Tuesday
Nov282017

Executive Director -- Cathedral Ridge, Woodland Park, CO (The Episcopal Church in Colorado)

Reporting to the Missioner for Faith Formation, and partnering with the Cathedral Ridge Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all operations and strategic development of the Cathedral Ridge property and facilities. The Executive Director is responsible for effectively managing Cathedral Ridge’s infrastructure, development, human and financial resources, as well as creating systems that efficiently support daily operations. The Executive Director represents Cathedral Ridge and the Office of the Bishop with external audiences locally, regionally, and nationally. The Executive Director is an active member of the Woodland Park/Colorado Springs communities and supports the vision for faith formation and evangelism across The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Work with Missioner for Faith Formation and the Cathedral Ridge Board of Directors to set and execute vision/mission.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends in faith formation, conference center management, camp management, and hospitality and assess the applicability of those trends and innovations to Cathedral Ridge.
  • Maintain clear strategic goals; ensure operations align with goals/mission.
  • Ensure continuity of high quality experience for all guests and users of Cathedral Ridge.

Operational Leadership

  • Responsible for efficient and effective organizational design and development of appropriate internal systems, processes, and controls.
  • Optimize financial and human resources.
  • Responsible for development, management, and control of the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Team effectively with staff in the Office of the Bishop in all administrative support areas.
  • Comply with all applicable ethical and legal requirements.
  • Oversee the management of infrastructure projects, maintenance, and rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Ensure high quality programming is offered on a regular basis.
  • Within established personnel policies, hire, terminate, evaluate, develop, and supervise staff; administer compensation programs.

Community and Partner Outreach

  • Build and enhance effective relationships with Woodland Park, Colorado Springs, and Teller County representatives.
  • Engage parishes across the Diocese and other constituents in the Cathedral Ridge vision.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with program providers.
  • Serve as effective public spokesperson and “face” consistently and frequently.
  • Oversee all marketing and brand positioning efforts including production of marketing materials, social media, and website information.

Revenue Generation

  • Build and execute effective revenue plans.
  • Actively market Cathedral Ridge facilities to parishes and other users.
  • Ensure effective guest reservation systems.
  • Lead philanthropic fundraising efforts for operating funds; partner with special committees and others in raising funds needed for capital projects.
  • Ensure effective donor stewardship cultivation and stewardship activities.

Board Development and Support

  • Support board recruitment efforts; assist with orientation.
  • Work with President to ensure effective governance structures.
  • Support ongoing board development efforts.
  • Attend all board meetings and ensure all Cathedral Ridge board committees have adequate staff support.
  • Serve as liaison to and support for the board for financial development and fundraising.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job.

Qualifications

We seek a person who is an accomplished leader to 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 Executive Director to coordinate staff, facilities, nourishment, and land that constantly exceeds guests’ expectations and enables Cathedral Ridge to provide sanctuary for all.

Qualified applicants will have experience and/or traits in these areas:

Commitment to Mission

  • A passion for the mission of Cathedral Ridge as a place of meeting, retreat, and spiritual formation.
  • Knowledge of the theology and values of The Episcopal Church strongly preferred; commitment to supporting those values and principles required.

Leadership

  • Ability to work in a position of leadership and in partnership with a governing board using good judgment in decision-making and other matters, as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial and leadership experience, preferably within a not-for-profit organization.
  • Relevant experience managing a complex, multi-faceted environment in the service/hospitality industry.
  • Experience in representing entities with external constituents and building effective long-term relationships.

Operations

  • Business acumen to ensure that revenue and expenses are effectively maintained within the operating budget.
  • Knowledge of working with a governing board.
  • Ability to focus on details and manage projects to completion.
  • Some knowledge of physical facility development and maintenance.
  • Experience leading, motivating, caring for staff wellness and effectiveness.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and human resource management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, developing, affirming, and retaining employees.

Revenue Generation

  • Marketing experience and creativity in approaching and closing new business opportunities.
  • An understanding of how to build networks to attract funds, not-for-profit organizations, volunteers, and broad public and community support.
  • Demonstrated success in securing financial gifts from diverse funding sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

Personal Qualities

  • A graceful change agent who can implement improvements with minimal disruption.
  • Even temperament and comfortable working at both the strategic and operational levels.
  • Strong listening, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and ecclesial diplomatic skills.

