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Assistant Camp Director

Position Summary Prairie River Camp reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
**Primary duties will consist of overseeing the ministry of programmed camps, coordinating and facilitating retreat and guest groups, and effectively overseeing the administration of the camp as a whole. Additional duties will consist of fund development, public relations, and staff development. This position will have oversight over other full and part time staff, summer staff and volunteers.
As a leader in this ministry, the Assistant Camp Director should exhibit the following characteristics:
*An absolutely surrendered follower of Jesus Christ who is committed to his Lordship, humble, prayerful, and seeks out guidance for life from God’s Word.
*A strong desire to see the outdoors used as a tool to share the life changing message of Jesus Christ.
*High level of organization and self-motivation, detail oriented.
*The ability to prioritize tasks and work through them in an efficient manner.
*The desire and ability to lead and manage other worker and volunteers in a clear and encouraging manner.
*A clear communicator who is able to interact with guests, and provide resources for them.
*Friendly, supportive, servant leader.
*A team player who wholly supports and engages in the mission of the organization.
*Ability to direct multiple projects and work crews.
*Ability to work independently.
*Diligent in project completion and overseeing the same.
*Organized initiator.

Essential Job Functions and Duties Programmed Camp Ministry:
Building partnerships with churches and other like minded partners to reach young people.
Planning the theme, direction and ministry focus of all programmed camps.
Recruiting and scheduling speakers, music leaders, volunteer teams and cabin leaders(counselors) for all programmed camps.
Provide training for all camp staff and volunteers.
Oversee the registration process and housing assignments for all programmed camps.
Recruiting and hiring summer staff personnel.
Facilitating Guest Groups & Retreats:
Provide clear rental information through various outlets regarding Prairie River Camp’s retreat and guest group options.
Communicate in a prompt manner to all guest group inquiries.
Maintain a clear reservation process for all guest groups.
Set up, schedule and coordinate all housing, food service, and activity facilitation for guest group retreats.
Handle all payments and deposits.
Serve as the on-site host for guest group retreats.
Produce camp budgets for all programmed camps.
Oversee the ordering and delivery of all food, program, housekeeping, and miscellaneous supplies for camp.
Ensure that the legal, Youth for Christ organizational and fiscal requirements are met through careful management.
Ensure that the camp complies with all state and local guidelines and requirements.
Attend Christian Camp and Conference Association regional conferences and Youth For Christ regional conferences.
Work closely with the YFC Ambassadors Team to ensure the overall ministry goals of the camp are being met and enable the Team members to fulfill their roles as members.
Fund Development:
Work diligently to develop and maintain a funding base of personal supporters through a network of family and friends. The required amount will be determined by the Executive Director and the Board.
Work diligently to develop a local funding base through sharing the ministry with area churches, organizations, businesses and individuals.
Oversee maintenance and upkeep of all buildings, facilities, machines, vehicles and grounds at Prairie River Camp.
Public Relations/Marketing:
Work to see that Prairie River Camp and its mission have visibility through the following avenues:
Speaking at local churches
Speaking at civic organizations
Speaking at Youth for Christ chapters and local ministry sites
Continuing to improve and upkeep the direct mail marketing plan
Continuing to improve and upkeep the email marketing plan
Utilizing paid and free advertisement options in newspaper, radio and TV
Staff Development:
Recruit and select paid staff
Train, place and supervise the staff to do the work of the ministry
Lead in ongoing staff meetings and training that will further strengthen the group a whole to pursue the mission of the organization

Spiritual Responsibilities Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:
• Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
• Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
• Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
• Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression.
Additionally, YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.
Fundraising Responsibilities All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, and other opportunities as provided.
For Affiliate and Chapter Staff: YFC may attach a minimum fundraising goal to certain projects, activities, departments, or individuals.

Knowledge & Skills Youth ministry, creative programming, clear & concise communication, public speaking and public relations

Required & Preferred Education 3+ years of administration leadership or management experience – preferably in camp ministry
Employee Benefits Benefits include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave and flex-time.
**Housing and utilities are provided

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid - Must Raise Partial Support
Category:  Camp Director



Updated: 2/1/2024 2:24:05 PM

Job Contact:
Greg Gudal
(507) 373-1015

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Why work at Prairie River Camp:

Prairie River Camp is a ministry of the South Central Minnesota chapter of Youth for Christ. Prairie River Camp serves people from all over through summer camps, high adventure activities, and weekend programs, all while offering superb retreat facilities for guest groups. Prairie River camp is a place to grow!

52792 80th Street
    Bricelyn, MN 56014

(507) 373-1015

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