Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center is making its next big step in restructuring our permanent full-time and year-round staff. We are moving to a collegial staff model with five directors. Each will have a specific role in the team. These team members serve as the primary development and marketing faces of Camp Lutherwood. Personal contact between Lutherwood and client is highly valued and much time will be spent off campus sharing the news and invitation for Lutherwood. This shift of philosophy empowers Lutherwood and its leadership to better meet the needs of all seeking to discover and rediscover God’s creation and where and how it meets one’s faith.
The team will consist of a Business Director, responsible for office and financial management; a Hospitality Director, responsible for hosting, booking, and food services; a Facilities Director, responsible maintenance and campus management; an Outdoors Education Program Director, responsible for our Environmental Education and Challenge Course programs; and a Retreats and Summer Camps Program Director, responsible for retreats, adventure and summer camp programs.
Lutherwood is currently seeking to fill the Retreats and Summer Camps Program Director position. Applicants should carefully study the job description. Applications should include all the requirements of a summer staff position, plus a cover letter of self-introduction and a resume. We have received and are considering applications at this time. Start date is as soon as possible. Further questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Thank you for prayerfully considering and applying for this position.
Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors.
Retreats and Summer Camps Program Director
Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center
RESPONSIBLE TO: Collegial Management Team
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Retreat and Summer Camps Program Director is a full time year-round position that works closely with the seasonal and year-round staff. This position is responsible for development, marketing, and operation of retreats and summer camps of Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center. This includes creation, management, and marketing of youth and adult retreats, on-site and off-site retreats, adventures, service camps and summer camps; supervision of paid and volunteer counselors, counselor in training, and specific counselor intern position. This includes cooperation with personnel in all essential areas including program housekeeping, hosting of guests, meal service, administration, budget management and volunteer coordination; and supervision of seasonal program staff. Due to the inherent risks of such programs the Retreats and Summer Camps Program Director must be safety minded, self-driven, and able to make choices that further the integrity of Lutherwood in all aspects.
A commitment to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, preferred
participation in local Lutheran Congregation and enthusiasm for
2. Understanding of the philosophy and mission of outdoor ministries and Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center.
3. Attempt to live in harmony with Christ’s command to love others as God loves us.
4. Enthusiasm for living as part of an intentional Christian community.
5. Strong commitment to the care and appreciation of God’s creation.
1. At least 23 years of age.
2. Three years of outdoor ministry or congregational youth ministry leadership experience in planning and implementing youth programs.
3. Bachelors degree required in related field.
4. Qualify and/or maintain CPR and First Aid certifications. Red Cross Lifeguarding strongly desired.
Valid Washington State Drivers License (CDL preferred) with good
driving record .
1. Promotional skills to include public speaking, production of promotional materials (brochures, newsletters, thank-you letters, etc, and computer skills.
2. Teaching experience and theological training strongly desired.
3. Desire and ability to effectively communicate with staff, campers, and guests.
4. Ability to accept guidance from collegial staff, delegate tasks, and supervise others in variety of staff and volunteer positions.
5. Proven ability to organize people and design appropriate duties to volunteers and staff.
Strong leadership skill and the ability to lead and train others in
an effective small group experience .
7. Human resource skills including hiring and evaluating seasonal staff.
8. Ability to formulate and adhere to a budget.
9. Open to flexible work assignments and hours.
10. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with the public.
D. Professional employees and contractors are expected to be models of good Christian standards of behavior as described in the ELCA’s Visions and Expectations; compliance is required.
E. Required Physical Ability: Applicant must be able to ambulate throughout entire campus including steep muddy slopes, miles of trails, rocky pathways, and slippery wooden foot bridges.
A. Team Duties
1. Participate in office operations, ensuring efficient and timely customer service
a. Participate in schedule for phone answering duties.
b. Participate in schedule for employee presence, vacation, off-campus duties.
2. Participate in schedule for team rotation of leading weekly staff meetings.
a. Share in rotation of leading weekly staff meetings.
b. Participate in preparation of agenda with team members.
c. Participate in taking meeting minutes with team members.
3. Establish and maintain appropriate day to day retreat and camps operation files and systems
a. Insure programs compliance for all local, state, and federal applications, licenses, and permits
b. Participate in online schedule for all programs.
c. Coordinate with directors for scheduled services and facilities.
4. Coordinate with all staff, the production and timely mailing of all promotional materials, newsletters and thank you letters for donors.
5. Annual Budget Management
a. Participate in oversight and management of program budget.
b. Participate in preparation of specific annual budget.
c. Participate in preparation of schedule of fees for board approval.
6. Team leader for September preparation of annual schedule of camps and events for board approval at its October meeting.
7. Assist in organization of fund raising events.
a. Participate in team functions for donor contact, thank you letters, and correspondence.
b. Track and maintain records of events.
c. Help with fundraising and community awareness events.
8. Communicate program needs and purchases with team.
9. Participate in maintaining program updated website information.
B. General Duties
1. Work closely with the Board of Directors and its committees in creating, maintaining, and evaluating programs that comply with policies set by the Board.
2. Responsible for the development, marketing and planning of programs.
3. Systematically evaluate staff and programs at their completion.
4. Evaluate and design programming in accordance with the Lutherwood mission and vision statements.
5. Over see and supervise program staff, insuring safe Christ centered experience for all staff, volunteers, campers, guests and visitors to Lutherwood.
6. Plan and supervise the retreats, events, day camps, summer camps, adventure programs, and servant events.
7. Evaluate fiscal planning for all programs to insure budget compliance and performance.
8. Systematically evaluate staff and programs at their completion.
9. Network with other camp staff to track current and future trends in the ministry.
10. Coordinate canteen operations with buiness director; approving new design merchandise and vendors.
11. Responsible for collecting and submitting seasonal staff records.
a. Employee files of required forms, licenses, permits, and certifications.
b. Tracking, approving, and reporting hourly staff time sheets for payroll.
12. Evaluate staffing requirements, recruit seasonal staff, plan and conduct staff training prior to programs
13. Work with local pastors to plan confirmation camping weeks
14. Work with congregations and volunteers to plan and implement day camp programs
15. Coordinated program schedules and staff assignments for programs; assuring the quality of Lutherwood programming.
Actively promote Lutherwood through speaking engagements,
congregational visits, participation in synod events, and
involvement in Lutheran outdoor ministry networks .
17. Cooperate with the business director for compliance to all local, state, and federal employment standards.
18. Cooperate with the business director for compliance to all local, state, and federal applications, licenses, and permits.
19. Flexibility to other duties such as cleaning the camp facility, staff meetings, staff retreat, kitchen duties, hosting of groups which are scheduled as needed
C. REVIEW: The program director will be reviewed semi—annually the first year of employment and annually thereafter by the board of directors or its appointee. This evaluation will be done both orally and in writing.
1. Salary—*This is a year—round, salaried position. Pay varies depending on experience and qualifications, includes on site housing.
2. Standard benefits package of a non-profit religious corporation.
Print Date October 24, 2012