Title of Position Camp Administrator and Camp Counsellor
Term July 2nd – 5th (training), July 8 – August 2, 2019 – Location: Fisher River Cree Nation Start date: July 2, 2019
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
Frontier College’s Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps began in 2005 as an initiative of the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Hon. James Bartleman. These literacy and mental wellness camps aim to promote a love of reading and learning, as well as increased self-confidence in children and youth (between the ages of 6 and 15) living in isolated and/or fly-in only reserves in northern Ontario. Since then the camps have expanded to Manitoba, Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, & Quebec.
We are currently seeking mature, responsible, committed and self-motivated individuals to fill 1 Camp Administrator position, and 2 Camp Counsellor positions in our Indigenous Summer Literacy Camp being offered in collaboration with Fisher River Cree Nation.
The Camp Administrator & Camp Counsellors will be expected to work as a small, independent team to deliver a diverse array of indoor and outdoor literacy-based camp activities in a safe, caring and fun-filled environment. The Administrator & Counsellors must be prepared to demonstrate initiative and creativity to engage their community, and involve parents, elders and other community members in the camp curriculum.
Frontier College Camp Counsellors work very closely as a team reporting directly to the Camp Administrator, under the remote mentoring and supervision of the Camp Coordinator and the Regional Manager, with Frontier College.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (all positions)
Day-to-day planning & organizing of camp activities
Ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants during camp hours
Establishing and maintaining good relationships with community members, and soliciting their participation in the camps
Maintaining accurate camp records as required
Gathering feedback from parents, campers & community members
Ensuring that all camp documentation are maintained, and reported as required
Ensuring adherence to all program directives and guidelines
Attend and participate in all camp orientation, training and evaluation sessions
Other duties as assigned by Frontier College
Major Duties and Responsibilities (Camp Administrator only)
In the addition to the duties & responsibilities listed above, the Camp Administrator is responsible for:
Mentoring & supervising 3 camp counsellors
Keeping daily attendance and tracking statistics for reporting purposes & accountability to funders
Work with camp counsellors to report various camp data and submit completed reports each week to the Camp Coordinator
Schedule Community members, parents and elders to have them come in to camp to do crafts, baking, traditional storytelling, or as a guest speaker.
Purchasing supplies & snacks from local store(s) as needed
Skills and Attributes
Minimum 18 years old
A positive, friendly and approachable disposition
Adaptable, self-motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, creative
Superior planning, organizational and time-management skills
Able to work with different personalities/working styles, even in challenging situations
Strong situational problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
Be familiar with local organizations and upcoming/ongoing activities in the community
Be familiar with local leaders, elders, culture, local customs and traditions
Possess Standard/Emergency First Aid certification, which is valid for the entire duration of employment
Demonstrated experience working with groups of children/youth in a summer camp or literacy program setting
Screening & Selection:
Candidates will be screened through:
– Reference Checks (Name and Phone number of 3 references will be required)
– Criminal Record Check* (CRC) & Vulnerable Sector Check* (VSC)
*Successful candidates must provide a current CRC (new or not older than 6 months) and VSC. Frontier College will cover the cost of the CRC and VSC (a receipt must be provided).
Camp Administrator $18/hr for 30hr week, Camp Counsellor $16/hr for 25 hrs week
Camp Training: July 2nd – 5th, 2019 (Training attendance is mandatory for all staff)
Training will be held in Winnipeg, MB. Expenses for mileage, accommodations and meals will be paid as per Frontier College’s travel policy.
Interested candidates should send their resumé and cover letter to:
Anita Beilfuss – Camp Coordinator for Manitoba email: email@example.com or fax: 204 421 6901 in a cover letter please specify which position you are applying for; Camp Administrator or Counsellor and for which community.
Closing date: June 12, 2019 @ 5pm
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at Frontier College. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Furthermore, we welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.
We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.