Monday
Feb232015

Executive Director -- Camp Wright (Diocese of Easton, in Maryland)

The Episcopal Diocese of Easton is looking for a hardworking, passionate and professional Camp Director to lead its traditional summer camp, Camp Wright.  Camp Wright is a non-profit, 140 acre camp located in Stevensville, MD on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. 

It is 85 years old with a Day, Resident, Leadership and Adventure programming.  The position is responsible for 90 staff and 1500 campers each camping season.  In addition, to this year around position, there is a full rental schedule in the shoulder months.  We are looking for someone with strong marketing and management skills to continue to improve and support existing programming and offer a keen eye for facility improvement, growth and management. 

Camp Wright is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton and participates in many partnerships throughout the Diocese for the support and leadership of youth.  We are American Camp Association accredited and have strong ties within the community. 

On site housing is provided.  Successful applicants should have 3-5 years of camp management experience and have a kids and guests first philosophy. 

Flexible start date but must be ready to begin by September 1, 2015. 

Visit www.campwright.com for further information about programming and facility. 

To apply email resume to director@campwright.com.  For questions or full job description call or email, Search Committee Chair, Bud Lewis at 410-643-4171 or budlewis@comcast.net.

Tuesday
Feb102015

Program Director -- Gray Center, Canton, MS (Diocese of Mississippi)

Gray Center, a 501c3 entity, is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi and is located in central Mississippi, outside the City of Canton. The Gray Conference Center operates as a full service conference center 12 months out of the year and hosts religious organizations, governmental groups, educational facilities, private industry, and a variety of leadership/training groups. Camp Bratton-Green is our summer camping program which offers 10 weeks of summer programming which includes week-long sessions for grades 1 - 9, and two “Special Sessions” for persons with disabilities. The Camp Bratton-Green program also hosts a winter camp for grades 9 – 12.

Gray Center is hiring a full-time Program Director who is responsible for the oversight of all Gray Center programs, including the summer camping program. The Program Director is also responsible for marketing of programs and the conference center, web site design and maintenance, camp registration, and other duties as needed. The Program Director’s duties may also include hosting, assisting and performing tasks related to retreat/conference groups and/or their leaders. The Program Director will report to the Gray Center Executive Director.

Although applicants are not required to be Episcopalian, they should be familiar with the Episcopal Church and be comfortable working within a religious setting. The Program Director will work closely with the summer Resident Chaplain to provide a meaningful spiritual experience for a diverse camper and staff community.

We are looking to make a decision in May 2015. An annual salary will be provided with bonus potential. Also provided is employer paid individual health insurance, including short and long term disability, life insurance, and employer supported participation in the Church Pension Group’s defined contribution plan. Vacation and sick leave is also provided.

Responsibilities to include, but are not limited to:

Summer Camp Program

  1. Responsible for the application process of our summer staff, communication with our Camp Directors, performing back-ground checks, helping recruit the summer camp nurse and Chaplain positions.
  2. Responsible for camp registration including all correspondence and communications with families and volunteers.
  3. Responsible for the maintenance and data input into CampWise, our registration software.
  4. Responsible for check-in and check-out of each camp session.
  5. Collects camper and staff registration fees and maintains an accurate record of all fees collected.
  6. Responsible for fundraising, promotion, program development and other communication with camp staff and counselors and coordination with the alumni effort.
  7. Develops and communicates to the Executive Director plans to increase use of the camp facility and following approval, implements plans as requested.

Conference Center Program

  1. Assists Executive Director with scheduling of groups and coordinating the Conference Center calendar with Office Manager. Communicates appropriate dietary needs to the Food and Beverage Director and special group needs to the Site Manager and Guest Services Attendant.
  2. Assists in planning and implementing Conference Center groups.
  3. Assists in fundraising for the Gray Center. 
  4. Responsible for registration for any internal Gray Center Program.
  5. Establishes a group leader network for Gray Center Program facilitators. 
  6. Maintains and updates a Program Handbook for the use of program leaders.

Marketing

  1. Assists with the creation of brochures, flyers and newsletters.
  2. Responsible for maintaining web site, Facebook page, and internet presence.
  3. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of marketing displays at Gray Center.
  4. Assists Executive Director with correspondence.
  5. Promotes Gray Center programs at churches, conventions, etc., including Gray Center Sunday and Annual Council.
  6. Assists with the coordination of a network of parish contact persons (liaisons) for promotion and fundraising.
  7. Be part of the Administrative team.

Other

  1. Must be proficient in the use of word processing, presentation, data base and spreadsheet software and capable of learning, accurately and efficiently, an on-line reservation program. 
  2. Participates in weekly Gray Center staff meetings and prepares oral and/or written reports as needed.
  3. Carefully prepares and communicates calendars for the Conference Center and Camp BrattonGreen to ensure there is no conflict with meals, staff, housing, meeting space, or time. 
  4. Position requires Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with flexibility for weekend hours when needed. During weekend registration periods, schedule adjustments will be made by Executive Director
  5. Participates, when requested and/or required, in Gray Center Board Meetings and Program Committee Meetings.

