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Group Camp Assistant Director
Job Title: Group Camp Assistant Director
We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a desire to live and work in a close community to serve in the much-needed role of Group Camp Assistant Director. We are passionate about our mission statement and are looking for a like-minded person who is willing to serve alongside us. Please thoughtfully consider each part of our mission statement, job description, and description of our ministry and community before you apply.
Most communication will be handled by email at first over the next few weeks until the position has been filled. Initial inquiries will not be responded to immediately so as to give us time to consider the many applicants. Not all applicants will receive a response for this position.
To inspire Christ-like change through Outdoor Adventure, Authentic Relationships and
The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have about 80 people who live on-site year round, consisting of full-time staff, their families, gap-year students, and interns. Since we are so far from any large towns or cities, all of our full-time staff live on-site. One example of our distance from town is that it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the closest Walmart in Kerrville. Camp Eagle is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for a somewhat remote living. Our staff is fairly active and involved in our community and ministry. Generally, we like good food, playing outdoors, and working hard as we are very passionate about our mission statement. We encourage applicants, at a further stage in the hiring process, to visit and ask many questions from various staff about what it is like to live and work here. Does that sound like something you want to do?
Title: Group Camp Assistant Director
Reports To: Group Camp Director
To carry out the Mission of Camp Eagle. To assist the Group Camp Program Director in the growth, and implementation of the Group Camp program, specifically in the areas of program development, marketing, and camper retention. Additionally, summer staff recruiting and leading of summer staff will be required.
Job Duties (there is potential for the assistant to take the lead on any of the following responsibilities based on skill set and passion)
Marketing and Sales
Implement and carry out a strategic marketing plan that reaches our target demographic and fits with the overall Camp Eagle campaign. This will involve both on-site and off-site marketing efforts
Make cold calls and stops to new churches that fit the GC profile (5-8 trips in the Fall semester, 5-8 in the Spring)
Schedule camp tours for Youth Pastors (have a more veteran program staff member go on your first few with you to hear the fun facts/ selling points along the way)
Help to promote the GC program well by reviewing all promotional material (website, brochures, emails, digital ads)
Schedule luncheons to share vision with youth pastors
Grow camper numbers each year to reach maximum capacity and budgeted goals
Continue to build relationships with past summer staff in order to disciple them and encourage them to return in future summers
Recruit new Christ-like college age students to work at Camp Eagle, collaborating with the Recruiter and Summer Programs team
Take lead on engaging new Group Camp staff as hired
Interview and hire staff
Partner with the Summer Camp team in recruiting
Obtain and maintain necessary certifications to adequately and lawfully train summer staff
Assist in developing experiences, Bible studies and speaking notes
Assist in stage and set design for summer
Assist in choosing Band and Speakers
Coordinate schedules and lodging with band and speakers
Assist in creating and developing new team building initiatives, elements and general maintenance of Group Camp activities
Summer Program Staff are expected to work 6 days per week during summer staff training and summer programming. Each week (~13) that this is the case Summer program staff will incur 1 comp day per week. Resulting in a bulk number of days to take off in the non summer months.
The Group Camp Assistant will assist in executing a first class summer program in all ways necessary and will look for ways to improve the program and offer assistance related to the program in any way.
The Group Camp Assistant will act as a stand-in Director on the day taken off by the Group Camp Director during each session and vice versa.
Assist in training all summer staff (ie. lifeguard training, low elements, high elements, etc.)
Coordinate Group Camp schedule with other programs to ensure operations run smoothly
Lead college age staff in carrying out the Camp Eagle mission while leading an exemplary personal life
Assist in the creations and coordination of summer schedules for each session.
Assist in the production of programming, working closely with the Group Camp Director in order to meet the highest standards
Run and train on the sound system in the pavilion, working with speakers and band members to create a worship experience that is appropriate and effective.
Help to observe Summer Staff performance as they run activities and facilitate the Bible studies and conversations for their campers.
Provide performance feedback for counselors to better fulfill the mission of Camp Eagle and serve our guests well
Communicate numbers to kitchen staff seven days before arrival, day of arrival, and again after the first meal of the session.
Help create housing assignments for all guests
Check Group Camp schedule with other programs schedules to avoid any train wrecks, communicate appropriately with all parties involved
Deal with unplanned hiccups in logistics with an attempt to use the resources God has given Camp Eagle to best serve its mission and guests.
Be a primary point of contact for all Group Camp Summer Staff
Meet with them often (one on ones, fun nights, etc.)
Set them up with full time mentors to aid in their growth and care
Create an environment of encouragement and accountability for summer staff
Consistent Improvement and Growth:
Meet with Group Camp Director routinely to discuss areas of strength and ways to improve
Other Duties of ALL Camp Eagle Staff:
Camp Eagle operates year-round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests is our number one priority, and therefore ALL staff must participate in guest service in some capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of camp property, and work projects as needed. There are often groups here on weekends, and all staff members will be required to work certain weekends as needed.
Character, Education, Abilities, Skills, Experience:
The “ideal” candidate should:
Lead a life that glorifies God and Inspires Christ-like change by fulfilling the Mission of Camp Eagle
To hold in high regard and embody camps mission, vision, and values
Have a Bachelor's Degree in Camp Ministry or related ministry degree preferred
Have minimum 2 years camp leadership experience
Ability to lead and encourage college-age staff in all aspects of the program
Show comfort in and desire for Outdoor Adventure
Ability to live in a close secluded community
Willingness and flexibility to put in long hours to accomplish the Mission
Have a passion for your program
Also have a passion for the other programs at Camp Eagle and have a team attitude
Willingness to fervently follow Matthew 18 structure for conflict
Complain up, to supervisors and not sideways to peers or downwards to co-workers
Show a desire for stewardship; taking care of all that we’ve been blessed with
Desire to see camps resources shared and used efficiently
Demonstrate a business mindset; understanding we are a ministry and a business, and must operate within our means, keeping an account for business matters
Ability to coach reports in their responsibilities instead of just telling them what to do
This job will be performed primarily on location at Camp Eagle with frequent travel.
Much required. Multiple trips each month throughout Texas and possibly the surrounding states is required for Group Camp marketing and retention. Trips will also be required for recruiting staff. Trips may be multiple nights in length. Camp Eagle provides reimbursement for travel related costs.
Frequently scheduled tactical meetings will be had with the Group Camp Director.
Ability to lift 60 lbs, sit for many hours in an office, stand for many hours consecutively, bend, squat, climb stairs, and be around strong cleaning chemicals occasionally. Ability to to work late at night and early in the morning and some days for many hours consecutively.
Will consistently work indoors and outdoors in the heat and the cold, in rainy weather, on slippery surfaces, and sometimes in buildings with no central heat or a/c.
Salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications)
401k (after 1-year vestment period)
Camp housing credits for visitors
Meals offered during summer and when Retreats guests are on property
This job description is not a complete picture of all tasks, duties, or community responsibilities and is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Director.
Time: Full-Time Year Round
Category: Assistant Director
Updated: 2/21/2024 2:51:07 PM