Friday
Jan112019

Camp Director -- Rock Point, Burlington, VT (Episcopal Church in Vermont)

Immediate opening for a dedicated and responsible leader to be the camp director of an overnight camp and a day camp on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to further develop a well-established (88 years) and growing Rock Point Camp Community. The natural woodland and spectacular lakeside setting offer an unparalleled camp environment. This position requires vision, strong managerial and people skills, energy, adaptability, a love for youth and a passion for outdoor environmental ministry. The new camp director will be responsible for all aspects of camp life which is not limited to staff orientation and training, registration, weekly schedules, and communication with parents/guardians.

Position Purpose: To further the mission of Rock Point Camp (RPC) through the development and management of program, human resources, financial, marketing, and strategic operations.

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.
  2. Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp including financial and registration record keeping, office operations, etc.
  3. Manage social media postings
  4. In coordination with Rock Point Commons Director of Finance and Administration, oversee the financial management of the budget and fund-raising efforts.
  5. Design and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.
  6. Recruit and retain seasonal and year-round staff.
  7. Manage property needs related to came in concert with other personnel.
  8. Recruit, train and support volunteers including members of the Rock Point Camp Ministry Team.
  9. Oversee the daily operation of the summer camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care.
  10. Write reports: monthly RP Board; yearly for Diocesan Convention; as needed
  11. Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation and Rock Point Commons.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities Needed:

  • Knowledge of current culture and child development
  • Supervisory experience and proven relationship skills
  • Observation, assessment, evaluation, management and organizational skills
  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve, adapt and shift priorities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to delegate
  • Reliability and conscientiousness with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church in Vermont, Rock Point Commons and their Mission
  • Experience in youth camping/ministry/outdoor education
  • Integrity and adaptability
  • Ability to work with a diversity of people and groups
  • Program and supervisory experience in the camping field

Relationships: The RPC Director is called by and is responsible to the Bishop of Vermont. The Director shall function under the direct supervision and direction of the Rock Point Commons Director of Operations and Programs and shall be responsible thereto for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of RPC.

Requirements: This position requires vision, strong managerial and people skills, energy, adaptability, a love for youth and a passion for outdoor environmental ministry.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent camp leadership experience, including business and management skills.
  • Satisfactory completion of background and public records check as required by the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont.
  • Completion of diocesan safe church training
  • Minimum 25 years of age

Physical Requirements: This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions.

Times of Work: This position is full-time seasonally during the summer camp season and part-time during the rest of the year as job requirements dictate. This position is half-time. On-site housing is provided and required during the summer camp season. 

To apply: Deadline is January 31, 2019. Send a resume and a cover letter to The Rev. Craig Smith, Director of Operations and Program via e-mail: csmith@diovermont.org

For further information, call Craig Smith at 802-863-3431 or see www.rockpointvt.org to find out more about Rock Point and Rock Point Camp.

Thursday
Nov012018

Farm School Director -- Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Have you dreamed of creating a place for people to learn more about the natural world, the foods they eat, and be surrounded by a loving, supportive community? Have you had experience in the field of education and want to expand it beyond the classroom walls? Do you hope to inspire curiosity, teach problem solving and empower community connections through sustainable agriculture? The McDowell Farm School (MFS) is ready for a new Director and you might be just the person!

About McDowell Farm School and the Director position: McDowell Farm School was started in 2012 and is the only residential farm school in the Southeast. McDowell Farm School classes engage student curiosity, lay a strong foundation for meaningful inquiry-based learning, encourage careful observation and evidence-based problem solving. All of this while educating participants about where their food comes from. McDowell Farm School is a located at Camp McDowell in northern Alabama’s canyon country next to the Bankhead National Forest. With 1100+ acres of forests, streams and canyons plus the 40-acre Farm to explore and utilize as a classroom, we are a premier environmental education center in the Southeast. We host about 2500 participants a year from a range of urban and rural, public and private schools. The Farm School is growing. We are looking for the perfect person to lead our team of professional educators in a full-time position as our Director.

