Cave Springs Camp is seeking an experienced Program Director to take us into the future.
Applications are due December 17th.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your Cover Letter, Resume and References to Saskia van Arragon
Applications are due December 17th, 2021
Selected candidates will be contacted to begin the interview process.
Feel free to be in contact with any questions.
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
Location and Hours
The Director of Programming is expected to live on-site and be on call during the summer camping season including staff training.
Full time/salaried with more hours in the summer, less in the offseason
Based out of Cave Springs Camp office with opportunity for some remote work in the off-season
Professional Qualifications and Experience
Extensive experience working with children and youth in a summer camp or outdoor education setting
University or college degree in child and youth/ education/ rec and leisure/ or equivalent
Previous experience or related education in employee management systems such as recruitment and selection, and performance management tools like codes of conduct, performance appraisal, training modules, and manage misconduct
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Experience integrating Christian values into programming for children and youth
Experience in developing and running adult programs (e.g. retreats)
Strong presentation, written, oral communication skills
Experience working with website management and social media for program communication
Competent working knowledge of Microsoft office [Word, Excel, Presentation, Outlook]
Valid Standard First Aid and Level C CPR
Satisfactory Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening
Valid G-Class Driver’s License
Demonstrates ability to learn new software, but previous experience using camp management software (i.e. CampBrain) is an asset
Food Handlers Certificate (preferred)
National Lifeguard Certificate (preferred)
Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) – Challenge Course Practitioner Level 2 Certification (Preferred)