Director of Programs -- Chanco on the James, Spring Grove, VA (Diocese of Southern Virginia)

Chanco on the James, voted best summer camp in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Programs. The Director of Programs will assist in facilitating the year round program, ministry, and operation of Chanco on the James. S/he develops new retreat programs, provides world class Christian hospitality to all guests, and oversees the operation of the summer camp program all under the direction of the Executive Director. Responsibilities include customer service, “hands on” activity facilitation, planning, camper and staff supervision, as well as staff recruiting and hiring.

The position offers a salary range of $28,000 - $30,000 and a generous benefits package. On-site housing is provided to assist in fulfillment of job duties and living at camp is required during the summer season.

Desirable qualifications and experience for the Director of Programs include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree and/or equivalent experience,
  • Experience in program design and ministry,
  • Experience in a senior leadership role at a summer camp,
  • Certifications necessary to lead/teach in ropes course operation and aquatics/lifeguarding.

Interested participants should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to Gareth Kalfas at Applications may be found here. Questions? Call Gareth at 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).


Assistant Director -- Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, OR

Camp Magruder, a premier Christian Camp & Retreat Center of the United Methodist Church located on the Oregon coast, is seeking a full-time year-round Assistant Camp Director (ACD).

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional camp management experience.

Primary responsibilities include the recruitment and supervision of seasonal program coordinators and staff to develop and operate camp programs for youth, families, and adults as well as the provision of hospitality services to program partners including schools, churches, and community organizations.

Benefits include housing, medical insurance for self (and family), two weeks paid vacation, and participation in the employer retirement program (after one year). The total salary and benefits package for this position is in the range of $45,000-$52,000.

Applications will be received through December 1, 2014 with an anticipated position start date of January 1, 2015. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Camp Magruder, 17450 Old Pacific Highway, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 or via email to:

Additional information about Camp Magruder may be found at (ACA Accredited, Member CCCA, Member UMCRM)


Executive Director -- Camp Washington, Lakeside, CT (Diocese of Connecticut)

Camp Washington is Connecticut’s Episcopal Diocesan Camp and Retreat Center where God’s love for the world, made known in Jesus Christ, invites all through the ministry of hospitality. Camp Washington offers its facilities and programs for camping, education, environmental stewardship and spiritual retreat.

The Board of Directors seeks a new Executive Director for Camp Washington, a beautiful, vibrant and highly versatile facility with 15 buildings located on 300 acres in the scenic hills of northwestern Connecticut. Camp Washington hosts a wide range of programs for children and adults throughout its twelve-month program year.

The Executive Director will work directly with Camp Washington’s Board of Directors and will seek advice and counsel from the Bishop Suffragan. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of the camp and conference center operation and for consistently achieving the organization's missions and goals, including its financial objectives.

Primary duties include: 

  • Leadership and Program Development: Lead a collaborative evaluation with the Board of Directors to create a compelling and achievable long-range strategy; provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Communications, Marketing and Public Relations: Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to publicize Camp Washington’s programs and activities and establish strong relationships with Diocesan groups, parishes, non-profit organizations and the community 
  • Budget and Finance: Recommend new strategies and associated financial projections for program initiatives at Board meetings; work with the staff, finance committee and Board to prepare the annual budget and ensure that Camp Washington operates within budget guidelines; find innovative ways to increase fundraising.
  • Conference Center: Develop and implement a solid marketing plan with the goal of steadily increasing conference attendance; secure yearly commitments from groups currently using the conference center; identify and market to prospective conference center user groups. 
  • Summer Camp: Develop a solid marketing plan with the goal of achieving 100% attendance each week camp is in session; supervise and train the part-time camp director; work with the Bishops to recruit Camp Chaplains; be a visible leader during summer camp; ensure American Camp Association Standards are being followed in all areas of the facility
  • Facility: Develop and manage a cost effective maintenance program to properly safeguard and provide upkeep for all camp property, buildings and equipment; assure all State of CT Department of Health regulations for a year-round camp and conference facility are met; hire and provide oversight for all construction and maintenance activities performed by outside contractors and vendors. Evaluate facility management approaches to increase its capacity or allow the facility to perform camp and conference center activities more effectively. Recommend capital improvement investments that are compelling from a business and strategic perspective.
Qualifications are as follows: 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong team player
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, manage staff, work with a board of directors, and publicly represent an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to manage finances, grow “customer” base and achieve Camp Washington’s goals
  • 3+ years of leadership experience at a camp (church camp preferred)
  • Willingness and ability to have the flexible schedule required to support Camp Washington’s programs
  • Clergy members encouraged to apply
  • Bachelor’s degree
Along with managing and improving Camp Washington, we are also looking for someone who is eager to enhance the camp and conference center with these goals in mind:
  1. Develop Christian, collaborative, and visionary leadership capacity in campers, counselors, counselors-in-training, and alumnus.
  2. Provide opportunities for personal growth and transformation in an environment of Christian care, love, and acceptance. 
  3. Market and develop the Camp Washington community experience as a visible, tangible, and accessible model of the Church of God within the Episcopal Church of Connecticut and beyond. 