McDowell Farm School has 3-4 permanent staff who work year-round and 6-8 seasonal instructors who work 8-9 months a year. As the Director, you are the leader of this grand group. You must be a mature person who is willing to mentor others, keep a positive attitude, and have great flexibility. It would be great if you have familiarity with sustainable farming practices. You must be an independent worker, a self-starter, one who leads by example, and has great initiative. We are looking for a person passionate about making the world a better place by starting right in our own backyard...Alabama!

As the MFS Director, you will work closely with the MFS Program Coordinator and Farm Manager to lead in staff training, marketing, and promotion via teacher workshops and teacher conferences, curriculum development, assist with grant writing and website development. You will be responsible for building a team of these educators. You must have great people skills in order to relate to the hundreds of teachers and parents who come through our residential program each year, as well as relating to your co-workers with whom you work and live. You will also work hand in hand with the Leadership staff of the McDowell Environmental Center (MEC), as we are all one well-oiled machine here in the McDowell Education Programs. The MEC is on one side of the 1140 campus and the Farm on the other, but we share seasonal staff housing and many meals together.

You must love teaching children in the great outdoors, because all McDowell leadership staff also teach. We think it is important to keep in touch with why we are here! Your direct supervisor is the Dean of Education at Camp McDowell (includes MEC, McDowell Farm School and Magnolia Nature Preschool).

To learn more about McDowell Farm School see our website at www.campmcdowell.com and check out the Farm School page as well as our sister program the McDowell Environmental Center page. Go to our Facebook pages as well to follow along with our daily adventures.

More About Camp McDowell: The McDowell Farm School is one of three educational programs at Camp McDowell. The original McDowell Environmental Center started in 1994 and is the premier residential program in the Southeast. In 2016, we started Alabama’s first nature-based Preschool, Magnolia Nature School. All educational programming is secular.

McDowell Farm School is a part of a larger Camp McDowell “family.” Camp McDowell is owned by the Episcopal Church and was established in 1947. In addition to the educational programs for school groups there is also the Alabama Folk School and a 150 hotel-style room Conference Center. There are two summer camp programs on site, Camp on Clear Creek and the Camp at Bethany, where facilities are accessible and camps are inclusive. Facilities include two chapels, three dining halls, 13 lodges, numerous meeting spaces, individual and dormitory-style cabins, a dance and performance facility, art studios, two pools, and extensive recreational facilities. Go to www.campmcdowell.com for more details and information.

Minimum Requirements: Teaching experience (preferably in the outdoors); 2 or more years’ experience managing 5+ staff members; experience with budget creation and management; experience in program development; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to connect to children; Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Preferred Requirements: Familiarity with sustainable agriculture; successful grant writing and fundraising experience; experience with media marketing; knowledge of the flora and fauna of Alabama (or willingness to learn); experience with residential environmental education; experience with developing and coordinating events and workshops; Medical training such as Wilderness First Responder (WFR); experience working and living in a residential community.

The perfect candidate would possess these characteristics: Flexibility; personal initiative; make a great first impression; commitment to at least 3-5 years of hard work; collaborative thinker; interpersonal skills with peers, coworkers, and all who come through the program; open minded

Benefits: Employer paid health insurance (dental and vision are employee paid), a private apartment or home with kitchen and utilities provided, 403b retirement plan, 1100+ acres to explore and creeks to paddle, the Bankhead National Forest in your backyard, flexible work schedule during non-residential season.

To apply for this position: Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and at least 2 professional and 2 personal references to Maggie Johnston, Dean of Education: mecjobs@campmcdowell.com. Please submit by November 9, 2018.

Thursday
Nov012018

Director -- Sawtooth Methodist Camp (United Methodist Camp) 

Oregon-Idaho Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries is hiring a director for Sawtooth Camp. Sawtooth Camp is a beautiful, secluded 120-acre site high in a mountain valley approximately an hour above Fairfield, Idaho. The Sawtooth National Forest surrounds the camp on three sides and the South Fork of the Boise River runs through the east side of the camp. Sawtooth Camp has positively influenced lives since 1948 and is a very special place to many people. Due to the remote location, the camp season is limited to the months of June – October.

