summer camp program
In collaboration with the Camp Director, define and delegate areas of supervision and leadership duties (potential areas including but not limited to health & safety, food services, registration, maintenance, behaviour management, ministry & program and staff development)
Assist in the management and implementation of our year round youth programs
Frequent, hands-on participation in ministries to stay in touch with staff, programs and client’s needs.
Maintain a vibrant spiritual life with the Lord and build personal fellowship as a resource.
Provide Pastoral support, care and spiritual guidance to both staff and campers
Assist in develop staff training material and program for pre-camp and in-service staff training
Develop marketing and devotional material for summer season; give oversight to camper follow-up efforts during the school year
Assist in developing and updating camp staff’s manual, handbook, and orientation process; ensure policies and practices outlined are being followed
Participate in full cycle recruiting and training for staff in accordance with ESA & OCA’s employment standards
Conduct regular meetings with staff to ensure goals and objectives set out are met
Provide verbal and written evaluations for staff; provide spiritual development opportunities and support for staff
In partnership with the Director, ensure all Ontario Camping Association standards are met and maintained; ensure emergency procedures are explained, observed and practiced by all persons in camp
Maintain inventory, ordering and reordering of supplies and equipment; arrange for proper distribution
In partnership with the Director, maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff and facilities
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and as needed
Hold a solid and vibrant Christian faith. Regular attendance at a recognized church or worshipping community
Agree with and support The Scott Mission’s Statement of Faith, Goal and Objectives and Philosophy of Ministry
Post-secondary education with at least 4 years’ experience at children’s camp in a leadership capacity
Strong theological background; able to guide staff and campers on their spiritual journeys
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 young adults and approximately 96 campers each week.
Ability and desire to work in multiple locations, including a residential camp setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; poised to communicate with staff, children, parents, donors, volunteers, leadership team and others
Good with budgeting and financial stewardship
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 or G2 driver’s license an asset
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 submit a resume with cover letter.
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.