Tuesday
Nov292016

Camping Program Director -- The Episcopal Center, Live Oak, FL (Diocese of Florida)

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida is seeking applicants for the position of Camping Program Director. Selection will be in early-January 2017 with work to begin as quickly as possible thereafter. This is a full-time resident staff position with accountability for designing, delivering and evaluating the youth camping programs of the diocese. This director will report directly to the Executive Director of The Episcopal Center of Florida (Camp Weed and the Cerveny Conference Center) and work in concert with the Canon for Youth. Camp Weed, is an established 93-year old program and is primarily located at Camp Weed near Live Oak, Florida. In 2016 750 program participants were served. Salary, including normally provided benefits, will be commensurate with experience and professional success. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews to be conducted in December.

The successful applicant will have at least 4-years work experience in organized camping. Experience as a youth camping director is highly desired. Understanding of Episcopal faith, polity and practice is highly desired.

Please apply with a letter of interest and qualifications and a summary of work history sent to Dr. Charles Wallace at drcw@campweed.org. All applicants will receive a response. Please, no telephone inquiries.

Thursday
Nov032016

Director -- Camp Latgawa, Eagle Point, OR (Diocese of Oregon's Methodist Partnership)

Camp Latgawa provides programming and hospitality for children, youth and adult groups. Over the years we have developed our emphasis on healthy food using organic produce when possible, and making food from scratch. The position is a year-round position, yet the season is limited to mostly between April and November. It has a swimming pool, dining hall, director’s residence, many cabins, and forest and creek environments. It does not currently have ACA certification but we are in the process of achieving this recognized standard.

Camp Latgawa is on a US Forest Service lease, occupying one of the soda springs resorts which began in the late 1800’s. We have several historic buildings on the site. We have offered programming and presence in this part of the conference since 1953.

The director is responsible for programming, hospitality, staff supervision, administration, maintenance, food service and volunteer recruitment.

For a complete job description, click here.

If you are interested in applying for the position of director of Camp Latgawa please submit the following materials in a Word document to todd@umoi.org

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 
  • Three references – at least one professional reference and at least one personal reference 
  • Answers to the following questions: 
    • What does it mean to you to create “quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning”?
    • What is the best way that you learn about a new place? 
    • Made-from-scratch has been an important hallmark of food service at Camp Latgawa, what experience do you have with this type of food service? 
    • Camp Latgawa has a mix of children, youth and adult events. What are the significant differences between supporting these demographics? What are the similarities?
Wednesday
Oct192016

Children's Ministry Coordinator -- Salem First Presbyterian Church, Salem, OR

Salem First Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Children's Ministry Coordinator!

In a sentence: The SFPC Children's Ministry Coordinator will help create an amazing environment for kids during our Sunday morning worship services! We're looking for someone to provide leadership for Children's Ministry. The position will be responsible for the development and implementation of all programs, activities and educational aspects related to children's ministry at Salem First.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior  
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  3. A sincere love and concern for children 
  4. Experience in early education and or Christian education 
  5. Ability to establish and maintain relationships of respect, trust and cooperation with supervisor, parents and children 
  6. Collaborate with supervisor to develop and implement the vision of children's ministries at SFPC
  7. Develop and maintain an active Sunday School program: 
    1. Supervise and develop all Children's Ministry staff and volunteer teachers  
    2. Purchase and organize curriculum, supplies for classroom, nursery, other potential activities
    3. Maintain resource room, classrooms, nursery, bulletin boards 
    4. Implement effective check-in/check-out system for Sunday School 
    5. Correspond with children and parents, as needed  
    6. Prepare refreshments for children's classes, as needed 
    7. Record attendance for Sunday School classes 
    8. Record Sunday School offerings & report to Financial Office 
  8. Provide strategic leadership and planning initiatives to Children's Ministry to implement year round children's programming
  9. Be responsible for Children's Ministries budget 
  10. Implement all discipline, safety and security processes for Children's Ministries in cooperation with Session and its policies 
  11. Complete a background check and become Infant/Child CPR certified  
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to salemfirstjobs@gmail.com. We anticipate this position starting no later than November 15th.

