Program Manager – Clearwater Forest Camp and Retreat Center

Site Name: Clearwater Forest Camp and Retreat Center

Position Title: Program Manager

Position Type:  Year-Round

Location (city and state): Deerwood, MN

Salary Range: $30,000 to $50,000

Benefits: employee discount
paid time off
health insurance

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to carry out the mission of Clearwater Forest by designing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of high-quality programs.

Mission of Clearwater Forest
Clearwater Forest is a ministry of Christ called to provide faith-building Christian programming, nurture an active Christian community, and be a faithful steward of God’s creation.

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Knowledge of child development
Experience with children and young adults
Desire to work in a camp community
Great communication skills
Ability to work and complete tasks in a timely way with limited supervision, a self starter
Ability to get along with and work together with fellow employees and guests
Great attitude
Ability and desire to learn new skills
Ability to sustain a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the camp, up to 24 hours per day during the summer
High degree of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness
Unconditionally accepting of others
A practicing Christian
Knowledge of ACA (American Camp Association) standards

Program Manager Responsibilities
Create, implement, and evaluate new programs and retreats that align with the core values of Clearwater Forest
Develop camp and conference themes that address the current needs of campers and the world
Be knowledgeable about current Clearwater Forest programs in order to answer questions posed by current and future campers and guests
Communicate and network with various churches, presbyteries, and community organizations
Make phone calls and send emails to a wide variety of audiences to communicate about programs and campers
Build relationships with people from a wide variety of organizations, including other faith communities, schools, and service organizations.
Learn to use CampBrain to create registration opportunities for the campers and coordinate all registration tasks.
Recruit, train, supervise, and support program staff, including:
Create staff duty roster weekly, assigning non-counseling staff to duties
Handling personnel issues, with assistance from Directors when needed
Making room and/or cabin assignments for counseling and support staff
Develop, administer, and supervise daily program schedules
Giving verbal and written evaluation to Directors at end of summer camp season
Observing and assisting staff in all facets of daily program schedule
Recruit, train, supervise, and support program volunteers
Lead preparation and presentation of pre-retreat and pre-camp staff training
Create a welcoming environment for all staff, campers, and their families
Make sure all forms are accounted for after campers arrive, contacting parents/guardians if any missing forms
Communicate with kitchen staff weekly about numbers for dining room needs
Model appropriate behavior for all staff and campers
Consult regularly with the Executive Director to enable coherency and consistency among all programs
Serve the Clearwater Forest Board of Directors as needed
Assist the Executive Director in developing the program portion of the operating budget
Participate in long-range planning with the leadership team
Participate in continuing education opportunities
Participate in weekly staff meetings, taking the initiative to suggest pertinent ideas and solutions.
Work together with all Clearwater Forest staff to ensure that all staff are able to meet their career potential and that the mission of Clearwater Forest is forwarded through the work of the organization.
Treat all staff and guests with unconditional and radical love and respect

The Program Manager is accountable to the Executive Director.

The Program Manager is a year-round salaried position. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Info:
Erin Anderson
16595 Crooked Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
2186782325 | EMAIL