POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Director, New Life Camp
Mission - To love and accept children right where they are and walk with them toward God's best for their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. - John 3:16, 1 John 3:16
Vision - To surrender everything to impact as many lives as possible for the expansion of the Kingdom of God. -Philippians 3:8
Commitment - To honor our past while pursuing excellence in all things and being good stewards of that with which the Lord has entrusted us here on earth. - Luke 16
Founded in 1950, New Life Camp, located in Raleigh, North Carolina has had the privilege of blessing kids with an opportunity to experience the pure joys and freedom of summer camp, while providing them a haven that fosters spiritual growth and the love of Christ. In more recent years, New Life Camp's reach has expanded throughout the community to partners of all ages, becoming a second home for churches, home schoolers and sports leagues alike. As a result, the platform for ministry has increased and the camp is maturing, flourishing as an organization and continues to advance its mission throughout the Triangle. Current programming includes; day and overnight camps, athletics, academic enrichment, after school, home school, retreats and various outreach initiatives.
Both New Life Camp's future and its past are firmly rooted in summer camp. More than 100,000 kids (5,000 annually) have been impacted since its inception. Thousands have come to truly know Christ in the camp's cabins and on its grounds through the years. With updated and new facilities in development that will serve campers, retreat participants and families throughout the region, we imagine thousands more children and adults falling more deeply in love with Jesus on the 72-acre wooded oasis in North Raleigh.
The current scope of responsibility and management of operations includes an estimated $1.5M of top-line revenue and a $3M capital campaign that is wrapping up. The team consists of 14 year-round staff with the support of 150 seasonal staff and 300 volunteers. The New Life Camp Board projects a strong increase in top-line revenue and additional fundraising initiatives to manage and steward in the future.
To learn more, visit New Life Camp's website at https://www.newlifecamp.com/.
THE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
As a baptized believer, the Executive Director is responsible for executing the mission and vision of New Life Camp in alignment with the Christian principles and governance policies as established by and with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be the primary leader and ambassador for the organization, serving as the steward for all ministries and services of the camp. He or she will lead decision making, influence direction and manage execution. The Executive Director will engage the staff team, partners, and churches, locally and nationally in pursuit of New Life Camp's mission to love and accept children right where they are and walk with them toward God's best for their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The role is responsible for the stewardship of the organization financially, operationally, and spiritually. It is also a catalyst for fundraising, key donor initiatives and identifying new opportunities for financial support and revenue growth to support the ministry.
The Executive Director will be called upon to fulfill the following key responsibilities:
Leadership and Strategic Impact
Serve as the primary leader, community builder, spokesperson, and administrator.
Work with the board, staff, and stakeholders to define the strategic vision for the organization's future.
Lead the organization to develop, implement, and assess strategy and business plans.
Articulate the vision in an inspiring way to internal and external constituencies.
Operational and Financial Oversight
Establish annual goals and objectives for programs, facilities, and finance, including the development and administration of an annual budget.
Work closely with the Board to finalize strategic and capital projects plans for the camp, as well as operating goals that stem from these priorities.
Ensure high quality program delivery, evaluation, and reporting that promotes effective utilization of personnel and financial resources. Provide direction for expanding or modifying programs and services as it relates to the strategic plan.
Responsible for the stewardship of all camp facilities and camp equipment.
Ensure strong internal controls, fiscal responsibility, accountability, regular financial statements, and efficient, accurate, and consistent financial operations and practices.
Conduct multiyear financial planning, analysis and review of trends. Engage the Board in discussions about financial stability and sustainability, fiscal responsibility, potential camp investments, including the development of adequate operating reserves.
Serve as the chief development officer for the organization.
Lead fundraising efforts including the Board's involvement in fundraising, personally cultivating and soliciting donors and developing sustainable fundraising plans and processes for the organization.
Responsible for the consistent flow of revenue to the organization, supporting programs and activities through diverse and multi-faceted income streams.
Cultivate positive and sustained relationships with funding partners.
Build a positive work culture that supports a productive, Christ-centred, mission focused work environment.
Develop organizational structure, job descriptions, assignments, supervisory and evaluative procedures to effectively and efficiently achieve strategic goals.
Develop and implement personnel policies, standards for performance and overall performance review process to ensure growth both spiritually and personally.
Hire, assign, supervise, delegate, evaluate, and terminate staff in accordance with organizational policies and applicable laws.
Foster a culture of teamwork and accountability throughout the organization, developing staff members to their highest potential.
Work with staff to ensure a positive volunteer experience, maintaining focus on the engagement and retention of volunteers.
Communications and Outreach
Build the New Life Camp brand to expand the reach, engage volunteers, and leverage financial, programmatic, and fundraising opportunities available to the organization.
Guide all communications including newsletters, impact reports, the website, database platform, social media, and other general communications to ensure alignment of the brand, vision, and mission of New Life Camp.
Build and manage positive relationships with partner organizations, the local community, media outlets and churches.
Work effectively with the Directors to establish and achieve goals, fulfill the NLC vision, and balance the interests and needs of programs, facilities, staff and other stakeholders such as parents, alumni, and donors.
Maintain regular communications with the Board of Directors and provide them with the necessary support, counsel, and information required for effective governance.
Ensure a quality process for supporting the Board and their involvement in fundraising, strategic planning, program delivery, and increasing overall visibility among Camp stakeholders.
Identify, recruit, orient, retain, and celebrate Board members. Ensure a quality process for building the board base and diversifying its membership to reflect the community served.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The new leader must demonstrate a calling to and passion for New Life Camp's mission to love and accept children right where they are and walk with them toward God's best for their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
A baptized believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Committed to an active and vibrant prayer life, a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, and living out a dynamic Christian walk with a loving spirit
Five or more years of experience in non-profit executive or pastoral management role where organizational sustainability and growth were key parts of the position
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university
Strong sense of passion and love for youth and the mission of NLC
Ability to see New Life Camp's future potential and engage key stakeholders in creating a unified vision
Strong interpersonal and deep relational skills, with the ability to engender trust, respect and camaraderie among a group and interact equally well with board, alumni, parents, staff, youth, and campers
Demonstrated fundraising experience with success in building dynamic relationships with key stakeholders, church, business and foundation leaders, and others who can influence individual, corporate, and foundation, and giving; experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts; grant experience preferred
History of demonstrating the sound judgment, administrative skill, and financial acumen necessary to oversee day-to-day operations, direct staff, and manage a budget of at least $1 million
The director should also possess the following attributes that will aid in building relationships and being effective in the position:
Open and Transparent
Visionary and Strategic
Heart for Service
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience and the size of the New Life Camp's budget. New Life Camp offers a benefits package for full-time employees that includes personal time off, the option of a newly renovated onsite residence, phone allowance, health insurance, and a matching retirement plan.
Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search in partnership with New Life Camp's Board of Directors. You will see instructions for uploading a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact email@example.com. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or through third-party sites. Applications will be considered through December 20.