The Camp & Retreat Site Director is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of a wide range of program services for Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) in accordance with policies established by the Upper New York Conference, Committee on Camp and Retreat Ministries, and directives set by the Director of CRM. These include compliance, recruiting, training, supervision, maintenance, programming, and management. Camp & Retreat Ministries operates sites, facilities, and programs for the purpose of extending the mission of The United Methodist Church. All CRM sites offer ministries of spiritual formation, hospitality and discovery to enable persons to grow in faith, experience Christian community, and be renewed in their relationships to self, others, the world around them, and God. All staff are expected to help fulfill this purpose in the performance of the specific responsibilities of their job. The Camp & Retreat Site Director works under the direction of and is accountable to the Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries.
1. Communication with site related teams and organizations: a. Providing information and reports to the Director of CRM as requested; b. Relating, as needed, to established programs or existing organizations associated with the site to facilitate open communication and to develop strong and positive working relationships.
2. Program Development and Implementation: a. Working in cooperation with the Director of CRM to offer a Conference camping program; b. Overseeing volunteer and staff training to accomplish the goals of the curriculum and program materials; c. Developing a resource list of persons available for retreat and conference program leadership, and to assist in the recruitment of Summer Camp Deans and Chaplains.
3. Site Management: a. Facilitating the maintenance and use of all site property and resources for retreats, summer camps, and conferences: b. Obtaining bids, hiring contractors, purchasing supplies, and processing credit accounts as needed, under the direction of the Director of CRM and in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the CRM Committee and/or the UNY Treasurer’s office: c. Developing and overseeing implementation of a revolving five-year plan for maintenance and capital development including donor nurture; d. Following business procedures within the guidelines set by the CRM Committee and the Treasurer’s office: e. Managing the site budget; f. Provide necessary information for budget development, insurance, and statistical reports, as needed: g. Ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, NY State and local codes and requirements for health and safety, and securing proper licenses; h. Ensuring guest groups are properly hosted and welcomed, that their facility and equipment needs are met, and that they are properly informed of site policies on matters of health and safety.
4. Staff Supervision: a. Recruiting, employing, training, and supervising all site personnel, within the personnel policies of the Upper NY Annual Conference of the UMC; b. Setting wage rates and ensuring site staff are informed of benefits for which they are eligible, within the guidelines set by the personnel policies of the Upper NY Conference; c. Suspending or discharging site personnel as needed in consultation with the Director of CRM and within the personnel policies of the Upper NY Conference; d. Providing a performance evaluation for each site staff person annually or, in the case of seasonal employees, at least once during the period of employment. A written copy of the evaluation shall be placed in the employee’s permanent file. e. Preparing and maintaining site operations manual that includes: * Operations policies for the programs and activities offered at the site * Emergency procedures and information * Other policies required by NY State and health and safety codes f. Ensuring compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws.
5. Working Relationships: a. Ability to work cooperatively and supportively with other members of the CRM Leadership Team (other site directors), site staff, CCRM and its Committees, and other entities within the Upper NY Annual Conference.
6. Criteria for Performance Evaluation: a. Performance Evaluation will be based up on goals set by the Director of CRM in consultation with the Site Director. This position description above will be a key part of goal setting.
Education: a. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required b. Certification in Camp & Retreat Ministries preferred
Experience and Background:
a. Minimum of at least three (3) years’ experience in Camp/Retreat Ministries b. Must meet NYS requirements c. Must possess skills in supervision, programming, financial management, budgeting, administration, computers, building and grounds maintenance, and conflict resolution d. Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record Technical Expertise: Must have demonstrated experience and/or proficiency in the following fields: a. Program planning, development, implementation, and administration b. Personnel Management c. Marketing and Promotion d. Public Relations and Public Speaking e. Financial Management Other Essential Functions: a. Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work b. On-site housing will be provided at the convenience of the employer c. Able to work on own initiative d. Able to relate well to people, children, and older adults e. Ability to work numerous weekends and evenings with extensive hours in summer
a. Ability to contribute positively as part of a worship community and to support the Discipline of The United Methodist Church as well as the policies of the UNY Conference. b. Knowledge of, or ability to learn the structure of The United Methodist Church
Application Instructions: Please apply online through the Job Opportunities page of our website at www.unyumc.org
Application Deadline: 02/01/2020
Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center, 158 Casowasco Dr., Moravia, NY 13118
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