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.

Friday
Apr292016

Executive Director -- Sawyerville Day Camp, North Birmingham, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Do you know a passionate and highly effective person who is ready and equipped to work with a team of staff and volunteers to serve as the Executive Director of Sawyerville Day Camp?

Sawyerville Day Camp, now the parent organization to the Yellowhammer Learning Program, is a thriving faith-based nonprofit sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and several corporate sponsors. "Camp", as it is known in the local community, runs several weeks out of the summer and is offered for free to all children and young people, ages 6-14, in Hale County, an economically depressed county in the heart of Alabama's beautiful Black Belt. The staff volunteers come from Hale County and around the diocese and are typically high school and college aged young people.

Recently, Sawyerville Day Camp, after over two decades of successful summer camp ministry, extended its work into the academic realm, offering a free summer learning program (the Yellowhammer Learning Program or YLP) to rising 5th and 6th grade students in Hale County. This highly successful program is quickly gaining recognition around the state.

A creative and thoughtful strategic planning process took place in the fall of 2015, and the camp and its many programs are primed and ready to move forward with even more deep impact programming, not only during the summer but also throughout the academic year as well.

The goals and vision of this ministry are as follows:

  • Broaden horizons of campers and staff volunteers 
  • Improve race relations in Alabama 
  • Serve God and the church through outreach 

The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work alongside two amazing Assistant Directors and a strong team of volunteers. An ideal candidate would be a strong visionary with experience in fundraising, development, and managing staff and volunteers. He/She would need to be eager to work alongside educators and Hale County leadership to build upon the good work of the YLP, and must act as a curator of a strong yet growing program.

If you know someone who might be a fit for this position, please share this information with him or her. Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and three references by email to sawyervillesearch@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2016.

For more information or to apply visit: http://www.sawyervilledaycamp.org/director-search.html.

Friday
Apr082016

Head Chef -- Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose: 

  • The Head Chef cooks all meals at Camp DeWolfe. 
  • Leads and manages and develops the food service program at Camp DeWolfe according to policies and procedures, of federal/state requirements, throughout the summer camp program and seasonal retreat program. 
  • Provides leadership, support and guidance to all staff. 
  • Ensures that food quality standards, inventory levels, food safety guidelines and customer service expectations are met. 
  • Maintains records of expenditures, food, supplies, personnel and equipment. 
  • Leads summer kitchen staff Christian formation support program throughout the summer. 

Duties:

  • Reports to Executive Director. 
  • Prepares and cooks all meals for retreat guests and summer staff. 
  • Supervises, coordinates, prepares, cooks and evaluates work of all food service employees in preparing and serving food, and cleaning facilities and utensils in a production kitchen and dining hall. 
  • Conducts planning and budgeting, managing a cost-effective program serving campers and guests a variety of meals and drinks. 
  • Forecasts and plans the purchase of food, supplies and equipment. 
  • Oversees and carries out menu planning and food preparation for groups up to 150 per meal. 
  • Maintains required records including food production, inventory, income/expense, and meal counts. 
  • Ensures that established sanitation and safety standards are maintained. 
  • Oversees and runs, leads and develops the preparation and serving of food with full participation for all meals – breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any drink station/evening snacks set up. 
  • Interacts with all guests and staff of the Camp in a professional, calm and polite manner. 
  • Hires and manage any part time help required for dishwashing and prep and clean-up of the kitchen and dining hall. Leads evaluations and reviews for any kitchen assistants.
  • Provide healthy and enjoyable foods geared to both retreat guests, summer campers and special requests (dietary, allergies, special items), while also upholding the camp’s vision and style of food service. 
  • Lead and develop summer small group and devotions for staff. 
  • Lead and participate in staff trainings. 
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings by Camp DeWolfe or the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island 
  • Must keep a clean, professional, and organized kitchen, dining hall, food storage and filing system.
  • Carries out any other additional duties required to develop the ministry of Camp DeWolfe. 

