Leadership Development Program Director
D-Camps West
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About the Role:
Working closely with the Camp Director, the LDP Director will design and facilitate an exceptional leadership program that will provide youth living with type 1 diabetes the skills and certifications needed to become successful staff in a summer camping environment or an environment working with children and youth at all our Western D-Camps Programs. The LDP director will be responsible for the interview, selection and communication for all program participants. The LDP director will also play a critical role in developing and leading staff training. During the camp season, the LDP Director will be directly responsible for the supervision of the participants. The LDP Director will act as a positive role model for all campers, LDP, program and counselling staff and will develop and maintain a professional working relationship with campers, parents, staff, health professionals, alumni, volunteers, supporters, visitors and any other stakeholders.
The LDP 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.
  • Developing and implementing a program curriculum that will be age specific and will provide a fun safe, knowledgeable training opportunity needed for youth to be successful in working at overnight camps and with children and youth.
  • Designing a schedule for the D-Camps West LDP programs which will be individualize to suit the needs of the programs, facilities and participants involve
  • Interview all LDP applicants in a fair and consistent manner and communicate to them the acceptance and refusal process.
  • Communicating with all accepted LDP participant prior to camp to discuss the programs expectation, logistics of the program and rules and regulations
  • Coordinating with Program Director, Healthcare staff and Camp Director(s) all program logistics and site requirements
  • Acting as a liaison between LDP participants and staff, promoting two way communication and the sharing of information.
  • Aiding in positive social, psychological, emotional and professional development of each LDP participants through frequent, informal, individual and group discussions.
  • Helping plan, implement and evaluate all Western D-Camps staff trainings
  • Helping with the administration of all camp manuals, camper files and staff files to ensure risk are managed appropriately for each camp.
  • Managing a budget related to the LDP programs for each Western D-Camp program and advise Camp Director(s) of purchases made.
  • Ensuring campers, LDP participant, staff, and volunteers comply with all rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all campers LDP participants and staff members.
  • Organizing travel arrangement necessary to accommodate all Western D-Camps programs in adhering to all Diabetes Canada Travel Policies.
  • Evaluating the LDP participants on a formative basis offering constant feedback during the program and provide a written evaluation to each participant by the end of the program.
  • Providing a written report to Camp Director(s) that will evaluate and make recommendations for all LDP participants and LDP Western D-Camps programs.
About You: 
  • 2 – 3 years of summer or day camp experience.
  • 2 years minimum experience in program development and team leading.
  • Experience in working with youth around leadership development.
  • Knowledge of diabetes management in children and youth an asset.
  • Experience in training, mentoring and supervising staff, volunteers.
  • Must be able to work responsibly and independently.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal communication and supervisory skills.
  • Must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification.
  • Preference given to individuals with valid driver’s license.
How To Apply
To read more about the role and apply please visit: https://can61.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/diabetescanada/Site/DCAMP