Friday
Jan162015

Chief Operating Officer -- Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC

Founded in 1928 on the campus of the Kanuga Lake, Kanuga is a deeply spiritual place with special meaning to multiple generations.  Located in historic Hendersonville, North Carolina, Kanuga’s campus spans 1400 acres, includes three lakes, 22 miles of hiking trails and 147 comfortably rustic buildings. 

Kanuga seeks a Chief Operating Officer, a seasoned, accomplished manager and operations professional.  S/he will enable Kanuga to continue to make good on the promise of providing a sanctuary for multiple generations of Episcopalians, multi-denominational guests and conference attendees.  Kanuga hosts more than 170 groups and 25,000 visitors annually. 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and experienced manager with an established history of managing, coaching, leading and supporting a talented and multi-divisional operational team, comfort in an inside-facing organizational role and a passion for Kanuga’s mission.  Superlative interpersonal management, financial and organizational planning skills and commitment to the continued legacy and future success of Kanuga are essential. Knowledge of facilities and/or similar conference environments and previous interaction and experience with the Kanuga community is highly valued.  Reporting to the CEO, the COO will be a partner and advisor to the CEO on all internal matters and capable of representing the organization externally. S/he will work in alignment and harmony with the CEO and will be responsible for effectively managing Kanuga’s infrastructure, processes, human and financial resources and capital projects. By combining significant systems, organizational and project management credibility and expertise with a passion for Kanuga’s mission, the COO will help the organization function smoothly and optimally.

The organization has a budget of $8 million, a very diverse full-time staff of 100 (which grows to 250 during the summer months) anchored by a $9 million endowment – part of a total asset base of $20 million.

Read the complete job profile here

For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email Kanuga@BoardWalkConsulting.com  or call John Sparrow or Kelly Garrison at 404-262-7392.

Friday
Dec192014

Farm Coordinator -- Procter Center, London, OH (Diocese of Southern Ohio)

Procter Center in London, Ohio is seeking an aspiring farmer who is committed to sustainable agriculture and public outreach.  As an on-going operation, the farmer will have access to the land, resources, staff, and support they need to operate a successful small vegetable and fruit farm enterprise. 

Procter Center serves thousands of guests each year and encompasses 1200+ acres in predominantly agricultural Madison County. This is a unique opportunity to manage and improve a 2-acre teaching farm and 100-acre conservation set-asides in an exciting spiritually-centered atmosphere.  The farm, as a program of the Center, is used as an educational tool and as a source for fresh produce in the Center’s Dining Hall and for local food programs to fulfill the mission stated below.  Income is generated through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and farm market sales.  Additional funding is provided through grants and subsidies.

Procter Camp and Conference Center Mission Statement

 “Procter Farm provides a safe, inviting, and spacious rural setting that cultivates spiritual formation, models sustainable living, and celebrates God’s love and reconciliation through hospitality, prayer, study, work and play.”

Procter Gardens Purpose

  1. Use sustainable and environmentally sound practices for produce Farm operation.
  2. Provide learning opportunities for our local, camper, and diocesan communities to understand why and how local produce raised with sustainable methods is an important part of the food production system.
  3. Provide access to local produce through contributions to food ministries and programs as well as a Community Supported Agriculture program and farm market sales.
  4. Provide fresh produce to the Procter Center kitchen.

Garden and Resource assets include:

  • 2 acres of flat, irrigated land for fruit and vegetable production (with the potential for expansion) 
  • Orchard management
  • Season extension and winter production using the existing 1150 square foot greenhouse and 960 square foot high tunnel
  • Approximately 50 acres of land in conservation set aside and prairie for possible permaculture development
  • Over 60 acres of forest

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one full season of practical experience in produce and/or sustainable farming and a demonstrable commitment to pursuing sustainable agriculture as a career.
  • An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to engage with interested visitors at Procter Center, both on a continuous, informal basis and at various special events hosted by the Center throughout the year.
  • Commitment to working in a team oriented, spiritually centered, atmosphere to implement the ministries of the Center.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to active and semi-structured learning and teaching.
  • Kindness, creativity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor.

Additional Considerations:

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience and/or education in the field of land conservation and/or forest management.
  • Experience teaching about related topics and providing “hands on” experiences.
  • Experience in a similar ministry setting.

Duration

This is a full time, salaried position to begin on or before February 15, 2015. 

