Organization Background, Ethos & Values
Founded in 1947 and rebuilt in late 20th century, Camp Mokule‘ia is a sacred place (wahi pana) for reflection, gathering and play to inspire the mind, body, and spirit to continue God’s (Ke Akua) good work.
Camp Mokule`ia is a ministry of, to, with and for the Episcopal Church in Hawaii (TECH) that proclaims through its programs and facilities the Good News of bountiful love (aloha) and harmony (lokahi) with all God’s creation. It is most definitely a “Sacred Place for Rest, Recreation and Renewal”.
Staff members are part of the Camp community and adhere to Diocesan identified Hawaiian/Christian values of malama (caring for others, God’s Creation and all that God has given to us, pono (live righteously and in respect for one another) and mana (finding the holy that comes from God in all Creation and all of God’s children). Indeed, embracing “Malama Pono’s the Way” is the foundation for all Camp Mokule‘ia programs and essential to our work as a team.
In addition to individual job assignments, all staff members of Camp Mokule’ia are expected to work cross-functionally, developing an appreciation and understanding of the breadth of Camp operations and striving for/role modelling to guests/visitors Malama Pono’s the Way: inspiring harmonious living by re-connecting with all God’s creation.
To support Camp Mokule‘ia’s overall programming through assisting with and expanding existing educational and spiritual programs and through planning, fundraising for, marketing and delivering programs in 2 additional areas: 1) Special needs camps (in particular, but not limited to camps for children diagnosed with cancer and their families), and 2) Camps and conferences that are focused on enrichment and education primarily for adult audiences.
Essential Job Functions:
- In collaboration with Executive Director, other Associate Program Director, Farm Manager and Episcopal Service Corps Members assist with the delivery, development, funding and expansion of existing camp programs ensuring a primary focus on “Malama Pono’s the Way”.
- Supervise and evaluate Episcopal Service Corps members (in their role as program staff) and programming volunteers to develop and implement all facets of Camp Mokule‘ia program activities:
- Regularly monitor work of Episcopal Service Corps members and other program volunteers.
- Provide feedback and guidance to Episcopal Service Corps members and other program volunteers
- Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding Episcopal Service Corps members and other program volunteers performances.
- In collaboration with Executive Director direct Childhood Cancer Camps known as Camp Anuenue, Camp Ikaika and Families Can Survive at Camp Mokule‘ia. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate Camp Mokule‘ia staff engaged in the delivery of these Childhood Cancer Camps
- Coordinate volunteer committee that will serve as an advisory committee for the operation of these camps
- Recruit and train volunteer staff of counselors and health professionals to operate these camps.
- Ensure that lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
- Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff ensuring safe camp operations at all times.
- Evaluate the success of the overall program and the development of the staff and campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.
- Assist Executive Director and Fundraising consultant in creating and implementing a Fundraising campaign to insure that all Childhood Cancer Camp offerings continue to provide excellent transformational experiences for children and volunteer staff alike. Fundraising campaign shall cover but not be limited to:
- Maintaining a database of past and future potential donors. Database to include not only financial information but strategic information for applying for funds which includes but is not limited to time frames for application, demographic information, contact information, and grant focus information.
- Ensure that tax compliant thank-you letters are delivered on time to all donors
- Reaching an annual goal that covers the following (approx. $100,000):
- All food, lodging and program costs that would have been paid to Camp Mokule‘ia were it just the site for these camps.
- All additional costs, such as airfare, supplies that are needed annually for the camps to succeed.
- In consultation with Executive Director develop, and support the delivery of additional Camps and Conferences focused on Adult Enrichment and Education. Opportunities for such camps and conferences would include (but not be limited to):
- Existing annual Writer’s Retreat
- Planned Artist Retreat with Mark Brown (March, 2016)
- Yoga and/or Dance Retreat
- Drama Retreat
- Educational Programs with Exchange students at Hawaii Pacific University and other higher education institutions
- International Teacher Enrichment programs
- Roads Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel) programs
- In collaboration with Executive Director, other Associate Program Director, develop and implement schedules and records for all program areas including but not limited to:
- Create camper and group program and activity schedules.
- Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities.
- Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas:
- Oversee regular checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris.
- Participate fully in ACA accreditation process
Other Job Duties and expectations:
- Attend all supervisory staff meetings.
- Be physically present at Camp Mokule‘ia on average at least three days/week (including all program delivery days)
- Evaluation and performance appraisal of all program staff
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all Camp Mokule‘ia staff.
- Participate enthusiastically in additional Camp Mokule‘ia staff activities (such as Staff Fun Days, Staff meetings, etc.)
Qualifications (Minimum Qualifications and Experience):
- Experience in administrative roles at similar camp
- Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population.
- Current instructional certification in program or related experience.
- Current certification in first aid and CPR.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children.
- Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
- Ability to communicate and work with a variety of camper groups and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Willingness to work in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.
- Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.
- Salary of $40,000/year plus complete benefits package offered by our co-employer Altres, Inc. These benefits include but are not limited to:
- 2 weeks of vacation after one year of service (vacation days begin to accrue after one month of employment)
- 10 days of sick leave that can be used for employee or family health needs
- Medical coverage for employee
- A goal of 9% contribution after one year of service to the Episcopal Pension Fund
To apply, submit resume, cover letter explaining why you believe you are the best person for this position, and three references by November 23 to Executive Director, David Turner.