For more information, contact Grae Dickson, Executive Director at grae@graycenter.org. You may also contact Gray Center at 601-859-1556 or visit the website at www.graycenter.org. Please mail resume and letter of intent to the contact below. Deadline to apply will be April 20, 2015:

Grae Dickson
1530 Way Road
Canton, MS 39046

Tuesday
Feb102015

Food Service Manager -- Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, NC (Diocese of Western North Carolina)

The Valle Crucis Conference Center is searching for a Food Service Manager who has a passion for preparing nourishing and delicious food for groups of up to 150. This is a unique opportunity for an organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys working with people. The Dining Hall serves approximately 18,000 meals per year in an idyllic setting overlooking a lovely farming valley. The Conference Center is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Food service manager will oversee all food service planning, preparation, staffing, administration, and cleanliness, organization, and maintenance. Ideal candidate works well in a collaborative and close-knit setting, and above all is passionate about providing delicious, nourishing, sustainably sourced food and who understands food as part of a larger ministry of community, environment, and faith.

Qualifications: 

  • Associates’ degree or higher in culinary arts, hospitality and/or food service management
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a commercial kitchen or restaurant setting
  • 2-3 years in a supervisory role
  • Current ServSafe Certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with community gardens, organic gardening practices, local food grower initiatives, or other community-based food initiatives preferred.
Cooking:
  • Must have an absolute passion to provide delicious food. Meals and menus must be innovative, interesting, nourishing, and above all, tasty.
Community:
  • Develop and maintain lasting, meaningful partnerships with local food growers, community gardens, and sustainable agriculture initiatives. Understand and appreciate Valle Crucis as part of a larger context of mountain community, learning, and Episcopal faith.
Staff:
  • Responsible for identifying staffing needs; works with director to fill needed positions; supervise, monitor, and evaluate all food service staff; implement performance management; work with director to release employees if necessary.
  • Trains all personnel in proper hygiene practices, kitchen cleanliness, and customer service standards
  • Writes all kitchen schedules, ensures all shifts are covered and work is distributed equitably
  • Assigns personnel to cleaning, organizing, food prep, and cooking duties as required
Administration:
  • Works with director and business manager to ensure accurate guest meal counts
  • With minimal supervision, develops all menus, bearing in mind nutrition, taste, variety, cost, guest requirements, seasonality and ingredient availability
  • Orders all food, ensures quantity and quality specified
  • Manages relationships with all food service vendors
  • Develops cost analysis methods and report costs per meal to Director on monthly basis
  • Develops and maintains records system, including appropriate food safety and cleaning logs
  • Monitors waste and educates employees in how to minimize waste
  • Maintains first in/first out system for rotating both refrigerated and dry stock
Physical Plant:
  • Oversees dining room, kitchen, storerooms, loading/unloading, recycling area, and dumpster area
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the kitchen, dining hall, and peripheral storage and break rooms
  • Responsible for all health inspection ratings
  • Oversees any cleaning or light maintenance of area
  • Works with property manager and director to schedule all heavier maintenance or repair
  • Checks all equipment to ensure proper working order
  • Analyzes mechanical and structural needs of kitchen and develops and monitors five-year plan
Other:
  • Other duties as assigned by director
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package provided, including medical, life, and pension. Please send resume, list of 3 professional references, and letter of intent to VCCC, Attention: Executive Director, P.O. Box 654, Valle Crucis, NC 28691, or to vccc@highsouth.com. Must be over 18 with a valid driver’s license; background check and interview will be required. Position open until filled.

 

Tuesday
Feb032015

Assistant Chef -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Dioceses of Los Angeles & San Diego)

Camp Stevens is searching for an Assistant Chef who has a passion for preparing nourishing and delicious food for groups of up to 150. This is a unique opportunity for an organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys working with people in a natural setting, eager to learn and grow in a professional, community based and environmentally conscious camp kitchen. 

This position is supervised by the Food Service Director who is a culinary school trained chef. Responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day operation of the camp kitchen, food preparation, baking, supervision of staff, maintaining health department standards, and meeting the standards of accreditation for the American Camp Association.

 

This individual must take initiative; excel in a creative environment, and be comfortable catering to a variety of populations, from formal adult programs to youth events.

The full time, year-round position is currently open and remains open until filled.  Experience working in a commercial kitchen, culinary training preferred but not required, an interest in sustainable food management and the ability to obtain a food handler’s card, First Aid, and CPR certification is required.

Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and stipend depending on experience. Meals and on-site housing are provided and is a requirement of the position. This position works an average of 5 days per week.  

Camp Stevens is owned and operated by the Episcopal Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego.  It is located on a wooded 256-acre site at 4200 feet in the Cuyamaca Mountains 50 miles east of San Diego. Please visit www.campstevens.org for more information about the camp, our programs and our food philosophy and its implementation into the camp experience. 

Interested, qualified applicants should review the application packet, and email a cover letter and resume with references to:

John Horton, Administration Director
P. O. Box 2320 Julian, CA 92036 

Phone (760)765-0028, Fax: (760) 765-0153
Email: john@campstevens.org

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.