The director is responsible for carrying out the mission of creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning at Sawtooth Camp. The primary responsibility is to be a steward of the camp site. Duties include managing or overseeing staff, to manage lodging and food service, property and facilities maintenance, hiring and oversight of staff, supporting conference programming, booking hospitality groups, administering finances, and public relations. The camp director is expected to live on-site during the camp season and perform some administrative and marketing duties during the off-season. Housing during the season is provided at the camp site.

You can find the job description here. Please submit your resume electronically to todd@umoi.org.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Food Service Director -- Camp Mokule`ia, HI (Diocese of Hawaii)

Camp Mokule`ia has operated as an Episcopal Camp & Retreat Center on the beautiful North Shore of Hawaii since 1947. Camp Mokule`ia is an ACA accredited camp and has an opening for a full-time Food Service Director. The Food Service Director is responsible for the overall food service of the camp including:

  • Purchasing
  • Preparation
  • Nutrition
  • Service
  • Sanitation
  • Personnel management
  • Customer service
  • Record keeping

The Food Service Director serves on Leadership Team and attends regular staff meetings in order to coordinate food service operations with all other aspects of camp operations.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Experience in institutional or large food service setting.
  • Ability to work within a budget and purchase supplies efficiently while maintaining good quality and quantity of meals.
  • Experience in supervision.
  • Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices.
  • Current certification or licensure for operating a kitchen in the camp's jurisdiction.
  •  Ability to work with a team.

Send application, resume, references, questions to: executivedirector@campmokuleia.org by November 15, 2018.

Friday
Aug102018

Executive Director — Gray Center, Canton, MS (Diocese of Mississippi)

The Duncan M. Gray Camp & Conference Center is located 30 miles north of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi and home to our diocesan office. The property is 750 acres—500 to the north and 250 to the south of Way Road, with our twin entrances located directly across the road from one another. Our Bishop, leadership, and people are deeply invested in both the camp and conference center as places of ministry and transformation. These places are among the cornerstones of the identity of the Diocese of Mississippi.

Onn the north side of the road lies our Conference Center, an 80-bed facility which hosts a wide array of commercial and diocesan events (including our yearly clergy conference, the Mississippi Music & Liturgy Conference, a liturgical arts conference, quilting gatherings, Cursillos and more). The Conference Center boasts two large meeting spaces, both able to be subdivided into two smaller rooms, as well as smaller gathering space in our cottages (three buildings containing 16 beds each, with cozy common areas and kitchens).

The south side of the road is home to Camp Bratton-Green & the Big House. Since the 1940s, we have held summer camps in this space, named after two of our former Bishops. The facilities at camp include eight cabins capable of sleeping 160 individuals as well as the Big House, a 15-bedroom, spacious house with comfortable common areas and a lovely screened porch near the entrance to the south side of the property. Our summer camping program consists of 11 sessions—two camps each for children in the 3rd and 4th, the 5th and 6th, and the 7th through 9th grades. We also hold Special Sessions (for mentally and physically disabled people of all ages) and one shortened “intro” camp for 1st- and 2nd-graders and their parents. Outside of summer we still have a good bit going on at Bratton-Green with our Winter Solstice camp (Dec. 26th-Jan 1st) for 9th-12th grades, weekend-long diocesan youth retreats for Sr. and Jr. High, and our new Camp Able program (weekend retreats for special needs individuals).

Currently, the main challenges facing the Gray Center are financial, and the Bishop and Board of Managers need in our next Executive Director someone that can address those issues. We firmly believe that we offer a unique opportunity for retreat and reflection in our area with our conference center and that our camp programming changes lives and is second to none. In order to make these beloved offerings sustainable, we are seeking an Executive Director with the experience and ability to oversee faithful stewardship of our buildings and grounds. Likewise, it is our hope that our next Executive will have energy around marketing and advertisement to help make us known to potential guests of all types.

Resume and cover letter should be sent by August 19 the Rt. Rev. Brian Seague: P.O. Box 23107, Jackson, MS 39225-23107 or brseage@dioms.org.