MWYF Project Coordinator

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Description

The Support department encompasses a variety of different positions that support the ministry and care of our staff and guests as well as contributing to the overall success of our excellent customer service standards.

The Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation Project Coordinator helps support Muskoka Woods’ goal of giving ALL kids an opportunity to attend Summer Camp. This role has the privilege of hosting our partner groups in Timbergrove Lodge and Jan’s Place, along with other projects and events supported by the Foundation, throughout the summer.

The MWYF Project Coordinator’s primary responsibility within this team is all things related to managing outcomes, serving guests and leading staff including training, coaching and performance review. The Coordinator serves as the main point of contact for all Timbergrove Lodge Groups and Jan’s Place families prior to and during their time at Muskoka Woods, including managing health forms and police checks, liaising with the other departments, gathering stories, assigning staff and hosting activities.

Leadership staff are regularly assigned to the Shutdown schedule and the Dining Room Maitre'd schedule. Leadership staff also contribute to the overall ministry to staff and are required to lead a staff small group and participate in our One to One staff mentoring program.

All leadership staff contribute to alternate duties on guest arrival and departure days as well as the weekend stayover program.

Leadership staff may be required to act as a "Staff Dorm Parent" within their accommodations. Expectations include: establishing and maintaining a healthy cabin culture, supporting and upholding all Muskoka Woods policies as well as directly addressing any conflicts that arise within the accommodations to the best of their ability.

Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group.


Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Applicants must have leadership experience, administrative skills, be attentive to details as well as excellent communication skills both written and verbal. MWYF Project Coordinator must be able to facilitate and instruct activities as well as manage group dynamics, build relationships and create a safe yet fun activity experience. Previous experience with youth is preferred.

Salary Range

$185 - $215 per week plus room and board

Full Summer Bonus

Each leadership employee who commits their entire summer will qualify for a $400 bonus to be given at the end of the summer.

Contract Dates

May 6 – August 30, 2024

Please note: Remote from May 6 – June 1 and at the Resort from June 2 – August 30.

Essential Functions Required

  • Be able to assist guests and staff in an emergency
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff
  • Possess the ability to work for 7 to 9 hours at a time
  • Ability to participate in work projects – lifting and carrying between 10 – 30 lbs
  • Have the ability to accompany guests across camp
  • Have the ability to verbally communicate well with staff and guests

Additional Notes

  • All staff are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures as outlined during our Staff Development Week held at the beginning of your contract.
  • All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.