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Student Ministry Director

Student Ministries Director
I. Ministerial Position: Student Ministries Director

II. Reporting Relationship:
The Student Ministries Director reports to the Adult and Family Senior Director

III. Direct Reports: TruNorth Director, Adventure Outpost Director

IV. Ministry Overview: The Student Ministries Senior Director will exemplify the following characteristics: 1) strong professing Christian (Romans 5:8, 10-11) whose character is proven (1 Timothy 3:8-13) 2) a role model of Christ in everything they do (1 John 3:18) 3) believe in the authority of scripture (2 Timothy 3:16) 4) use their ministry as an example of Christ and draw others closer to Him (1 Cor 13, Phil 2:1-4) 4) accountable in relationship with others (Galatians 6:1-5). The director will create the vision / direction for student ministry activities, including youth, high school and college age programs with an objective to impact lives for eternity through God’s word, creation, adventure programming and warm Christian fellowship

V. Ministry Tasks:
A. Lead Student Ministry directors for Adventure Outpost, and TruNorth as follows:
a. Create and foster an environment conducive to the spiritual development of staff, volunteers and campers
b. Establish annual program goals and objectives, including content, camper registration goals, budget and staffing
c. Develop your leadership and staff through intentional coaching, mentoring, and professional development
d. Ensure customer satisfaction with services provided
e. Establish an annual marketing plan with the Director of Ministry Partnerships
B. Lead the Leadership Lab program ensuring ministry and program objectives are met
a. Hire staff working with the Staffing and Volunteer Coordinator
b. Mentor and develop summer staff
c. Open and close Lab program areas
C. Support winter youth retreats as a host and speaker:
D. Ensure campers and youth are safe, nurtured and supported during their time at Fort
a. Work with the Director of Physical Safety and the Camp Nurse to ensure programmatic activity is safe and procedures are in place to address injuries and illness in a timely manner
b. Establish a culture to ensure campers and youth are free from harassment, bullying or sexually predatory practices
E. Serve as a member of our Ministry Partner Program with key churches and associated “Fort family” responsible for fostering relationships and mutual objectives
F. Model the Fort “Four:” well-being, growth, partnership and excellence to your direct reports and staff.
G. Periodic reporting to assess progress against goals, key objectives and performance
H. Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities assigned by the Adult and Family Ministry Senior Director

VI. Qualifications:
A. Agreement with the theological positions of Fort Wilderness Ministries (2Tim 3:16-17, John 1:1-14, Col 1:14, 1 Cor 15:13-18)
B. Agrees with and has signed the Statement of Belief and Support and the Lifestyle Commitment. Understands that serious violation of these statements could be cause for dismissal. Agrees that incompetence in performing as a Director, insubordination to ministry leadership, or immoral behavior would constitute reasonable cause for immediate dismissal and termination of this employment with Fort Wilderness.
C. Demonstrates a Christian lifestyle that reflects the Biblical perspective of integrity and appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct and moral behavior. (Luke 6:40)
D. Effectively teaches and otherwise communicates the Christian faith to others and furthers the religious mission of Fort Wilderness.
E. Support from a sending church and ongoing participation in a local church with a desire and commitment for spiritual growth and development in your walk with Christ through prayer, God’s word, and a lifestyle which honors Him
F. Servant leader
G. Youth ministry experience
H. Christian camping or outdoor programming experience – as a staff member or participant
I. Leadership and / or management experience – ability to build and develop teams
J. Strong relational orientation, expertise cultivating and developing relationships
K. Self-starter, motivated, adaptable, ability to work in a fast-paced environment
L. Excellent communication and people skills, adaptable, team player
M. Conflict resolution skills including an ability to diffuse difficult situations
N. Music background / understanding - ability to use audio/visual, computer and sound systems
O. Ability to lift and carry sixty pounds, climb a ladder, bend and stoop, lift fifty pounds overhead.
P. Support-raising is one of the responsibilities of this position therefore the employee must keep his / her support team informed on a regular basis regarding his / her ministry.

VII. Benefits:
A. This is an “at will” support raising position. Fort pays this person bi-monthly the amount approved by the Board, considering the amount of anticipated support he will raise.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Must Raise Full Support
Category:  Programming



Updated: 10/27/2018 11:23:36 AM

Job Contact:
Katie Lutz
(715) 277-2587

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Why work at Fort Wilderness:

Fort Wilderness is a big family. For over 50 years we have been a refuge for people to have fun, play in the woods, eat well and ask questions about God they might not elsewhere. We are Fort!

6180 Wilderness Trail
    Rhinelander, WI 54501

(715) 277-2587

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