Wednesday
Oct192016

Director of Youth Ministries -- Salem First Presbyterian Church, Salem, OR

Salem First Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries! The Director of will understand and embrace the mission of Salem First Presbyterian Church and be responsible for the development and implementation of all programs, activities and educational aspects related to youth programming at SFPC. Specifically, the Director of Student Ministries is responsible for REACH Programming (6th -12th grade), and other programming geared toward middle and high school students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Collaborate with supervisor to develop and implement vision for all student ministries at SFPC  
  2. Collaborate with supervisor on the recruitment and training development of all SM volunteers 
  3. Provide strategic leadership and planning initiatives for Middle and High School Ministries
  4. Implement age appropriate activities for students that promote community through fellowship, fun, spiritual direction and faith development 
  5. Be present on local middle and high school campuses, developing relationships with students and encouraging church students in their life and witness on campus
  6. Collaborate with supervisor to establish annual budget
  7. Promote Christian mission and service through age appropriate service projects & mission activities
  8. Actively participate in the worship community of SFPC 
  9. Keep the congregation informed of student events by coordinating the publicity for student activities through congregational media and communication resources 
  10. Encourage young people to participate in all facets of the life and ministry of SFPC 
  11. Collaborate with supervisor in development and oversight of confirmation curriculum preparing students for church membership 
  12. Develop and implement all safety & security processes for SM in cooperation with Session and its policies 
  13. Attend SFPC staff meetings twice a month, monthly Student Ministries meetings 
  14. Coordinate student activities with other ministries of the congregation in cooperation with the SFPC staff 
  15. Provide the office staff a schedule of all student activities
  16. Meet weekly with supervisor 
  17. Other duties as assigned 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior 
  2. Passion for ministry to students and young adults and seeing them grow in the faith 
  3. Ability and willingness to enthusiastically support the mission and values of SFPC 
  4. Proven leadership skills utilizing a cooperative, collaborative team leadership style
  5. Possess a sense of humor and energetic personality 
  6. Possess an attitude of flexibility and adaptability in the face of changing moods, plans and directions common to working with students and parents 
  7. Able to identify and foster leadership in adults with students 
  8. Proficient computer skills & and applicable technologies  
  9. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including: listening, problem solving, and capacity to demonstrate good judgment, courtesy, confidentiality and tact with others 
  10. Effective organization, time & stress management skills 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS:

  • Work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, and light lifting with other limited physical activity. Occasional heavy lifting (50 lbs) may also be required. 
  • Working conditions are generally favorable, however, work may be performed in both indoor and/or outdoor environment: subject to cold in winter, hot in summer.
  • In general, position can be stressful due to volume of work, deadlines, and/or dealing with others on the job. Other pressures and stress of position range from dealing with potential crisis situations and safety concerns. 
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to salemfirstjobs@gmail.com. We anticipate this position starting no later than November 15th.

Monday
Oct172016

Hospitality Director -- The Bishop's Ranch (Diocese of California)

The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, California is a self-supporting institution of the Episcopal Diocese of California whose mission is to provide hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings to the people of the Diocese of California, other churches, and non-profit, public benefit groups. Our goal is to provide these services in a personal, relaxed but efficient way that enables guests to reach their goals for spiritual, personal, and organizational growth.

We are currently looking for qualified candidates for the newly-created position of Hospitality Director. This person is responsible for all aspects of Ranch hospitality. In the fulfillment of the Ranch mission, the Hospitality Director is concerned with the guest and group experience, emphasizing the leadership, maintenance and development of the staff department teams. This includes hosting and frequent contact with guests.

The Hospitality Director is a residential position. Essential Responsibilities include:

  1. Leading, training and developing a culture of guest services among each staff department, including supervising the Managers of each department: Guest Services, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Facilities & Land, and Camp Programs. 
  2. Overseeing the guest experience to develop and maintain quality of service standards and consistency.
  3. Serve as primary host and schedule hosting team on rotating basis.
  4. Foster teamwork and accountability within department teams and across all departments for the fulfillment of the Ranch’s mission. 
  5. In collaboration with the Human Resources Consultant, oversee personnel policies, procedures and records.
  6. Oversee maintenance of necessary administrative records and calendars.
  7. Collaborate with Exec. Director and others on pricing, budget development, and oversight.
  8. In collaboration with Advancement and Communications Director work to strengthen our volunteer program. 
  9. Assist Executive Director in long-range planning and implementation of Ranch mission 

Qualifications

We’re looking for a “people person” with:

  • Three to five years management experience 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills critical  
  • Experience and/or education in organizational development or team building helpful  
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church polity, ethos, and liturgy helpful
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to communicate easily with Spanish speaking staff and guests desirable 
  • Able to move freely about a 360 acre property  
  • Able to move chairs and tables and perform other physical tasks to help set up meeting rooms 
  • Familiarity with Filemaker Pro helpful 

Working at The Bishop’s Ranch is service-oriented and doing our jobs successfully is based on teamwork. Because of the wide-ranging nature of the tasks involved in caring for our guests and facilities, it may be necessary to perform tasks outside those listed in the job description. The flexibility to help in any situation in order to support the overall goals of the Ranch and provide support for Ranch guests and co-workers is a requirement for working at The Bishop’s Ranch.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Sean Swift, Executive Director, at sean@bishopsranch.org.