Staff Development Head

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Job Title: Staff Development Head
Report To: Camp Director/Assistant Director
Number of Positions Available: 1

The strength of the HOC program is based on the strength of the staff team. The staff development programs are the foundation of training individuals to work and succeed in the camp environment. Working as a member of the HOC Sr Staff team, the Staff Development Head’s main role is to support and improve the effectiveness of the CIT/LIT programs. This role is facilitated by establishing clear and concise goals (Lesson Plans) for the program and executing program delivery in a quality manner. In addition, the role requires that the Head ensure weekly schedules and CIT/LIT expectations are followed through, facilitate/delegate all activity and theory sessions, plan and lead a three day canoe trip in Algonquin Park (once per session) as well as a one night camping trip with LITs (five) and complete all CIT/LIT evaluations. Heads are responsible for teaching CIT/LIT's the safety requirements of each program ensuring that all participants use equipment properly and follow safety standards. This includes providing care to our campers that reflects the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct.


  • Reinforce the camp philosophy, policies and standards by acting as a role model to the CITs/LITs and being an active participant in the camp community.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to CITs/LITs as well as assume responsibility for their supervision and discipline.
  • Accept responsibilities to maintain CIT/LIT timetable.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the CIT/LIT programs by establishing clear and concise goals.
  • Ensure CITs/LITs provide care to our campers that reflect the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct.
  • Create and execute CIT/LIT programming that is age appropriate, productive, and fun.
  • Contact all CIT candidates (via email) one month before summer camp.
  • Attend, organize and facilitate sessions and programming for Staff Orientation week in late June.
  • Attend Monday morning Directors meetings
  • Assist with Saturday check out and Sunday camper registration.
  • Facilitate or delegate all activity, theory/development, and mentor sessions.
  • Establish strict guidelines and monitor CIT/LIT sleeping quarters and their cleanliness.
    Organize and supervise 2, 3-day CIT out-trips to Algonquin Park, and one night LIT trip.
  • Make any transportation runs (ie. Clinic / hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
  • Attend all and facilitate one Thursday evening staff meeting.
  • Provide formal evaluations (verbal or written) to all CITs each week and ensure mentor completes evaluations for weeks 3 & 4 of the program.
  • Provide formal evaluations to all LITs at the end of their week.
  • Produce community service letter and check-out package.
  • Supervise camp and holdovers one Saturday Night in the summer and coach’s corner on one night a week.
  • Act as additional instructor/supervisor in any CIT/LIT sessions led by other Staff Development Staff (ie. Swimming lessons, etc.)
  • Complete a Heads report and update Staff Development Program Resource binder at the end of the summer.
  • Be available to assist Camp Directors as required or when instructional schedule allows.
  • Maintain a presence in the camp community as a role model and mentor for fellow staff.
  • Assist with Saturday check out when assigned and with Sunday camper registration is mandatory.
  • Assist the Program Director with schedules and management of camp activities/programs.
  • Complete weekly assigned administrative duties as scheduled. (Office shift, Coaches Corner, nightly rounds etc. Approximately 2-4 duties per week depending as required.
  • Attend and assist in the facilitation of every Thursday evening staff meeting when required.
  • Carry an assigned radio and be available in case of an emergency at all times.
  • Make any transportation runs (ie. clinic / hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
  • Complete 1- 2 duty weekends that may include Friday/Saturday curfew sign in, Saturday Check out, and Hold Over supervision.
  • Complete Program report and update program manual at the end of the summer.
  • Heads are allowed one weekend off. This is scheduled with the Camp Director at the beginning of the summer. To ensure that we are able to schedule Duty Weekends around Saturday
  • Evening Supervision responsibilities, Heads need to be flexible around their personal schedule. Weekly time off will be scheduled each week that may include mornings, afternoons, or additional weekends free of assigned duties.A Head can expect between 8-10 hrs of scheduled duties daily not including other duties as assigned based on program needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
  • All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
  • All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
  • Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Leadership and Participation in camp wide special events (All Camps, Friday Campfire, Program Demonstrations) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 2, 2017 – August 27, 2017
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 27 – September 2, 2017
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications, and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program with preferred study in Recreation Management, Education, Early Childhood Development, Physical Education or Personnel Management.
  • Administrative background with experience in supervising peers.
  • Experience working with children of varied ages in a supervisory or teaching situation. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, evaluate and deal effectively with problem-solving situations within the area of responsibility.
  • Valid G driver’s license.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the community.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross Award, NLS preferred.
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and s positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.
  • Outdoor camping and tripping experience.