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8009 Iona Road
Fingal, ON, N0L 1K0
Canada

(519) 764-2317

At Pearce Williams Summer Camp & Retreat Facility, our aim is to provide the best summer camp experience for your child. Pearce Williams strives to do this in a non-competitive, caring way, allowing your child to discover the world around them, while promoting success, self-confidence and self-esteem in a safe, secure and stimulating environment, while living and growing within our Christian community.

The emphasis is always on participation, effort and attitude! We feel that camp is a unique place where every child can be a winner. We provide campers with the opportunity to become part of a family, where they can take healthy risks, get rewarded for successes and develop self-esteem and life skills. In the meantime they will learn about independence, interdependence, tolerance, responsibility, friendship and loyalty.

It is at summer camp that they learn to take risks, learn to resolve conflicts in a natural manner, learn to appreciate and protect our environment, learn to stay healthy, learn to be responsible for their personal belongings, and learn to have fun with unabashed enthusiasm.

Every Child Deserves a Week at Camp

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2019 Camp Director Search

Pearce Williams is seeking someone awesome to become our next Camp Director; a passionate, highly organized and experienced leader. This position is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package

2019 Camp Director Search

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Career Opportunity: Camp Director
Deadline: September 15, 2019

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Job Title: Camp Director 

Location: Pearce Williams Christian Centre - Summer Camp & Retreat Facility (Fingal, Ontario)

Pearce Williams Christian Centre (PWCC) is seeking someone awesome to become our next Camp Director! This position is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Join a stellar team of camp professionals dedicated to changing the lives of our campers and staff. 

About Pearce Williams:
Pearce Williams Christian Centre (PWCC) is a summer camp and retreat facility located on 180 acres in beautiful Elgin County, just minutes from the shores of Lake Erie. As a part of the United Church of Canada’s camping network, our mission is to Welcome all who come, to Teach all who want to learn and to Serve God in all we do. At Pearce Williams we believe that life is good, but camp is better! We do what needs to be done to provide campers aged 5 to 15 with the most amazing summer camp experience. Through our choice based camp and school programs, we strive to create enriching experiences for campers to live and grow within a Christian community environment. To learn more about our programs visit www.campisbetter.com 

Scope & Summary of Job:
Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Camp Director is responsible for the development, promotion, and successful operation of our camp and school programs, providing leadership and direction to staff and volunteers and supporting the administration of Pearce Williams Christian Centre. 

Covering a wide range of duties, the Camp Director does what needs to be done to give our campers, staff, volunteers and school groups the most amazing camp experiences year round. This includes program development and delivery, staff and organizational management, building relationships with all stakeholders and ensuring that all camp programs and responsibilities are carried out in a way that reflects the mission and values of PWCC.  

Key Responsibilities:

TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

The Camp Director’s role is dynamic and constantly evolving. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Development & Delivery:

  • Lead the strategic vision of the summer and off-season camp programs; developing, organizing, promoting, and implementing all programs to ensure they achieve our goals and mission.

  • Oversee, coordinate and manage the daily operations and program functions at Pearce Williams Summer Camp.

  • Oversee and manage all school and outdoor education programs, ensuring that the needs and expectations of the students, teachers, and visiting groups are being met.

  • Ensure all camp programs comply with Pearce Williams guidelines, Ontario Camps Association standards and the policies and standards of the United Church of Canada. Maintain knowledge of all current policies and standards with support from the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Staffing & Leadership:

  • Oversee all seasonal staff, working with the Executive Director to recruit and hire and train a qualified and dedicated team and acting as the principal contact throughout the year. 

  • Provide consistent leadership to camp staff through staff training, ongoing check-ins, feedback and coaching, as well as administering performance reviews and weekly evaluations.

  • Recruit and supervise all volunteers, ensuring they are adhering to camp’s policies and procedures. 

  • Foster an effective and creative Christian work environment that supports staff and volunteer’s personal development, creativity, collaboration, and transparency.

  • Act as a positive role model for campers, staff, volunteers and guests by embodying the values and mission of Pearce Williams Christian Centre. 