Other

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Willingness to travel around the diocese as needed including weekends.
  • This is a full-time exempt position with salary, medical, and retirement benefits, commensurate with the guidelines of the Diocese for clergy and lay compensation.
  • The Cathedral Ridge Executive Director will also be provided housing on the grounds of the facility.

We encourage interested candidates to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com. All applications are to be received via email.

 

Tuesday
Nov282017

Program Director -- Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

The Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center is a self-supporting institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Our mission is to help people grow in faith and community by offering camp programs and by providing hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings for churches and non-profit groups. Our goal is to provide these services in a personal, relaxed and efficient way that enables guests to reach their goals for spiritual, personal and organizational growth.

Job Title: Program Director Dates of Employment: Full-time; Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of the Barbara C. Harris Center through active camper and staff recruitment, camp management and program development.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Actively recruit and retain campers.
    1. Visit churches within the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts and New Hampshire on a regular basis to promote Barbara C. Harris Center programs and recruit campers
    2. Work closely with the Office of Youth Ministry to support the young people of the Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Church through formation, fellowship and resource sharing
    3. Attend youth groups, after-school programs and other youth-serving agencies to build and maintain relationships with youth
    4. Coordinate with BCH and EDOM to create and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.
    5. Organize community-based initiatives (i.e. Camper Recruitment Parties) to recruit prospective camp families.
  2. Establish and maintain a proprietary Leadership Development Program for summer camp staff.
    1. Identify potential leadership among campers. Work with parents and camp staff to recruit campers into the program. Move campers up the ladder, eventually into positions of senior leadership.
    2. Develop curriculum to include but not limited to a “BCH Rule of Life.”
    3. Organize on-going events to maintain year-round connection and training.
    4. Actively recruit and retain seasonal summer camp staff
    5. Visit college campuses, career fairs, interfaith centers, young adult groups and bible studies to build and maintain relationships with young adults.
    6. Strengthen and maintain relationships with current staff members; elicit their assistance with future program development.
    7. Work closely with Diocesan ministries such as the Episcopal Service Corps and Life Together to build collaborative relationships and a pipeline of staff applicants.
    8. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate seasonal summer camp staff.
  3. Serve as a liaison between the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
    1. Attend bi-weekly EDOM staff meetings. Update diocesan staff with information about current happenings, progress and initiatives at BCH.
    2. Attend bi-weekly BCH staff meetings. Update year-round staff with information about current happenings, progress and initiatives at the EDOM.
    3. Attend deanery and vestry meetings. Update parish leadership with information about current happenings, progress and initiatives at BCH.
    4. Attend church services. Preach or present about current happenings, progress and initiatives at BCH.
    5. Coordinate EDOM and BCH messaging. Ensure that BCH literature is relevant and consistent with messaging.
    6. Work closely with EDOM education, formation and other resources. Ensure BCH remains current, relevant and aware of EDOM initiatives.
    7. Participate in EDOM sponsored youth events at BCH and elsewhere.
  4. Design, develop, manage, deliver and evaluate a camp program that meets the developmental needs of campers and fulfills the mission of the Barbara C. Harris Center.
    1. Elicit and analyze feedback from youth, families, staff, churches and chaplains regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program and its staff. Improve the program as needed.
    2. Remain current with programmatic and youth trends; ensure BCH Camp’s program is top quality and growth oriented.
    3. Oversee the implementation of spiritual formation curriculum.
    4. Develop and implement crisis, risk management and healthcare procedures.
    5. Develop and monitor the budget for camp operations.
    6. Manage maintenance requests to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.
    7. Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers, staff, families and alumni.
    8. Oversee the daily operation of the summer camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care.
    9. Oversee the yearly DES certification process, and the 5 year ACA accreditation process.
    10. Manage year-round challenge course and challenge course programming.

Other Job Duties:

  • Maintain clear and positive verbal and written communication with other staff.
  • Participate enthusiastically; be a team player and supportive member of the community.

