Assistant Camp Director
D-Camps West
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About the Role: 
The Assistant Director position is a seasonal contract that starts the beginning of May and ends at the end of August. During camp preparation season (June) the individual will work full time office hours with some possible evenings and weekends. During camp season (July and August) the individual will be present at all West D-Camps, all travel and accommodation will be provided.
Working closely with the Camp Director, the Assistant Camp Director assists in the implementation of D-Camp programs in Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB). The Assistant Camp Director provides significant 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 relevant provincial camping association standards. This position is responsible for all program areas of camp and directly assists the Camp Director in supporting the seasonal Resource Team and Program Team during the summer. This role will assist in developing and supervising quality programs, staff coaching and assisting with the hiring and on-boarding of all seasonal summer staff.
  • Assisting with Resource and Program team interviews, as well as on-boarding for staff in accordance with Diabetes Canada’s policies and procedure with the support of the Camp Director
  • Coordinating Leadership Development Program (LDP) participant interviews with LDP Directors and designing leadership programs with the aim of maximizing participant experience.
  • Attending and participating in T1D Family Days, Family Camps, and other Diabetes Canada events as required.
  • Helping to plan and implement Resource and Program Team pre-camp trainings.
  • Actively coach, support and provide feedback to the resource team members throughout the spring and summer.
  • Working in partnership with all D-Camps staff and partners to ensure alignment with D-Camps National Guidelines.
  • Being the on-site lead for travel logistics, as well as adhering to all Diabetes Canada Travel Policies.
  • Acting as Camp Director if Camp Director is off site or unavailable.
  • Ensuring that the culture and community at camp is focused on a positive experience for all campers.
  • Participating in all planned staff meeting with the Camp Director during camp.
  • Under the supervision of the Camp Director, ensuring all programs and program areas are proactive, risk management plans are in place and all internal audit requirements are met.
  • Monitoring 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 Camp Director.
  • Working with the Camp Director to provide a written report that will evaluate and make recommendations for future camp programs.
About You: 
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in a camp setting or 3 years of related experience with childcare and staff management.
  • Criminal Reference check and vulnerable sector search as per Diabetes Canada D-Camps policy
  • Standard first aid and CPR C
  • Exceptional computer skills with good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for the impact of camp on children.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of living with Type 1 Diabetes, or willingness to learn.
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