Organizational Management:

  • Manage and achieve the assigned budget; working with the Executive Director to develop the annual budget and monitoring all expenditure to stay on target. 

  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of program equipment and resources; ensuring camp is well stocked to deliver quality programming. 

  • Ensure that all camp facilities are kept in a clean and safe condition year-round; working with maintenance staff to identify work and ensure it is scheduled and completed. 

  • Ensure Health & Safety procedures are being followed and maintained by all staff; that camp is clean and safe and meets all Health & Safety requirements.

  • Maintain and implement an overall Risk Management plan for all programs.

  • Attend the monthly board meeting of the Board of Directors, the camping committee of the Antler River Watershed Region or any other meetings as required. 

Administration and Promotion:

  • Represent and promote camp and facilities within the United Church and the community, at job fairs, church presentations, school visits, conferences, within the local community and through other communication tools including social media. 

  • Create and implement marketing plans for the summer camp programs (including World and Farm Camps) and school programs with the goal of recruiting and retaining campers, school groups, staff and volunteers.

  • Actively pursue funding and promotional work on behalf of Pearce Williams Christian Centre

  • Responsible for Parent and Staff Communication during the summer season and throughout the year; responding to any concerns or requests, resolving issues, managing feedback and being accessible to parents with questions pertaining to summer camp and campers experience.

  • Prepare monthly reports for the Executive Director or Board of Directors.

  • Manage all program and statistical reports via the database (CampBrain), optimizing data for analysis and the betterment of camp.

  • Ensure all administrative tasks pertaining to camp programs, campers and staff are completed accurately and on time. 

Relationships:

  • Assist in fostering and maintaining relationships with donors and supporters, ensuring proper stewardship and communication throughout the year.

  • Foster and strengthen relationships with the local community, planning and implementing Open House Day and other annual community engagement events onsite. 

  • Attend church meetings and build strong relationships within the United Church to promote and support camp and outdoor ministry.

  • Attend committee meetings and give relevant support to committees as directed by the Board. 

  • Stewardship of Pearce Williams Summer Camp’s alumni relationships

Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Personnel Committee, or the Board of Directors. 

 
Qualifications: 

Essential Functions: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with children, parents and staff of all ages.

  • Possess physical and mental strength and endurance to work long days in the summer months, maintaining constant supervision of campers, school groups and staff.

  • Ability to work up to 6 days a week during the summer months. (Time to be given in lieu after the summer).

  • Ability to live on-site during the summer months during camp and training.

Education and Experience:

  • 4+ years of camping experience in senior management and/or leadership role.

  • Experience working with children.

  • Experience managing camp programming and supervising staff. 

  • Post-Secondary education in Child & Youth Studies, Education or Recreation an asset. 

Knowledge & Skill Requirement: 

  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to adapt quickly.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with flexibility in order to respond to shifting priorities.

  • Strong computer literacy including Google Docs Suite, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Social Media platforms, and previous experience with a CRM (customer relationship management software) is an asset.

  • Ability and willingness to learn new computer programs and skills

  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills.

  • Good time management and organization.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • A willingness to learn and a high level of integrity. 

Compensation & Benefits:
Pearce Williams offers a competitive base salary as well as a pension and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In addition, the Camp Director will receive an Annual Training Budget to aid in personal and professional development as well as two weeks of vacation (given in lieu) in addition to the mandated holidays.

To Apply: 

Project: To ensure that all candidates understand the culture of PWCC and the kinds of work expected we require that each applicant submits a simple, creative project. 

Create the promotional material and write ups and basic layout outline for a new teen leadership camp program that will run for 3-weekend events from October to March each year.

To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter and project toPWCCjob@gocamp.proby 11:59pm, September 15, 2019. You may address the letter to the Joe Richards & the Pearce Williams Board of Directors, 8009 Iona Road, Fingal, ON  N0L 1K0.

We thank you very much for your interest. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Pearce Williams Christian Centre | www.campisbetter.com| 519-764-2317 | 8009 Iona Road  Fingal, ON N0L 1K0