Other Key Responsibilities:

The Head Chef will be able to do the following expectations/abilities to ensure a positive outcome of productivity:

  • Have reliable transportation to and from work 
  • Required to work 40 hours per week minimum and weekends and holidays and evenings. Days off are 1 day off per week in the summer camp season and 2 days off per week during the retreat season, taken when guests are not on site. 
  • Capable of leading a staff by giving direction, examples, and teachings. 
  • Must be able to come to work on time, with the appropriate uniforms/dress and a positive attitude on regular basis.
  • Schedule(s) for said position will be made, reviewed and then approved by the Director 
  • Have the ability to take direction, task list, and job assignments to be completed on time set forth by the Director.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team atmosphere in a community of Christian Faith 
  • Must understand that this is a Ministry and a business in one. It takes a team to make both aspects a true success. 
  • Driving Camp DeWolfe vehicles for camp trips/activities 
  • Communication with numerous people with, but not limited to, email, phone, paper, letters, etc…
  • Maintain critical credentials for all regulatory, safety, community, and national certifications, inspections, and licenses 
  • The Head Chef, as is the case for all year-round staff, should also be willing to participate in the “behind the scenes” facets of camp life as needed, including, but not limited to: 
    • Housekeeping and Off-Season Projects
    •  Maintenance
    • Office administration tasks 

 Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum college degree (Bachelors) or equivalent is required.
  • Specialized training in food service management and nutrition is desirable. 
  • Completed Suffolk County Food Managers course. 
  • Has physical strength to lift, load, unload, mop, repair, move food and supplies etc. 
  • Desire to work in a summer camp and retreat setting, working up to 6 days a week in the summer season. 
  • Energetic and has ability to positively interact with all guests and staff. Experience 
  • Experience in quantity food production and personnel supervision (5 years). 
  • Experience as cook, preferably at a camp. Training and experience in cooking for large groups.
  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation, serving, and kitchen procedures. 

Benefits

  • Family Health Insurance – Including Dental and Vision 
  • $50,000- Group Life Insurance 
  • Employee Retirement Savings Program (403b) 12% employer contribution and 3% match 
  • 4 Weeks Paid Vacation 
  • 12 National Holidays
Friday
Apr082016

Program Director -- Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose: Create a safe, inspiring and wholesome summer camp for young people which conveys the inclusive love and acceptance by God for all people and the Christian values and traditions as expressed in the Episcopal tradition. Plan, direct and supervise the Adventure Challenge and Waterfront programs. Coordinates and facilitates year-round retreat and hospitality ministry for all guests.

Duties:

