Senior Program Director

Reports to:
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director

Work Dates:
(All) Staff Training: June 24th – June 25th, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
(Boys) July 3 – July 28, 2017 (Monday to Friday)
(Girls) July 31 – August 25, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Job Description:
As an STB Senior Program Director you will lead a dynamic team who organizes and executes the daily program for all campers. You will ensure, with your co-Senior Program Director, the exceptional delivery for all aspects of the camp program. Senior Program Directors are responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all campers while ensuring a safe and fun environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Including but not limited to,

  • Lead a team of Program Directors in organizing, coordinating and running the daily program at camp
  • Provide oversight, support and direction to campers and the full camp staff
  • Provide exceptional leadership and support to Junior Program Directors, Head Counsellors, LIT Director and Lifeguards
  • Work closely with the Camp Director in dealing with major disciplinary issues for campers
  • Work closely with the Camp Director in identifying any staff related issues quickly
  • Organize and deliver a comprehensive staff training with assistance from other Sr. Staff members
  • Come up with creative ideas for new and old activities to keep the program fresh and exciting
  • Explain activities to large groups of campers and staff
  • Setup, execute and participate in a variety of camp activities
  • Maintain a neat and organized work environment
  • Ensure the proper maintenance and care for all camp equipment (sports equipment, audio, art/drama equipment, etc…) according to STB maintenance
  • Work closely with the Camp Director, Head Counsellors and other Program Staff to ensure program delivery is safe and efficient
  • Documentation of any incidents (eg. camper injury, camper behavioural issues…)
  • Organize and coordinate adequate breaks and rest times for counsellors
  • Ensure that camp rules are clearly explained and understood
  • Monitor the daily progress and general welfare of campers and staff members (e.g. following rules, overall health, participation, having fun, etc.)
  • Provide Camp Director and other relevant staff members with daily progress reports
  • Assist with several special camp tasks such as camp photos, camp board, etc..
  • Organize and ensure the carrying out of shared duties such as: night duty, beach duty, etc.
  • Be a full participant in all aspects of camp life
  • Carry out any other task/responsibility as designated by the Camp Director and/or Assistant Camp Director

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Proven leadership skills and ability to lead a team of co-workers
  • Experience working with children/youth
  • Ability to confidently address large groups of children and staff
  • Exceptional team player, ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to give and receive feedback
  • Mature individual who desires to work with children in a dynamic outdoor setting
  • Excellent role model, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
  • Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and a sense of humour
  • Ability to work with all children, including those who are challenging

Assets (not required):

  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Experience public speaking
  • Experience in a supervisory position
  • Active member of school community
  • 2+ years experience on staff at a camp and have graduated from or be in University/College
  • Pursuing or looking to pursue a career working with children
  • First Aid/CPR
  • NLS