Day Camp Program Director

The Salvation Army Southlands Community Church
March 12, 2020
Winnipeg, Canada
Job Type
$15.11 - $18.89 per hour - Pay Band 3
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: - Attention Major Wendy Mouland
Closing date
April 2, 2020


The Day Camp Program Director is responsible for all aspects of our summer day camp. The Day Camp Program Director is responsible for but not limited to scheduling, child minding, implementation of programming, and employee supervision.

This is a temporary full-time position at 40 hours per week from June 1 - August 14, 2020.


  • Plans and implements all aspects of the weekly program, targeted at children ages 6-12, with a view to each camper’s social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development and the delivery of the highest quality.
  • Provides oversight and co-ordination of staff members and volunteers, ensuring adequate planning and training for each aspect of the program and the appropriate delegation of duties to each staff member and LIT Director, with a view to the development of a strong, united team.
  • Provides guidance, support and oversight of any conflict that may arise with staff and/or campers.
  • Ensures that parents/guardians are informed of any incidents pertaining to the wellbeing and/or behavior of the child.
  • Assists with advertising the program and recruitment of campers as well as registration of same.
  • Interacts broadly with Southlands congregational members, community partners, neighborhood families and Church staff.
  • Is eager to pray with campers, parents, other staff members, and is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all involved in the program.
  • Is responsible for all administrative duties related to the operation of KidsQuest Day Camps (i.e. Registration, camper files; payments; purchasing of supplies; communication with parents, other team members, the Church Administrative Assistant and the Corps Officers).
  • Conducts oneself with a high degree of confidentiality, respect, and commitment to the development of Southlands’ mission statement while working for the church.


Minimum Education Level Attained:

  • Must be enrolled in post-secondary studies

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Police Check
  • Must have certificate in First Aid/CPR or willingness to receive training
  • Willing to Take TSA Armatus online training

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

  • Must possess knowledge and proven proficiency in the area of child supervision and day camp programming
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills to provide guidance and support for other staff members, volunteers and campers
  • Ability to interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Problem solving and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to give insight to volunteers and staff
  • Positive and encouraging attitude
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Supportive knowledge of the mission of The Salvation Army
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience in leading or working with children’s programs
  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Must have good organizational skills

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

  • Must be able to join children in a variety of activities and maintain a high energy level throughout the program days.

Concentration Required:

  • The performance of the job requires attention when teaching, giving advice/peer support, planning and development.
  • Maintain focus on children and program operations on a daily basis

Work Environment:

  • The work environment is typically at the Church, in community centres, and outside.  Must be flexible. The work environment may be in a variety of locations. It will include indoor and outdoor settings according to program planning and at least one off site day trip a week.
  • The incumbent works in generally agreeable conditions, with the following exceptions:
    • Dealing with angry/upset youth and parents
    • Verbal Abuse

Exposure to Hazards:

  • The incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor harm, injury or illness due to:
    • Physical attacks by others
    • Exposure to infectious diseases
    • Moving objects
    • Risk of sport related injuries

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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