Relationships: The Program Director reports to the Executive Director. The Program Director works closely with the Camp Registrar/Bookkeeper and the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministries regarding camp registration, recruitment and development. The Program Director works closely with the Guest Services Manager, Food Service Director and Buildings & Grounds Manager regarding the operational needs of the camp program. The Barbara C. Harris Center maintains a supportive team atmosphere and the Program Director is expected to be a positive and contributing member of the group.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 25 years of age.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to live on-site at the Barbara C. Harris Center during the summer camp season.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Passion for youth camping.
  • Familiarity with and/or openness towards the Episcopal faith tradition.
  • Polite, friendly and patient; excellent customer service skills; able to work under stress and high demand.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Physically able travel to different sites, including churches.
  • Physically able to work at a computer for long periods during an 8 hour work day.
  • Physically able to travel easily by foot around the property.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.

Compensation:

  • Salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Employer paid health, life and disability insurance.
  • Optional employee paid dental insurance.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director, John Koch.

Wednesday
Nov152017

Camp Director -- Camp Wright: Stevensville, MD (Diocese of Easton)

As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, Camp Wright's mission is the development of young people through living, recreating, singing and praying in an environment that promotes leadership and individual growth.

POSITION PURPOSE

To achieve Camp Wright's Mission through the development and management of programs, human resources, finances, marketing, and strategic operations. An ideal candidate will have strong management skills and demonstrate expertise and passion for the development of youth and young people.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain an effective operation of Camp Wright
  • Develop and oversee business management functions of the camp including financial, record keeping, office operations, and public relations
  • Oversee camp program to meet CW mission and program goals
  • Define and monitor crisis management plan and emergency procedures
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure enhancement of the camp operation
  • Encourage diversity and understanding throughout camp operation
  • Oversee financial management: Create budget, plan for fund development, execute annual appeal, monitor cash flow and financial operations
  • Observe and provide feedback to year-round staff in formal and informal settings.
  • Ensure personnel operations are handled in accordance with Camp Wright's Employee Handbook
  • Serve as administrator of health insurance coverage plan for all included employees

Summer Camp

  • Develop summer program schedule to meet Camp Wright's mission, budget and program goals
  • Develop and enact marketing plan to recruit campers
  • Oversee the directors of Day and Resident Camp in formal and informal settings
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training for summer staff
  • Serve as a resource to camp families
  • Serve as a resource to program directors for staff and camper disciplinary situations
  • Be available as on site director for the duration of the summer season
  • Oversee food service program including Kitchen Manager
  • Oversee health and wellness program including camp nurses and health care providers
  • Work with program and area directors to evaluate camp program make changes in programming and staffing as appropriate

Facility Management

  • Meet regularly with Maintenance Director to ensure a beautiful, safe and efficient physical plant
  • Oversee site plan and implementation based on priority of needs
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of property and maintenance needs Community Outreach and involvement
  • Maintain membership with American Camp Association and Episcopal Camps and Conference centers
  • Attend ECCC Annual Conference each January, and other trainings (e.g. ACA TriState) as appropriate
  • Meet as scheduled with the Camp Wright Committee to report on status of Camp Facility, Programs, Finances and other reports as requested or necessary
  • Work with parishes within and outside of the Diocese of Easton to achieve camp mission, seek collaboration, advance camper recruitment and spread information about CW
  • Work collaboratively with Camp Wright's Circle of Friends to promote alumni participation, involvement, and support of CW's mission
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders to ensure continuance of camp spirit, mission, goals and aesthetic.

Rental Programs

  • Work with community and church organizations to increase visibility of CW rental opportunities
  • Manage rental calendar, paperwork, insurance, facility, staffing and dietary needs
  • Serve as on site host during rental busy season (August-October, April-June)

Licensing

  • Ensure Camp Wright meets and complies with all legal and other requirements for licensing and accreditation with the State of Maryland and American Camp Association at all times
  • Ensure ACA Accreditation Standards are met in all aspects of the program and facility
  • Remain up to date with local, state and federal regulations that affect the operation of the facility and program

CAMP WRIGHT'S CORE VALUES:

  • Camp Wright is an accepting, open Christian community of faith, focused on young people, rooted in place, spirit, and tradition.
  • We welcome joy, wonder, and fun in our work, our program, and our lives.
  • Camp Wright deeply respects each participant in our program and provides resources to make meaningful connections with others, with God and with the natural world.
  • Faith experiences at Camp Wright are transformative and have positive impacts on personal growth and life outside of camp.
  • Camp Wright is committed to the growth and development of all participants, including staff: specific God given gifts and talents are recognized, named and encouraged in each individual.

