Program Director - Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center


Glen Lake Camp Mission: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Glen Lake Camp Core Values: Love deeply, Host graciously, Serve intentionally

Staff Purpose: The Program Director seeks to lead and serve as a faithful part of God’s work in and through the Ministry of Glen Lake. The Program Director serves on a ministry team dedicated and committed to a team approach to the ministry entrusted to us.

Job Summary:

  • The Program Director is responsible for the development and execution of all Glen Lake program content, programs, and seasonal staff management.

  • The Program Director must develop program curriculum, recruit, hire, and train seasonal program staff.

  • The Program Director is responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, and training of all volunteers for camp programs.

  • The Program Director also provides support for the management staff, sales department, and marketing of camp programs.

  • The Program Director leads a team of dedicated persons in order to provide safe, fun, and Christ-centered camp experiences.

    Duties: (include but not limited to):

  • Develop, plan, organize and implement effective summer camps including staffing and curriculum.

  • Prepare and manage budgets for camp programs.

  • Evaluate existing programs and recommend additions or deletions as needed.

  • Partner with the Central Texas Conference of the UMC to provide programming.

  • Review and update summer staff job descriptions annually.

  • Recruit, interview and hire summer staff.

  • Plan and implement a summer staff training program.

  • Create a community and network of college students reaching beyond summer and one season.

  • Effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team of approximately 45-75 summer staff.

  • Recruit, interview and place volunteers.

  • Plan and implement a volunteer training program.

  • Complete Summer Staff and volunteer background checks, MinistrySafe training, and ALL documentation.

  • Collect, organize, and submit new hire paperwork.

  • Maintain annual licensure and state requirements for camp and retreat center.

  • Oversee inventory and orders for Craft Store supplies/equipment.

  • Oversee retail management of Camp Store.

  • Evaluate summer staff and jointly develop improvement plans when necessary.

  • Serve as an appropriate role model for children and young adults.

  • Host retreat groups as required, seeking to make all feel welcome and meet their camp related


  • Participate in the ongoing marketing and promotion of both the camp and retreat ministries.

  • Create and circulate communications and promotional pieces (virtual and print materials)

  • Website creation, maintenance, and manage Social Media for all aspects of ministry.

  • Partner with Executive Director on special projects, programs, and events.

    Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Active member of the United Methodist Church.

  • An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping

    others grow in their personal walk with the Lord.

  • Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp or similar


  • Interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

  • A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others.

  • Ability to exercise independent thinking and initiative particularly when preparing and

    implementing camp programs and recruit staff.

  • The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner.

  • The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the business of

    this ministry.

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Christian Education or similar field

  • 2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping


  • Paid Time Off: detailed in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual

  • Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment

  • On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)

  • Health Insurance for the Program Director

Contact: Daran Miller

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