YMCA Overnight Camp CQE Seasonal Assistant Director

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 640
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2024
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth Team!
Be the Spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others.
Our culture is of paramount importance to us. We formally measure employee engagement annually to ensure our employees are having an excellent employment experience. Our current level of engagement is 80%, compared to some Canadian employer statistics of 69%.
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario was founded in 1856 and has over 200 locations from Goderich to Point Pelee, and Windsor to Woodstock. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and have over 100 school age programs across our regions. We also offer settlement services to newcomers, employment programs, mental health support, and youth programs. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario operates two overnight camps, one in Point Pelee National Park, and one on Beausoleil Island in Muskoka. We also have 15 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario.
Why The Y?
At the Y, our people are central to delivering our mission. We are committed to the development of healthy communities and welcome people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities.
We provide valuable training and development opportunities to help our team members grow professionally and personally.
We look for the following qualities in all of our employees and volunteers:
• Demonstrates our Core Values; Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility and Inclusivity
• Fun, Enthusiastic & Friendly Individuals
• Hardworking and Dependable
• Positive Role Model
• Team Player
• Professionalism
• Enjoy working in a Social Environment
• Ability to effectively communicate with Employees & Members
Employees and volunteers of YMCA of Southwestern Ontario are ambassadors for the Y both on and off the job. We rely on them to help share our mission and increase awareness of the positive impact the Y can have on the lives of people in their communities. Particularly how we are helping to create healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
All employees and volunteers are required to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record and may require a Vulnerable Sector Search as a condition of their employment. Police Record checks are reviewed on an individual basis, and the offense(s) - if any - is considered in the decision-making process in relation to the requirements of the position, therefore not eliminating all candidates with a record from being offered gainful employment.

Position: Seasonal Assistant Director
Location: YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, Beausoleil Island
Start Date: April 29, 2024
End Date: September 30, 2024
Salary: $765/week

As part of your total compensation:
• Receive a 1-year complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services

In this role, you will:
• Ensure the delivery of high quality participant experiences that promote and reflect the YMCA core values and mission statement
• Provide on-site leadership to the daily operation of camp during the entire operating season, as well as leadership in the event of an emergency or crisis at camp
• Assist in training, supporting, and supervising the CQE staff team throughout the entire operating season
• Ensure program facility and equipment are in compliance with existing Health & Safety regulations, general health standards and sound risk-management practices
• Ongoing risk management and crisis response following YMCA procedures
• Ensure excellence in all aspects of OE and summer programming and curriculum through active and thorough team support and ongoing staff and program development.
• Maintain a high level of camper care and safety at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth.
• Maintain strong external relationships valuable to the ongoing success of camp
• In the absence of the Camp Director, act as designate in managing all aspects of CQE operations
• Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
• Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values

Other Job Details:

• This is a seasonal position and the successful candidate is required to live on site at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth from late April to the end of September in rustic accommodations.

Education and Skills Qualifications:
• Experience working with children, youth, and adults in a camp or outdoor education environment
• Previous experience managing and supervising staff in a camp or outdoor education environment (minimum 2 years)
• Exceptional communication skills, relationship-building skills, and organizational skills
• Valid CPR C/Standard First Aid
• G Class Drivers License
• National Lifeguard
• Pleasure Craft Operator card
• Wilderness Advanced First Aid (preferred)
• Current clear Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening as per current YMCA human resource policy
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

To Apply:
• Submit your cover letter, resume, and supporting documents via this application. This job posting will be active until the role is filled.
• Include in your submission your specialized experience, and why you are the best candidate for this role. Please include the name of the position and location in your application.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.
Candidates, please be advised that our recruitment process incorporates AI technology for initial application screening. This assists us in efficiently assessing qualifications. Rest assured, our recruiters will additionally review resumes to ensure a fair and accurate assessment is completed.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online