Full Time

Assistant Camp Director

Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA | Ben Weider JCC | Harry Bronfman YCC 5400 Westbury Ave, Montreal QC

Founded in 1962, the Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp (YCC) is a residential summer camp with a tradition of offering a warm, family atmosphere. The YCC offers a full range of activities and outstanding facilities to over 500 campers every summer. We provide versatile programming in a Jewish ambiance ensuring an unforgettable summer experience for all who attend. The YCC is located in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, north of the city of Montreal, and is a branch of the YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Centre (JCC) of Montreal.

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director oversees a wide range of services and programs as they relate to the facilities, administration, operation, and programming. Some remote work is an option for this position.

Reports to: YCC Camp Director

Direct Reports: 5 - 7 camp supervisors

Description of mandate:

  • Works with the Director to implement a recruiting and retention plan. Meets and communicates with new and returning families.
  • Partners with schools and other community organizations to set-up information booths and generate interest in YCC.
  • Assists in the promotion of YCC through a variety of marketing channels, tools and initiatives.
  • Works with the Y marketing department to manage the presence and activity on social and digital networks.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of camp programs and special events (Theme days, Inter-Camps, Jewish programming etc.)
  • Organizes and coordinates various on and off site camp programs throughout the year (unit and camp reunions, retreats, supervisory shabbatons, and week-end camps).
  • Promotes and coordinates all aspects of rental retreats to schools and companies.
  • Supports the Director in managing the budget and maintaining revenue expectations. Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training and the evaluation of staff.
  • Ensures health and safety standards are followed in relation to camper’s care, food service, and facility maintenance.
  • Attends camp management committee meetings.
  • Assists in the day to day administration and operations of the camp related to facilities and general maintenance.

Candidate profile:

  • University degree in Business, Recreation and Leisure Management, Education, Social Work or equivalent work experience.
  • 4-5 years of experience, some of which took place in a summer camp environment.
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills (social media, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, in both French and English
  • Strong work ethics and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and solution-oriented
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings and to reside at YCC during the summer

Application process: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume along with a cover letter to the Human Resources Department, by email at: HRsearch@ymywha.com.