Program Coordinator

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Ontario North
CNIB Lake Joseph Centre (MacTier, ON)
Job description

CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre (commonly known as “Lake Joe”) is a fully accessible lakefront residential facility located in the Muskoka region of Ontario, providing a unique blend of recreation, skills training, social interaction, and personal discovery in a safe, inclusive environment. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. Staff and volunteers provide a wide range of high quality programs to people of all ages who are living with vision loss.

The Program Coordinator will ensure the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre guest experience is best executed.  This position works with the management team to build upon and maintain the highest level guest and staff experience. This person will provide assistance with the coordination, supervision and facilitation of guest programming, staff and volunteer training, staff and volunteer functions, guest complaints and experience, and ensuring the overall best experience for the guests, staff and volunteers at Lake Joe.


Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

  • Assist in training, coaching, and ensuring support and development of all staff and volunteers
  • Provide support in planning, scheduling and implementing of Lake Joe programs
  • Communicate and update staff, volunteers and guests of any changes to the programs
  • Ensure all equipment and supplies are in good working condition and that there are appropriate supplies for the planned activities
  • Connect with each staff on a weekly basis to ensure job satisfaction
  • Assist with the maintenance of attendee list and tracking attendance for all programs
  • Take on rotational responsibilities of the Manager on Duty (MOD) (go-to resource for any and all concerns, including taking the lead role in emergency situations)
  • Coordinate and oversee staff and volunteer events
  • Promote and encourage participation in ongoing recreation programs through endorsement of activities to guests
  • Attend programs to ensure superior job performance & guest satisfaction
  • Ensure that feedback from all programs are recorded and reported for management team
  • Ensure that all staff/volunteers participating in Lake Joe programs understand their role before, during and after the program
  • Prepare weekly write ups for meetings with clear descriptions of programs, including time and costs, if applicable
  • Complete staff performance reviews
  • Record weekly summaries of staff performance
  • Ensure staff/volunteer motivators are delivered in variety and consistently
  • Implement training for staff and volunteers
  • Assist with recruitment, onboarding and training of volunteers
  • Champion a Culture of Volunteerism by supporting an environment where volunteers are welcomed, respected and valued members of the team
  • Facilitate site tours, program descriptions, and role expectations of volunteers upon arrival
  • Participate in the coordination of all dining room duties and responsibilities; including serving
  • Work with management team continually build upon positive group dynamics
  • Participate in all required change over duties
  • Work flexible camp hours
  • Ability to live on site for the duration of the contract
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative of the role, but aren’t exhaustive and may be subject to change as required.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Mature and professional attitude
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Good command of relevant computer applications and office experience is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in recreation programs and settings
  • Experience working in an Ontario Camps Association (OCA) accredited camp is an asset
  • Ability to work in a team setting and independently
  • current Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check (within 6 months of start date)
  • Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
  • NLS an asset
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card an asset
  • G Class license and willingness to obtain F Class driver’s license (Lake Joe will assist with this process) with a current and clean drivers abstract an asset
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management practices, principles, and facilities administration
  • Ability to plan and coordinate trips and transportation
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.