Outdoor Education & Events Manager
Camp Elphinstone Full-Time Term Management
Gibsons, BC, CA
Position Title: Outdoor Education & Events Manager
Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone: Gibsons, BC
Terms: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $53,000 - $60,000 annually
Start Date: ASAP
Reports To: Director, YMCA Camp Elphinstone
YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one and two week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps. From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually.
YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 campers or guests. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.
Nature and Scope:
The Outdoor Education & Events Manager (OEE Manager) will provide year-round leadership to YMCA Outdoor Education & Events operations at YMCA Camp Elphinstone, ensuring our programs and services deliver on our vision of building a community in which a generation of children and families can reach their full potential.
The OEE Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with clients including schools, rental groups, weddings, and families; leading a strong staff team; the development and implementation of high quality experiential education programming; reviewing and updating systems and ongoing risk management and crisis response, ensuring adherence to YMCA policies and procedures.
This position is required to live on-site during operational seasons.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
Application Deadline: Ongoing
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