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.

Friday
Oct312014

Director of Programs -- Chanco on the James, Spring Grove, VA (Diocese of Southern Virginia)

Chanco on the James, voted best summer camp in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Programs. The Director of Programs will assist in facilitating the year round program, ministry, and operation of Chanco on the James. S/he develops new retreat programs, provides world class Christian hospitality to all guests, and oversees the operation of the summer camp program all under the direction of the Executive Director. Responsibilities include customer service, “hands on” activity facilitation, planning, camper and staff supervision, as well as staff recruiting and hiring.

The position offers a salary range of $28,000 - $30,000 and a generous benefits package. On-site housing is provided to assist in fulfillment of job duties and living at camp is required during the summer season.

Desirable qualifications and experience for the Director of Programs include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree and/or equivalent experience,
  • Experience in program design and ministry,
  • Experience in a senior leadership role at a summer camp,
  • Certifications necessary to lead/teach in ropes course operation and aquatics/lifeguarding.

Interested participants should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to Gareth Kalfas at director@chanco.org. Applications may be found here. Questions? Call Gareth at 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).

Saturday
Oct182014

Assistant Director -- Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, OR

Camp Magruder, a premier Christian Camp & Retreat Center of the United Methodist Church located on the Oregon coast, is seeking a full-time year-round Assistant Camp Director (ACD).

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional camp management experience.

Primary responsibilities include the recruitment and supervision of seasonal program coordinators and staff to develop and operate camp programs for youth, families, and adults as well as the provision of hospitality services to program partners including schools, churches, and community organizations.

Benefits include housing, medical insurance for self (and family), two weeks paid vacation, and participation in the employer retirement program (after one year). The total salary and benefits package for this position is in the range of $45,000-$52,000.

Applications will be received through December 1, 2014 with an anticipated position start date of January 1, 2015. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Camp Magruder, 17450 Old Pacific Highway, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 or via email to: office@campmagruder.org.

Additional information about Camp Magruder may be found at www.campmagruder.org. (ACA Accredited, Member CCCA, Member UMCRM)

Thursday
Oct162014

Executive Director -- Camp Washington, Lakeside, CT (Diocese of Connecticut)

Camp Washington is Connecticut’s Episcopal Diocesan Camp and Retreat Center where God’s love for the world, made known in Jesus Christ, invites all through the ministry of hospitality. Camp Washington offers its facilities and programs for camping, education, environmental stewardship and spiritual retreat.

The Board of Directors seeks a new Executive Director for Camp Washington, a beautiful, vibrant and highly versatile facility with 15 buildings located on 300 acres in the scenic hills of northwestern Connecticut. Camp Washington hosts a wide range of programs for children and adults throughout its twelve-month program year.

The Executive Director will work directly with Camp Washington’s Board of Directors and will seek advice and counsel from the Bishop Suffragan. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of the camp and conference center operation and for consistently achieving the organization's missions and goals, including its financial objectives.

Primary duties include: 

  • Leadership and Program Development: Lead a collaborative evaluation with the Board of Directors to create a compelling and achievable long-range strategy; provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Communications, Marketing and Public Relations: Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to publicize Camp Washington’s programs and activities and establish strong relationships with Diocesan groups, parishes, non-profit organizations and the community 
  • Budget and Finance: Recommend new strategies and associated financial projections for program initiatives at Board meetings; work with the staff, finance committee and Board to prepare the annual budget and ensure that Camp Washington operates within budget guidelines; find innovative ways to increase fundraising.
  • Conference Center: Develop and implement a solid marketing plan with the goal of steadily increasing conference attendance; secure yearly commitments from groups currently using the conference center; identify and market to prospective conference center user groups. 
  • Summer Camp: Develop a solid marketing plan with the goal of achieving 100% attendance each week camp is in session; supervise and train the part-time camp director; work with the Bishops to recruit Camp Chaplains; be a visible leader during summer camp; ensure American Camp Association Standards are being followed in all areas of the facility
  • Facility: Develop and manage a cost effective maintenance program to properly safeguard and provide upkeep for all camp property, buildings and equipment; assure all State of CT Department of Health regulations for a year-round camp and conference facility are met; hire and provide oversight for all construction and maintenance activities performed by outside contractors and vendors. Evaluate facility management approaches to increase its capacity or allow the facility to perform camp and conference center activities more effectively. Recommend capital improvement investments that are compelling from a business and strategic perspective.
Qualifications are as follows: 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong team player
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, manage staff, work with a board of directors, and publicly represent an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to manage finances, grow “customer” base and achieve Camp Washington’s goals
  • 3+ years of leadership experience at a camp (church camp preferred)
  • Willingness and ability to have the flexible schedule required to support Camp Washington’s programs
  • Clergy members encouraged to apply
  • Bachelor’s degree
Along with managing and improving Camp Washington, we are also looking for someone who is eager to enhance the camp and conference center with these goals in mind:
  1. Develop Christian, collaborative, and visionary leadership capacity in campers, counselors, counselors-in-training, and alumnus.
  2. Provide opportunities for personal growth and transformation in an environment of Christian care, love, and acceptance. 
  3. Market and develop the Camp Washington community experience as a visible, tangible, and accessible model of the Church of God within the Episcopal Church of Connecticut and beyond. 

Salary range: $60,000 to $80,000. Housing possible.

Download the job description here. If after carefully reading and praying about this position, you are interested in exploring the possibilities of the position, please submit your resumé to Jody Rodiger (jrodiger@episcopalct.org).

Application Deadline: November 9th.

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.