Thursday
May262016

Executive Director -- St. Andrew's House, Union, WA (Diocese of Olympia)

St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center (SAH), a ministry of the Diocese of Olympia/Episcopal Church of Western Washington, provides renewing and nourishing hospitality in a natural setting for all of God’s people. SAH is located in Union, WA, less than 2 hours west of Seattle, on a peaceful, wooded 7-acre campus overlooking Hood Canal. SAH accommodates weekend and weekday overnight groups of up to 38 persons in two facilities: the main lodge (30 persons) and beachfront Bayne Cottage (8 persons).

SAH also offers day-use hospitality for larger groups, such as weddings, family reunions and meetings. Many retreat guests return annually. Current retreat groups include vestry/leadership teams from Episcopal, Lutheran and other faith-based congregations, quilting groups, non-profit organizations, recovery groups, and families. SAH’s chef and kitchen staff grow and locally source many of the ingredients used in the meals offered during each retreat stay.

The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the hospitality ministry of SAH. Principal duties include directing the overall management of personnel, finances and physical assets, to provide excellent retreat and conference experiences for all guests. The Executive Director reports to the Bishop and collaborates with the St. Andrew’s House Advisory Committee.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities The Executive Director is responsible for all administrative and personnel functions: 

  • Finance – budget creation, reporting and day-to-day management 
  • Facilities – maintenance, repair and development 
  • Personnel – staff hiring, volunteer recruitment, supervision and development 
  • Operations – direct all operational activities of the retreat experience, maintain compliance with all legal and regulatory operational requirements 
  • Hospitality – delivery of high quality food and lodging services Marketing – public relations and fund-raising 
  • Program – planning, development and review 
  • Diocesan and Advisory Committee Engagement  

Executive Functions The Director acts as the principal voice and spokesperson for St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center, with the following executive responsibilities: 

  • Financial Management: Provide financial management, record-keeping and donor relations, to help build SAH capacity to further its mission; deepen relationships with current donors and establish new donors and ministry partners; collaborate with the SAH Advisory Committee. 
  • Facilities: Manage maintenance and repair of SAH buildings, equipment and grounds, including troubleshooting any related issues, performing repairs in-house when practical and procuring outside bids and working with contracted vendors, as needed. 
  • Personnel: Recruit, train, and support SAH staff and volunteers; coordinate work crews from Mission Creek Corrections and other volunteer work teams; provide direction on maintenance duties, grounds, facilities and general housekeeping and provide leadership for special projects (e.g. trail upkeep, log splitting, deck repair and painting). Conduct an annual evaluation with each staff member; coordinate Mutual Ministry Review with Bishop and SAH Advisory Committee; encourage and maintain self-care renewal practices for self and staff; engage in Peer Review and Spiritual Direction.
  • Operations: Lead/collaborate with the SAH Leadership Team in carrying out retreat activities including conference bookings, grounds-keeping, building maintenance, commercial kitchen operation, housekeeping, supply ordering and the repair and maintenance of equipment, plumbing and electrical utilities, sanitation systems and emergency power generators. Maintain current awareness and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements; maintain clear and complete record-keeping; maintain policies and procedures; develop procedures and forms, as needed; evaluate and maintain operations for continuous quality improvement; coordinate crisis and emergency response and develop/maintain Incident Reports. 
  • Hospitality: Provide consistent conference center hospitality at each stage of guest interaction, from initial booking contacts through guest departures; hospitality includes welcoming guests, living on site, after-hours and emergency phone coverage and security on weekdays and weekends. 
  • Marketing: Develop and maintain all necessary SAH marketing materials, including brochures, website and social media, to maximize occupancy and increase donor and volunteer support; facilitate tours and support marketing efforts as needed; develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with neighbors. 
  • Program: Participate actively in responsive, strategic, and innovative program development and planning, as appropriate. 
  • Diocesan and Advisory Committee Engagement: Collaborate with the Office of the Bishop and the SAH Advisory Committee regarding short- and long- range planning, capital improvements, maintenance requirements, personnel matters and program development; be pro-active, accessible and responsive. 

Education, Experience and Other Requirements: This position requires a college degree (or equivalent), along with minimum 5 years of managerial (paid staff and volunteers) experience. The position also requires a valid Washington state driver’s license and computer literacy (Word and Excel). Experience with retreat and conference center leadership, financial management, and facilities maintenance are preferred.

This position requires interpersonal skills sufficient to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships with guests, staff members, volunteers, the Diocese of Olympia and the SAH Advisory Committee. The Executive Director must possess manual dexterity and physical stamina to walk/stand approx. 60% of the time, sit approx. 40% of the time, lift up to 40 lbs. approx. 5% of the time, and repetitive forward bending, stooping and crouching approx. 5% of the time.

Compensation, Benefits, Timing and Contact Information: Competitive salary and benefits, including onsite housing, are provided for this full-time, exempt position. The Executive Director is provided onsite housing in a 3-bedroom, 2-bath, approximately 1400 sq. ft. home, utilities included. The new Executive Director will begin working at SAH as of September 1, 2016. For more information about SAH and a complete Job Description, go to http://www.saintandrewshouse.org/executive-director.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter, including a philosophy statement explaining why you feel called to this position. Email them to info@saintandrewshouse.org. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2016.

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.

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