Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
January 3, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Northwest Territories


The Foster Family Coalition is seeking dynamic individual to join our team!

The position of Camp Director who will be responsible for running Camp Connections is now available.


The position will be full-time until  October then it will switch to 15 hours per week until April.

Camp Sessions for the summer of 2020 are:

June 29 - July 5

July 10 - July 16

July 21 - July 27

August 1 - August 7

August 12 - August 18


Under direct supervision of the Executive Director. Responsible for Camp and Staff Management. The Camp Director must always work cooperatively and effectively with the Executive Director, all other camp staff and volunteers.


   Pre Camp

  • Writes proposals to secure funding for Camp 2020
  • Prepares age appropriate camp programming with the Camp Manager for all camp sessions
  • Develops a multi‐phase program with the Executive Director to include cultural activities, water sports, land games, wilderness activities, indoor activities, and ‘rainy-­day-­routines’
  • Book all guests and Elders
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Ensure adequate supplies and equipment are bought or reserved for camp programming
  • Advertise camp to social services and foster families across the NWT

During Camp

  • Manage camp registration and follow up with social workers and foster parents for confirmation
  • Coordination of camper flights
  • Be available 24/7 for communication with Camp
  • Revise camp policies and procedures, ensure risk management plans, emergency and contingency plans are in place
  • Prepare and implement staff training: includes coordinating guests and preparing all materials, as well as overseeing/implementing the training
  • Work with camp Maintenance to ensure camp facility is ready. Includes; painting, repairs, supply stock and programming materials is set up and organized.
  • Ensure all medical needs of children are This includes keeping medicine in a locked box and hand out medications at the right time
  • Hold weekly staff meetings with camp leaders, and weekly check-in’s with Executive Director
  • Utilize to the fullest extent the specific skills of camp leaders and selected volunteers
  • Ensure staff are taking appropriate measures to maintain good health and well-being
  • Ensure proper care, use, and maintenance of all equipment
  • Maintain full inventory of all camp resources
  • Ensure all camper evaluations, and staff evaluations are completed on a weekly Ensure incident reports are being documented in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure adequate supplies are available at camp
  • Keep track of all invoices and receipts and forwards them to the Executive Director
  • Mid session review: conduct staff evaluations mid way through summer, review evaluations with Executive Director, meet with ED regarding camp status
  • Must be able to work on site if there is a staff


Post Camp


  • Manage camp take down, includes loading
  • All camp materials and transporting back to town for storage
  • Write final staff evaluations



• University Degree or Equivalent

• 2 – 5 years experience in a camp atmosphere

• 2– 5 years experience developing and implementing programs for children or youth (ideally in a camp atmosphere)

• 1 – 3 years in a supervisory position (ideally in a camp atmosphere)

• Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other physical and behavioural abilities

• Good verbal communications skills, especially in conflict resolution, human resource management (mediation and related training an asset)

• Ability to coordinate staff, and maintain a safe camp atmosphere under various pressures.

• Knowledge and respect for northern cultures

• Ability to multi task and mange time

• Experience in child welfare an asset

• Up-to-date first aid certification

Valid Drivers license required = preferably Class 4

Company Info

The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support and services for foster and adoptive parents across the territory. They exists to to strengthen communities so that kids can be safe, loved and heard.

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