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Are you a people person who also has a deep love of creation? Do you possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills? Are you someone with abundant initiative and enthusiasm? If so, you are the person we are looking for to be the Executive Director of DuBois Center.

The Executive Director of DuBois Center is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of DuBois Center as well as staff recruitment and management, ensuring the health and safety of all campers and guests, and developing and sustaining partnerships to grow camping and retreat activities.

The Executive Director of DuBois Center will serve in conjunction with the members of the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ, which seeks to do the work of Christ on earth through our shared missions of healing, mercy, and justice. Which rely on the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, challenge, empower, and bind together all God’s people in a loving, covenantal relationship.

We will provide a salary of $45,000 to $50,000 (based on experience) plus benefits and an onsite three-bedroom house for this full-time position.

Major Responsibilities include :


o Oversee the day-to-day operations of DuBois Center and its office.

o Ensure a consistent and timely communication system is in place between DuBois Center staff and Conference staff and committees.

o Provide and model excellent hospitality for all DuBois Center guests.

o Work in partnership with DuBois Center and Conference staff and Conference committees and teams to identify and forecast needs, strategic priorities, and improvements for DuBois Center.

o Develop the annual budget for DuBois Center in conjunction with the Conference Finance Ministry Team

o Oversee operational costs and prepare payroll reports with fiscal responsibility. o Work toward American Camp Association accreditation.

Staff Management

o As head of staff, recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers.

Health & Safety

o Develop and maintain a risk management plan for all operations and comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines for safety, health, licensing, and certifications and American Camp Association standards.

Marketing & Business Development

o Collaborate with staff and volunteers to develop marketing materials for DuBois Center.

o Serve as the public spokesperson for DuBois Center, including presentations at churches, program partners, and organizations, and the Annual meeting of the Illinois South Conference.

o Seek to build and maintain good relationships within the Illinois South Conference and with program partners and community organizations to develop programming and utilization of DuBois Center.

o Promote, develop, and build relations with new, present, and past campers, volunteers, churches, organizations, schools, and guest groups.


• Bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation, education, ministry, leadership, management, or other relevant fields.

• Experience supervising staff and volunteers.

• Able to work independently and as part of a team.

• Computer, word processing, and database management skills.

• Must be able to pass a background check and complete additional training on diversity and safe conduct in the workplace.

• Must reside on-site year-round.

Core Competencies:

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Abundant initiative and enthusiasm.

• Ability to network with local communities.

• Love of Creation and a commitment to ecological sustainability.

• A deep love and respect for all people which reflects the values of the Illinois South Conference

OUR INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT:  Because we affirm the value of all God’s people, the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ability, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, or gender identity. To the extent possible, we endeavor to accommodate those with a variety of physical, mental, emotional, medical or dietary needs.

OUR WISE COMMITMENT:  As a WISE Conference of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to the welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and engaging work of reducing stigma and promoting the inclusion of people with mental illness. 

Application Instructions:  To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume to .  Preference will be given to those candidates that apply before November 30, 2022.

Website:  DuBois Center | the Camp and Retreat Center of the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