Interim Director: Camp Hardtner, Pollock, LA (Diocese of Western Louisiana)

The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana is currently searching for a full-time interim director of the Hardtner Camp and Conference Center near Pollock, LA. The position will be advertised until filled.

Hardtner was started in 1948 and has served continuously since then. Although it is a conference center, the main ministry is the summer camping program. A Summer Camping Committee oversees the program of the camping season. The director works with that committee to run the program. In addition, many diocesan and non-diocesan groups use the conference facilities, but not to the extent believed possible.

The conference hotel is currently being remodeled. There are other maintenance issues being addressed on the campus.

Programming outside of the camping season is an issue. Diocesan groups do use the facilities, but there has been a recent drop off in rentals by these groups. No congregation has had a vestry retreat in the last year. In addition, the most recent directors have not generated program from the center to interest guests. Marketing is an issue, also. Little to no marketing/advertising has been done in more than three years.

Currently there is a part-time interim director in place who has accomplished the following: 

  1. Set in place Risk Management 
  2. Got the Board to approve a drug and alcohol use policy
  3. Is currently developing (it is at the attorney review stage) an employee handbook.
  4. Developed a maintenance priority schedule
  5. Investigated remodeling of the swimming pool
  6. Established employee norms
  7. Updated the pricing schedule for the next two years
  8. Set camping dates for 2016 
  9. Initiated a photo inventory of the property and facilities
  10. Started fundraising campaign to remodel Holy Day Inn rooms
  11. Closed and condemned a non-usable building that is awaiting demolition. 

The interim director would be responsible for the following:

  1. Continuing to upgrade financial accounting (oversee appropriate stewardship)
  2. Establishing appropriate boundaries regarding registration
  3. Working with Summer Camping Committee to establish 2016 program
  4. Participating monthly in the Bishop’s Staff meetings
  5. Enforcing Board policies
  6. Overseeing continuing upgrades and maintenance
  7. Working with program committee to generate Hardtner programming
  8. Marketing/advertising:
    1. Summer Camping Program
    2. Conference Programming and site usage 
  9. Overseeing all staff 
  10. Initiating protocols that will upgrade the operation of the Hardtner Camp and Conference Center.
  11. Hiring Hardtner staff 
  12. Establishing gracious hosting protocols
  13. Preparing annual report 
  14. Any other duties that would support the mission and ministry of the Hardtner Camp and Conference Center as determined by the Bishop of Western Louisiana or the Board of Trustees of the Hardtner Camp and Conference Center.

Qualified candidates should have the following: 

  1. Experience in directing a camp and conference center (2+ years) 
  2. Experience in interim ministry 
  3. Experience working with the Episcopal Church 
  4. Experience in social media 
  5. Experience in online camping and registration 
  6. Ability to work with boards and committees  


  • Salary: $42,500 
  • Housing Provided 
  • Pension Provided 
  • Health Insurance Provided  

The person called to this interim position will not be a candidate for the full-time directorship.

Applicants should send the following to The Very Rev. Ronald Clingenpeel (314-249-5908)/ 

  1. One-page resume
  2. Three references (one of which must be an Episcopal diocesan executive officer)
  3. A two-paragraph statement outlining the role of an interim camp and conference center director
  4. All contact information 

 The position is currently open and will stay so until filled.


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

Job Purpose: Create a safe, inspiring and wholesome camp program and retreat ministry for both youth and adults that conveys the inclusive love and acceptance of God for all people and Christian values as expressed in the Episcopal tradition. Plan, direct, implement and supervise the Adventure Challenge Program. Coordinate, design and facilitates year-round retreat and hospitality ministry and programs for all guests.


  • Reports to Executive Director.
  • Program Assistant Administration duties including mail collecting, answering phone, writing thank you letters, filing, monthly camper mailings and seasonal donor/alumni mailings.
  • Register retreat groups and campers using Camp Brain software.
  • Work with Food Service Manager to coordinate meals and food service bookings for retreat groups. 
  • Update the Camp website, blog, social media and e-newsletters.
  • Coordinate volunteer projects and Service Saturdays and community projects.
  • Develop and manage programs in the retreat season. Facilitate and develop use of the camp by outside groups throughout the year.
  • Weekly housekeeping projects and duties, prior to group arrival and after group departures.
  • Welcome and providing orientations for retreat groups and retreat hosting throughout their stay.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Challenge Course program – inspections, equipment, set-up, safety checks, records, rules, evaluations, policies and trainings. 
  • Create and distribute brochures and marketing materials for summer camp and retreat ministries. 
  • Develop and plan the Winter and Summer Camp Programs with direction from Executive Director. Develop a daily and weekly schedule including the special activities of the camp. Responsible for the day to day functioning of program activities in the school year. 
  • Responsible for ordering and administration of camp and retreat supplies for all programs. 
  • In keeping with the Community Covenant Policies, the Program Assistant 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.
  • Set a good example for all staff and guests, 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.
  • 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.
  • Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers, retreat guests and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe. 

Read the complete job description and get instructions to apply here


Food Service Manager -- Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose:

  • Manages 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 spiritual formation support program throughout the summer. 


