Year-Round Positions

It's the people who share the gospel through word and example that make camp what it is. We'd love to have you or someone you know join us!

If you are interested in one of our available year-round positions please submit your application, resume and cover letter by emailing info@parkriverbiblecamp.org. Fill out the appropriate portion of each reference form and have 3 references complete and return the forms to Park River Bible Camp.

Associate Program Director

Park River Bible Camp is beginning a job search for a new Associate Program Director. Below is the job description. If you or someone you know is interested please contact Executive Director, Rebecca Kjelland at 701-331-9010 or send an application, resume and cover letter to info@parkriverbiblecamp.org. Resumes accepted until Jan. 15, 2020.

Position Purpose:  The primary purpose of the Associate Program Director (APD) is to provide leadership, direction, and management of the camp’s programs and retreats.  The APD will work with the management team in the overall management and leadership of Park River Bible Camp.  The Associate PD will help implement a year-round program in faith formation for adults, young adults, children, and youth.  The APD will ensure that Camp’s programs reflect Camp’s ministry to foster the renewal of the whole person – spirit, mind, and body – amid the beauty of God’s creation and in fellowship with other Christians.  Reminding all people that PRBC is a ministry for all ages that encourages a faith relationship in Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, worship, fellowship and grace.

Characteristics:  Desired characteristics include being creative, flexible, servant-hearted, SELF-MOTIVATED and a team-player.  They must have a desire to work with and lead college-aged staff, as well as being able to interact with guests of all ages.  They need to be able to lead small and large groups of people.  Must be willing to learn and take on additional responsibilities when required.  Have experience working with youth in a camp setting or church setting.  Possess the organizational skills needed to schedule, program and lead summer camps, retreats and other ministry events.  Possess the communication skills needed to recruit and train staff, promote camp events and invite other people to support and attend ministries of PRBC.

Position overview/Job Responsibilities: 

  • Program direction and leadership for all camp programs
  • Evaluate and improve existing programs.
  • Develop new programs.
  • Prepare curriculum for summer and year-round camp sessions for youth, children, and persons with varying abilities.
  • Recruit, train, coordinate, evaluate, and support program staff and volunteers.
  • Promote staff unity, trust, harmony, and spiritual growth.
  • Train, coordinate, evaluate, and support all program, assistant and counseling staff responsibilities (except for kitchen, medic and maintenance staff.)
  • Propose annual expense budgets in assigned areas (Program – all retreats, Craft, Rec and Pop Shop).
  • Maintain Paintball field and ordering supplies, maintain challenge courses and be willing to be lead High Ropes Facilitator for High Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, and Low Adventure Course.
  • Assist in summer staff orientation.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Manage assigned budget responsibilities.
  • Work with the management staff to develop and implement marketing strategies to fill retreats.
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, and coordinating teen retreat staff.
  • Help coordinate with other full time/year-round staff to see that all camp rental groups are provided with a retreat/event host.
  • Manage Pop Shop– purchasing, sales, and inventory.
  • Visit churches (Sunday School, confirmations and youth groups), synod pastors, campers, member congregations, board members, financial supporters, financial supporters of camp and other organizations in order to promote Park River Bible Camp.
  • Support office procedures and operations.
  • Attend professional training seminars/conferences as needed or required.
  • Approximately 30 – 40 hours per week in the off-season.  During the Camp season, it is a 5 – 6-day week with 60+ hours required.
  • Involved in creating and implementing the camp’s strategic plan with staff and board.
  • Other duties might be added or changed depending on the person’s skills and desires.
  • Be willing to join the SAM program (Synodically Authorized Minister) through the Eastern North Dakota Synod.

Mission: 

  • Communicate the mission, ministry, and goals of PRBC.
  • Share the story of PRBC and encourage participants in its programs and rental of its facilities.
  • Provide a safe, inviting, and clean environment for camp guests, providing the highest customer service possible.
  • Show guests the utmost hospitality thought the joyful provisions of customer service.
  • Carry out and follow the PRBC policies, including personnel policies and risk management plans for the safeguarding of all campers, users, and staff.

Hospitality: 

  • Help ensure proper preparations of the site for rental and retreat groups. Help ensure proper staffing is in place and facilities requests have been met.
  • Help ensure that each user group is greeted warmly upon arrival. Help provide or arrange for tours as needed.
  • Help assist with kitchen, light maintenance, set-up, and cleaning duties before and after the rental group come and leave.
  • Help represent PRBC’s mission in service to guests.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s level degree or similar life experiences.
  • Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills, with management experience, preferred.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Bible study leadership experience.
  • An understanding and appreciation of Lutheran theology.
  • Song leading skills preferred (guitar, piano, singing).
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Active faith in Jesus Christ

Program Development:  Skills to invite groups to rent out/utilize PRBC’s facilities which also includes the use of the paintball field, High Ropes Course and Super Slide.  Skills to see new possibilities for user groups/events/speakers/family events and following through in the development work to see it through. (Training available for High Ropes Course and Climbing Tower).

Program Promotion:  THE APD will oversee/produce brochures, postcards, and posters for programmed PRBC events and retreats.  Help with the PRBC proclaimer.  Help with manning a booth at the Annual Walsh County Fair.  APD will feel comfortable with visits that are stated above in Job Responsibilities.

Program Relations:  The Associate Program Director with the assistance of the Board of Directors and Executive Director will help with maintaining contact with: Pastors, campers, parents, financial supporters, member congregations, PRBC Board members group homes, and church offices.  This contact may be maintained through; personal visits, letters, meetings, the proclaimer, posters, brochures, and special presentations.

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