Director at Voice of Wilderness
Spring, TX 77380

Position - Director


Founded in 1973, Voice of Wilderness (VOW) is a Christian backpacking and retreat center specializing in spiritual refreshment, educational adventures, and physical challenges. The primary goal of Voice of Wilderness is to communicate the reality of Jesus Christ and the practical application of the teachings found in the books of the Bible. We use the wilderness setting as a tool to relate Biblical principles to the everyday needs of the individual.


Job Description:

While headquartered in Spring, Texas, we operate primarily in Colorado with operations in other states as well. VOW is seeking a Director to work alongside the founder and CEO, Chet Russell.  Our hope is to gradually transition the leadership of the organization to the new Director over the coming years.


The Director will ultimately develop under the CEO's leadership and coaching to take on all areas of responsibility in the organization, including oversight or activity in these areas:

  • Maintaining and casting the organization's vision and mission
    Developing and maintaining ministry partnerships with churches, universities, and other Christian based ministries
    Raising funds to augment the revenues from trip fees
    Recruiting and training trip leaders and key organizational leaders
    Marketing the organization
    Recruiting trip participants to fill trips up to maximize the impact of each trip
    Maintaining a solid relationship with the US Forest Service and ensuring the organization operates within the USFS guidelines
    Ensuring the base camp, Mountain Light Lodge is properly maintained
    Leading some of the wilderness trips
    Ensuring the safety of trips, Lodge activities, and other aspects of the organization
    Purchasing and maintaining gear for wilderness trips
    Handling a multitude of daily operational details

The ideal candidate will have these qualities, characteristics, and experience:

  • Solid, mature Christian
    Substantial experience with backpacking or other similar outdoor endeavors
    Demonstrated leadership ability
    Physically fit; able to backpack and work in the outdoors for days at a time without feeling overly strained or depleted
    Able to travel around the US for fundraising and marketing
    Interpersonal skills to engage with partners, government, churches, board members, donors, etc.
    Weekend and evening availability for various meetings and marketing opportunities
    Hard working


Voice of Wilderness
PO Box 133383
Spring, Texas 77393


Carol Gallegos


Spring, TX 77380
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
compensation commensurate with experience
Ordained position
Exempt status
Overseeing Operation
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Church Ministry
Educational Services