Program Director

Description:
The Summer Program Director is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and coordinating camp programs for the 7 weeks of summer camp held at Cooperstown Bible Camp (CBC)

Personal:

  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus that demonstrates the Lordship of Christ and models servant spiritual leadership for all staff
  • Must be able to handle and balance seasons of intense time commitments and demands of the camping environment
  • Highly organized and self-motivated person who takes initiative without prompting
  • Servant-minded individual that seeks to enhance every camper’s experience
  • Must possess a ministry-minded mentality when interacting with all campers of CBC and be willing to go beyond job descriptions to meet the needs of campers
  • Initiate and cultivate relationships with campers, and staff members through participation in camp activities, meetings, and fellowship time

Responsibilities:

  • Be a spiritual leader and example for all year-round, volunteer, and summer staff
  • Recruit and hire summer staff and volunteers needed
  • Implement the summer program and spiritual theme
  • Schedule speakers for each camp as needed.  Communicate necessary information to them
  • Oversee the execution of summer camp programs and daily schedules
  • Oversee Adventure Program Facilities
  • Train summer staff on Adventure Program Facilities
  • Orchestrate and participate in annual training and inspection of Adventure Program facilities and equipment, pursue course instructor certification
  • Develop summer staff training program that is comprehensive in scope with an emphasis on safety:
    • materials/manual/summer job descriptions
    • Collaborate with Maintenance, Food Services, Office Manager, Health Staff to determine needed training materials
  • Coordinate summer staff training
  • Lead counselor meetings
  • Promote CBC summer camp programs through church visitations
  • Coordinate bus transportation during summer camps to the city pool
  • Inventory, store, maintain, and purchase all needed summer program equipment
  • Confront, lead, counsel, and mediate between as needed and inform Director
  • Encourage summer staff members via notes, individual conversations, etc.
  • Communicate effectively and work in conjunction with Maintenance Director and Kitchen Personnel as needed if their help is needed in planned activities
  • Write an evaluation each week based on observation and staff and camper evaluation.
  • Write a comprehensive report at the end of the summer camping season for distribution to the CBC Board of Directors
  • Purchase program supplies and equipment within budget parameters
  • Develop necessary brochures, mailings for summer camp registration
  • Develop promotional video/photographs and materials for use in churches and for use in future promotional events/materials
  • Write or oversee the writing of an end of the summer newsletter to be distributed to donors and churches at the end of the summer

Maintenance Director

The Maintenance Director is responsible for maintaining the buildings, grounds, vehicles and equipment of camp in addition to overseeing and organizing volunteers and summer staff members to assist in providing a quality Christ-centered camp experience for guests and campers while carrying out the vision and mission of Cooperstown Bible Camp.

General Responsibilities

  1. Prioritize maintenance needs of camp.
  2. Maintain time management and be able to deliver Time Mastery worksheets upon request.
  3. Inventory, maintain, organize, license and clean camp vehicles and equipment to keep them in safe and proper functioning order for the ministry of Cooperstown Bible Camp.
  4. Thoroughly train and equip volunteers and staff to carry out grounds and maintenance tasks.
  5. Promptly communicate and report to the Operations Coordinator maintenance and facility needs.
  6. Maintain lawns in an attractive manner.
  7. Clean up trash and debris as necessary.
  8. Remove snow and maintain camp roads as necessary.
  9. Assist in the preparation of facilities before and during camps and retreats as needed.
  10. Attend and engage in weekly staff meetings.
  11. Seek out areas for improvement to camp facilities.
  12. Communicate, organize, administrate and lead others assisting in grounds or maintenance areas.
  13. Support the Operations Coordinator and Program Director in tactically carrying out the various programming needs and responsibilities of camp.
  14. Watch all facility buildings so they do not freeze in the winter, maintain all propane tanks to safe levels, not to go under 10 percent.
  15. Maintain building temperatures to comfortable levels during events and turn down for economy after events.
  16. Winterize all necessary facilities and equipment.

Qualifications

  1. A Christian of established character, sound in faith and doctrine, who meets the character traits of Scripture such as: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9
  2. One who loves to work with and serve people of all ages.
  3. One who has proven leadership ability.
  4. Concur with the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America.
  5. Ability to read and interpret instructions, procedures, manuals and other documents.
  6. Able to lift 50 pounds.
  7. Ability to paint, clean equipment and operate motorized equipment as needed.
  8. Ability to record and report maintenance requests on work board.
  9. Highly organized and self-motivated person who takes initiative without prompting.

 

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