Leadership Facilitators and Operations Support Staff | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Leadership Facilitators and Operations Support Staff (2 positions available)

DEPARTMENT: Primarily Camping and Outdoor Education Programs. Supports all departments as needed (housekeeping, food service, custodial, office and maintenance)
PLACEMENT: FT Hourly Term Contract, minimum 30 hours/week. September 2017 – June 2018

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1500 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”

Under the direction of the Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs, Leadership Facilitators deliver dynamic outdoor and leadership programming to schools and corporate clients and assists in program planning and development. Under the direction of each departmental manager as an Operations Support Staff, assist in operational tasks in housekeeping, food service, custodial, office and maintenance. For this position, it is preferred that the employee lives onsite.

• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
• Program development and planning
• Delivery of programming including outdoor education for school groups and conference guests, teambuilding exercises, initiative games, low ropes, nature interpretation, outdoor recreation activities, sports and leadership development
• Working flexible hours (evenings, overnight and weekends)
• Site in charge duties: respond to emergencies and situations that may arise after hours
– Operations support staff duties may include:
– Food Service: bartending, banquet services
– Housekeeping: turning over rooms, off season deep cleaning
– Custodial: room and program set up, site cleaning, night custodial shifts
– Maintenance: grounds keeping, snow clearing, program set up, ice rink and ski trail maintenance
– Office: support the front office during busy registration periods

• Post-Secondary School Education in Recreation and Leisure, Education or related field is an asset 2
• 1 to 2 years’ experience in outdoor education or leadership development
• Experience delivering ABL (Adventure Based Learning), experiential activities and initiatives
• Knowledge of the outdoors, leadership theory and team building concepts
• Commitment to safety and risk management is essential
• Experience working with children is an asset
• Strong Customer Service skills are essential
• Experience in conflict resolution and capacity building are an asset
• Professional Outdoor Certificates highly desirable, i.e. Canoe Instructors, Low Ropes Instructor etc.
• NLS and PCOC are desirable
• Standard First Aid/CPR-C are required
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Mandated training (including AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, etc.) is required before or shortly after commencement of work
• Ontario G driver’s license or equivalent
• An understanding of Ontario Camps Association and YMCA Overnight Camping Best Practices

• Commitment to Organization Vision and Values:
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

• Volunteer Stewardship:
Understands the important role volunteers play in our Association. Contributes to a welcoming and supportive environment for all volunteers, and demonstrates appreciation for their commitment.

• Communication/Listening:
Listens attentively to comprehend both the factual content of a message and the feeling being expressed.

• Teamwork:
Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.

• Diversity:
Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.

• Concern for Health and Safety:
Demonstrates a knowledge of required protocols and ensures their implementation

• Philanthropy:
Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the role of Philanthropy in achieving the YMCA’s mission.

• Integrity:
Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.

• Self-Management:
Works independently within prescribed parameters. Can discern the relevance of issues and communicate them.


Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Dave Mitchell
Manager, Camping and Outdoor Education Programs
YMCA Geneva Park
Email: dave.mitchell@sm.ymca.ca

Applications will remain open until September 15 or until filled.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.