Thursday
Jun302016

Executive Director -- Episcopal Service Corps

This is an executive position in non-profit administration and does not require ordination–lay and ordained candidates may apply.

JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Bookkeeper, Consultants

Location: Not defined, dependent on current candidate location
Travel: ~15% travel is required

JOB SUMMARY The Executive Director has primary responsibility to lead the Episcopal Service Corps in the areas of program development, corps member recruitment, communications and network development, financial sustainability, and administration. The Executive Director serves as ex officio board member with primary responsibility to implement the vision of the Board.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Program Development

  • Mentor and support program directors in developing and sustaining local programs 
  • Facilitate network of program directors for resource sharing and development of best practices 
  • Recruit and support new ESC programs 
  • Coordinate national gatherings for Program Directors Corps 

Member Recruitment

  • Coordinate digital and in-person national recruitment activities with support of Recruitment Committee, Board and Program Directors 
  • Plan and establish ESC presence at various events and institutions (Church-wide conferences, campus ministries, colleges and universities, diocesan events, eceumenical gatherings, etc.) 
  • Coordinate with other faith-based volunteer programs to enhance recruitment activities and build best practices 

Communications & Network Development

  • Broadly communicate the ESC story with constituents and potential partners by working with the Board to develop and implement internal and external communications strategies via digital and print media 
  • Maintain and enhance ESC’s online presence through website and social media 
  • Develop network of external stakeholders and partners 

Financial Sustainability

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders, church bodies, parishes, and individual donors 
  • Work with Board to develop and implement Development plan 
  • Work with Development Committee to write grants to existing and new funders 

Administration

  • Work with the Board to monitor and evaluate individual ESC programs to support them in meeting ESC program expectations 
  • Maintain a database of all ESC programs, corps members, alumni, and other constituents 
  • Work with the Treasurer and Board to develop and oversee annual budget 
  • Ensure ESC accounting meets nonprofit best practices in execution and oversight 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Required: 
    • 3-5 years non-profit leadership experience 
    • Self motivated and able to work independently 
    • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, donor database software, social media, etc.) 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and work in a team environment, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of professionals 
    • Comfort operating at both the strategic level required for planning and the detailed level required for implementation 
    • Strong communication skills, written and oral 
    • High organization skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously 
    • Knowledge and familiarity with the Episcopal Church 
  • Preferred: 
    • Episcopalian 
    • Strong familiarity with Episcopal Service Corps and yearlong service programs 
This is a full time position with competitive salary and generous benefits. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume via email: info@episcopalservicecorps.org. Please, no phone calls. Episcopal Service Corps is an equal opportunity employer

Thursday
Jun302016

Director -- Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, OR (Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church)

The Board Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Oregon Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a seasoned camp director for Camp Magruder on the Oregon coast. We seek an experienced director who can supervise multiple year-round and seasonal staff, provide hospitality to multiple and diverse groups, manage facility maintenance and upgrades, and oversee the budget and operations. In cooperation with the Board and the Executive Director for Camp and Retreat Ministries, the director will grow our volunteer base, build ministry partnerships with our United Methodist and Episcopal Churches, assist with short and long range planning, and help cast and implement a vision for the ministry. The Director works under the supervision of the Executive Director for Camp and Retreat Ministry.

Camp Magruder is located on the Pacific coast near Rockaway Beach, Oregon, and includes both significant beachfront and a freshwater lake on the property. The site has nearly 300 beds, and beyond our own ministry programs serves a number of outdoor education groups, not-for-profit groups, and other religiously affiliated groups. The site is owned by the Oregon Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church, and operated by the Board of Camp and Retreat Ministry, Inc. The Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries is in a partner relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Jim Parkhurst at campingjobs@umoi.org . Special consideration will be given to candidates who are in or have completed the United Methodist Camp Leader’s Certification program. We will take applications until the position is filled, and have set our first deadline for application review for July 31, 2016.

Monday
Jun132016

Minister to Children and Youth -- Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, CA (Diocese of California)

Vibrant Bay Area Episcopal Church seeks a full-time Minister to Children and Youth. 

Job qualifications: Experience in youth and children's ministry. Familiarity with curricula. Familiarity with parish life. Strong organizational and delegation skills.

For full position profile, see http://www.christchurchalameda.org. Send application, resume, references, questions to: office@christchurchalameda.org. 

