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The Corporation of the City of Markham Camp Director Recreation Internship in Markham, ON

The Corporation of the City of Markham

Branch Markham ON CA

Position:
Camp Director Recreation
Location:
Markham, ON

Other fields will be considered as relevant, ie. Education Minimum of two years/summers of camp experience in a senior supervisory capacity managing staff and…

Job Description

Applications are now being accepted for the Recreation Summer Camp Director position in the Recreation Services Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at www.markham.ca by November 17. 2017.

Contract period: December – May will be occasional part-time hours and May 28 – September will be full time hours.

Job Summary

Manages the City of Markham Eco Camp @ Chimo Outdoor Summer Day Camp Has oversight responsibilities for program planning, program delivery and administration Oversees up to approximately 250 campers ranging from 6 to 14 years of age, while supervising and coaching 35 staff including supervisors, counselors, specialists and volunteers Ensures consistency in camp policies and processes including training and communication in conjunction with other camp directors. Through strategic leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. Accountable for day-to-day operations under the guidance of the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator, ensuring camp activities are safe, inclusive and high quality.

Job Tasks

Provides daily direction and support to camp supervisors and camp staff as required. Plans and schedules camp staff resources, routines, schedules and procedures to ensure successful program delivery. Oversees daily activities across the camp(s), ensuring programming is effective and adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc. Oversees before and after care program and/or bussing Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp(s). Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks. Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals Liaises with camp supervisors and staff to resolve any issues with the support of the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising frequently with parents of campers including email to communicate camp information, provide contact information, resolve issues or address concerns with the support of the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator. Displays a heightened sense of customer service. Provides regular updates and feedback to the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator Plans and implements camp staff training. Plays a leadership role in camp preparations as well as regular meetings. Ensures adherence of policies and procedures working closely with other directors to ensure consistency under the guidance of the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator Provides on-going training, coaching and recognition to staff and volunteers. Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports. Assists with recruitment and screening of camp staff and volunteers Controls supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies Oversees areas camp purchases in accordance with City policies and budget Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise. Reports all incidents including bussing promptly and thoroughly to the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator using incident/accident report forms and processes. Maintains camp documentation, including registration information, attendance records, permission and waiver forms, log books and timesheets. Completes a full report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations to the Community Program Supervisor and/or Community Recreation Coordinator at the conclusion of the summer Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers and staff Other duties as required

Competencies

Leadership: the ability to influence and motivate others while maintaining an overall commitment to excellence Safety & Risk Management : the mindset of actively anticipating and mitigating all aspects of risk Teambuilding : the ability to foster a strong team environment within the camp Judgment : the capacity to assess situations, draw appropriate conclusions and make sound decisions Customer Service : the ability to focus individual and group efforts toward identifying and meeting community needs Organization : the capability to plan and implement complex programs Problem Solving : the ability to effectively manage and resolve day-to-day issues as they arise

Job Requirements

Must have completed a minimum of 2 years post-secondary education, in the field of Recreation or Outdoor Recreation; other fields will be considered as relevant, ie. Education Minimum of two years/summers of camp experience in a senior supervisory capacity managing staff and/or volunteers in an Eco/Outdoor Programming environment Extensive knowledge of outdoor and eco program planning and child development stages Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs including canoeing, archery, high ropes, rock wall climbing and other adventure programming Knowledge of crafts, sports, music and/or games Knowledge of special needs programming is an asset Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required Driver’s license is required HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required HIGH FIVE Quest is an asset Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset Certification in ORCA, Belaying would be an asset Member of the Ontario Camping Association would be an asset Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat); CLASS applications are an asset Must be able to work in a variety of work environments i.e. indoors (with or without air conditioning) and outdoors

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants who have applied, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham.

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Markham, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-10-30
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