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UNIT HEAD

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UNIT HEAD

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About The Position

Employment Type: Full-Time, contract
Working Hours:
– Mandatory pre-camp training dates: June 17, 24, 29, 30 (9:30am-4:30pm)
– Pre-camp season: June 12 – June 30 (9:30am-4:30pm)
– Camp dates: July 3 – August 26 (8:15am – 4:45pm, Thursdays until 5pm)
Contract Salary Range: $5,300 – $7,300

We are looking for enthusiastic and organized Unit Heads to join our Summer 2023 camp team. Unit Heads are integral to our summer leadership team and oversee a group of staff and campers within a specific age group (we call them Units). An interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) and/or outdoor activities is an asset, but what we are really looking for are candidates with lots of experience working with youth and young adults, are strong leaders, and love camp!

The ideal candidate:

  • Has extensive experience supervising children in a camp/recreation/educational setting
  • Is team-oriented and collaborative
  • Has experience managing teams
  • Will mentor and assist camp counsellors in providing campers with a fun and safe camp experience
  • Will maintain excellent rapport with staff, campers, and camp families
  • Is understanding of the uniqueness of each camper and staff member and able to find ways to make everyone feel part of the team

Role & Responsibilities

  • Supervise and mentor a group of staff and campers
  • Involvement in operation and delivery of the camp day
  • Train and evaluate counsellors
  • Communicate with counsellors, camp families, instructors, and members of the Leadership Team on an ongoing basis
  • Lead staff meetings
  • Liaise between Leadership Team and counsellors
  • Manage staff and/or camper conduct as needed

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a supervisory or leadership role in camp or related field.
  • 3+ years experience working with children ages 4 to 14 in a camp or educational setting
  • Full weekday availability in July and August and select training days in May and June

Considered an Asset:

  • A background or education in teaching, recreation, early childhood education, science and technology, outdoor adventure, sports, or a related field
  • Experience making, robotics, coding, electronics, VR, 2D/3D Design

Additional Requirements:

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C (or willingness to obtain)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (upon hire)

This job may be funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). The SWPP program requires that candidates be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or a protected person defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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