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Position Title: Associate Director of Camp Ministries with oversight of Plant Operations
Department: Glacier View Ranch/ Ward, Colorado
Immediate Supervisor: Camp Ministries Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Support Personnel, Summer Camp Staff and Volunteer Staff
Status: Full-time, Salaried/Exempt (Administrative)
Wage Scale: Associate Department Director, 87–102%
Date: February 6, 2018
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Conference is to lovingly support and empower every member in our conference to know Christ and to make Him fully known through education, outreach, and service, and by communicating hope and encouraging an intimate connection with each other and with Christ.
The Associate Director of Camp Ministries collaborates directly with the Camp Ministries Director to provide leadership and oversight of Glacier View Ranch, while directly managing facility operations and exercising independent discretion in matters concerning planning, organizing and directing the maintenance, repair and upgrades of Ranch buildings and grounds. This position serves as the Ranch’s representative and point of contact for facility management, interfacing directly with state/city/county regulatory agencies as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as a spiritual role model for all staff, willingly supporting them as necessary.
- Meet and communicate regularly with the Camp Ministries Director regarding plant operation needs, prioritization/progress on projects, budget, staffing requests, concerns, etc.
- Exercises independent discretion to ensure optimal utilization of support personnel, summer camp staff and other resources.
- Ensure that GVR’s finances remain within budget by being aware of Ranch operational needs and costs for improvements, repairs, etc. Ensure that purchases are made in accordance with Ranch procedures and policies.
- Determine the best methods to complete repairs, upgrades, installations, etc., exercising independent discretion and taking into consideration cost effectiveness (short- and long-term), regulatory compliance and use of time, manpower, resources, etc.
- Negotiate with vendors for products and services to ensure the Ranch is receiving the best value.
- Coordinate/schedule compliance testing and the use of outside repairmen, construction workers, and other contractors when needed.
- Coordinate with Guest Services, ensuring that facilities are safe and ready for guests. Communicate any concerns immediately with the Camp Ministries Director.
- Be an active part of activities associated with guest registration, walk-through, on-call activities, guest services, and general guest relations.
- Maintain/store the blueprints and/or charts showing location of all utilities and cut-off points.
- Maintain accurate inventory records for all shop and plant operations.
- Ensure that all Ranch buildings are properly cleaned, inspected and maintained, keeping regular logs.
- Keep schedules for proper maintenance of the grounds, equipment, and roads, ensuring that proper logs are kept.
- Review the regular maintenance schedules of all Ranch vehicles, ensuring that records are kept.
- Monitor ordering of all necessary gasoline, propane, etc. and verify records are kept on how much is used.
- Maintain operation of fresh water facility and waste water plant, ensuring compliance with state/city/county regulations.
- Assist the Youth Ministries Director with operation and facilitation of Ranch usage to help with the successful operation of Summer Camp programs.
- In the absence of the Camp Ministries Director assume responsibility for the Ranch by:
- Coordinating daily operations of entire facility
- Coordinating paid/volunteer staff as needed for daily and/or special projects
- Facilitating staff meetings and worships.
- Special projects as requested by the Camp Ministries Director and/or Youth Ministries Director.
- Assist all other departments in effectively completing their tasks when needed, including providing support as necessary.
The following are used during the annual review process to determine if the employee is meeting job expectations:
- Attendance and punctuality: The employee can be depended on to be available and attend necessary meetings and arrive on time to planned events and activities. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
- The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors, colleagues, volunteers and youth.
- Wearing the armor of the Fruits of the Spirit, the employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
- The employee works to maintain the department budget.
- The employee commits to being a life-long learner and sets measurable goals (short- and long-term) for both personal and professional development/growth.
- Education—high school diploma, maintenance training, and certification or classes highly desirable.
- o Minimum of two years experience in a similar role, preferably in a camp/ranch setting.
- o Working with maintenance equipment, and has knowledge of how to perform necessary repairs, including chemicals used in the operation of various maintenance tasks.
- o Supervisory skills with the ability to direct multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and must not have more than two traffic citations and no at fault accidents during the three previous years.
- Membership in a local, Rocky Mountain Conference church
- o Must be a Seventh-day Adventist member, in good standing, within six months, if transferring from outside the Rocky Mountain Conference.
- o Must be faithful in contributing tithes and offerings to the Rocky Mountain Conference.
- Competencies (skills and personal characteristics that an individual should possess in order to be successful in this position)
- o Service Orientation – actively look for ways to help people
- o Speaking/preaching – The ability to talk to others to convey information effectively
- o Planning/organizing – Ability to schedule and plan future events
- o Analytical – Able to think through issues
- o Problem solving – Ability to hear all sides of an issue and come to a collaborative conclusion
- o Job motivation/initiative – Be able to work independently
- o Time management – Ability to assess priorities
Typical Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand and/or walk for several hours each day. Employee must have the ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and reach overhead. Ability to properly and safely use hand and power tools of all types. Ability to lift up to 90 pounds and carry items for short to moderate distances. The employee is required to use stairs and will need to carry items up and down stairs. Employee will also be required to climb ladders and work on roof tops. Employee must be able to drive and operate various plows and vehicles in rugged, mountain conditions and in the snow. Must be able to effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing.
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.
Essential responsibilities are performed while working at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, Colorado, which is at an elevation of 9,450 feet. Employee must be able to work at this altitude. Tasks are performed in a variety of locations and conditions around the Ranch, including indoor/outdoor workshop areas, rugged outdoor areas, and indoor facilities such as the lodge, lodge rooms and cabins as well as the pool area, waste-water plant and fresh water facility. Some tasks are performed outdoors on a year-round basis; employee may be exposed to extreme hot and cold conditions, depending on the weather. Employee may be exposed to unpleasant and noxious fumes and odors and may require an employee to be exposed to hazardous work environments. The employee will also be exposed to chemicals and solutions that are commonly used to clean, disinfect, treat, repair, etc. Some jobs require an employee to work where there is a significant chance of injury. Employee is expected to take necessary precautions and to use great skill and care when working in such conditions.
All employees are expected to uphold the values of Glacier View Ranch, the Rocky Mountain Conference and the Seventh-day Adventist church. Employees are missionaries, demonstrating a desire and a commitment to sharing the love of Christ with guests. Every act should be seen as a way to witness.
Please Note: The statements found in this job description are meant to describe the overall general nature and level of the work performed by an employee functioning in this position. The tasks, duties, responsibilities, functions, skills, talents, etc. outlined in the description is not an exhaustive list and should not be construed as such. Rocky Mountain Conference Administration reserves the right to modify this job description as/when needed in order to fulfill the mission of the Conference.