Jays Care RBI Summer Edition Program Director
City : Toronto, ON, CA
Category : Coordination
Industry : Telecommunications
Employer : Rogers
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Jays Care RBI Summer Edition Program Director
Jays Care Foundation | Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
Jays Care RBI Summer Edition is a summer initiative that offers daily programming in July and August for over 1500 youth attending Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Summer School.
Candidates should have experience leading recreational programs and working with children. The role begins in June with a robust onboarding and training schedule. Successful candidates will work within a team of up to 50 staff at one of 8 schools across the Greater Toronto Area.
All interested candidates should be aware that this is an in-person role. Successful candidates will be employed by Jays Care with a seasonal fixed-term contract. They are expected to be present at their designated job site each day of their summer contract, as well as attend the mandatory staff training days in June (weekdays June 12-30, locations to be determined)
POSITION TITLE: JAYS CARE RBI SUMMER EDITION PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Non-Unionized Position)
REPORTS TO: Jays Care RBI Summer Edition Site Manager
DURATION: June 12, 2023 – August 24, 2023
WORK HOURS: 35 hours per week
WORK LOCATIONS: Assigned to one of 8 schools within the TDSB (candidate will have opportunity to indicate location preference).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 26 at 11:59 pm. Applications will be processed and reviewed as they are received. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis throughout the winter and spring.
*This is a non-union role*
THE MISSION: Engage and lead youth (ages 5-12) in creative, fun, and dynamic activities during our Jays Care RBI Summer Edition program.
- Serve as program leader, overseeing activities for approximately 200 youth participants
- Lead and delegate roles to a team of up to 50 program staff within the site
- Create a robust and engaging 6-week programming calendar, incorporating arts, sports, STEM and free play
- Solicit and act on program feedback from staff and youth participants
- Develop and plan opportunities for field trips, liaising with administrative staff to define and accommodate logistical needs
- Connect with staff about day-to-day programming and addressing any behavioural needs or challenges presented by youth participants
- Identify opportunities for staff to take on leadership roles within day-to-day programming
- Assess, plan for and order supplies & materials required for summer programming
- Provide leadership, problem solving strategies and mentoring to youth and staff
- Serve as a role model to children and staff members, exemplifying leadership, problem solving
- Participate in a dynamic 3-week training to provide you with all the tools needed to lead a positive and safe program environment
- Following and ensuring that effective safety protocols are in place, including physical, emotional, and site safety measures
- Create a warm, safe, and welcoming presence in all encounters with staff, youth and caring adults
- Address any behaviour concerns immediately using Jays Care RBI Summer Edition behaviour management protocols and guidelines
- Prior leadership experience in a youth-centred environment (sports teams, camps, schools, clubs)
- Mature and capable of working independently
- Dynamic leader who can engage with staff and caring adults
- Ability to respond to new and changing situations
- Safe, inclusive, and thoughtful
- Willing to go the extra mile
- Open-minded and able to accommodate the needs of a diverse population
- Capable of leading small and large teams
- Track record of sticking to daily routines
- Applicant is 18+ by the beginning of the contract
- Jays Care is a two-time winner of the MLB Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence
- We boast a warm, welcoming and supportive team culture
- We offer a wide variety of opportunities to develop your leadership potential and grow your resume with new skills and experiences
- You will have opportunities to win monetary scholarships for college/university and staff recognition awards/prizes (with great Blue Jays swag!)
- Work alongside friendly and inspiring young leaders from your community and beyond
About Jays Care Foundation:
As the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jays Care uses baseball to teach life skills and create lasting social change for children and youth in marginalized communities across Canada. We proudly work in all ten provinces and two territories running programs to level the playing field for Canadian kids facing some of the most pronounced opportunity gaps, including: kids living in inner cities; kids living in First Nation and northern communities; kids living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; and girls without access to sport. To learn more, visit jayscare.com.
Jays Care is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
Jays Care will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.
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Schedule: Part time
Length of Contract: 2 Months
Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Coordination
Requisition ID: 284674
Posting Notes: Student and New Grad