Director of Camp - The Scott Mission Camp, Caledon Village, ON

Director of Camp - The Scott Mission Camp, Caledon Village, ON (Posted: 9/29/2018; Closing: 11/19/2018)

Position: Director of Camp 
Department: Children, Youth & Camp
Direct Report: Director of Children, Youth & Camp
Work Location: 502 Spadina & Camp in Caledon 
Contract Status: Full Time Permanent
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Starting Date: December 3, 2018

Job Purpose: 
• To foster and grow the Christian spiritual life of children through camp programming towards Jesus Christ 
• To assume a “Supportive & Pastoral Presence” at Camp, providing spiritual support in the Christian Faith to staff, campers, guests and visitors

Duties & Responsibilities: 
• Plan, define, guide, operate and oversee all aspects of the summer camp program
• In collaboration with the Assistant Director, define and delegate areas of supervision and leadership duties (potential areas including but not limited to health & safety, food services, registration, maintenance, behaviour management, ministry & program) 
• Frequent, hands-on participation in ministries to stay in touch with staff, programs and client’s needs.
• Maintain involvement in frontline ministry programs, chapels, staff devotions and other Mission-wide events.
• Maintain a vibrant spiritual life with the Lord and build personal fellowship as a resource.
• Provide Pastoral support, care and spiritual guidance to both staff and campers
• Develop staff training material and program for pre-camp and in-service staff training
• Develop marketing and devotional material for summer season; give oversight to camper follow-up efforts during the school year
• Develop and update camp staff’s manual, handbook, and orientation process; ensure policies and practices outlined are being followed
• Lead and participate in full cycle recruiting and training for staff in accordance with ESA & OCA’s employment standards 
• Conduct regular meetings with staff to ensure goals and objectives set out are met
• Provide verbal and written evaluations for staff; provide spiritual development opportunities and support for staff 
• Ensure all Ontario Camping Association standards are met and maintained; ensure emergency procedures are explained, observed and practiced by all persons in camp
• Oversee inventory, ordering and reordering of supplies and equipment; arrange for proper distribution
• Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff and facilities 

Qualifications: 
• Hold a solid and vibrant Christian faith. Regular attendance at a recognized church or worshipping community
• Agree with and support The Scott Mission’s Statement of Faith, Goal and Objectives and Philosophy of Ministry
Post-secondary education with at least 4 years’ experience at children’s camp in a leadership capacity
• Strong theological background; able to guide staff and campers on their spiritual journeys
• Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and regulations; ability to respond to crisis and hazardous situations with sound judgement in a timely fashion 
• Ability to set objectives, delegate and prioritize workflow such that objectives are met
• Good conflict resolution skills; ability to provide leadership, spiritual counsel, supervision and motivation to a staff of 50 young adults
• Ability and desire to work in multiple locations, including a residential camp setting
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; poised to communicate with staff, children, parents, donors, volunteers, leadership team and others
• Physical stamina to handle the demands on a residential camp environment including long work days, extended work weeks, extensive walking, intense heat and humidity
• Current First Aid and CPR Certification 
• Child and youth behaviour management training is an asset 
• G or G2 driver’s license
• Proficient in MS Office 
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume with cover letter to: msmith@scottmission.com
The Scott Mission welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.