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Camp Administration or related field (business, recreation management, education), Master's preferred;
  • This position is open to Lay and Clergy;
  • A minimum of 5 years as a camp director or 3 years as an ACA Accredited Camp Director, or commensurate professional experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ACA and its policies and practices;
  • Active involvement in the life and worship of a Christian community of faith;
  • Understanding of the operations of the Episcopal Church at the diocesan level;
  • Strong supervisory skills and familiarity with working with a diverse group of employees;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with parents, children, staff, vendors;
  • Must have a good driving record and ability to operate a 15-passenger van;
  • Must be of good character and integrity, have a sense of humor, good judgment, patience and self-control

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • The Camp Director serves as a part of the Bishop's staff and is expected to attend some staff meetings
  • Visual and auditory ability to observe the work of individuals and hazards in an outdoor camp setting
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to function at a high level in an outdoor camp setting
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and data management programs
  • This position requires 12 month residence at the camp, housing is provided.

To Apply, send application, resume, references, questions to: directorsearch@campwright.com.

Wednesday
Nov152017

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

Overlooking the Long Island Sound, in Wading River, New York, Camp DeWolfe’s 19-acre beachfront property is more than just a summer camp – Camp DeWolfe is open 12 months of the year. The Vision of Camp DeWolfe is to, “enable spiritual formation in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island by providing a natural setting for people to engage in community and empower them to live out an outward and visible expression of the love and grace of Christ.”

The goal at Camp DeWolfe is for every person who participates in one of our programs or attends an event at the Camp to be able to explore nature, engage and enjoy time with others, embrace challenges, reflect on experiences and practice service for others.

NATURE AND SCOPE

The Program Director shall 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. The Program Director shall live out the vision of the Camp and is accountable to the Executive Director. The Program Director shall ensure that Camp programing is in compliance with health, safety and program standards set by the American Camping Association and New York State and that policies and guidelines established by the Board of Managers and Safe Church are implemented.

The primary areas of responsibility of the Program Director is to plan, direct and supervise the Adventure Challenge and Waterfront programs associated with summer camp, as well as, coordinate and facilitate year-round retreat and hospitality ministry for all guests.

Program Director will additionally be responsible for:

Program

  • Implement the schedule and leadership for all program activities. Develop a daily and weekly schedule including the special activities of the camp.
  • Participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Lead campers/counselors in nightly devotions held in the cabins.
  • Coordinate the Challenge Course program – equipment inspections, setup, safety checks records, rules, evaluations, policies and training.
  • Coordinate the Waterfront Program – equipment inspections, setup, safety checks records, rules, evaluations, policies and training.
  • Teach the camp rules to each new session of campers and help enforce them. Encourage respect for others, their personal property, all camp property, equipment and facilities. Promote good public relations with camper’s parents and visitors.
  • Ensures appropriate resources/supplies are ordered and distributed for all programs.
  • Assist Executive Director in developing the summer program.

Administration

  • Assist with administration operation when needed.
  • Register groups and campers using Camp Brain software.
  • Coordinating the scholarship procedures and applications.
  • Coordinate evaluations of groups, campers, parents and staff.
  • Assist Director with the coordinating of Scholarship procedures and applications.

Personnel

  • Assist in hiring of program staff.
  • Assist in development of a plan for supervising college staff, counselors and activity staff including waterfront staff.
  • Work with Chaplains and other staff in Christian Formation program. Implement and support the program for CPE Interns.
  • Coordinate volunteer projects and Service Saturdays.

Promotion/Marketing

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Youth and Young Adult Formation and Program Director and the Director of Communication for the Diocese of Long Island.
  • Visit Parishes and Schools throughout the Diocese
  • Assist with creating promotional brochures and marketing materials.
  • Update the Camp website, blog and e-newsletters, as needed.

The Program Director must be willing to participate in the “behind the scenes” facets of camp life as needed, including but not limited to assisting in all aspects of our meal service, housekeeping, maintenance and any additional duties or tasks to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience while at Camp DeWolfe.

The Program Director must participate in Board of Managers meetings and prepare necessary reports, as needed.

In keeping with the Community Covenant Policies, it is expected that the Program Director will lead and maintain a positive, safe, nurturing environment, free of bullying and all inappropriate physical contact. All unsafe situations and events, as well as all interventions, must be reported to the Executive Director.