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. On-site housing is provided to the farm manager with his/her own bedroom in a shared house on the farm with a communal kitchen, baths, and living space.  Procter provides health coverage and pension.  Additional salary consideration may be given for a successful candidate living in the local community.

Submittal Requirements

Interested candidates should submit a resume, availability details, and salary requirements by December 31, 2014 to:

Rev. Craig Foster
Interim Director
Procter Camp and Conference Center
proctergm@diosohio.org
614-940-6274

Questions can be addressed to Rev. Foster at the email address or phone number above.

Monday
Nov032014

Camp Director -- The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, CA (Diocese of California)

The Camp Director works alongside chaplains and camp staff to create a safe, fun and transformative camp experience for campers and staff. The Camp Director will be an energetic, flexible and empathetic leader who will guide the camp schedule, organize events and hire and manage staff. The Camp Director will work with the Program Committee to develop camp programs that align with the mission of the Ranch.

Camp Staffing:

  • Recruit, interview and hire camp staff
  • Develop, plan and lead training of Seasonal summer staff and volunteer staff
  • Ensure completion of alternate training where appropriate
  • Counsel, discipline and evaluate camp staff
  • Recruit chaplains and nurses

Recruit campers and maintain community relationships:

  • Visit churches to meet campers and parents and to disseminate information
  • Keep in communication with previous campers
  • Connect with clergy and youth leaders throughout the Diocese
  • Expand camp marketing program
  • Oversee scholarship program
  • Act as liaison to Diocesan Discipleship Ministries and other Diocesan institutions. Attend diocesan youth programs

Camp Development:

  • Clarify goals and themes of each camp and camp program as a whole
  • Develop camp curriculum and schedules
  • With Program Committee, identify additional appropriate camp programs
  • Coordinate program materials and resources

Operations:

  • Develop camp budget with Operations Director
  • Know state laws and guidelines of American Camping Association and Diocese of California, and ensure Ranch programs meet the standards.
  • Develop and implement protocols, community agreements and rules for camp
  • Oversee camper registration
  • Oversee scholarship program
  • Be immediate contact in case of emergencies or any unexpected programmatic needs
  • Provide overall camp leadership and program support
  • Make periodic reports to the Executive Director, Program Committee and Board of Directors

Other projects:

  • Serve on the Ranch Program Committee
  • Assist with diocesan youth and young adult programming
  • Work on diocesan effort to develop collaboration between St. Dorothy’s Rest and The Bishop’s Ranch.
  • Develop common registration and database
  • Coordinate ACA accreditation for both sites
  • Participate in coordinated camp meetings
  • Maintain social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Host groups as scheduled, includes nights and some weekends
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • At least 3 years experience working with youth-related programs, preferably in a camping environment
  • Awareness of Episcopal Church structure
  • Comfortable leading Bible-based Christian programs.
  • Sensitivity to other religious viewpoints
  • This job requires extensive and enthusiastic participation in worship with camp staff and campers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with different personalities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Well-organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work weekends as needed
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Diocese of California monthly
  • Flexibility and confidence to make changes as need arises
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision
  • Ability to manage seasonal fluctuation of tasks
  • Living on site at The Bishop’s Ranch is a requirement of the position in order to be responsible for all aspects of residential summer camps. Camp Director must be onsite while camps are in session. Residential positions ensure staff response in the event of an emergency as well as providing periodic hosting of groups.

Compensation:

Salary, pension, and health benefits. Housing is provided due to requirement to live onsite.

Online application is available on The Bishop's Ranch website.

Thursday
Oct022014

Executive Director -- The Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD (Diocese of Maryland)

The Claggett Center is a camp and conference center ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and offers hospitality and programs for all ages, both within the membership of the diocese and beyond. Situated on 265 scenic acres overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain near the city of Frederick, Maryland, the Claggett Center is just an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington and offers accommodations for day use and overnight retreats and meetings for groups of 15-150. The new Executive Director will implement the vision and mission of the center, including development and fundraising. She or he will lead the center into a new phase of its history as it continues to expand with the opening of the Inn at Claggett this fall.

For more information and to submit an application, visit http://www.claggettcenter.org/executive-director-search.php or contact Mr. David Mallery, search committee chair, at dgmallery@verizon.net or (h) 410-987-5110.