Program Coordinator – Children’s Adventure Camp

Program Coordinator – Children’s Adventure Camp

Role of this position

  • To develop seven to eight, five-day long, day camps at eight separate churches for children ranging from grades JK-8
  • To oversee the operation of the program on and off-site, before, during and after the program itself
  • To participate with GO Project Summer Team to create and maintain the integrity of the mission program
  • To supervise a Go Project Children’s Site Staff
  • To support the work of the staff team at Islington United Church and other partners

Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator is responsible to

  • Oversee the use of the host churches and their contents ensuring that they are used responsibly
  • Supervise a GO Project site staff
  • Model and teach The GO Project values and beliefs about all ages faith development and intentional community living
  • To mentor and work with groups of high school aged volunteers
  • Provide resource support to the team of summer staff through strong leadership, mentoring and knowledge
  • Act as a liaison with staff for the Minister to the GO Project
  • Develop in coordination with the Minister to the GO Project a staff training program and resource
  • Lead a team of children to mission sites
  • Communicate the ministry of the GO Project to host congregations and communities through face to face meetings, regular check-ins with local ministry personnel, media releases with at least two media outlets in each host city, etc.
  • Develop a program curriculum that is age appropriate for use with children and young teens in grades 2-7.

Typical Duties

  • Communicate with potential GO Project leaders and participants to motivate them towards attending a program
  • Distribute necessary documents and information to registered participants.
  • Conduct presentations to groups to increase GO visibility.
  • Coordinate media releases in each community
  • Share GO news with local community
  • Provide daily planning support and check-in with the summer team
  • Participate in all programs
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for all staff and children and be prepared to implement fire, safety, first aid and other emergency procedures if necessary
  • Communicate daily with the Minister to the GO Project
  • Meet weekly with Go Project summer team
  • Report abuse disclosures, and any concerns about minors in the care to the Minister to the GO Project
  • Coordinate leadership of resource people and sites
  • Design and lead opportunities for participants to connect with each other
  • Anticipate needs and problem-solve at events
  • Ensure that the preparation of food, meeting all food-safe guidelines and offering support to volunteers in the preparation of meals.
  • Recruit, communicate with and supervise local volunteers to increase the visibility and support of the GO Project
  • Develop and implement strategies and workshops on integrating the GO experience into children and their leader’s home lives.
  • Develop strategies and recommendations for the future of the GO Project, including funding proposals.
  • Create a debriefing experience; including evaluation for all GO project participants, community groups and staff.
  • Compile a year-end report to be submitted to granting agencies and church bodies.

Qualifications

  • 4 years leadership in Christian context
  • 2 years training or relevant experience in providing resource and planning support within a Christian Context
  • Past mission experience
  • Experience in a collaborative team leadership
  • Experience as a group facilitator
  • Experience and training in Effective Communication including giving and receiving feedback and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge and experience responding to emergency situations
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Experience and training in responding to disclosures of abuse from children
  • Food Safety Training (will certify staff)

Skills and Abilities

  • Supervision and performance evaluation skills
  • Team building skills
  • Experience and comfort offering leadership in a Christian environment
  • Skill at working with biblical and theological concepts and stories
  • Proven communication and conflict resolution skills with individuals and groups
  • Proven pastoral care skills
  • Ability to organize and be attentive to detail
  • Able to work in an environment where interruptions are frequent
  • Able to work effectively in the midst of multiple and varied work demands
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to different churches and contexts.

Accountability

This position reports to the Program Director and is accountable to the Minister to the GO Project at Islington United Church

Compensation

The rate of pay for a first-year coordinator is $9,600 for the fifteen-week contract.

Dates of Work

The position begins May 20th, 2019 and ends August 30st, 2019.

Application Deadline: January 4th, 2019

Send resume and cover letter to thegoproject@islingtonunited.org