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Cave Springs Camp is seeking an experienced Program Director to take us into the future. 

Applications are due December 17th.

Job Description

The Program Director is responsible for the overall growth, direction and long- term success for the Programs at CSC. The Director oversees the coordination and administration of all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing and leading of the program activities.  This position reports to the Executive Director, Board and works with the Program Committee.

Programming with children and youth has always been our primary focus, with Christian based day and over-night camps in July and August, and school groups from May until mid-fall.  With our new year-round building we plan to run programs for the rest of the year.  We also offer rentals for groups, families, businesses and churches; some of whom require some assistance with their program or use.  Our premises are accessible and we strive to be a welcoming community for all. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee all camp programs and operations.

Oversee, coordinate and manage the daily operations and program functions of the summer camp program

Oversee and manage all school and outdoor education programs, ensuring that the needs and expectations of the students, teachers and visiting groups are met

Ensure all summer and seasonal programs are delivered effectively and that the camp experience exceeds the expectations of the children, parents and all other parties.

Co-ordination of registration and responsibility for enrollment targets 

Plan and deliver new initiatives and pilot programs, curricula, manuals and learning activities for community programs for all ages

Ensure all programs comply with Cave Springs Camp policies, procedures, Ontario Camps Association standards and the policies and standards of the United Church of Canada 

Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program with support from the Program Committee, and Executive Director

Create and implement plans to promote diversity and inclusivity within Cave Springs Camp

Ensure camp facilities are kept in clean and safe condition year-round in coordination with the maintenance staff, Property Committee, and Program Committee.

Identify, evaluate, and take appropriate action on the risks associated with program activities

Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework

Recruit, interview, select and train program staff in accordance with organizational standards

Foster an effective and creative environment that supports staff and volunteers’ personal development, creativity, collaboration and transparency

Communicate with clients, alumni, churches, and community organizations to foster relationships and gain community support 

Represent and promote camp activities and facilities by attending presentations, job fairs, school visits, conferences

Update social media platforms, including the website in conjunction with the Executive Director

Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services, including grant writing (i.e. Canada Summer Jobs Grant)

Attend monthly board and committee meetings 

Assist the Executive Director with marketing, fundraising and rental activities