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Camp McDougall

Camp Director

Food & Hospitality
POSTED: 1 month ago
Camp McDougall
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Closing Date:
June 30, 2023
Job Description:
Camp Director
Responsible to: The Board of Directors
Receives Direction from: Chair of the Board
Supervises: Program Manager, Cook, Assistant Cook, Caretaker
Responsible for: All Staff, campers, volunteers and visitors at camp

- Attends monthly Board Meetings to report to the Board of Directors on camp activity throughout the camp season, as well as on performance of program staff and senior counsellors
- Has responsibility for, and authority over, all staff and all matters relating to the camp while the camp is in session.
- Oversees the health and well-being of all staff and campers
- In conjunction with the Program Manager, recruits volunteers
- In conjunction with the Program Manager, plans and oversees staff training
- Responsible for abiding by the OCA \"Code of Professional Ethics\"
- Responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations as outlined in the Staff Manual
- Holds daily meetings with Program Manager to discuss any pertinent issues.
- Holds joint meetings with the Program Manager and all staff as need arises to address pertinent
- Exemplifies a positive role model
- Ensures that the daily records are kept of the water system
- Performs all necessary water tests and adjustments and ensures water samples are submitted as required

Responsible for the following administrative tasks:
- Registration of Campers and maintaining Camper records
- Answer the phone, returning phone calls and emails, photocopying and any other office administrative duties
- Keep accounts, balancing petty cash, and approving purchases
- Cannot exceed allocated budget without Board approval
- Contact approved professional contractors to deal with electrical, plumbing and water system issues
- Keep a record of all long-distance telephone calls
- Perform (Mon.-Fri.) daily business trips to Thessalon, (mail, banking, etc)
- Ensures all accident/incident reports are filled out; completing WSIB forms when necessary
- Maintain all records
- Conduct evaluations of all the Program Manager, Cook, Assistant Cook and Caretaker
- Maintain daily log of visitors and any other pertinent information
- Ensures that all reports and inventories are completed and submitted by the September Board meeting
- Ensures that the Camp continues to meet all camping standards set out by the Ontario Camps Association and the United Church of Canada

Required Skills:
- Has a familiarity with The United Church of Canada, an appreciation for its ethos and theology, and knowledge of the OCA (Ontario Camping Association), and the United Church Camping Standards
- Is a graduate of / or is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program related to Child and Youth Worker, Outdoor Recreation and Leadership, and/or Teaching to include familiarity with the understanding and management of stages of child development.
- Demonstrates a genuine desire to work with children, youth, and adults in their various roles and is committed to creating safe spaces for all campers and staff in all their diversity.
- Previous experience in a residential camp setting or equivalent is highly preferred.
- Excellent communication skills with a variety of age groups and skill levels (capacity to actively listen; provide and receive constructive feedback; ability to assess and evaluate program and staff and produce timely written reports;
- Displays Strong leadership skills (flexibility, effective time management, a team builder, effective presentation skills, positive role modelling, sees the big picture/perceptive, is fair). They have an ability to be empathetic, foster team building and display and model mutual respect.
- Effective Time Management skills (ability to close the loop, focus on task, can delegate wisely, is organized, can prioritize urgent to non urgent - yet not ignore)
- Strong Technology Skills: Have the ability to effectively communicate with board, parent/guardian; manage statistics; collect, process and decipher evaluations; communicate with regulators; and work in conjunction with the webmaster/administrator.
Have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and other relevant programs.
- Working knowledge of a financial budget and understanding of billing processes

Required to have the following certifications/checks:
- current Vulnerable Sector Check (to be submitted 1 week prior to commencement of employment)
- Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR
- current Worker Health and Safety Awareness
- Operator Small Water Systems Course
- Holds a Class G Drivers License
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How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to:
EMAIL - [email protected]
(Subject line: \"DIRECTOR\")

OR MAIL TO: Camp McDougall
PO Box 22068, Cambrian PO
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0E9
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