 

Saturday
May142016

Waycross Program Director and Coordinator of Ministries with and for Youth in the Diocese -- Waycross, Morgantown, IN (Diocese of Indiana)

This is a new full-time position for youth ministry and summer camping in the Diocese of Indianapolis, replacing two half time positions. This person will work primarily out of the Waycross office with administrative and program support from the Waycross staff team. The three main program events each year are the fall and spring youth conferences and the five week summer camp program. This person will work closely with the Bishop’s staff representing the goals and mission of our Diocese. This is not intended to be a year-round residential position at Waycross. Start date is September, 2016. Deadline for applications is June 15th, 2016. To apply, send a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter to Van Beers, Executive Director of Waycross (director@waycrosscenter.org or 7363 Bear Creek Rd, Morgantown, IN 46160). Phone contact for information is 812-597-4241. Visit www.waycrosscenter.org and www.indydio.org for background information.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Able to provide on-site supervision during the summer & full-time administrative work during school year.
  • At least 25 years old.
  • Bachelors level degree or equivalent professional experience and education. Masters level education preferred.
  • Three years of experience in youth camping, youth ministry or related fields, at least two years in a supervisory role. Prefer experience in both summer camp and youth work.
  • Significant supervisory and program experience working with children, teens and young adults.
  • Ability to recognize needs of children and teens as well as have a strong understanding of the developmental stages of children and young adults.
  • A Christian, preferably an Episcopalian, of good character, integrity, maturity, and adaptability. Willingness to accept the working conditions and values of an Episcopal Camp & Diocesan Institution.
  • Ability to supervise a staff and camper group of 80-150 people.
  • Ability to organize, carry out and follow up on administrative tasks in an independent manner. 
  • Ability to relate well to parents of youth participants/campers, facility guests and represent the Mission, Vision and Program Goals of Waycross and the Diocese of Indianapolis. 
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, adaptability. 
  • Safe driving record and ability to operate a 12 passenger van and camp passenger vehicles 

 

This person reports to the Executive Director of Waycross.

Essential Functions 

  • Has the cognitive ability to supervise staff in camp setting, including ability to see and hear environmental and other hazards that might occur while camping or involving youth related activities.
  • Has the cognitive ability and emotional maturity to communicate and work with children, teenagers, and adults and provide the supervisory instruction to campers and staff team.
  • Has the cognitive ability to observe camper behavior, assess behavior appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques with children and adults. 
  • Has the stamina to supervise in a camp environment of varied terrain and with a long daily schedule. 
  • Has the ability to safely operate motor vehicles, including passenger vans and utility vehicles.

 

General Responsibilities:

 

  1. Direct and oversee the Waycross Camp/Family Programs

    Recruit and train the program and camp counseling staff. Plan staff training week and other training activities to keep staff focused on best practices for camp programs, Waycross/Dio. of Indy policies, and our program mission, core values and goals. Be in charge of day to day programs of summer camp and other assigned programs. Supervise program staff. See that the program plan is carried out. Schedule and review camp staff with camp leadership team. Support the development of new programs for youth, young adults and families. Lead in a way that promotes and empowers new leaders in camping ministry. 
  2. Direct and Oversee Youth Ministry work of the Diocese of Indianapolis

    Provide collaborative leadership of Diocesan Youth activities through the Youth Steering Committee (YSC), a volunteer group of youth and adults, whom provide the planning, communication, execution and evaluation of youth events. Besides spiritual formation, developing leaders and leadership skills is a key part of this ministry. Events include the fall and spring conferences, Youth presence at Diocesan Convention, summer service projects such as Leaders in the Community Camp at Waycross, and the triennial Episcopal Youth Event. Provide young adult formation resources and support networking opportunities for parish level leaders serving in youth ministry. Educate and support Safeguarding God’s Children completion by all volunteers and staff working with youth. Make visits and communicate with parish leaders to provide youth formation resources and information on events and training opportunities. Lead in a way that promotes and empowers new leaders in youth ministry. 
  3. Other Administrative Duties

    Communicate regularly with Youth, Youth leaders, campers and camp families using a variety of social media methods. Meet regularly with the Bishop’s staff team in person or electronically, as well as the Waycross staff team. Prepare budgets for Diocese of Indy Youth Budget and for Waycross Program budget. Oversee program staff and event records keeping. Network with Province V & denominational Episcopal youth ministry representatives and Episcopal camp and conference networks. Support the Waycross American Camp Association Accreditation process. Report regularly to Executive Director and keep him or her informed informed of behavior or performance concerns and problems occurring with staff, participants or campers. Keep written records of accidents and other significant or unusual events or incidents. Attend at least one continuing education event related to youth or camp ministry each year. Participate in long range planning work with Waycross staff team, Waycross Board and Diocese of Indy staff team. 

 

Compensation: Salary, health & dental benefits(with cost share), defined benefit pension plan with Church Pension, short term disability plan and life insurance ($50k). Salary range $48,000 to $60,000. Access to other Church Insurance and Pension self pay products. Vacation time and paid leavetime is four weeks. On- site housing available during summer camp program for individual or family.

Friday
Apr292016

Event & Guest Services Manager -- Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC 

Kanuga Conferences has an opening for the Event and Guest Services Manager. Qualified candidates must have a background in hospitality management, customer service and event management software. Seeking a leader to manage the day-to-day operations of the department offering exceptional service and hospitality to its external and internal customers. A knowledge of food and beverage, audio/visual technology is a plus. Bachelor's degree required. Year-round, full-time with benefits package and pension. Email resume, salary requirements and cover letter to hr@kanuga.org. See role profile for more details at www.kanuga.org.