Camp Kindle

Camp Program Coordinator, Kids Cancer Care

About Kids Cancer Care

The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. With a vision of providing a cure for every child and care for every family, Kids Cancer Care strives to end childhood cancer, while easing the pain and suffering of the disease through three essential program areas: 1. Camp and Outreach; 2. Research and Hospital; and 3. Education Support and Scholarships. For more information on Kids Cancer Care and our work, please visit us at www.kidscancercare.ab.ca.  

Camp Kindle Career Opportunity

 The camp program coordinator works collaboratively with the other camp program coordinator and camp program manager to coordinate camp programs that take place at Camp Kindle. They are a leader in the Camp Kindle community and play a vital role in developing and implementing programs, staff development, and camp culture.

The camp program coordinator will have a wealth of residential camp and outdoor adventure experience as well as excellent interpersonal skills. They are a natural leader and communicator, and committed to creating quality camp experiences for campers, staff, volunteers and adult participants alike.

The camp program coordinator is accountable to the director of operations and reports directly to the camp program manager. They are expected to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all staff, volunteers and committees of Kids Cancer Care.

Position Dates: May through October (8 month seasonal position)

Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits

RESPONSIBILITIES

General

  • Positively contributes to Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle by working well with all members of the camp community;
  • Proactively aware of the needs of young people affected by cancer and their families;
  • Actively works to develop personal and professional skills, accepts and incorporates constructive feedback;
  • Appropriately follows Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle policies and procedures;
  • Contributes to site organization, preparation, and upkeep;
  • Attends recreation, child development, program management, and other related courses and seminars as part of on-going professional development; and
  • Maintains visible leadership in camp and social enterprise groups.

Program Development and Administration

  • Knowledgeable of the Alberta Camping Association’s operating guidelines for residential camps, the operating guidelines for oncology camps, including those of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Oncology Camps and Children’s Oncology Camping Association International;
  • Understands and implements the vision, mission and goals for each camp program;
  • Works with the camp program manager to successfully develop, implement and assess inclusive, relevant, exceptional camp programs offered at Camp Kindle;
  • Works collaboratively with the nursing coordinator to ensure that the medical and health needs of all camp participants are met;
  • Writes program reports, maintains monthly reporting standards and compiles annual statistics for Kids Cancer Care’s mission-based programs;
  • Manages program budgets accordingly;
  • Updates and utilizes camper database to record camper information, as well as generate reports and lists required for programs; and
  • Organizes buses and transportation for all Kids Cancer Care summer camps and weekend camps.

Staff Development

  • Contributes to the recruitment, interviewing and training of seasonal program staff, e.g., updating and posting position descriptions, interviewing, screening and hiring program staff;
  • Ensures that Kids Cancer Care human resources policies are followed;
  • Provides leadership, training, support and guidance to all seasonal program staff; and
  • Provides training and leadership to all Latitude staff in the early March and April, leading them through programs, housekeeping, kitchen and maintenance training schedules.

Social Enterprise

  • Contribute to the development of Camp Kindle’s social enterprise by hosting groups onsite, and working with the Camp Kindle management team to market Camp Kindle facilities to guest groups;
  • Assist in the administration of booking groups including consistent excellence in necessary paperwork, systems and client communications; and
  • Help develop and implement programs for outdoor education groups and rental groups.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in outdoor education, education, child care or a related field or commiserate experience;
  • CUI Level Two Instructor or ability to achieve;
  • Wilderness First Aide or ability to achieve;
  • Class 4 Driver’s Licence or ability to achieve;
  • NLS is an asset;
  • A police check including Vulnerable Sectors Check; and
  • CPR Level B.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume with CAMP PROGRAM COORDINATOR in the email subject line to: Melanie Reize, Camp Program Manager at mreize@kidscancercare.ab.ca.

Note: We prefer to receive applications by email. We are grateful to everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.