Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs

locationSt. John's - Newfoundland And Labrador (NL),

atDiabetes Canada

Estimated salary $15 - $26 an hour

Job Description:

Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs
(1-Year Contract)
100 years ago, Canadians discovered insulin.
100 years later even more Canadians have diabetes than ever before. Diabetes or prediabetes affects 1 in 3 Canadians. 1 in 2 young adults will develop diabetes in their remaining lifetime.
We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes – so join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!
Diabetes Canada offers D-Camps programs for children, youth and families living with type 1 diabetes. Program offerings include overnight summer camps, family camps, and leadership development programs. For 2021, D-Camps has made the decision to focus on digital D-Camps programs.
Position Overview:
Reporting to the Manager of Camps & Youth Programs, the Camp Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs assists the Manager in the implementation of D-Camp programs.
The Coordinator, Camps & Youth Programs provides leadership to the summer camp and year-round program operations and ensures that program delivery is in alignment with the guiding principles of the D-Camps National Guidelines and any relevant provincial camping association standards. This position is responsible for all program areas of camp and directly supports the seasonal Leadership Team during program operations by developing quality programs, purchasing, contributes to the hiring of all seasonal staff, and facilitate inter-departmental cooperation to ensure a successful re-entry to market with in-person programs
Key Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Coordinate, plan and implement D-Camps programs in accordance with D-Camps program plan, as dictated and scheduled by the Manager, Camps & Youth Programs.
  • Works in collaboration with others as dictated by manager to execute programming.
  • Coordinate, plan and implement, year-round programs including but not limited to digital events, reunions, weekend events, Diabetes Canada events, family camps, and alumni events.
  • Function as Program Lead for all assigned year round programs with responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of program staff at these programs. When appropriate delegate Program Lead responsibilities to contract staff.
  • Supervise the hiring, on-boarding and payroll for staff and volunteers in accordance with Association’s policies and procedure with the support of the Managers, Camps & Youth Programs.
  • Explore opportunities and innovative practices to realign the existing area camping and youth programs, targeting best practices and ensuring efficient use of resources. Engages in operational planning and ensures high standards of service and program delivery.
  • Works in partnership with all D-Camps staff and volunteers to ensure alignment with D-Camps National Guidelines and provincial camping association standards, and industry best practices.
  • Represents the camp in a full-time capacity to the public and camping community.
  • Ensures that the culture and community at camp is focused on a positive experience for all campers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Responds to guardian and participant survey results and suggests appropriate changes each season based on feedback.
  • Ensures that all requirements for peer reviews, audits and
Ministry requirements are met through staff training, program setup, surveys and staff management.
  • Ensures all programs and program areas are proactive in health and safety, risk management plans are in place and all audit requirements are met.
  • Ensures that all program related expenses are in line with budget requirements and adaptations are made throughout season to remain on budget, in conjunction with the Manger, Camps & Youth Programs.
  • Actively promotes D-Camps to the local and provincial community.
  • Cultivates relationships with all alumni and camp families.
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children’s Aid Society.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors, staff, and all stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the D-Camps team to help manage operational program components such as the CampBrain registration system, D-Camps merchandise, and digital team with the updating of the webpage when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Our Ideal Candidate
    • One to three years of experience in a senior staff and/or management role of a camp
    • Experience in Non-Profit and/or Special Needs camps, including Diabetes Canada D-Camps experience
    • Certifications required include: Standard First Aid and CPR C; Bronze Cross (National Lifesaving Society (NLS) preferred), Challenge Course Level 2 Facilitator (preferred), Wilderness First Responder (preferred), WHMIS certified
    • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, volunteers and staff
    • Demonstrated passion for the impact of camp on children
    • Demonstrated strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role; ability to encourage, motivate staff and volunteers, acknowledge and appreciate contributions; takes the opportunity to be involved in partnerships and collaborations
    • Responsive to needs of stakeholders
    • Proven ability to work constructively as a team member in a complex organizational setting
    • Proven ability to independently develop plans, set priorities and achieve results
    • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
    • Excellent written communication skills
    • Exceptional computer skills with good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet
    What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You
    • A meaningful role in an organization that is making a direct impact on the fight to #EndDiabetes
    • A rewarding career for you – see our Employee Value Proposition
    • Be a member of a high-performing team with highly skilled colleagues
    • GoodLife corporate membership discount and other employee discounts
    About the Application Process
    • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
    • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
    • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
    • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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