Position Title : Knox Camps Director
To direct and oversee all aspects of the Day Camp Ministry of Knox Presbyterian Church.
Responsible / Accountable to :
Discipleship Pastor and the Knox Camp Team.
Qualities / Characteristics
Candidates for the Camp Director position will :
Be a problem solver;
Have a high capacity to thrive in a complex and demanding ministry environment;
Combine an attention for administrative detail with an understanding of organizational systems, workflow, events, and activities;
Have excellent computer skills;
Be above moral reproach, showing Christ in attitude and lifestyle; and
Have a personal relationship with and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a passion to serve Him;
Enjoy interfacing with church members, families, parents, youth and children, as well as the community at large, and will be upbeat and relational;
Have a passion and vision for Knox Camps;
Have the heart of a servant of Jesus Christ, appreciating a role in serving the team and church to move forward the mission of the church;
Exhibit a Christ-like love for children and their families.
Key Areas of Responsibility :
Camp : To oversee all aspects of the camp program (Biblical content and spiritual tone, activities, health & safety, camp rules and regulations)
Staff Training and Team Meetings
Camp Reunions (currently once a year, in September)
Day Camp Staff
Hiring : Overseeing the Hiring ProcessChildren’s Program Directors (1 or 2, or 1 and an assistant), Youth Program Director (1), LIT Director, Leaders (3 Senior, 3 Junior)
Training : To personally train the DirectorsTo oversee the training of the LeadersPrimary Resource : Knox Camp Manual
Evaluation : To assist the staff in setting goals, and to provide ongoing encouragement to and evaluation of Directors & the Day Camp Ministry prior to, during and after camp.
To ensure that the Directors do ongoing evaluation with the Leaders
Budgets & Invoices : Following the approved budget for the current year and working with the Discipleship Pastor to keep the budget and to ensure the payment of invoices, transfer of itemized receipts to the Chief Administrative Officer providing financial updates to the camp team etc.
Salaried Staff : To oversee the administrative aspect of the hiring process (collection of applications, reference checks, setting up job interviews, entrance interviews re : expectations, staff contracts, payment schedule and exit interviews with Directors and Discipleship Pastor )
Staff Manual : To update Camp Manual in preparation for the new season.
Camper Fees : To oversee the collection of camper fees, camper scholarships, and assist Finance Team with issuing of receipts
Database & Web Updates : To ensure the maintenance of updated records in the Camp Database for campers, LITs and Staff (Volunteer and Salaried) and communicate what needs to be updated on the web site (knowledge of Squarespace is a plus, please note in application if applicable).
Correspondence (Emails & mail-outs) : Work with Director of Family Ministries to ensure proper information is getting to parents.
This may include : Camper Mail-outs : including promotional emails, information for registered campers, and receiptsLIT Mail outsStaff Mail outs
Camp Brochure / Postcard : development and printing
Post-Camp : Clean-up, laundry etc. after campPhoto development-assembling of photo albums and photo slideshow, if applicableUpdating the Knox Camps Manual for future yearsSubmit end of summer reportUpdate website with upcoming season’s rates and dates
Liaison & Resource Person
To be a liaison and resource person, on behalf of the Knox Camp Ministry and committee, to the campers and their families, L.
I.T’s, Staff, Knox congregation, neighbourhood and wider camp community.
To oversee the pastoral care to the campers and their families, the L.I.T’s and staff, as well as others connected to the Knox Camp Ministry.
B.A. in a field related to youth and / or camp, or near completion, or equivalent experience
At least 3 years of involvement with camping or youth ministries
Experience leading a team
Experience in jobs requiring strong customer service skills a plus
Familiarity with Knox or Knox Camps a plus, but not required
An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of children and families
Agreement with and adherence to Knox Church’s Lifestyle and Morality statement
A current clear Police records check
Able to work effectively in a multi-staff, team setting
Able to work independently
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient computer-related skills
Terms of Appointment
Ideally, a 2-year commitment (2019 and 2020 camp seasons)
Part time from March 1st (flexible, and will be discussed in interview)
40 hours a week from May 1st through September
$15-$18 per hour depending on experience and related training.
Please drop off resumes (addressed to Knox Camp Committee, Attn : Rev. Nick Renaud) to the front office of Knox Presbyterian Church (630 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4), Monday to Friday, between 9 : 00am and 5 : 00pm, or email resumes to . For further questions please email .
The deadline for resumes is February 10, 2019. Interviews will be conducted immediately following the deadline.
Knox Church is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.
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