From time to time the Program Director will be asked to take on additional duties or tasks to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe. The Program Director must act as a positive role model to campers, parents, guests, staff and the public and help to foster a Christian community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study
  • 2 – 4 years’ supervisory and camp ministry experience with an emphasis on leadership and programming
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR plus certified Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguarding
  • Training in Adventure Challenge Facilitation
  • Knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office; Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel, Outlook

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Matt Tees, Executive Director: mtees@campdewolfe.org or 408 North Side Road, Wading River, NY 11702.

Friday
Oct202017

Program Director -- St. Crispin's Conference Center & Camp, Wewoka, OK (Diocese of Oklahoma)

Position Purpose: To further the mission of St. Crispin’s Conference Center + Camp through the development and management of program, human resource, financial, marketing, and strategic operations.

Summer Camp Director Essential Job Functions:

  1. Design, deliver, and evaluate camp program that meets the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
    1. Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth.
    2. Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff through formal evaluations.
    3. Maintain crisis and risk management procedures.
    4. Design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.
  2. With the help of the St. Crispin’s Executive Directors and Diocesan Comptroller, develop and monitor budget for summer camp operations.
  3. Design and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.
    1. Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
    2. Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
    3. Annually update the Summer Camp Brochure and Posters.
    4. Design and maintain St. Crispin’s Website and Summer Camp Facebook Pages.
    5. Organize, promote and co-host Camp Reunion Saturday at St. Crispin’s.
    6. Hosting Summer Camp Table at Diocesan Convention
  4. Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal summer camp staff.
  5. Monitor summer camp maintenance needs to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.
  6. Work with the St. Crispin’s Executive Director to develop and implement ACA policies for St. Crispin’s Summer Camp and prepare for the ACA Accreditation.
  7. Work with the Summer Camp Committee and Summer Camp Formations Director to annually develop thematic artwork for summer camp sessions.
  8. Post job descriptions for paid and volunteer Summer Staff.
  9. Work directly with the Christian Formation Director and Summer Camp Deans to implement Christian Formation within the program. Oversee the daily operation of the summer resident camp including program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care.
    1. Secure sufficient coverage in health care staff and their implementation of the health care plan.
    2. Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp including office operations, camp store, etc.
    3. Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers and families.
    4. Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation.

Conference Center Coordination Essential Job Functions:

  1. Job purpose of Conference coordinator is to interact closely with the conference center staff to ensure the seamless planning and coordination of retreats, conferences and other events.
  2. Handling conference center bookings, utilizing the reservation system and focusing on the strategic assignment of meeting space so as to maximize utilization.
  3. Sending initial confirmations in connection with bookings and following up at specified intervals prior to the event to confirm the current status of the meeting, the accuracy of participant counts, the need for special equipment, etc.
  4. Coordinating a wide range of services for meetings which have been booked, including Audio Visual requirements, food and beverage requests, conference room set-ups, signage, distribution of materials, etc.
  5. Checking that meeting rooms are set-up correctly, with the proper equipment and amenities, prior to the start of meetings. Greeting the host upon his or her arrival to the meeting room and ascertaining any new requests.
  6. Conferring with clients before, during and after their events, maintaining a positive relationship and responding to inquiries and requests in a timely manner.
  7. Conducting facility tours for prospective clients.
  8. Responding to numerous phone calls and emails with new meeting requests and special “add-on” information for existing meetings.
  9. Participating in daily and/or weekly Planning Meetings, reviewing the details of events which he or she has been working on, answering questions from staff members, and discussing relevant logistical matters.
  10. Year-round duties include support of the Conference Center guests and programing.
  11. Demonstrate experience in maintaining high levels of guest services and programming to ensure Mission delivery.

Other Job Duties: Candidates should be willing to work flexible hours, have a proven history of good interpersonal skills, and be proficient in word processing and basic online skills and must possess a willingness to learn the camp’s database. Candidates will also be willing to answer telephones, menu creation, food orders and purchases, and assist with basic repair and maintenance.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be grounded in Christian faith consistent with the Episcopal Church, possess a bachelor’s degree and have camp management experience. Compensation package includes housing, benefits, and meals during camp. Salary based on experience.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to joanne@stcrispins.org, or Joanne Kovac-Roberts, St. Crispin’s Conference Center, 36302 State Hwy 9, Wewoka, OK 74884.