Program Intern (Organized Camp Exemption) at CAL-PAC CONFERENCE OF THE UMC
California-Pacific Conference of the UMC Camps (Various Locations)
About the job
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Organized Camp Exemption (LC 1182.4)
ESSENTIAL MINISTRY TEAM: Leadership
LOCATION: Designated Camp Site
MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. ”
VISION OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
“Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”
POSITION PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW
As a member of the Cal-Pac Camps staff, the Program Intern assists the Site Director in developing, supervising, and leading the summer camp and retreat season programming and hospitality ministry at the camp in fulfillment of the conference and Cal-Pac Camps mission (see below), and to recruit campers for participation in the camping experience.
Supervised by: Site Director
Supervision responsibility for: N/A
Camping, Outdoor and Retreat Ministries Council Mission Statement:
“We believe in God’s infinite power to create and renew. We believe that natural surroundings, programs
that uplift and educate under well-trained leaders can make a positive and lasting impression on an
individual’s life. To this end, the Camping, Outdoor, and Retreat Ministries Council provides programs, leadership, facilities and management to enhance love of God, self, humanity and creation.”
PRIMARY ROLES, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of the missions of the Camping, Outdoor, and Retreat Ministries Council and the Cal-Pac Conference and is dedicated to carrying out their missions.
• Partner with the Site Director and the other Cal-Pac Camp staff to guide the process for cultivating a camp and retreat ministry which is: Christ Centered, Program Driven, Relationship Based, and Culturally Relevant.
• Gain exposure to program development and implementation within the United Methodist camping environment.
Summer Program Coordination and Development
• Assist in summer camp by working with program and site leadership. Duties to include working on schedules, themes, curriculum, staff recruitment and training, marketing, registration, and evaluation.
• Continue to develop the summer community day camp program and help it grow into a full summer ministry.
• Assist in initiating new summer programs and recruiting counselors and participants to help meet the Cal-Pac Camps’ goals.
• Participate in end of season reviews, surveys, data, and money collection as well as help with storage and repair of seasonal equipment.
Retreat Season Hospitality and Program Leadership (seasonal if scheduled)
• Serve as liaison with mid-week and weekend retreat groups at camp site including planning, resourcing, hospitality coordination and follow-up.
• Assist in initiating new retreat programs for children, youth, young adults, adults, and families in service of the Cal-Pac Camps and Conference mission to support the ministries of the local congregations, including recruitment of leaders and participants.
• With the camp and Cal-Pac Camps staff, develop and implement a marketing strategy that helps grow participation in the summer camp program.
• Work with the camp and Cal-Pac Camps staff to develop and implement a marketing strategy to grow awareness and participation by churches in the Cal-Pac Conference in the ministry of Cal-Pac Camps as it relates to the mission of calling and nurturing world-changing disciples.
• Work with the development and maintenance of the website for the camp.
• Assist in the production of print materials and audio-visual resources for the camp.
• As a part of the camp staff, perform other duties as assigned to fulfill the overall ministry of the camp, Cal-Pac Camps, and the Cal-Pac Conference.
The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
• The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
• The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
• Knowledge of United Methodist structure with ability to articulate United Methodist theology.
• Must be culturally sensitive and demonstrate experience working with multi-ethnic groups.
• Language Skills – must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints.
• Computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Office, knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suites preferred.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculations
• Some experience in marketing to assist in the development of designing websites and brochures preferred.
• Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
High School Diploma
Some college or technical training preferred
Preferred minimum two years of administration, program and/or marketing experience, preferably in the
non-profit religious environment.
In order to apply for this position, please email your completed Cal-Pac Job Application with your resume and three references to [email protected] . Also, please include on the subject line “Program Intern” and your name.
Click here to complete and download the Cal-Pac Application.
CAL-PAC CONFERENCE OF THE UMC
P.O. Box 6006
Pasadena, California 91102
Rosa E Garcia