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Camp Director

  • 11/14/2022 9:16 AM
    Message # 12988519



    ·         Design, deliver, and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.

    ·         In conjunction with the management team, develop/review annually the Risk Management Plan, Crisis Management, Emergency Evacuation, and Emergency Procedures for Zajac Ranch.

    ·         Conduct staff evaluations, camper evaluations, programming supplies inventory counts and control, and make recommendations for the following season.


    ·         Adhere to and implement the policies and procedures of Zajac Ranch including health and safety policies,

    ·         Create and update programming to keep in line with current trends and Zajac Ranch mission.  Programming must cater to each group based on abilities, mobility, and health concerns.

    ·         Coordinate with Registration Coordinator to plan and cater to the needs of each group.

    ·         Assign campers and counselors to their housing and living groups.

    ·         Oversee the daily operation of the summer medical camps including food service, programs, camper and staff supervision, and health care.

    ·         Liaising with parents and group leaders before, during, and after their camp session.

    ·         Administer and maintain complete records during the camp, including camper lists, daily attendance, health and medical forms, and incident or accident reports.

    ·         Provide a written report at the end of each summer medical camp session.

    ·         At the end of the summer, receive written evaluations from staff, prepare written evaluations of the staff for the personnel files, and prepare a written report for the Zajac Foundation office.

    ·         Develop and maintain an effective evaluation system of all staff and programs.

    ·         Develop and maintain an effective screening and referral process for reported child abuse, neglect, and accusation of misconduct.

    ·         Work collaboratively with the Maintenance Facilitator, Nursing Director and Chef.

    ·         Management / hosting of rental groups to ensure adequate staff and / or volunteers for programming and services, including food service.

    ·         To ensure provision of exceptional customer service and hospitality to all guests.


    ·         Assist in creating and monitoring the budget for the camp operations.

    ·         Assist in the fundraising strategies for the camp program and facilities.

    ·         Responsible for managing camp expenditures in your areas of responsibility within budget.

    ·         Managing inventory and balancing/ordering inventory with camp sessions.

    ·         Assist in maintaining the budget and inventory for all activity areas.

    Human Resources:

    ·         Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.

    ·         Interview and hire staff in discussion with the management team.

    ·         Directly supervise, schedule, and coordinate Zajac Ranch staff including, but not limited to, the Assistant Camp Director, counselors, and any volunteers.

    ·         Ensure the wellbeing and care of international volunteer gappers is met.

    ·         Supervise and coordinate the activities of all Ranch staff and oversee their professional development and address any concerns or misconduct.

    ·         Train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal and year-round staff. .

    ·         Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.

    ·         Hold staff meetings on an as-needed basis to build team camaraderie, address issues and concerns, and to receive updates from all departments


    ·         Assist with marketing Zajac Ranch as an off-season rental facility, including attending trade shows, school presentations, and promotional campaigns.

    ·         Develop and support relationships in the community with medical groups, schools, churches, clubs and organizations, and other key players within the community.

    ·         Perform any duties necessary to deliver outstanding customer service to the rental groups during our non-medical camp season, including scheduling and managing programming staff and volunteers.

    • ·         Conduct other duties as required by the President or the Chairman.

    Skills and Experience:

    ·         Must be at least 25 years of age (per BC Camping Association Accreditation)

    ·         Have a firm belief in the value of summer camp for children with special medical needs.

    ·         Have experience working at summer camps.

    ·         Experience delivering top-notch customer service.

    ·         Have a college or university Degree in Recreation Management or a related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience

    ·         Must have a minimum of 5 years of camp management experience.

    ·         Excellent leadership and communication skills, understanding, ability to be a positive role model, patience and self-control.

    ·         Have a demonstrated ability in the recruitment and management of a camp staff team.

    ·         Ability to plan, organize, and carry-out daily, weekly and special programs.

    ·         Ability to supervise and evaluate staff, volunteers, and campers.

    ·         Must have experience with managing budgets.

    ·         Experience with developmental disabilities, special needs, and behavioural management.

    ·         Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

    ·         Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

    ·         Ability to proactively manage multiple work tasks in a timely manner.

    ·         Ability to act under pressure and keep a clear head.

    ·         Must have own transportation, possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to live on site year-round

    ·         Have computer skills and data management experience, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. CampBrain experience would be an asset

    ·         Hold valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or the ability to obtain. Occupational First Aid Level 4 would be an asset

    ·         Possess and maintain a clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

    $55,000 - $60,000 per annum

    If interested please email resume to


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