  • Reports to Executive Director. 
  • Assist Executive Director in developing the summer program including plan for supervising college staff. 
  • Assist the Executive Director in hiring of the program staff. 
  • Prepare necessary reports as needed for Quarterly Board meetings. 
  • Create and distribute brochures and marketing materials for camp and retreat ministries. 
  • Ensure all manuals and procedures are up to date with State regulations. 
  • Administration duties including mail collecting, answering phone, writing thank you letters, filing. 
  • Registering groups and campers using Camp Brain database software. 
  • Coordinating evaluations of groups, campers, parents and staff. 
  • Updating and developing of the Camp website, blog, social media sites and e-newsletters. 
  • Coordinating the Scholarship procedures and applications. 
  • Coordinating and leading volunteer projects and Service Saturdays. 
  • Coordinating the Challenge Course program – inspections, equipment, set-up, safety checks, records, rules, evaluations, policies and trainings. 
  • Coordinating the Waterfront Program – inspections, equipment, set-up, safety checks, records, rules, evaluations, policies and trainings. 
  • Develop and manage all programs of the Summer Camp and implement the schedule and leadership for all program activities. Develop a daily and weekly schedule including the special activities of the camp. 
  • Develop and manage all programs in the retreat season. 
  • Facilitating use of the camp by outside groups throughout the year. 
  • Responsible for the day to day functioning of program activities. 
  • Coordinate and supervise counselors and activity staff including waterfront staff. 
  • Work with chaplains and other staff in Christian Formation program. 
  • Responsible for ordering and administration of supplies for all programs. 
  • Visit parishes, schools and working collaboratively with the Director of Youth and Young Adult Formation in order to develop and implement programming for Youth and Young Adults across the Diocese of Long Island. 
  • Insure ongoing support and supervision for all program staff and campers, meeting with the counselors as a group daily and individually as needed. 
  • Develop, implement and support the staff in training program. Training, equipping and supervising summer staff, ensuring that Safe Church and ACA guidelines are met.
  • In keeping with the Community Covenant Policies, the Program Director is expected to lead and maintain a positive, safe, nurturing environment, free of bullying and free of all inappropriate physical contact. They must report all unsafe situations and events as well as all interventions to the Executive Director. 
  • Act as a role model in all areas, and in particular, help to foster Christian community. 
  • Offer appropriate guidance to counselors and campers with regard to compliance with camp policies, rules and procedures. 
  • Mediate inter-personal difficulties between counselors and campers. 
  • Guide the counselors with their cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activity and help each camper adjust and grow in the daily living with campers and camp life. Recognize and respond appropriately to inter-personal problems within the staff group. To maintain good community and safety, unit leaders are expected to supervise as integral and participating staff members of each activity group, i.e sit within the circle and do not stand/sit back, higher up, or out of action area of the circle. 
  • Set a good example for all staff and campers and others including appropriate language and dress, punctuality, the sharing of clean-up and other chores, compliance with the ban of use of tobacco products, alcohol and drugs, and display of good sportsmanship and proper table manners. 
  • Teach the camp rules to each new session of campers and help enforce them. 
  • Encourage a positive spirit within the counselor team and cabin groups and participate along with their staff in group events and program activities, as appropriate, and in singing camp songs. 
  • Encourage respect for all other persons, the personal property of others, all camp property, equipment and facilities. Promote good public relations with campers’ parents and visitors. 
  • As a leader of a Christian community, participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Lead campers/counselors in nightly devotions held in the cabins. Participate and lead weekly prayer groups for staff members. 
  • The Program Director, as is the case for all year-round staff, should also be willing to participate in the “behind the scenes” facets of camp life as needed, including, but not limited to: 
    • Assisting with meal preparation/clean-up in the kitchen 
    • Housekeeping 
    • Maintenance
    • Office administration tasks 
  • Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • 4-year college degree.
  • 2-4 years supervisory and camp ministry experience. 
  • Ability to and experience in supervising staff and leadership skills are essential.
  • Ability to creatively schedule programs and activities.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and professionally, without supervision.
  • Personal teaching skills for a specialized activity along with swimming ability. 
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR required in advance.
  • Hold current Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguarding by American Red Cross.
  • Training in Adventure Challenge Facilitation. 
  • Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors among a Christian community; ability to relate to peer group, accept supervision and guidance, and assist in teaching an activity.
  • Good character, integrity, judgment and adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control.

Thursday
Apr072016

Administration Director -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Dioceses of Los Angeles & San Diego)

Camp Stevens seeks an Administration Director to manage the finances, human resources, information technology, and calendar of Camp Stevens. Responsibilities include: budget management and accounting, maintaining insurance policies, managing the human resources process and employee files, maintaining technology hardware and software, overseeing retreat center reservations, camper registration, and marketing, and participating in leadership and long-range planning for the camp. Experience and/or a degree in finance required; expressed interest in community living preferred.

Camp Stevens is a unique community where all full-time staff live and work onsite and personal growth, environmental sustainability, consensus-building, and creativity are emphasized.

Camp Stevens’ mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower personal, social, and environmental transformation. Rooted in the Episcopal Church and the natural world, we value openness, connection, gratitude, and wonder.

Year-round benefits include meals, health insurance, paid vacation, pension and annual salary depending on experience. Onsite housing is provided and required. Camp Stevens is an Episcopal camp serving the Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego and is located in the mountains 50 miles east of San Diego. Applications accepted through May 15; position open August 22, 2016. Email cover letter and resume to: Beth Bojarski, Executive Director, beth@campstevens.org. (www.campstevens.org/employment)