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Program Director

Staff Purpose: The Program Director seeks to lead and serve as a faithful part of God’s work in and through the Ministry of Glen Lake. The Program Director serves on a ministry team dedicated and committed to a team approach to the ministry entrusted to us.
Job Summary: The Program Director seeks to provide expertise in the field of Christian Education and camp ministry. The Program Director leads a team of dedicated persons in order to provide safe, fun, and Christ- centered camp experiences.
Duties: (include but not limited to)
• Develop, plan, organize and implement effective summer camps
• Evaluate existing programs and recommend additions or deletions as needed
• Partner with the Central Texas Conference of the UMC to provide programming
• Review and update summer staff job descriptions annually
• Recruit, interview and participate in the hiring of summer staff
• Plan and implement a summer staff training program
• Effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team of approximately 45-75 summer staff
• Evaluate summer staff and jointly develop improvement plans when necessary
• Serve as an appropriate role model for children and young adults
• Host retreat groups as required, seeking to make all feel welcome and meet their camp-related needs
• Involved in the ongoing marketing and promotion of both the camp and retreat ministries
• Contribute ideas and verbiage to newsletters and promotional pieces
Required qualifications:
• An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping others grow in their personal walk with the Lord
• Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp or similar organization
• Interpersonal communication and organizational skills
• A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others
• Creativity and high energy particularly when preparing and implementing camp programs
• The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner
• A bachelors degree
Preferred qualifications:
• A Master’s degree in Christian Education
• 2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping
• Paid Time Off: detailed in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual
• Major medical coverage for the employee
• Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment
• On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)
The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the business of this ministry

Start Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Glen Rose
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center
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