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Masters Program

The Master’s Program is a 21-month, Graduate Degree program, beginning annually during the 3rd week of August and is completed upon fulfilling the requirements of their graduate degree coursework through DBU and Sky Ranch’s program requirements. This Master’s Program position is critical to the ministry of Sky Ranch and contributes directly to our mission of leading youth and families to know and follow Christ. Upon completion of the program, students will have earned a Graduate Degree, completely paid for by Sky Ranch, in one of Dallas Baptist University’s accredited Ministry Degree programs. Students are also provided with food/meals and assigned housing for the duration of the program.

This position exists to help individuals continue in their education through one of the accredited Ministry Degrees provided through Dallas Baptist University, while simultaneously being a full-time employee of Sky Ranch. Those within the program are trained in the various areas of ministry within Sky Ranch, to provide an excellent and safe experience for all Sky Ranch guests. Master’s students work full-time within a variety of areas of camp, including working as instructors within our School Programs department.

August through May: Primary responsibilities includes working within the Outdoor Education department, teaching classes 5 days per-week.
Assist as needed within food service and retreats dept, by working in the dining hall, setting up meeting rooms, facilitating activities, and assisting guests with arrival/departure, as needed.
Assist retreat coordinators with security, gate radio and urgent guest needs responsibilities throughout the year as needed.
Support fundraising & marketing events throughout the year, outside of weekly schedule. (Up to 2 weekends per year)
Participate in Monthly Community Group
Meet quarterly with the Fellowship/Master’s Manager
Regularly attend a local church- seeking opportunities to serve as able.
Summer Months: Mid-May through Mid-August- assigned to one of the various sites to support the various Sky Ranch ministries.
Summer 1: (between school years) Day Camp (DFW area), Summer Camp -Van, Cave Springs, or Ute Trail Summer Camp - Horn Creek.
Summer 2: optional, based on Sky Ranch’s needs and student’s interests

Maintain D.B.U. satisfactory academic standards during the duration of the program.
Maintain compliance with Sky Ranch’s employee policies and procedures.
Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
Perform other duties as required.


Bachelor’s Degree
In-depth understanding of the field of camping and/or Christian ministry preferred generally acquired through a minimum of one year or summer of related experience in camp ministry

Possess personal spiritual discipline that models a proactive approach toward personal, spiritual, and relational health.
Interest in leadership skills necessary to appropriately influence people to achieve a desired outcome.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Ability to exercise independent thinking and initiative
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Ability to relate positively, influentially, and sensitively to a broad spectrum of persons in a variety of multi-tiered relationships and settings to include but not limited to guests (youth and parents), clergy and staff of various Christian churches and organizations of all sizes, cultural identities and worship styles, co-workers, peers, and board members.
Ability to effectively facilitate meetings, conferences, workshops, and/or retreats as required.
Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
Ability to communicate the vision of Sky Ranch to both internal and external customers.
Ability to speak, read, and write proficiently in English.
Ability to speak clearly and make oneself understood in face to face interactions; to articulate with accuracy on the telephone and through email.
Excellent listening skills.
Excellent, professional written communication skills.
Ability to deal with complex situations or issues and make effective, timely and appropriate decisions. ·
Excellent interpersonal skills, and relationship building skills.
Ability to travel to various geographic locations, including travel by car, and some overnight stays including weekends.

Physical effort required on a routine basis; ability to use up to 50 pounds of force frequently and 50 pounds of force occasionally for moving, lifting, and carrying objects. ·
Ability to grasp, push, pull, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
Work requires a lot of physical agility for doing majority of assigned work, including but not limited to: bending for items below or reaching for items above the individual; crawling under desks; stooping, and climbing step stools or ladder.

Works indoors in normal office environment about half of the time and outdoors the other time exposed to the seasonal weather elements of specific camp location.
Must reside in on-camp housing during the Masters program.

Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally. Must be able to fully support Sky Ranch’s Doctrinal Statement. An active membership in a church whose spiritual beliefs are aligned with Sky Ranch’s Doctrinal Statement.

Commitment to Sky Ranch’s Vision, Mission, Values (Who We A.R.E.) and Principles (WOW, Stewardship, and Excellence) demonstrated in daily behavior.

Must demonstrate annually a clear background check and review of child safety practices as required for camp accreditation by the American Camping Association

Sky Ranch is a year-round recreational camp ministry, with locations in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Our mission is to lead youth and families to know and follow Christ. For over 65 years, we’ve created experiences in engaging camp environments, helping parents and leaders inspire, challenge, and encourage. Come join us!

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Outdoor Education



Updated: 2/26/2024 5:33:31 PM

Job Contact:
Callie Moore
(469) 896-3618

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Why work at Sky Ranches, Inc.:

Sky Ranch is one of North America's premiere Christian Camping organizations, with locations in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, offering programs year-round. Sky Ranch exists to provide people with a positive, recreational, fun, and memorable experience, while being exposed to the truths of the Word of God.

24657 County Road 448
    Van, TX 75790-4723

(469) 896-3618

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