Salary range: $60,000 to $80,000. Housing possible.

Download the job description here. If after carefully reading and praying about this position, you are interested in exploring the possibilities of the position, please submit your resumé to Jody Rodiger (

Application Deadline: November 9th.


Executive Director -- The Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD (Diocese of Maryland)

The Claggett Center is a camp and conference center ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and offers hospitality and programs for all ages, both within the membership of the diocese and beyond. Situated on 265 scenic acres overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain near the city of Frederick, Maryland, the Claggett Center is just an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington and offers accommodations for day use and overnight retreats and meetings for groups of 15-150. The new Executive Director will implement the vision and mission of the center, including development and fundraising. She or he will lead the center into a new phase of its history as it continues to expand with the opening of the Inn at Claggett this fall.

For more information and to submit an application, visit or contact Mr. David Mallery, search committee chair, at or (h) 410-987-5110.


Operations Manager -- Beckwith Camp and Retreat Center, Fairhope, AL (Diocese of Central Gulf Coast)

Beckwith is the spiritual center of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, the hub of Diocesan youth ministry and reaches out to the wider religious, educational and environmental community with quality facilities, resources and programming. It is the goal of Beckwith to provide hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings to the people of the diocese, other churches, and non-profit groups. Our goal is to provide these services in a personal and relaxed but efficient way that enables guests to reach their goals for spiritual, personal, and organizational growth.

Reports to Executive Director

Position Purpose: The Operations Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the camp and retreat center, and to assist the Executive Director in the overall administration including personnel management, customer service, managing expenses.

Other Job Duties: Participate as a member of the Beckwith leadership team in order to meet the needs of guests in accordance with the Beckwith mission. Actively participate as a member of the Beckwith leadership team to meet and exceed goals and objectives set by the team. Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all staff. Work closely with staff to ensure good stewardship of all resources. Assist with special projects as needed.

Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director.

Onsite housing available.


Send application and resume to:

Eleanor Reeves


10400 Beckwith Lane

Fairhope, AL 36532

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014

Beckwith Camp and Retreat Center Employment Application


Maintenance/Grounds oversight

1. Responsible for the development and implementation of a maintenance management system (prevention, correction, and construction). Discuss with ED and turn in annually with budget requests.

2. Oversee the purchase, use, care and inventory of all maintenance equipment and supplies.

3. Prioritize short and long-term maintenance and grounds needs

4. Assist with planning and seek bids for major projects

5. Oversee the timely service/repairs of equipment such as vehicles, appliances, and AC system; Oversee the timely service/repair of systems such as water, electric, sewer and/or gas

6. Assist in controlling costs; provide necessary oversight of spending with ED

7. Oversee the grounds of the challenge course to ensure proper maintenance

8. Direct monthly challenge course inspections – equipment and elements

9. Contract annually for the full inspection with certified challenge course inspectors

Conference Support

1. Monitor lodging and conference room setups to ensure compliance with guest wishes and Beckwith standards

2. Coordinate with Reservations/Guest Services, housekeeping, and maintenance departments to prepare facilities for guest use; special attention to detail and timely completion of set ups.

3. Double check buildings after use, set AC controls to appropriate temperature, turn off lights

4. Provide support for kitchen

5. Coordinate guest services with Reservations/Guest Services and Nights/Weekend on call staff

Housekeeping - Supervise housekeeping staff to ensure:

1. All building interiors are welcoming, clean, safe and neat for guests, including office areas

2. Guest lodging areas are clean, beds properly made, bathrooms clean/ready for guest arrival

3. Linens and supplies are properly ordered and stocked

4. Guest kitchen areas (Alves, Cumming, Hardman, Bayfront) are properly stocked and cleaned

5. Guest bathrooms in conference areas are properly stocked and cleaned

6. Repairs communicated to maintenance staff – entered in log book

7. Conduct room/cabin inspections to ensure compliance with housekeeping standards

8. Work with Executive Director to purchase major, non-routine linens and furnishings

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old. High school diploma required. College education desired.

Must have experience supervising employees with the ability to coordinate managers and prioritize initiatives. Must be able to work within a budget and prioritize expenditures efficiently with staff. Creative problem solving is essential especially in stressful situations. Must have computer skills and expertise in Microsoft Office and the capacity to learn and understand Camp Wise – the reservation and camp computer software package. Job may require long work hours, and employee must be physically fit and able to move easily around the Beckwith campus. Valid driver’s license and clean criminal record required.

Physical Aspects of the Position: Ability to communicate and work with and provide necessary instruction to guests and staff. Ability to observe staff behavior, asses its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Hours: Irregular/flexible hours including weekends. Typical schedule is a 40-hour week, five days per week; however adjustments may be made based on guest needs. Priority is Thursday – Monday work days.