  • Reports to Executive Director.
  • Prepares 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.
  • Manages a cost-effective program.
  • Forecasts and plans the purchase of food, supplies and equipment.
  • Oversees and carries out menu planning and food preparation for groups up to 150.
  • Maintains required records including food production, inventory, income/expense, and meal counts.
  • Ensures that established sanitation and safety standards are maintained.
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and serving of food.
  • Interacts with all guests and staff of the Camp. 
  • 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 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. 


  • 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 in quantity food production and personnel supervision (3 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. 


  • 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

For complete job description and instructions on how to apply, go here


Steward -- Cathedral Ridge, Woodland Park, CO (Diocese of Colorado)

Why: The Holy Trinity embodies relationship, connection, hospitality, love, and creativity. The stewardship of hospitality at the Center at Cathedral Ridge is dependent on a welcoming, and joyful staff who provide nourishment of body, mind and spirit for our guests. In order to be that kind of place, a steward with skills in welcoming, hospitality, friendship, leadership, beauty, management, teaching, and retreat leadership is essential.

To increase the profile and capacities of the Center at Cathedral Ridge, the on-site leadership is being re-imagined. This new leadership will be essential to positioning Cathedral Ridge for ongoing resource development, international branding and marketing and all levels of hospitality and leadership excellence. This work is spiritual work with logistical implications and logistical work with spiritual implications.

What: The Center at Cathedral Ridge seeks to provide sanctuary and a stimulating environment in which guests can connect, transforming their lives through relationship with each other and God. It is a place set apart for the hospitality of: 

  • Innovative, transformative, creative Christian formation
  • Belonging
  • Relationship
  • Stewardship 

The Cathedral Ridge Board of Directors and the Executive Director seek a person who will oversee and strengthen the operational infrastructure in ways that will enable Cathedral Ridge to grow into its potential and realize its mission of transforming lives through relationship with God among people from all over the diocese, the Episcopal church and the world.

The Center at Cathedral Ridge seeks an accomplished manager and operations professional to coordinate staff, facilities, nourishment and land that constantly exceeds guests’ expectations and enables Cathedral Ridge to provide sanctuary for all.

Through its work of hosting retreats, conferences and meetings for adults, and providing substantive residential formational programs for youth and young adults, the Center at Cathedral Ridge is a key resource for the ministry of The Episcopal Church in Colorado. The Center at Cathedral Ridge (Episcopal Camp and Conference Center Ministries of Colorado) is a 501c3, owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and is located in the Pike National Forest just outside Woodland Park, Colorado.

The property consists of 160 acres of woodland, meadows and streams near Woodland Park, Colorado, and its buildings and facilities offer a variety of hospitality and recreation activities for both Church, non-church, and not for profit organizations.

The ministry of the Center at Cathedral Ridge began with a “soft opening” in 2011. In 2013, Cathedral Ridge began an active marketing program for adult conferencing. Since then, Cathedral Ridge has welcomed leaders from 80% of our congregations, over 200 meeting, retreat, and conference groups; has provided quality summer experiences to some 1400 youth and young adults; and has provided hospitality to nearly 7,000 guests.

How: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Steward will be a partner and advisor to the Executive Director on all internal matters and capable of representing the organization externally. They will be responsible for effectively managing Cathedral Ridge’s infrastructure, human and financial resources, as well as creating systems that efficiently support daily operations.

Specific Position Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center at Cathedral Ridge. This includes managing human resources, guest relations, hosting, retreat leadership, and reservations management.
  • Contribute to and execute the operational vision of the Board of Directors. This includes, budget analysis and recommendations, day-to-day financial management, revenue generation, and marketing (including website and social media).
  • The Steward is a trusted advisor and collaborator with the Executive Director. A relationship with the Executive Director that is built on trust and honestly is essential to the vision for the Center at Cathedral Ridge.
  • The Steward will be proactive in managing and solving problems. 

Necessary Experience / Traits: 

  • Experience leading, motivating, caring for staff wellness and effectiveness
  • A graceful change agent who can implement improvements with minimal disruption
  • Even temperament and comfortable working at the operational level
  • Strong financial management, and planning skills
  • Strong listening, and communication skills
  • Well developed interpersonal and human resource management skills
  • Relevant experience managing a complex, multi-faceted environment
  • Ability to focus on details and manage projects to completion
  • Strong organizational and ecclesial diplomatic skills
  • Experience in service and hospitality
  • A passion for the mission of Cathedral Ridge as a place of meeting, retreat and spiritual formation 
  • Marketing experience and creativity in approaching new business opportunities  

This is a full-time position with salary, medical and pension benefits commensurate with the guidelines of the Diocese for clergy and lay compensation.

The Center at Cathedral Ridge is an equal opportunity employer. If you are called to this position please send a resume and cover letter to:

The Reverend Canon Kenneth A. Malcolm
Canon Missioner for Servant Leadership and Formation
Executive Director, The Center at Cathedral Ridge

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Head Cook -- Waycross, Morgantown, IN (Diocese of Indianapolis)

Gracious Cooking, Gracious Service.

Waycross Center, located in NW Brown County, Indiana is looking for individuals who desire to be creative in their cooking abilities as well as be a gracious representative to our many conference and retreat guests. We anticipate this seasonal need to transform into a year-round position with our rapidly growing usage. Work includes weekends. Salary is market-competitive and commensurate with experience. This position has the option of housing in our staff community house (Separate bedroom, shared living space). Please contact Barb Hamm, Food Service Director, by calling 812-597-4241 or e-mailing at